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LYN DUMOULIN

Places of the Heart

Lyn DuMoulin spends her summers canoeing, bicycling, bird watching and hiking the deep country, the Adirondack mountains. Watercolors by the Middlebury artist reflect her passion for nature and outdoor activities with scenes from Vermont and the Adirondacks.

On display through November 12, 2017.

COMING NEXT – Annual Holiday Exhibit & Sale Opening Saturday, November 18.

Calendar of Events

The Metromaniacs

Middlebury Actors Workshop

A comedy by David Ives
Mistaken identity, misplaced ardor, and a fight for true love ensue in this adaptation of Piron’s 1738 French Farce.  With his sparkling wit and brilliant sense of comedic timing, David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur)  brings a new shine to this lost classic. Would-be poet Damis has fallen for the works of a mysterious Breton poetess, not knowing she is really his host, middle-aged gentleman Francalou. Meanwhile, Francalou’s daughter Lucille has fallen for the works of Damis, but mistakes Damis’s friend, the dashing and unpoetic Dorante, for Damis. However, Francalou allows Damis to believe the poetess is his own daughter, Lucille, in order to separate her from Dorante, the son of his sworn enemy. Add to the chaos some scheming servants, pseudonyms, disguises and poetic wooing reminiscent of Cyrano and there is much to untangle before love-plots are resolved and a happy ending found.
Director Melissa Lourie offers up a warm and delicious confection of delectable word play featuring an all-star cast.
*Metromaniac: noun, a person who has a mania for writing poetry, especially bad poetry.

October 19-21 at 7:30
October 22 at 2pm

$22/$12 students

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The Great Cherry Woodcraft Exhibit

October 24-28

Wood-crafters are taking over the theater in this one-of-a-kind exhibition of artistry and skill. 
A stunning pile of cherry planks has been drying in a barn for over 60 years. The planks range in size from 5-18 feet and are over 2 inches thick. 

Town Hall Theater asked area woodworkers to create interesting, imaginative items out of this beautiful material. Tables, chests, cutting boards, sculpture,- there are no restrictions. Much of the fun of this exhibit is to see what the artisans dreamed up. You won’t be disappointed! 

The theater is open to visitors Tuesday- Friday, noon 5pm. Items on display are available for purchase at the exhibit and half the proceeds will go to Town Hall Theater. Items not purchased will be up for auction Saturday, October 28 at 2pm. Please join the artists for a reception prior to the auction at 1pm. 

noon-5pm, Tue.- Fri.
Reception Sat. 1pm
Auction Sat. 2pm

Free

The Crucible

Middlebury Community Players

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s retelling of the Salem witch trials, won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. Written as a parable of early–Cold War McCarthyism, this American classic quickly established itself as a parable for all times and all places. MCP’s production of The Crucible strips this literary masterwork of its period trappings, giving it a new life beyond our high school reading lists. 27 Vermont actors, including 10 local students, offer a contemporary and local perspective on the play’s themes of good and evil, power and its abuse, gender and race. Scott Remick (Bristol) stars as John Proctor, along with Kevin Commins (New Haven) as Danforth, Raquel Aronhime (Burlington) as Hale, Jason Duquette-Hoffman (Middlebury) as Parris, Susannah Magee (Shelburne) as Elizabeth Proctor, Anna McIntosh (Middlebury) as Abigail Williams, and Eryn Diehl (Cornwall) as Mary Warren. For a full cast list, see the Players’website: www.middleburycommunityplayers.org. Directed by Christopher Ross and produced by Kristen Ginsburg.

Nov 2 – 4, 7:30pm
Nov 5, 2pm

$12 Thursday, $17 Friday-Sunday

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Rubens: An Extra Large Story

Great Art Wednesdays 

Wednesday, November 8 

These days, nobody takes Rubens seriously. His vast and grandiose canvases, stuffed with wobbly mounds of female flesh, have little appeal for the modern gym-subscriber. And it’s not just the bulging nudity we don’t like. The entire tone of Rubens’s art offends us. Everything in it is too big – the epic dramas full of tragedy, the fantastical celestial scenery, the immense canvases and murals adorning the walls and ceilings of Europe’s grandest palaces. All of it seems too much for modern sensibilities.

But Waldemar Januszczak begs to differ. In Waldemar’s eyes, Rubens has been traduced by modern tastes, and a huge misunderstanding of him has taken place. By looking in detail at Rubens’s fascinating life, by understanding his art in more enlightened ways, Waldemar sets out to correct the extra-large misconceptions that have arisen about Rubens.  Run time is 59 minutes. 

11am
$13/ $8 students

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NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Thursday, Nov. 9

 In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
 
 7pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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Chuck Miller and Friends

Friday, November 10

Chuck Miller invites his longtime musical collaborators to perform an evening of jazz.

7:30
$15

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The Howard University Gospel Choir

Sunday, November 12

Formed on the campus of Howard University in 1968, the Howard Gospel Choir (HGC) is a body of students, alumni and community members dedicated to using the gift of music to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As the first college choir of its kind in the world, HGC is a trailblazer for all gospel music ministries on collegiate campuses across the globe.

With a legacy of over four decades committed to excellence in music ministry, this musical aggregation has bred and shared with many of the most prolific people of this century. The choir also travels extensively throughout the United States and most recently has headlined numerous tours to the European countries of Denmark, Italy, Montenego, Slovakia and Sweden.

With such a rich legacy of excellence, the Howard Gospel Choir, a beacon light in the Howard University community, will continue to fulfill its calling to the world using Christ centered music as a means of healing, restoration and empowerment. Generous support provided by The Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life at Middlebury College, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and The Middlebury College Department of Music

2 pm
$25, plus $2 THT ticket and building preservation fee

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NT Live: Follies

Thursday, Nov. 16

 New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. With Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
 
 7pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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MET Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel

Saturday, November 18

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik. Run time 2hrs 27mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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The Bow Wow Film Festival

Saturday, November 25

After several seasons of Internet Cats, Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound decided to switch things up a bit with a Film Festival devoted entirely to dogs! The Bow Wow Film Fest is a traveling, dog-centric film festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things doggie through the art of short film. Join us for a delightful event that celebrates our beloved canine companions and all the joy they bring to our lives!  The films this year feature pups as adventure buddies, service dogs and lifelong pals. Come laugh and cheer (and maybe even tear up) at all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives. Proceeds will benefit Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society. 

2pm and 5pm
$10/ $5 children 12 and under (+1 preservation fee)

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Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

November 29 and November 30 

presented by Volkswagen

For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. If there’s one thing Warren Miller Entertainment has learned in seven decades of making ski films, it’s that snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprised of many smaller ones. Familial rites are passed down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer. And this year is deeper and fresher than ever. Find out more at warrenmiller.com.

Wednesday, November 29
Thursday, November 30 
Doors open at 6:30/ House opens at 7:00 
Film at 7:30
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12   $18 general admission

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George Winston

Friday, December 1

 Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972. Since 1980 George has released ten other solo piano albums. George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and most of the time he is touring playing solo piano concerts (the Summer Show or the Winter Show), solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs).

7:30
$55

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MET Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte

Saturday, December 2

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison.  Run time 3hrs 9mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

11am
$13/ $8 students

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MET Live in HD: Tosca

Saturday, January 27

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time 2hrs 53mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday Feb. 14

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.
Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. 
Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity. Running time: 85 minutes

11am
$13/ $8 students

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MET Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Saturday, February 17*

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time 2hrs 39mins

*the date and time vary from the MET’s published schedule

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: La Bohème

Saturday, February 24

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time 2hrs 55mins

12:30pm
$24/ $10 students

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Holbein: Eye of the Tudors

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday Mar. 7

As Henry VIII’s court painter, Hans Holbein witnessed and recorded the most notorious era in English history. He painted most of the major characters of the age and created the famous image of the king himself that everyone still recognizes today. But who really was Holbein? Where did he come from? And what were the dark and unsettling secrets hidden in his art?
Waldemar Januszczak looks at the life and work of an artist who became famous for bringing the Tudor age to life, but who could have been so many other things. Running time is 1hr.

11am
$13/ $8 

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MET Live in HD: Semiramide

Saturday, March 10

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh. Run time 4hrs

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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