In the Jackson Gallery

Bolger Painting

Joe Bolger: Landscapes in Oil


Working mostly with oil in a representational style, Joe excels at capturing light and color in his paintings.  Although Joe focuses mainly on plein air landscapes, he also loves to paint sports scenes, portraits, and figures.  Joe maintains an intense focus on color and changing light conditions in his paintings, each of which seems to capture a unique moment in time. This exhibition will feature landscapes representing all of the seasons in Vermont.

COMING MARCH 13: Concepts of Shamans by Mongolian Artists from the collection of Sas Carey. 

Calendar of Events

Pop Up Plays

Pop Up Plays 2015

March 7th at 7:30

The Pop-Up plays are popping up fresh with a batch of 6 brand new ten-minute plays. Written 24 hours before they premiere, the Pop-Up Plays could be about anything. Last year’s shows had psychics, puppets, a sperm bank, love triangles, guns, cross-dressing and a lady boxer. Who knows what this year’s shows will bring? 34 Vermont theater artists will converge to create something unexpected, daring and a lot of fun. You’ve only got one chance to see these plays, and then they’re gone forever! 




This year, you can help decide the direction of the Pop-Up plays. We’re writing and producing 6 new ten-minute plays in 24 hours. Each of these plays will contain the same line of dialogue, as determined by you. You voted and we heard you! The winning line is “No, you fool! Don’t go in there!” See how the playwrights work this line of dialogue into each play. 



Friday, March 13

Ceremony is a documentary which reveals the secret spiritual life among shamans in northern Mongolia, specifically focusing on one particular ceremony that few outsiders have ever witnessed, let alone filmed. Sas Carey, a Middlebury resident,  spent years with the shamans and nomads in the steppes of  Mongolia working with Nomadicare, a group which provides medical care to the people of the steppes. After many years, the group allowed Sas to film their shamanic ceremony where a shaman slips into a trance and takes on a spirit. The shaman and others give commentaries on the events during the documentary to help viewers comprehend this mysterious phenomenon.

7 pm reception with Sas Carey
8 pm film premiere





The MET’s La Donna Del Lago

Broadcast Live in HD on the THT Big Screen
March 14 

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Greg Vitercek at 12:15 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

1 p.m. 
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

wine and beer

Middlebury Beverage Wine and Craft Beer Show 

Saturday, March 21st 

Joe Cotroneo of Middlebury Beverage has invited 6 craft beer makers and 6 wineries to come to Town Hall Theater for an epic tasting, all to benefit St. Mary’s school. Included in the evening is an assortment of delicious food.  Eat, drink and be merry for St. Mary’s! 

4-7 pm
$20 person/ $30 couple

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Champlain Philharmonic

Sunday, March 22 

The spring concert of the Champlain Philharmonic brings to life two well-loved works, Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. It will also feature the young winners of the Philharmonic’s concerto competition. Nova Wang will perform the first movement of Mozart’s A major violin concerto, K.219 and Erin Dundas will play Fritz Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro. 

$15/ $10 seniors/ $5 students


My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret


The world premiere of a new musical by Dana Yeaton and Vanessa Dunleavy with music by Clint Bierman and The Grift.  One day Vivi Donovan is part of a hit duo just one song from winning America’s Got Talent; the next day she’s solo again, trying to salvage her career in a cruise ship bar.  No more escapist entertainment, she decides. This will be a show that changes lives!  But will the late night cruisers sing along? Starring Vanessa Dunleavy and The Grift.

Thursday  April 2   8 pm
Friday  April 3  8 pm
Saturday  April 4  8 pm

$22, $10 students

Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

A musical by Jason Robert Brown
Starring Mike McCann and Kim Anderson

Directed by Douglas Anderson

Thought by many to be one of the best musicals written in last 20 years, Brown’s brilliant score captures the joy, the humor, and the devastating emotions of a failed relationship.  Director Doug Anderson hand-picked two of his favorite actors to star in this demanding two-character piece:  Kim Anderson, who starred at THT in Funny Girl,  and Middlebury College senior Mike McCann, who starred here recently as Javert in Les Misérables and Father in Ragtime.   A one-of-a-kind musical showcasing two of our best performers. 

Thursday  April 9   8 pm
Saturday  April 11  8 pm
Sunday  April 12  2 pm
$17, $6 students



Pagliacci Met Opera

The MET’s Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci

Live in HD on the THT Big Screen
April 25 

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Jim Pugh at 11:45 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

12:30 pm
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

Meet the Singers

Meet the Singers of Turandot

Sunday, May 17

The Opera Company of Middlebury has assembled an extraordinary cast of talented professionals for this season’s production of Puccini’s Turandot. Join us at the Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court, Middlebury for our annual Meet the Singers reception. Settle back and enjoy the singers perform their favorite arias, then get to know them over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

5:00 pm       $35*     General Admission

*Ticket  price includes admission to OCM’s Young Artists’ Recital on Tuesday, June 2nd. 

Photo: Artistic Director Douglas Anderson and soprano Melissa Shippen Burrows chat with George Jaeger at 2012’s Meet the Singers.



Opera Company of Middlebury Young Artists in Recital

Tuesday, June 2nd

The Opera Company of Middlebury presents an evening of music by the budding opera stars of the Young Artist Program. 

$15/ $5 students/ Free with ticket to Meet the Singers




Opera Company of Middlebury

Puccini’s last opera pits princess Turandot against several suitors who must answer her riddles or lose their heads. 

Friday, May 29, 8pm
Sunday, May 31, 2pm
Thursday, June 4, 8pm
Friday, June 5th, 8pm Cover Performance- piano accompaniment
Saturday, June 6th, 8pm

Rows B & C: $55

Rows D-K: $60
Balcony: $70

Tickets for OCM members go on sale at the box office February 23rd, 2015. Tickets for the public go on sale March 2nd.
Please call 802-382-9222 for more information


For tickets to the cover performance, click HERE