Seventeen life-size oil paintings accompanied by audio portraits – ten on display in the Jackson Gallery and seven on display at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts.
Calendar of Events
Thursday, September 4th
BROADCAST on the THT BIG SCREEN, National Theatre of Great Britain HD
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Carrie Cracknell directs Euripides’ powerful tragedy Medea, in a new version by Ben Power, and Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to take the title role.
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2. Send us the link to your video using the form below
3. Complete steps 1 and 2 by September 6th. You may also upload your video directly to the website using the form below, just make sure the file size is less than 8MB.
These are itty-bitty kitty videos, so 30 seconds is the maximum length. Viewers will have the chance to vote on their favorite videos Sept 7th- Sept. 12th at http://www.townhalltheater.org/kitty-video-contest/ The top three videos will be played during our Internet Cat Video Festival Sept. 13th at 2 pm and 7 pm.
James Blair Photography Talk
September 10th at 7:30
The prolific National Geographic photographer will show some of his favorite photos on the THT Big Screen and discuss the history and story behind each one. For James’ website, click here.
We happily will accept a $10 donation.
Tickets Available Soon
Snake Mountain Bluegrass
Friday, Sept 12, 8pm
Snake Mountain Bluegrass teams up with the Connor Sisters and guests for this annual celebration of Bluegrass.
Formed over 25 years ago, our local bluegrass band features a unique blend of tight harmony and inspired musicianship. The band uses both a traditional and more modern approach to the bluegrass style, from hard-driving “breakdowns” to softer folk-type arrangements. Lately the band has joined forces with the Connor Family, which features the magnificent Connor Sisters – Monica, Katie and Megan – who join their voices in a very pure and beautiful version of bluegrass harmony.
Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound are teaming up with the Walker Art Center to bring you a collection of the internet’s funniest cat videos. Cats have taken over the internet, and now they’re taking over the THT BIG SCREEN! Each hand-selected video has been meticulously curated by the Walker Arts Center to ensure only the highest-quality lols. 50% of the proceeds go to benefit Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society.
Here’s a sample video from 2012′s Internet Cat Video Fest at the Walker Art Center:
To You, Around You, About You
Bryce Dance Company
Sunday, Sept 14 at 2pm
To You, Around You, About You is a collaborative, multimedia dance performance piece that explores themes related to end of life – specifically of aging, memory, health, illness, loss, and death/transition. This piece will be performed by thirteen Vermont-based movers from a variety of backgrounds and spanning a wide range of ages. The evening also features a work-in-progress performance of the company’s new work, Breathing Under Water.
Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater has gained a reputation for exciting productions of plays, musicals and operas. But the show that draws the largest crowd every year is the annual flea market and antiques sale, The Fabulous Flea Market, which is coming to the theater on Saturday, September 20, from 9 am to 2 pm.
Over 25 vendors will offer antiques, ephemera, jewelry and collectibles. Admission is free.
Town Hall Theater also presents its own booths with a wide array of donated items, including antiques, nearly new items, jewelry, art, and what-have-you. Income from the THT booths goes to support THT performances. Donations are welcome, so if you have something old and/or valuable that you’d like to donate, call 802-388-1436.
G15: The Grift at Mad River Glen
Saturday, Sept 20th
Our friends The Grift are celebrating 15 years! Most of the 18 members of the band, past and present, will be here for the party with songs from all eras of The Grift and various incarnations of personnel/instrumentation. We’re talking fiddle, turntables, trumpet, the whole shebang. Expect a few special guests, too, from the extended Grift family! This is an all ages show, so bring your family too. Kids 10 and under get in free.
3pm Gates Open 5pm Showtime
$20 General Admission
These tickets are sold through Town Hall Theater. Please note that the show takes place at Mad River Glen near Waitsfield, VT. For more information, visit The Grift online.
Sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Mad River Glen and Sperry Tents
The ALT with John Doyle
September 21, 7 pm
John Doyle returns to the After Dark Music Series. He is undisputed, one of the great guitarist/song-writers/singers of our time. Coming with Nuala Kennedy, squarely part of the new generation of singers crossing between Irish, Scottish and contemporary music, and Eamon O’Leary, one half of the Murphy Beds, have joined forces with The ALT.
7 pm $25 advance/ $28 Door
Tickets on sale at
Main Street Stationery, Middlebury, Vermont or Mail to: After Dark Music Series P.O. Box 684 Middlebury, VT 05753
For more information, click HERE or call 802-388-0216.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Friday, September 26th
BROADCAST on the THT BIG SCREEN, The Young Vic HD
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.
Central Vermont’s women’s barbershop chorus returns to Town Hall Theater with their new concert, “Get Happy”. This multigenerational chorus will sing and dance their way into your heart as they sing a variety of song styles—from the American Song Book to spirituals to Broadway to the Beatles. Visit Maiden Vermont online for more information.
Guest artists for this concert are Mary Bonhag, soprano; Evan Premo, bassist; and Cynthia Huard, piano.
Two performances:2:30 and 7:30
$17 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Students and children. Reserved seating.
An elegantly-staged concert version of Verdi’s classic, in the style of OCM’s stunning Madama Butterfly (2012). Soprano Rochelle Bard makes her company debut as Violetta, with tenor Jamie Flora returning to OCM to play Alfredo. The Middlebury College Choir appears as the chorus.
Douglas Anderson, director
Emmanuel Plasson, music director/conductor
The Opera Company of Middlebury Orchestra
The Middlebury College Choir under the direction of Jeff Buettner
Friday, October 3 at 8 pm Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm
Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Free introductory talks about today’s opera will be given by Scott Morrison at 12:15pm and at 6:15pm by Greg Vitercik. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.
$10 ALLReserved Seating. Approximate running time 2 hrs. 53 min. 1pm and 7pm
The Met season opens with Music Director James Levine conducting a new production of Mozart’s eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob Howell (Carmen, Werther) utilizes a revolving set to keep the story bubbling along
A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Scott Morrison at 12:15pm. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.
1 p.m. $24/ $10 Students Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:52
Oct. 12 Champlain Philharmonic
Oct. 17 Town Hall Theater’s Gala: Showstoppers
Oct. 23- 26, and Oct 30 and 31 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydepresented by Middlebury Actor’s Workshop
Nov. 1st Ransompresented by the White River Valley Players
Nov. 6-9 and 13-16 Oliver!presented by Middlebury Community Players
Nov. 8 MET Opera’s Carmen
Nov. 22 MET Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Nov. 23 Wild and Precious
Nov. 30 MUD talks
Dec 3 and 4 Warren Miller’s No Turning Back
Dec 6 The Festival of Wreaths
Dec 19 and 20 Night Fires
The Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast on the THT BIG SCREEN
Pre-Show talks return this season 45 minutes before each show. This season’s speakers are:
Macbeth – 1pm show:Scott Morrison 7pm show:Greg Vitercik
Marriage of Figaro – Scott Morrison
Carmen – Greg Vitercik
Barber of Seville – Doug Anderson
Die Meistersinger - Greg Vitercik
The Merry Widow – Scott Morrison
Tales of Hoffmann – Emmanuel Plasson
Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle – Scott Morrison
La Donna del Lago – Greg Vitercik
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – Jim Pugh