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"Chickadee-dee-dee" - acrylic on panel, 5x7"

7th Annual Holiday Show

November 14 – December 31st.

The Jackson Gallery will be filled with art and fine crafts once again through the holiday season. This juried exhibition will feature eighteen regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles, as well as a selection of vintage jewelry.

This holiday season show has become a tradition at Town Hall Theater and features unique and affordable works available for immediate purchase. 

The Jackson Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from noon – 5 pm and during theater events.  For information call 802-382-9222.      Image: Mike Mayone’s “Chickadee-Dee-Dee”

Coming in January:  Joe Bolger – Landscapes in Oil

Calendar of Events

Night Fires 2014

Night Fires

Friday, Dec. 19, Saturday, Dec. 20 and Sunday Dec. 21

Night Fires has become a favorite winter solstice tradition at Town Hall Theater, and we’re happy to have them back in 2014. It’s a solstice celebration for our times, rooted in ancient traditions: an “opera” with poetry and dance, a pageant rich in color, image and spirit. 

As always, the theme is a journey through the dark to new life and hope. The contemporary story this year might best be described by Leonard Cohen: “There is a crack in everything / that’s how the light gets in.” Music and poetry from the Americas, especially North America, dominate this year (plus some exquisite songs from all around the globe to keep us all whole and sane), with original prose by Deborah Lubar and Marianne Lust. The vastly talented singer/musicians are guided again by the world-traveling duo of Abigail and Shaun Bengson. (Abigail has just come off a long international tour with the band Tuneyard and in March the couple premiered their opera 100 Days in San Francisco.) The familiar trio of wonderfully adept and gifted Night Fires actors – Deb Gwinn, Stephanie Gallas and Clarke Jordan — will be joined this year by Deborah Lubar.

The popular pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show itself.

Dec. 19-8pm
Dec. 20- 4pm and 8pm
Dec. 21- 2pm

$24/ $20 Seniors/ Students

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4BOL-official web- THE NUTCRACKER ©Damir Yusupov HD

Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Nutcracker

Dec. 21st, 7 pm
In HD on the THT Big Screen

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm.
$17 Adults/$10 Students. Reserved seating.

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Clint Bierman's Holiday Hootenanny

Clint Bierman’s Holiday Hootenanny

Monday, Dec. 22

The mega-talented Clint Bierman and his amazing friends are putting on a holiday hootenanny blow-out show at THT to benefit H.O.P.E. and the Addison County Food Shelf. This holiday jam is great chance to help those in need while having a blast. The night will feature Josh Panda, Bob Wagner, Russ Lawton, Rich Price,Sean Preece, Steve Hadeka, Peter Day, Jeff Vallone, Alexander Budney,Eric B. Maier, Leon Campos, Zach Nugent, Mike Pedersen, Matt Schrag, Ed Grasmeyer, Mike Boise, and more. In the words of Clint Bierman, “This is going to be one for the record books.”
 
 7:30
$15 General Admission
$25 Generous Admission
All proceeds to benefit H.O.P.E. and the Addison County Food Shelf
This event is SOLD OUT

 

Gift Certificate

Town Hall Theater Gift Certificate

Sometimes, you just have no idea what to get your loved ones for the holidays. Should I give him pants again this year? Does she really need another soy candle? 
How about giving the gift of a show, or a piece of art, or a class with a Town Hall Theater gift certificate. The best part about a Town Hall Theater gift certificate is that whomever receives it gets to pick how they use it. They can choose from a staggering array of diverse events: live performing arts, live music, broadcasts, comedy, dances. Town Hall has it all. But they can also choose to use it on one of our many classes or a piece of artwork in the Jackson Gallery. 

Be a gift hero this year and give them something they’ll love: a Town Hall Theater gift certificate. 

Available online and by calling 802-382-9222.

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New Year's Eve with The Doughboys

A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

with The Doughboys
Wednesday, Dec. 31

5-4-3-2-1- Happy New Year! Say goodbye to 2014 as Middlebury’s upbeat rock/ pop band takes the stage to rock New Year’s Eve. It’s a dance party where everyone’s welcome to come boogie down, so bring your sister, your brother and your mama too.  There’s a cash bar as well as a free champagne toast at midnight on the grand THT steps for those 21 and over. 

8 pm til 1 am
$15

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See the Doughboys in action!

New Year's Eve Cabaret at THT

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Cabaret

Wednesday, Dec. 31 

Are you in the mood for a classy New Year’s Eve? Join Town Hall Theater at the Middlebury Inn for a delectable four course meal.  Over dessert, Broadway and West End star Alisa Endsley will charm and enchant. The reception at 6:30 includes passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, but wine is included with dinner at 7:30. After dessert and the cabaret, you get a free pass to the dance across the street to ring in the new year on the grand THT steps.

$85 + tax (includes gratuity and wine with dinner)
Click for the  New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

6:30 reception, 7:30 dinner

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"Chickadee-dee-dee" - acrylic on panel, 5x7"

7th Annual Holiday Show

November 14 – December 31st.

The Jackson Gallery will be filled with art and fine crafts once again through the holiday season. This juried exhibition will feature eighteen regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles, as well as a selection of vintage jewelry.

This holiday season show has become a tradition at Town Hall Theater and features unique and affordable works available for immediate purchase. 

The Jackson Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from noon – 5 pm and during theater events.  For information call 802-382-9222.      Image: Mike Mayone’s “Chickadee-Dee-Dee”

Coming in January:  Joe Bolger – Landscapes in Oil

Nia: Movement and Dance

Nia Night Out

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

In the Byers Studio
STEP IN to the new year ALIVE in your body and IGNITE your SOUL FIRE!  Join us for a night of  Nia, embodying our intentions for the new year, awakening the spark that brings light into the dark days of winter, dancing life into our being, and embarking upon the passionate pursuit of living fully and completely in JOY. Beginners welcome.
6-8 pm

$15 per person.  Space is limited, please pre-register to reserve your space (yes, you can still take your chances at the door- if the spirit moves you, come on over and join us!)

To register or get more information, please contact Alyson Young: windancervt@live.com or 349-8233

Coming 2015

January- The J-term musical, a partnership between THT and Middlebury College
February- Waltz Night with Champlain Philharmonic
March- Pop-Up Plays- 6 new plays written, rehearsed and directed in 24 hours
April-Monty Python’s Spamalot presented by the Middlebury Community Players
May- Opera Company of Middlebury’s Turandot
August- Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Swan Lake- Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Swan Lake

January 25th 7pm
Broadcast Live in HD on the THT Big Screen

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony.

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

Sunday, January 25th 7pm
$17 Adults/$10 Students. Reserved seating

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Three Funny Storytellers

“Are We There Yet?” 3 Funny Storytellers

A Benefit for the Parent Child Center of Addison County
Thursday, January 29th

“Are We There Yet” joins award-winning storytellers Sue Schmidt, Kevin Gallagher and Cindy Pierce, as they share their experiences of life on three bumpy and hilarious roads growing up,  falling  down, shaking off, and  eventually learning to rinse and repeat… This  trio comes together for their first performance in a series designed to  promote  the  power of comedic storytelling while raising funds and awareness for mission-­driven organizations serving children and families throughout New England. They are thrilled to be working in partnership with The Addison County Parent Child  Center*.    

Cindy Pierce is a comic storyteller, speaker, innkeeper and mom. Cindy performs her solo shows Comfort in the Stumble, Finding the Doorbell and The Truth About Intimacy: An Upgraded Version of “The Talk” in the (Mis)Information Age. Cindy is the co-author of Finding the Doorbell: Sexual Satisfaction for the Long Haul. Cindy is represented by Kirkland Productions as a college speaker. Combining outrageous humor and years of research, she enlightens a wide variety of audiences about healthy sexual relationships.With three kids storming into their teens, Cindy is a bit of a social liability for them, but her husband, Bruce, keeps the family grounded. Cindy and Bruce live in Etna, N.H., where they own and run Pierce’s Inn.

Many moons ago Kevin Gallagher kissed the Blarney Stone and according to legend it left him with the gift of gab. As a 100%
Irish-American, he enjoys the qualities of both cultures: family, story and humor. Kevin’s style attempts to lift the spirits of the crowd as well as leave them with a little something-something as a take away. As a Moth story slam finalist, an international educational speaker and mental health consultant, there is little time for Kevin’s true passion…yet to be determined. Kevin is a psychotherapist in Burlington, Vermont. He is in awe of the privilege of being so graciously invited into the lives of others, so he shares his life as appreciation.

Susanne Schmidt is a stand-up comic and comedic storyteller. She has performed in the Boston Women in Comedy Festival and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival. A recent winner of the Vermont Moth Story Slam and a two-time host, Susanne has won both Vermont’s Extempo and New England Public Radio’s Valley Voices story slams. She is a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and is the founder of the “Divas Do Good” and “Tell Me Something Good” fundraising collaborations. Susanne is an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate program in community mental health and works for the state of Vermont Judicial system. She is the mother of the two most amazing young men on the planet.

For more information about Sue, Kevin and Cindy, visit  www.threetellers.com        

7:00 pm
$30/ $20 students 
Reserved Seating

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*The mission of the Addison County Parent/Child Center is to provide support and education to families and assure that our community is one in which all young children get off to the right start with the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy and productive.

MET Live in HD 2015

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January 17, 2015 – THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár) – New Production 1 p.m. ET

Approximate HD runtime 2:57

January 31 – LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Offenbach)  1 p.m.ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:46

February 14 – IOLANTA (Tchaikovsky) / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Bartók) – New Production 12:30 p.m. ET    Approximate HD runtime 3:39

March 14 – LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini) – New Production  1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

April 25 – CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) / PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo) New Production  12:30 p.m. ET              Approximate HD runtime 3:30

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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