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KATE GRIDLEY

Passing Through:

Portraits of Emerging Adults

August 18 – October 26, 2014

Artist Talk Friday, September 26  5-6:30 with performances by Dana Yeaton’s Playwriting 1 class

“Passing Through” features 17 over life sized oil portraits paired with audio portraits of seventeen young people who have all come through Middlebury for one reason or another. Ten of the paintings are housed in the Jackson Gallery; the seven remaining paintings are in the Lower Lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.

The young subjects of Kate Gridley’s astonishing new exhibit will have a chance to speak their minds. But not the real life subjects who posed for Kate, and whose interviews can be heard on her website; instead the Jackson Gallery will become a performance space for short monologues inspired by the portraits, and written by Middlebury College students in Dana Yeaton’s Playwriting 1 class. They will be joined by the artist herself, who will add her own color commentary.

For more information click HERE.

Calendar of Events

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La Traviata

Opera Company of Middlebury

LA TRAVIATA

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

First two rows:  $40
Regular:  $45
Balcony:  $50

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Open Dress Rehearsal
October 1st at 7:30 pm
$20 General Admission

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Jim Douglas

Governor Jim Douglas

Tuesday, October 7th, 7 p.m.

Four-term Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas will converse with Middlebury College Professor Eric Davis about Douglas’ long-awaited memoir, The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America’s Most Liberal State, which chronicles his early life as well as his political career. It’s a guided tour of Vermont history and politics and includes forty-one historical photographs that create a portrait of Jim Douglas and the state of Vermont.

This event is free and open to the public and includes an audience Q&A, a book signing and author reception after the conversation.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Preorder your signed copy of The Vermont Way today, by calling the store at (802) 388-2061. Please specify if you will be attending the event.

Presented by The Vermont Book Shop and Town Hall Theater.

7pm Free

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Champlain Philharmonic

Sunday, October 12th

The Champlain Philharmonic returns to Town Hall Theater for their Fall concert with Katherine Winterstein, the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, performing as soloist.

Winterstein is well known to Vermont audiences for her leadership role with the Vermont Symphony, and also as a member of the Craftsbury Chamber Players and faculty at Middlebury College. Winterstein is also acting assistant concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and she performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

The Philharmonic, under the baton of music director Paul Gambill, will also take a star turn in the spot light on some favorite works that feature members of the orchestra in extended solos. Rimsky Korsokov’s Capriccio Espagnol features several of the orchestra’s principal players, including Margaret Roddy, co-principal clarinet, Betsy Killorin, co-principal flute, Ruby Brezinsky, English horn, and concertmaster Susan Janes. The fiery work, which is infused with a Spanish flavors, has become a favorite of audiences and is considered one of the core repertoire works for orchestras.

The Spanish theme continues with Espana, an overture-like work with an undeniably buoyant energy. The program also includes Hector Berlioz’s bombastic Roman Carnival Overture, again featuring the orchestra’s English hornist, Ruby Brezinsky.

4 pm

$15/ $10 seniors/ $5 students/ under 12 free

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The MET’s Macbeth

Broadcast in HD on the THT Big Screen

SPECIAL TICKET PRICE: $10
October 14

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 ALL Reserved Seating. Approximate running time 2 hrs. 53 min.
1pm and 7pm

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Showstoppers! A THT Gala

Friday, October 17

A fancy night on the town, a terrific meal and show-stopping entertainment – all to support a great cause.  That’s what Town Hall Theater has in mind as it brings back the THT Gala on October 17.

“In those crazy days when we were renovating the building, we did a gala every year, to raise consciousness as much as to raise money.  People loved them,” says THT executive director Douglas Anderson.  “But once we opened the theater we were suddenly crammed with events and the idea of a gala slipped through the cracks.”

Local restaurant Tourterelle is creating a gourmet meal of this year’s event.  Over dessert, they’ll be a presentation of Showstoppers!, which will feature performers from THT’s history who stopped the show.  We’ve been blessed with many moments in our history when audiences went wild for a particular number.  The people who made those musical moments happen are coming back.”  Doug Anderson himself will be the MC, and has threatened “maybe to perform a little myself.”

Proceeds for the gala will underwrite future productions at THT.

6pm
$100 + tax

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The MET’s Le Nozze Di Figaro

Broadcast live in HD on the THT Big Screen

October 18

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

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Middlebury Actors Workshop

The timeless tale about the good doctor and his dark echo is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher with a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Peering into the hearts of men and seeing the evil that lurks there, this smart and suspenseful adaptation of the classic novella remains true to the original while evoking its sensuality and darkness in a way that only live theatre can….

“A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson’s look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men…Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense…a suspense almost as affecting and it is intense.” – The San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, October 23- Saturday October 25 at  7:30
Saturday, October 25  2pm matinee
Sunday, October 26  7pm

Thursday. October 30 at  7:30
Friday October 31 at 7:30

$22
$20 matinee Saturday, October 25
$10 Walk-Up Student Tickets (for the day of the show only)

Reserved Seating

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The MET’s Carmen

Broadcast in HD on the THT Big Screen

November 8

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Greg Vitercik 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 3:40

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Oliver!

Middlebury Community Players

The hungry orphan returns in this musical about poverty and pluckiness. Full of humor, pathos and familiar tunes, Oliver!  is a classic musical for all ages. 

Nov 6-8 at 7:30
Nov 13-15 at 7:30
Nov 9, 15, and 16 at 1:30
Tickets are $18 students/ $23 adults
Thursday shows Nov. 6 and 13 are $15

For more information, visit middleburycommunityplayers.org

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The MET’s Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

Broadcast live in HD on the THT Big Screen

November 22

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedyfeaturing some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operastars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

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

 1pm
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

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Warren Miller’s No Turning Back

On the THT BIG SCREEN

This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back. More information at warrenmiller.com.

$18 General Admission

 8 pm

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The MET’s Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg

Broadcast live in HD on the THT Big Screen

December 13

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Greg Vitercik at 11:15pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

 12 noon
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 6:00

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Coming Soon

Oct. 12 Champlain Philharmonic
Oct. 17 Town Hall Theater’s Gala: Showstoppers
Oct. 23- 26, and Oct 30 and 31 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde presented by Middlebury Actor’s Workshop
Nov. 1st Ransom presented 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

The Nutcracker Dec 21st
Swan Lake Jan 25th, 2015

MET Live in HD 2014-2015

Tickets on Sale Now

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SPECIAL TICKET PRICE: $10 October 14 – MACBETH (Verdi) 1pm and 7pm

Approximate HD runtime 3:13

October 18 – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) – New Production 1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:52

November 8 – CARMEN (Bizet)  1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:38

November 22 – IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini) 1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

December 13 – DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner) 12:00 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 6:00

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