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BONNIE BAIRD Oil Paintings

Opening reception Friday, August 12   5 – 7 pm

Bonnie Baird paints the landscape that surrounds and holds her. She was raised on a 730 acre dairy farm in Vermont. She and her husband Robert are the third generation to own and work their dairy and maple farm. This outdoor experience has given her a deep connection with the land. Working in the natural environment every day in every kind of weather allows her to truly feel the horizon; warm or cool, dark or light, intimate or expansive.

On exhibit August 12 – September 25.

Calendar of Events

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Alice in Wonderland

presented by THT’s Young Company
directed by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton

August 23 and 24 at 7pm

An inventive and hilarious retelling of the timeless tale of a girl, a rabbit and a world gone mad. 

$10/ $5 people 12 and under

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Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2016

August 25-28, 2016

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 25-28 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF2 promises to be a terrific event. The word is getting out in the filmmaker community about the Fest and its true dedication to first and second time directors. MNFF is receiving a bevy of high-quality work this season. And that’s great news for the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences who want to be entertained and challenged at MNFF. 

To learn more, follow the Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available at middfilmfest.org.
 

Opening Night Film and Party $50 Waiting List Only
Opening Night Film Only $25 Waiting List Only
Festival Pass $75/ $50 students BUY NOW
Day Pass $28/ $20 students BUY NOW
Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue, beginning Friday, August 26; not available online.

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Romeo and Juliet

Captured Live from the Branagh Theatre Company

Saturday, September 3

Town Hall Theater is proud to present Romeo and Juliet the first broadcast from the Branagh Theatre Company in London. Captured live, this presentation of Romeo and Juliet has “pulsating energy”- The Guardian and is “bustling, energetic and exuberant”-Time Out.

Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh direct Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse, in Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. 

Run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.

2pm
$17/ $10 students

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Rembrandt from the National Gallery

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 7

Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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Clint Bierman and Pete Day present Simon and Garfunkel

Thursday, September 8

Middlebury favorites Clint Bierman and Pete Day  perform the biggest hits of Simon and Garfunkel along with new acoustic jams from their own collection. Clint and Pete will begin with their original acoustic songs. After a short break, they’ll take the stage as the iconic duo Simon and Garfunkel. Join us for an electric night of harmony, nostaglia and terrific music. Cash bar and concessions will be available. 

7:00 doors open
7:30 show begins
$15

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flea Market staff UPDATE

Accepting Donations for The Fabulous Flea Market

Town Hall Theater is accepting your donations of antiques, jewelry, small oriental carpets, nice pottery, signed and framed art, sterling, folk art, collectibles and nice things on Friday and Saturday from 9am til noon on September 2, 3, 9, and 10. Please bring your donations to the front entrance of the theater.
Items are to be sold to benefit the theater at The Fabulous Flea Market, which will be held on Saturday, September 19th.

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Great Singers and Great Songs

Sunday, September 11

This delightful afternoon features popular songs from the mid-20th century made famous on radio, stage and screen by some of the most iconic American singers of the age like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Starring four Seagle Music Colony emerging artists:  Jorie Moss, soprano, Edith Grossman, mezzo-soprano, Dustin Damonte, tenor and Ryan Hill, baritone accompanied by Seagle Music Colony General Director Tony Kostecki on the piano.  

2pm
General admission  $15 / $10 for seniors.

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THT’s Fabulous Flea Market 2016

Saturday, September 17

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 17, from 9 am to 2 pm.

Over 26 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.  

9am-2pm
Free

 

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Wednesday, September 21

A MNFF special film presentation at Town Hall Theater followed by a live Skype interview with Norman Lear.

Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA) seize the opportunity to fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, they reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world.

A Skype interview with Norman Lear will follow the film screening. The audience is invited to stay and participate. 

7pm
$15
Tickets Available Soon

 

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NT Live: Threepenny Opera

Broadcast Live from London

Thursday, September 22

Mack the Knife is back in town. 

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
 
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne as Mrs Peachum. 
This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language. 

2pm Live from London
7pm Encore Presentation

$17/ $10 students

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Rock On Film

New titles for Fall/ Winter!

September 24: Purple Rain
October 29: Gimme Shelter
November 11: Woodstock

Tickets coming soon. 

  

 

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Brian Kremer

Modern Day Crooner and Songwriter

Friday, September 30

Brian Kremer is a modern day crooner-songwriter who performs jazz standards, originals, and early country songs with warmth and charm. The Austin Chronicle said of his latest release, Echoes & Twirls, that “If Cole Porter’s songwriting were any less iconic, it’d be impossible to tell where his words end and Brian Kremer’s begin” and described his voice as a “velvety tenor breathing new life into cherished songs.” 

Originally from Vermont, the former classical singer earned a Grammy nomination (2003 with the Dale Warland Singers) and a degree from Berklee College of Music before relocating to Austin, his home for the last dozen years. Brian only recently discovered his calling to croon from the Great American Songbook and to write songs with the masters of that classic form in mind. He’s also become involved in Austin’s theater scene as an actor, composer, and accompanist with Love Me Tinder, a musical sketch revue directed and produced by award-winning playwright Adrienne Dawes. 

7:30
$15

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Leonardo DaVinci from the National Gallery

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 5

 A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.’
Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven are an insightful biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago – a unique film about a unique man.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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NT Live: Hangmen

Encore presentation captured live from London

Friday, October 7 

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, in an encore broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? 

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

7pm
$17/ $10 Students

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MET Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde

Saturday, October 8

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill ofIolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik.

12 noon
$24/ $10 for students.

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The Magic Flute

Opera Company of Middlebury

October 13-15

A production in English directed by Douglas Anderson.

OCM completes its 13th season with a staged-concert version of Mozart’s classic comedy.  This delightful version is similar to the Met Opera’s 100-minute version, making it ideal for families and first-time opera-goers.  The OCM orchestra will be under the direction of Maestro Emmanuel Plasson, with the Middlebury College Choir under the direction of Susanne Peck.

$40 Rows B & C
$45 Rows D-M
$50 Balcony

Tickets on sale:
Members: August 15. Please call 802-382-9222 for tickets. Advanced member tickets are not available online. 
General Public: August 29 online or by phone

OCTOBER 13 – THURSDAY

6:30 pmPre-performance talk by J. Scott Morrison
Memorial Baptist Church
7:30 pmThe Magic Flute Opening Night and Post-Performance Reception
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 14-FRIDAY

1 pm – Special student performance:The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 14 – FRIDAY

6:30 pm – Pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson
Memorial Baptist Church
7:30 pm – The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 15 – SATURDAY, MATINEE

1 pm – Pre-performance talk by Emmanuel Plasson
Memorial Baptist Church
2 pm – The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

Don Giovanni

MET Live in HD: Don Giovanni

Saturday, October 22

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
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 22mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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Macbeth

Middlebury Actors Workshop

October 20-23

Middlebury Actors Workshop is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Melissa Lourie, on October 20 – 23 at Town Hall Theater.

One of Shakespeare’s most beautifully written and tautly constructed tragedies, Macbeth tells the riveting story of a couple’s descent into a hell of unbridled ambition that destroys morality, decency, friendship and honor. 

Adapted and Directed by Melissa Lourie, Macbeth stars Guest Equity actor Craig Maravich, Chris Caswell as Lady Macbeth and boasts a superb supporting cast drawn from all over Vermont.  The original electronic soundscape is by Middlebury College’s Peter Hamlin.

With a running time of only 95 minutes, Lourie’s lean and timeless adaptation of Macbeth will tour to the Paramount Theater in Rutland, and to the Flynn MainStage.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this great classic close to home!

Thursday – Saturday, October 20 – 22 7:30pm
Sunday, October 23 2pm
Tickets: $22/Student Rush $10

 

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The Entertainer starring Kenneth Branagh

Captured live from the Branagh Theatre Company 

Friday, October 28

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice.

7pm
$17/ $10 students

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 16

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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