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In the Jackson Gallery

White Pines

The Pane in Empty Rooms: Frost and Breadloaf in the Green Mountains

Photographs by Brett Simison 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 21   5 – 7 pm

An exhibition of large format black and white photographs taken in and around Robert Frost’s summer cabin and the Breadloaf Wilderness of Ripton, Vermont.
Brett Simison is an award-winning editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer based in Vergennes, Vermont. His work has appeared in publications such as Outside Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic Online, and Backpacker Magazine from assignments throughout the United States and abroad.
Closing Reception:  Friday, May 9    5 – 7 pm

The Jackson Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from noon – 5 pm and during theater events.  For information call 802-382-9222.

Calendar of Events

D8

Dissipated Eight

 Thursday, April 24th

Middlebury College’s premiere all-male a capella group brings their seamless harmonies to Town Hall Theater. Started in 1952, the D8 is Middlebury’s oldest a capella group. They regularly perform throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (including Bermuda) and have released two award-winning albums. Their newest album “Stand Up Eight” celebrates their innovation and dedication to the world of all things a capella.

With a special performance by Middlebury College’s own Swing Dance Club.

7:30, $10/ $5 Students

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Josh Panda and the Hot Damned

Friday, April 25

Want to see the hottest band in Vermont? Look no further than Josh Panda and the Hot Damned. Josh’s magnetic stage presence and unbelievable voice make him one of the most sought-after vocalists in the northeast. Add the Hot Damned into the mix and you’ve got one electrifying evening.  

“Josh Panda opens his mouth and it makes you say “what the f*#%!!!!” He’s a powerhouse of a singer and a frontman with a unique sensibility and a laid back vibe. Old school but hip as hell.” – the Infamous Stringdusters.

7:30, $17

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The MET’s Cosi Fan Tutte

Broadcast Live in HD on the THT Big Screen

Saturday, April 26 at 1pm

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. 

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

$24/ $10 students Reserved Seating. Run time is 4:05, including a 33 minute intermission. 
1pm

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Upcoming MET HD Broadcasts

Sunday,  MAY 11   12:55 pm   CENERENTOLA (Rossini)

Kitchen with Baskets

A Private Tour of Homes

Sunday, April 27th 1-4pm

Exclusively for Town Hall Theater Members

Join us for a tour of some of the most beautiful homes in Middlebury, which were hand-selected because of their gorgeous interior design and collection of art and antiques. Four of these homes have been written up in national magazines – Early American Life and Country Living. The self guided tour lasts from 1-4pm, with a reception at the final house to immediately follow.

Tickets: $100 Limited Space Available
A Town Hall Theater benefit
For tickets, please call Barbara Blodgett at 388-8268.

Underwritten by Greg Hamilton, President of the Vermont Antiques Dealers Association and owner of Stone Block Antiques in Vergennes.

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Almost, Maine

Middlebury Community Players

May 1-4

Directed by Kevin Commins, Almost, Maine is a romantic comedy consisting of two-character playlets that create a mosaic image of a small, remote, definitely quirky town in Maine. Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…almost. Each scene centers around the search for love. Some are wildly comic, some poignant, some joyous, some bittersweet. The Players have cast 19 actors in the eight playlets along with a Prologue, Interlogue and Epilogue. Go to www.middleburycommunityplayers.org for a cast list and more information about the production.

May 1-3, 8pm
May 4, 2pm 
$17 
Reserved Seats 

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King Lear NT Live

King Lear

Thursday, May 8th at 7pm

On the THT BIG SCREEN, National Theatre of Great Britain HD Broadcast from the London stage

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

 An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

7pm $17/$10 students     Reserved seating.

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The MET’s La Cenerentola

Broadcast in HD on the THT Big Screen

Sunday, May 11 at 1pm

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. 

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.

$24/ $10 students Reserved Seating. Run time is 3:45 including a 33 minute intermission. 
1pm

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Meet the Singers

Meet the Singers

Sunday, May 18

The Opera Company of Middlebury has assembled an extraordinary cast of talented professionals for this season’s production of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. 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       $25      General Admission

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

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L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)

Opera Company of Middlebury
May 30- June 7th

The Italian Girl in Algiers is a comic masterpiece. An opera critic once wrote that if the Three Stooges had written an opera libretto, it would look something like The Italian Girl in Algiers. The ruler of Algiers is bored with his wife and all of his mistresses and is fixated on the idea of getting an Italian girl. One is stranded on his turf, and he thinks he has it made. But the Italian girl is much too sharp for him, and soon she has him wrapped around her little finger.  Director Doug Anderson and Maestro Emmanuel Plasson deliver grand comedy in an intimate setting.

Friday, May 30, 8 pm 
Sunday, June 1, 2 pm 
Thursday, June 5, 8 pm
Friday, June 6, 8 pm (Cover Performance)
Saturday, June 7, 8 pm

Tickets are $55 Hall/ $65 Balcony.   Reserved seating.

 

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The Cast of L’Italiana in Algeri

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Lights! Camera! Auction!

The Great THT Benefit Auction
Sunday, June 15, 6:00pm, $25

The last time we did this it was a huge success – and a heck of lot of fun. The evening is a party with great food, drink, and entertainment, ending with the auction of some really terrific things: vacation getaways, fine art and handcrafts, amusements, experiences and events. And of course, the proceeds will help Town Hall Theater continue its wide range of programming as it heads into its 6th Season. Click HERE for the auction catalog. 

6pm, $25

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