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KATE GRIDLEY

Passing Through:

Portraits of Emerging Adults

August 18 – October 26, 2014

Reception  Friday, September 12   5 – 7 pm

“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.

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

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.

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THT’s Fabulous Flea Market

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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.

9am-2pm
Free

 

Photo by Dreamlove Photography

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.

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Sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Mad River Glen and Sperry Tents
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The ALT: John Doyle (on far right - vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Nuala Kennedy (vocals, flutes, whistles) and Eamon O'Leary (vocals, guitar and bouzouki).

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.

 

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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.

 7pm $17/$10 students     Reserved seating.

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MAIDEN VERMONT CHORUS

Maiden Vermont: Get Happy!

Saturday, September 27 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm

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.

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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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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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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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Jekyll and Hyde

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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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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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