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In the Jackson Gallery

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Gayl Braisted, Catherine M. Palmer, Mike Mayone and Reed Prescott

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 18   5 – 7 PM

Sharp pencils and the tiniest brushes – these are the tools of four Addison County artists who specialize in realistic art in fine detail. Characterized by a way of seeing and a level of patience that allows them to go beyond form and into the small elements and textures of the scene, these artists render their images in sharp focus with precision and passion.

On display through October 1, 2017.

 

Calendar of Events

The School for Scandal

THT Young Company presents The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, an hilarious comedy that takes shots at high society and the meaning of status and reputation. 

August 22 & 23
7pm
 $10 adult/ $5 age 12 and under

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Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2017

August 24-27, 2017

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 24-27 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF3 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 Ticket $50 BUY TICKETS
Opening Night Tickets include both the screening and the party. Please note that Opening Night Tickets apply only to the events that evening and cannot be used during the remainder of the Festival.
Festival Pass $80/ $50 students BUY TICKETS
The Festival Pass does not include admission to the Opening Night Film & Party.
Day Pass $32/ $20 students BUY TICKETS
Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue; not available online.

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 1, 2, 8, and 9. This year the intake for donations will be at the former Paquette Storage on Route 7 north of town, 1/1 a mile beyond the Exchange Street intersection.  Now SMART MOVE STORAGE.  Look for our signs out front.  
Items are to be sold to benefit the theater at The Fabulous Flea Market, which will be held on Saturday, September 16th.

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches 

Thursday, Sept. 14

 America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. With Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane.This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott. Captured live from London. 
 7pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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THT’s Fabulous Flea Market 2017

Saturday, September 16

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 16, from 9 am to 2 pm.

25 vendors/ dealers will offer antiques, jewelry, furniture, rugs, woven textiles, hand-knit multicolored socks and fabulous food by Almost Home of Bristol.  Admission is free to the public.

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

 

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika

Thursday, Sept. 21 

The second half of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America, Perestroika steers the characters introduced in Millennium Approaches from the opportunistic eighties to a new sense of community in the nineties. With Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. Captured live from London. 

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7pm
$17/ $10 students

NT Live: Peter Pan

Sunday, Sept. 24

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. Captured live from London.
 
2pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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MET Live in HD: Norma

Saturday, October 7

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. 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 Jim Pugh.  Run time 3hrs 4mins.

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

Opera Company of Middlebury 

Donizetti’s romantic comedy about a lovesick waiter who tries to win the love of a beautiful woman- with the help of a magic “love potion”.  More information at ocmvermont.org

On sale to OCM members on August 14, and to the general public on August 21

Thursday, October 12 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 13 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14 – 2:00 PM

Pre-performance talks one-hour prior at the Memorial Baptist Church. Prosecco reception and talk-back with the cast on opening night.

Rows B & C: $45
Rows D – M: $50
Balcony: $60

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NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Thursday, Nov. 9

 In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
 
 7pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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NT Live: Follies

Thursday, Nov. 16

 New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. With Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
 
 7pm
$17/ $10 students
 
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MET Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel

Saturday, November 18

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. 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 Greg Vitercik. Run time 2hrs 27mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Tosca

Saturday, January 27

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts. 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 2hrs 53mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Saturday, February 17*

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. 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 2hrs 39mins

*the date and time vary from the MET’s published schedule

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: La Bohème

Saturday, February 24

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time 2hrs 55mins

12:30pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Semiramide

Saturday, March 10

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. 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 Jim Pugh. Run time 4hrs

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Saturday, March 31

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts. 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 31mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Luisa Miller

Saturday, April 14

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh. Run time 3hrs 38mins

12:30pm
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Cendrillon

Saturday, April 28

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production. 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 2hrs 47mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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