In the Jackson Gallery



Following a Thread

Opening Reception Friday, October 7   5 – 7 pm

On display October 7 – November 13, 2016

Prolific artist, author and illustrator Ashley Wolff will display a series of paintings with a common thread. Using gouache on watercolor paper, Ashley combines animal imagery from the Mexican Dia des los Muertes (Day of the Dead) tradition, Ukranian Pysanka (decorated eggs,) and her Vermont rural environment. 

Calendar of Events

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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!

Join James Berg October 20 at 6pm for a pre-show lecture on Macbeth called “What to Expect when You’re Expecting:  Character, Gender, and Prophecy in Macbeth”.  


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

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

$24/ $10 students




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.

$17/ $10 students




Gimme Shelter

Rock on Film

Saturday, October 29

One of the greatest rock documentaries ever made, Gimme Shelter stands today as a landmark portrait of a band and a generation that changed the stakes between the two camps forever. What starts as an electrifying document of the Rolling Stones’ performances on their fiery 1969 American tour switches to an inquiry into the satanic Altamont concert where Hell’s Angels — hired by the group itself — effectively stomped out the last shreds of ’60s Utopia.





The Fantasticks

Middlebury Community Players

November 3-6

Don’t miss this classic, family-friendly musical! The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in American history. When it opened in the Sullivan Street Theater in 1960, nobody would have predicted that it would still be playing off-Broadway in 2016! Its delightful story of romance, comedy, illusion, magic, and the bittersweet lessons of life has proved irresistible to generations of theater goers. The Wall Street Journal was right when they called it “the perfect musical.”  Directed by Kevin Commins with Music Direction by Michael McCord. A cast of local favorites and new faces to the THT stage: Todd Gordon, Cameron Steinmetz, Allison Devery, Jim Wright, Richard Isenberg, Lonny Edwards, Glen Eastman and Kaitlin Rice. Visit for more information.

Thu Nov. 3 8pm
Fri Nov. 4 8pm
Sat Nov. 5 2pm and 8pm
Sun Nov. 6 2pm

$15 for all seats on Thursday night
$23 for all other shows//$18 with Student ID



Rock on Film

Friday, November 11

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It’s more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. 

The film deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and it’s still a stunning achievement. Abundant footage taken among the massive crowd (“half a million strong”) expresses the human heart of the event, from skinny-dipping hippies to accidental overdoses, to unpredictable weather, midconcert childbirth, and the thoughtful (or just plain rambling) reflections of the festive participants. Then, of course, there is the music–a nonstop parade of rock & roll from the greatest performers of the period, including Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Canned Heat, The Who, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, and many more. Watching this ambitious film, as the saying goes, is the next best thing to being there–it’s a time-travel journey to that once-in-a-lifetime event.



The Hills Are Alive: Maiden Vermont

Saturday, November 12

For this one-of-a-kind concert, the Maidens will begin with songs from the American Songbook, working their way through the 50’s, 60’s, and Broadway (think Mama Mia!) to the sounds of today (think Pitch Perfect!).   The second half features their guest artist, Elisabeth Von Trapp.  Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.  “Von Trapp sings softly with an astonishing clarity about disappointment, the power of love and coming of age… Her music reflects her classical training and her love of folk music. “ –The Chicago Tribune 

Elisabeth will sing and play guitar, enchanting all with her beautiful voice.  The concert will close with an audience sing-a-long and some combined numbers with the Maidens–something for the entire family!  The hills are alive at Town Hall Theater, so get your tickets early, as shows often sell out!

2:30  and 7:30

$20/ $15 seniors and students


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.

$10/ $5 students





A Film by Sas Carey 

Friday, November 18 

Migration immerses the viewer in the arduous journey Dukha reindeer herders embark on each year traveling through Mongolia’s pristine wilderness to reach their summer encampment. To the Dukha, reindeer are the core of their existence. They are ridden, packed with goods, milked, and, when needed, honored and sacrificed for food. MIGRATION travels with the nomads in their annual journey from their spring camp in the taiga forest to their summer camp in the tundra in order to provide rich pasture for the reindeer. This experiential film preserves the unique lives and lifestyles of reindeer herders just as they exist today.

Proceeds from the film help fund Nomadicare, a non-profit that supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples in Mongolia by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore, and heart songs.

7pm reception
8pm film with Q & A with the filmmaker to follow



MIGRATION TRAILER from Sas Carey on Vimeo.


NT Live: Frankenstein

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature

Saturday, November 19

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Town Hall Theater will show the version with Cumberbatch as the creation, and Miller as Frankenstein.

 Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world.

$17/ $10 students

Tickets Coming Soon



The Internet Cat Video Festival 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2pm and 5pm

It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the kids and adults are bored to death. Get out of the house and work off all that stuffing by laughing at cat videos!  Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound are once again teaming up to bring you a collection of the internet’s funniest cat videos. Cats have taken over the internet, and now they’re taking over the THT BIG SCREEN! This year features some classic cat videos as well as some new ones! 50% of the proceeds go to benefit Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society. 

$10/ $5 Students
General Admission




Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

Sunday, November 27

With more than five decades of songwriting and performing experience, iconic musician Peter Yarrow has many stories to tell. Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammys. Yarrow and his bandmates played a central role in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960’s to the hearts and homes of the American public, influencing music and musicians of future generations for many years to come.

$45- $60 Reserved Seating

Impro dickens


October 3-November 28

Mondays 3:30-5pm
Ages 8-13

With 2 special performances on Saturday, December 2.
Performance times TBA. 

Based on the success of last spring’s 2.0 experience, Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton are teaming up to give participants practice in scene study, characterization and ensemble building. This year, they will dive into the thick of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and deliver an innovative and devised adaptation of this heartwarming classic.

Cost $165
Some scholarships are available through the Middlebury Community  Players.
Email education(at) to request a scholarship. 

Warren Miller

Warren Miller’s Here There and Everywhere

November 30 and December 1

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry film-goers Here, There & Everywhere—and this year the legacy continues.

In this 67th annual Warren Miller film, take a freeski adventure with industry veterans Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Explore the backcountry of Western Montana’s Glacier Country with Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis and catch a powder day with Kaylin Richardson, Matt Elliott, Marcus Caston and the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia.

Travel along as Warren Miller Entertainment commemorates Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley, captures the big air at Boston’s Fenway Park (yes, that Fenway Park!) and rides the steeps of Squaw Valley to the big lines of Cordova, Alaska, plus much more. This year, don’t miss original ski bum and filmmaker Warren Miller himself in on-screen interviews as he spins tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere.

Doors 6:30, Film 7:30
Tickets $18, Group Price for 10 or more- $15




The Nutcracker’s Adventure

Middlebury Community Players

At Middlebury Union High School Auditorium

The Nutcracker’s Adventure, now a Middlebury holiday tradition, is once again singing and dancing its way into town at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium during the “Very Merry Middlebury Weekend” December 2-4. Middlebury Community Players’ Foundations presents our own special retelling of the original Nutcracker story in musical form. So charming and appropriate for all ages, whether you’re in pre-school or retirement, this children’s musical theatre production includes Tchaikovsky’s famous music, with clever lyrics and choreography by Nancy Wollum, script and stage direction by Sarah Stone, and vocal music direction by Chuck Miller. The cast of 36 includes actors from age 7 to adults. With tickets only $6, don’t let the holiday season pass you by without including this show in your family’s fun festivities this year. Visit for more information.

Fri, Dec. 2 at 7:00pm
Sat., Dec. 3 at 2:00pm
Sun, Dec. 4 at 2:00pm
$6 all shows


For more information, visit


Renoir: Revered and Reviled

Great Art Wednesdays 

Wednesday, December 7

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

$10/ $5 students




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MET Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin

Sunday, Dec. 11  

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 6:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik

7:00pm  This is a re-broadcast.

$24/ $10 for students.

A scene from Verdi's "Nabucco" with Zeljko Lucic in the title role. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Taken at the Metropolitan Opera during the rehearsal on September 23, 2011.

MET Live in HD: Nabucco

Saturday, Jan 7

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh. Run time is 2.45hrs.

$24/ $10 students


Met Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, Jan. 21

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by David Clark. Run time 3hrs. 

$24/ $10 students


MET Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb. 25

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder 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 Jim Pugh.

$24/ $10 students