Images from a life as photojournalist for the National Geographic Society.
James Blair worked as a staff photographer for the National Geographic Magazine for thirty years. Forty-five articles carried his byline and more than 2000 of his photos have appeared within its covers.
Calendar of Events
A Middlebury celebration of local talent!
Middlebury native and MUHS alum Sam Margolis returns to the THT stage with his Boston-based band Comanchero. The opening act is Middlebury’s ownCrazyhearse whose members include three MUHS alumns. The evening also features a musical poetry reading from Vermont poet Gary Margolis. Since 2003, Sam (MUHS Class of ’97), has crafted an Americana sound that combines old traditions with new, Country with Rock, Bluegrass with Blues, Honky Tonk with Funk, and Roots with Rockabilly.
Comanchero tours nationally and internationally – from Ireland to Daytona Beach to Northern Maine. The band consistently shares the stage with nationally touring artists such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, ZZ Top, Passion Pit, and The Yardbirds. Their stage energy, combined with carefully crafted songs and precise execution distinguishes Comanchero as one of the rising Americana & jam-influenced bands on the East Coast. The band’s sound is edgy, tangible, eclectic, and totally danceable.
$12 (includes 1 drink ticket) General Admission 8pm
The Goonies and Jurassic Park- A Summer Blockbuster Saturday
Saturday, July 26 2pm The Goonies, 7pm Jurassic Park
Escape the heat and see these fantastic films on the THT Big Screen!
The Goonies is an adventure-comedy from 1985 about a band of misfit kids who call themselves “The Goonies”. They unwittingly discover the treasure map of famed pirate One Eyed Willy, which leads them on a wild adventure. The Goonies have to escape gangsters, sidestep booby traps and find the treasure in order to save their beloved neighborhood. And yes, Goonies never say “die”. Rated PG.
Jurassic Park is a thrill-ride of a movie by Stephen Spielberg. Giant dinosaurs are cloned and corralled into a theme park. What could possibly go wrong? Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Rated PG-13.
2pm The Goonies and 7pm Jurassic Park $5 General Admission
The Constance Holden Memorial Concert
Monday, July 28
The annual free concert by the talented staff of Point Counterpoint, the classical music school on Lake Dunmore, is always an exciting event. This year’s concert that will again feature internationally known pianist Diana Fanning. Fanning will play Beethoven’s Trio Op. 11. Arun Nadgir will be the pianist for Schubert’s Trout Quintet.
The annual concert at THT is named the Constance Holden Memorial Concert. It was created in memory of long-time West Salisbury summer resident, Constance “Tancy” Holden. For more information visit http://pointcp.com
7:30 pm. FREE (donations to benefit Point CounterPoint will be accepted)
Auditions for Middlebury’s Got Talent!
Wednesday, July 30th, 7pm
Want to strut your stuff on the THT stage? Come audition! Singers, dancers, pickers, grinners, puppeteers, actors, or whatever-ers, it’s your chance to shine!
Middlebury’s Got Talent coming August 30th and 31st.
Cosi Fan Tutte
presented by Middlebury College Language School’s German for Singers and Vocal Coaches
Friday August 8th and Saturday August 9th
Cosi Fan Tutte is Mozart’s very funny opera which takes a satirical look at notions of love, faithfulness and loyalty. Two young couples’ devotion to each other will be tested by the jaded Don Alfonso, who is convinced that love really is just a matter of opportunity and circumstance. In German, with a brief pre-performance lecture in English at 7:45 for people not under any language pledge.
Friday August 8th and Saturday August 9th 8:30 pm $15
Fool For Love
Friday, August 15th
Dancer PATTY SMITH treads a fine line between comedy and tragedy. Dream Love, Lost Love, Pure Love; love for people places and things…all get the physical treatment in FOOL FOR LOVE, a moving evening of personal stories and dance with music that runs the gamut from Enrico Caruso to Janis Joplin. ADULT MATERIAL.
A dynamite combo of Young Frankenstein the musical and Ondine, presented by THT’s resident Young Company featuring actors ages 13-21.
7pm Free. Donations accepted at the door.
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.
Sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Mad River Glen and Sperry Tents
Opera Company of Middlebury
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