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In the Jackson Gallery

JANET FREDERICKS

LAND MARKS…The Land We Mark, Marks Us.

Opening reception Friday, July 13    5 – 7 pm.

Janet Fredericks looks out the airplane window observing meandering rivers, wetlands, forests, and deserts as she sketches the human interaction with the ever-changing landscape.  Continuing her interest in mark-making, these works on paper and canvas reveal the artist’s invented vocabulary of marks as they meet the marks of the land and the human marks we leave upon it.  Part map, part conversation, these drawings invite us to look with new eyes as the land we mark, marks us. On display through September 9.

Calendar of Events

Young Company’s Lion King Jr.

Douglas Anderson directs THT’s Young Company in Disney’s classic musical adventure. The African savanna comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. 

July 27 at 7pm
July 28 & 29 at 2pm

$15 (+$2 preservation fee)/ $5 ages 12 and under (+$1 preservation fee)

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THT’s 10th Birthday Party

Tuesday, July 31

This summer, Town Hall Theater turns 10 years old! Join us for a festive, free birthday party on July 31 from 5-7pm. In ten years, we’ve welcomed thousands through our doors and made tons of new friends. Share some cake with us, take a walk down memory lane and catch some live entertainment as we celebrate 10 years of culture, community and creativity at Town Hall Theater. Free and open to everyone.   

5-7pm
Free

Point CounterPoint Concert

Wednesday, Aug. 1

The Point CounterPoint faculty musicians will present an evening of chamber music on Wednesday, August 1, at 7:30 PM.  Pianist Diana Fanning is the special guest artist in a performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet, one of the most beloved works in the chamber music repertory.  The wonderful program also includes Mozart’s Viola Quintet in G Minor, and Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters.”

Admission to the concert is free, and goodwill donations to support Point CounterPoint are encouraged. The house opens at 7:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert.

The professional musicians who teach at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp on Lake Dunmore hail from prestigious music institutions and from many parts of the world.  

For more information visit  http://pointcp.com

7:30 pm.          
FREE   (donations to benefit Point CounterPoint will be accepted)

 

Young Company’s The Glass Menagerie

Williams’ memory play is given the Young Company treatment. Using physical theater, non-traditional casting and character exploration, Young Company students bring a fresh perspective to this classic piece.

August 21 & 22 
7pm
$15/ $5 ages 12 and under (+$1 preservation fee)

 

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2018

August 23-26, 2018

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 23-26 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF4 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 $60 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.

Gift Certificate

Buy a Town Hall Theater Gift Certificate

Sometimes, you just have no idea what to get your loved ones. Should I give him pants again? Does she really need another soy candle? 
With a Town Hall Theater gift certificate, you can give the gift of a show, or a piece of art, or a class. The best part about a Town Hall Theater gift certificate is that whomever receives it gets to pick how they use it. They can choose from a staggering array of diverse events: live performing arts, live music, broadcasts, comedy, dances. Town Hall has it all. But they can also choose to use it on one of our many classes or a piece of artwork in the Jackson Gallery. 

Be a gift-hero and give them something they’ll love: a Town Hall Theater gift certificate. 

Available online and by calling 802-382-9222.

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Hitler versus Picasso and the Others

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 5

A sensational trove. A great discovery. A cinematographic tour through 4 stunning exhibitions. Seventy years after Hitler’s declaration of war comes a film that reveals the secrets of the Fuhrer treasure. Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall were among the artists who fell victim to the Nazis’ mission to rid Germany of “degenerate” art, with paintings hidden, looted and condemned. Beginning with the groundbreaking discovery of the Gurlitt collection, this film casts its gaze back through the decades to tell the true story of the masterpieces persecuted and banned during the 20th century.

Introduced and narrated by Toni Servillo, winner of 2 European Film Awards and protagonist of The Great Beauty, Best Foreign Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

11am & 7pm
$13/ $8 (includes a $1 preservation fee)

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THT’s Fabulous Flea Market 2018

Saturday, September 15

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

 

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 3

Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a breathtaking documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man), follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. Cave of Forgotten Dreams is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago–almost twice as old as any previous discovery.

“If you’re a member of the human race–you owe it to yourself to see this movie.”

— Dana Stevens, Chicago Tribune

11am & 7pm
$13/ $8 (includes a $1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: Aida

Saturday, Oct. 6

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production. 236 minutes

1pm     
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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An American in Paris

Saturday, Oct. 13

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award®-Winning Broadway Musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. This production has been captured on film, using state-of-the-art technology. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to the THT Big Screen.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of Town Hall Theater.

2pm & 7pm
$12/ $5 (+ $1 preservation fee)

 

Met Live in HD: Samson et Dalila

Saturday, Oct. 20 

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. 209 minutes

1pm
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West

Saturday, Oct. 27  

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. 222 minutes

1pm 
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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Degas: Passion for Perfection

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 7

Director David Bickerstaff, in association with Exhibition on Screen, journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, he kept many of his drawings and sculptures in private during his lifetime. But now, through close examination, these pieces can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas

11am & 7pm
$13/ $8 (includes a $1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: Marnie

Saturday, Nov. 18*  

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts. 197 minutes.

1pm 
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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*date is different than the Met’s published schedule

Gaugin: The Full Story

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, December 12

Gauguin: The Full Story is the first full-length biography of one of the world’s most popular yet controversial artists. Gauguin is best known for his gorgeous paintings of Tahiti in which beautiful native girls disport themselves enticingly on perfect South Pacific beaches. But have these celebrated portrayals of an earthly paradise been misunderstood? And has the fame of Gauguin’s Tahiti pictures blinded us to the bigger truth about his achievements?

Waldemar Januszczak believes so, and his epic biography of Gauguin follows the painter through countless twists and turns in a remarkable life that takes him from an idyllic and forgotten childhood in Peru to a horrific and notorious death on the Marquesas Islands. The Gauguin who emerges from this radical re-telling of his story was not only a great painter but also a sculptor, musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist. The film also refutes the various accusations of sexual misconduct, familial neglect and racism that are frequently made against Gauguin, and proposes a completely new understanding of his place in art. Hailed by The Times as the finest artistic biography ever made, Gauguin: The Full Story features a stunning collection of Gauguin’s masterpieces shot in museums and galleries around the world.

11am & 7pm
$13/ $8 (includes a $1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: La Traviata (New Production)

Saturday, Dec.  15   

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo. 212 minutes.

1pm 
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

Saturday, Jan. 12

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

1pm 
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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Met Live in HD: Carmen

Saturday, Feb. 2

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

1pm 
$24  (+$2 preservation fee)
$10 students (+1 preservation fee)

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Young Picasso

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, February 13

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time–and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years–the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods–the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period–the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

11am & 7pm
$13/ $8 (includes a $1 preservation fee)

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