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Young actors to debut in 'Lion King' at THT

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s the circle of life/ and it moves us all,” sings the menagerie behind one of Broadway’s most popular shows. “The Lion King,” which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1998 and is currently the highest-grossing Broadway musical in history, now comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on July 27-29 under the direction of Doug Anderson.

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'Tales of the City' to be presented in Rochester

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The words of celebrated writer Bernard Malamud have appeared on the page for more than half a century; next week they will make it to the stage. Bald Mountain Theater will present “Bernard Malamud – Tales of the City” at its Spice Studio theater in Rochester on July 13-15.

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Mark Bradley to take stage as new THT director

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater (THT) officials cast a nationwide net in their search for a new executive director.

They ended up hiring a man who currently lives around 90 minutes away from Middlebury.

Mark Bradley, currently assistant director of the Lebanon (N.H.) Opera House, will on Aug. 8 begin his new job as the THT’s top administrator. He will succeed Doug Anderson, who will transition to a newly created position of “artistic director” for the historic performing arts center on Middlebury’s Merchants Row.

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Tales from India on stage in Rochester

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



In part of its “Stories You Should Know” series, Bald Mountain Theater this week presents “Tales from India” this Friday through Sunday at Spice Studio in Rochester. “Stories You Should Know” showcases classic stories from a far-off corner of the world. They evoke the familiarity of stories you grew up with as a child with the flavor and magic of another culture.

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Math and madness tangle on stage

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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Mathematics abhors a hot mess.

Storytellers, on the other hand...

David Auburn’s “Proof,” which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama, focuses on father and daughter mathematicians and captures both the mess and the abhorrence for it. The black-box theater group Company Be will bring it to life next week at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

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Setmakers' magic turns illusion into reality

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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For a few weeks every year, Middlebury Town Hall Theater Box Office Manager and Jackson Gallery Director Ellie Friml steps out of the box office and onto the stage — not to sing, but to paint. 

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Mamet comedy to be read on Coffee Co. stage

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Middlebury Community Players Company Be will present a fully staged reading of David Mamet’s drawing-room comedy “Boston Marriage” on Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St., Middlebury.

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Michael Sommers returns from the 'hood with heart

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury native Michael Sommers was so taken with his adopted neighborhood in West Oakland, California, that he wrote and performed a one-act play six years ago about his interactions with other folks on his street — a collection of eccentrics, street toughs and down-to-earth folks. He called his play “Hick in the ’Hood,” which summed up his experience of being an admitted country bumpkin suddenly thrust into an urban setting and surrounded by people of different colors, creeds and backgrounds.

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Dark comedy portrays the collapse of Enron

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Lucy Prebble has transformed one of the most infamous scandals in financial history into a theatrical epic — “Enron.” Director Cheryl Faraone and the Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance are bringing this black comedy to the stage at the Wright Memorial Theater at the end of next week.

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Join Community Players' 'Play Date' on Tuesday

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The theater group Middlebury Community Players (MCP) is throwing a party and everyone is invited.

“Play Date” is for anyone who has worked with MCP on past shows, or thinks they might like to work on future productions. Drop by Town Hall Theater on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. for refreshments, conversation, door prizes and some surprise entertainment. There will be a “Name That Show” slide show, and bring a friend to get an extra door prize ticket.

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