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Bread & Puppet bringing its show to Rochester

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ROCHESTER — Bread and Puppet Theater returns to BigTown Gallery in Rochester on Friday, Sept. 7, with The 6,000 Generation Circus, a celebration of 6,000 generations of human revolution against human management. The show will feature giant dwarves and cardboard grasshoppers and be powered, as always, by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band.

Circus Director Peter Schumann is excited about this year’s show.

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'Church and State' performance speaks to the heart

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Did you know that one of our own (Addy Indy reporter Christopher Ross) is starring in the upcoming performance Church & State? He will be joined on stage by Valerie Smith-Hastings, Kerianne Severy and Victoria Luksch. Leigh Guptill is directing this Company Be production.

That’s some serious Addison County talent for ya!

The play by Jason Odell Williams will be performed at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse Aug. 16 and 17, 8 p.m. and Aug. 19, 2 p.m. There will also be a show on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Holley Hall in Bristol. Pay $10 cash at the door.

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Young Company's 'The Glass Menagerie' opens Aug. 21

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Young Company takes on Tennessee Williams when they perform his great American classic play “The Glass Menagerie” Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. This classic play focuses on the Wingfield family: Southern matriarch Amanda and her children, the restless poet Tom and the damaged introvert Laura.

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School to perform German opera at THT

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The German Summer Language School’s “German for Singers” program will once again present their summer opera project to the general public. On Friday, Aug. 10, and again on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m., participants in the program will perform an abbreviated version of Mozart’s “Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe,” KV 196 (his German version of La Finta Giardiniera) at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

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Classic British farce performed in Colchester

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Philip King’s classic British farce “See How They Run” opened on Aug. 1 at the Saint Michael’s Playhouse in Colchester. The show concludes the 71st season at the Playhouse and will run Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 7-11.

In a small, tightly-knit English village, a plot of mishaps and mistaken identities causes the action to spiral out of control. Involving an American actress, a cockney maid, a dashing soldier, a village gossip, a Russian spy, and a bevy of bishops, deacons, and vicars, “See How They Run” is a tour-de-force comedy not to be missed.

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Playwright project promotes female leads on stage

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater has built a great reputation for staging an eclectic mix of plays and musicals using an array of talented actors to bring the subject matter to life.

One thread has run through many of the productions: The presence of men in the most dominant roles.

It’s not that THT brass have intentionally selected plays that celebrate male characters and/or themes; it’s just that a majority of the classics — from “Macbeth” to “Sweeney Todd” — have masculine protagonists.

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Play in Ripton based on diaries of Abigail and John Adams

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will return to the Ripton Community Church this Sunday night to present “My Dearest Friend- Lovers, Heroes, Scoundrels,” a performance piece by Stapleton based on the letters and diaries of Abigail and John Adams. The Bristol couple may be remembered for their previous performances of Mark Twain’s “Diaries of Adam & Eve” and their own “Songs and Stories.”

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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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