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Video: Elementary schoolers get 'Courageous' with Shakespeare

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Fifth- and sixth-graders from Ripton, Salisbury, Cornwall and Shoreham will take to the Town Hall Theater stage Thursday night to perform Shakespeare's Henry IV — battling with broadswords and singing rock anthems they wrote themselves. It's all part of an innovative literacy curriculum called Courageous Stage.

Earlier this year Middlebury Underground spent time with the kids and educators to produce this video about the program. 

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Funny musical brightens Middlebury stage

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Players’ production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will open Nov. 29 and close Dec. 9 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. It’s a terrible title for a wonderful show.

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New director aims to amp up music at Town Hall Theater

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — At Town Hall Theater’s 10th birthday party this summer, incoming executive director Mark Bradley took the stage, introduced himself and issued an open invitation for coffee and chatting.

“I have had a lot of coffees since then,” said Bradley, who joined THT in August and sees caffeinated confabbing as part and parcel of the job.

So what are people chatting about?

“If a single theme has emerged it has been around moving more into music,” Bradley said.

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WomenSafe to present the film 'Break the Silence'

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will present an “Evening to Honor Women’s Rights,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring a screening of Willow O’Feral’s film “Break the Silence,” a one-hour documentary profiling reproductive and sexual health stories. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker O’Feral, and advocates from WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood. All proceeds will benefit the life-changing work of these organizations.

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Grace Experience honed acting chops in NYC, returns to local stage

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — Lincoln native Grace Experience, who stars in the upcoming Middlebury Actors Workshop production of “The Turn of the Screw,” grew up in a swirl of creative energy. Her mother (Victoria Blewer) works with paint and photographs, her father (Chris Bohjalian) with words. But when she talks about childhood inspiration Grace Experience talks about discipline.

“My parents get up early and do the work,” she said. “It’s not that loosey-goosey artistic style you hear about.”

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Town Hall Theater presents a reading of Ingenious Grant winner's new play

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This Sunday, Australian playwright Katie Pollock’s play “Normal” will be read on the Town Hall Theater’s stage.

“Normal” is the first winner of Town Hall Theater’s Ingenious Grant for Playwriting. This international playwriting competition was created by Haley Rice to increase the quality and quantity of roles for young women under 18. Out of 230 submissions, Pollock’s play rose to the top.

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Dimensional dialogues: Sculpture and paintings by Don and Justin Perdue

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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THT to screen Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater presents the second film in the Great Art Wednesday Series, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. The Chauvet Cave, which contains the earliest known cave paintings, was discovered in 1994 and is considered one of the world’s most significant prehistoric art sites.

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Flashback to the '60s: Mellow Yellow and Heavy Light play THT

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Vermont-based sixties tribute band Mellow Yellow is marking their 10th anniversary with a new stage show called “Sixties Flashback” at the Town Hall Theater on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. The show will feature songs from the heyday of the late 1960s rock and pop music. This will be the first of several shows in collaboration with Heavy Light, a team that creates live projection psychedelic light shows.

The band has produced theatrical shows over the past several years, relying on digital technology to get that “sixties sound.”

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Opera Company of Middlebury celebrates 15 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s not often that you get a chance to look back over a chunk of your life and see so clearly that you’ve had an impact on people – that they love you and care for your community and want to be part of what’s happening here.”

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