How a local farmer became ‘Hollywood Doug’

Middlebury College graduate and emerging filmmaker Tommy Hyde packs a lot into his first feature-length documentary, “Underdog,” a loving portrait of Middlebury dairy farmer Doug Butler.

Opera previewed at Town Hall Theater

On Sunday, Nov. 7, Town Hall Theater and Opera Company of Middlebury present a preview showcase performance of “Aliceheimer’s,” the new chamber opera by composer Erik Nielsen and artist, writer and anthropologist Dana Walrath.

‘The Agitators’ take the stage in Middlebury

The play, written by Mat Smart, profiles the 45-year friendship of suffragette Susan B. Anthony and escaped slave turned civil rights leader Frederick Douglass.

‘Timbuctoo’ curator to give presentation

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the exhibit “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” yet, consider attending curator and writer Amy Godine’s presentation on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.

Joan of Arc revives live opera in Middlebury

Opera Company of Middlebury is rehearsing now for the opening of “The Maid of Orleans” on Oct. 1, at Town Hall Theater.

Exhibit and film explore local Black history

“Dreaming of Timbuctoo,” a ground-breaking exhibit that unearths the little-known story of black land ownership in Vermont. The exhibit opened on Aug. 22 and runs through October at the Jackson Gallery, located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater.The … (read more)

The Bengsons bring ‘joy and light’ to town

Town Hall Theater presents “An Evening with The Bengsons,” on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. This in-person musical-theater performance features the married composing and performing powerhouse indie-folk duo, Abigail and Shaun Bengson. Based in New York City … (read more)

Free event to showcase Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater will be hosting “Welcome to Middlebury, USA” on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is designed to showcase all that Middlebury has to offer to both those new to the region and to those with deep roots here. Mor … (read more)

THT exhibit sheds light on Black voting rights

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Galley has for many years showcased works of art that have stirred diverse emotions in those who have seen them.Beginning this past Sunday, Aug. 22, the gallery is the temporary home to a different kind of exhibit … (read more)

Encore! ‘Candide’ returns to THT’s big screen

MIDDLEBURY — The production that Opera News called “Extraordinary…eye-popping…delightful” is back for an encore. Opera Company of Middlebury is proud to announce a new screening of their revolutionary filmed production of “Candide” at Town Hall Theater on … (read more)

New THT exhibit sheds light on Black people and 19th century voting battle

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Galley has for many years showcased works of art that have stirred diverse emotions in those who have seen them.On Sunday, Aug. 22, the gallery will be temporary home to a different kind of exhibit — one that will … (read more)

THT presents ‘Servant of Two Masters’

The Town Hall Theater Young Company will take the stage a second time this summer with a production of “Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, at 7 p.m.The Young Company is part of THT’s education program, which is ce … (read more)

Youth to perform ‘Newsies’ at Town Hall Theater

Back in the late 1800s, newsboys were on every street corner in New York. Poor, often homeless and shoeless, their cries of “Extra! Read all about it!” could be heard throughout the city. But when publishers Pulitzer and Hearst demanded a bigger cut of th … (read more)

Review: A ‘Candide’ like no other

I have just emerged from a screening of Opera Company of Middlebury’s (OCM) brilliant retelling of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.” The signature tune from the overture filling my head, I cannot get over the feeling of giddiness from two hours of sustained … (read more)

Town Hall Theater marks 10 years of education

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater leaders want their patrons to experience the two “Es” when they come to a show at the performing arts hub in downtown Middlebury.The first “E” of course stands for enjoyment.But the second “E” might some as a surprise to som … (read more)

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