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 laughter and wonderment — an unfamiliar sensation after 15 months of COVID-19 lockdown.It feels like a new world — in this messiest of all possible worlds.This is a beautiful story.First, imagine: A pandemic rages across the land. The OCM board and Artistic … (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)

Bee-themed shows scheduled for June

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater will provide some bee-themed performances in June.The theater will kick off its “extra-bee-ganza” during the weekend of June 5-6 with a hive of activities: Ballet Vermont’s Bees & Friends Pollen-Palooza, a ballet depicting b … (read more)

Video: The THT Bee MIDDLEBURY — A very large bee was hoisted up to the top of Town Hall Theater in downtown Middlebury earlier this week. It represents the theater’s theme for its inaugural outdoor season: pollination.

Town Hall Theater’s outdoor season in swing

Town Hall Theater (THT) is getting ready to launch its inaugural outdoor season, featuring live music, comedy, plays, talks, films, food trucks and more. Performances will pop up around THT, at Middlebury’s Marble Works District, Woodchuck Cider, Swift Ho … (read more)

Video: Bundle Market MIDDLEBURY — On a sunny day in early May, folks emerged from the pandemic winter to enjoy the first of two outdoor markets in downtown Middlebury hosted by Bundle and Town Hall Theater. There was a food truck, local vendors an … (read more)

Local theaters make summer plans

MIDDLEBURY — The prospect of a COVID-resistant population by July is inspiring leaders of the county’s two entertainment hubs to start planning for a return to in-person entertainment later this year. Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will begin offering out … (read more)

American musicals are more than just song and dance

Add a little razz-ma-tazz to your life and shake off any winter doldrums with “A History of the American Musical,” a four-class series taught by Town Hall Theater Artistic Director Doug Anderson. This might sound familiar, and it is. Anderson taught the s … (read more)

Town Hall Theater presents Great Art Wednesdays online

One of the most popular series at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater has been Great Art Wednesdays, which features filmed tours of major art exhibitions from around the world. The pandemic has put a temporary halt to any events inside of the theater, but THT … (read more)

Vt. films ‘flash forward’ to predict the future

No doubt many of us are looking forward to a future where the restrictions of pandemic-life are gone. But who knows what the future holds… Middlebury Acting Company together with Town Hall Theater are presenting an evening of eight short films that hypoth … (read more)

Holiday Jukebox raised $2,690 for food shelf

Holiday Jukebox raised $2,690 for Addison County Food Shelf at HOPE Everyone faced challenges in 2020, and Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater is no exception. Closed to the public since March, the staff has had to literally think outside of the box. The happy … (read more)

Otter monster attacks the Town Hall Theater

Downtown Middlebury is all decked out in holiday spirit, but have you noticed the sculpture in the window of the National Bank of Middlebury?  “It’s not a wreath, it’s not lights and it’s not a tree,” said sculptor Daniel Houghton, who is Animation Studio … (read more)

Holiday Jukebox helps HOPE this season

Christmas means music — choirs in churches, carolers on the street, performances in theaters. But due to the pandemic, we’re facing a season in which musicians, and their music, are stuck indoors and socially distant from one and other, as well as from ap … (read more)

Letter to the editor: COVID can’t stop the THT

There is something very special happening at the Town Hall Theater. From two performances I attended online this fall, the THT is truly alive and performing incredibly unique drama and music productions, all online amidst these very difficult times. Did y … (read more)

Video: Playing with fire in Middlebury MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater brought Cirque de Fuego, a Vermont-based fire cirucs, to Merchants Row for a fiery outdoor performance as part of the Bundle Up Artisan Market.