Opera House planning $1M project to include elevator

As Friends of the Vergennes Opera House President Gerianne Smarts tells it, the last building in downtown Vergennes that currently lacks full handicap access is the very space that sparked the city’s revitalization during the 1990s.

Rusty DeWees returns to Vergennes

Vermont comedian, storyteller and musician, Rusty DeWees, returns to the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.

VOH reopens in person with ‘Queens of the Blues’

The first show of the year 2022 to take place in the Vergennes Opera House will pay tribute to four amazing female Jazz/Blues singers.

Vergennes Opera House postpones events

“Given the prevalence and virility of the current Covid strain in our community, we felt it was best to keep the Vergennes Opera House dark for a few more weeks,” said Gerianne Smart.

Bob Stannard plays final concert of farewell tour in Vergennes

Bob Stannard has played at the Vergennes Opera House before, plenty of times, and each time he, and his merry band of “Dangerous Bluesmen” have put on an unforgettable show.

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)

Vergennes theater to relight its footlights

VERGENNES — The volunteers who make up the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House organization — and, in fact, operate the theater — spent late winter and spring learning about how to deal with a pandemic and planning and considering when to re-open the lin … (read more)

Virus forces closure of THT and Vergennes Opera House

ADDISON COUNTY — There’s a popular saying in entertainment circles — “The show must go on.” Well, the coronavirus has trumped that maxim for performance venues around Addison County, as it should. The curtains are drawn and the stage lights have dimmed fo … (read more)

Gripping farm drama to premiere in Vergennes

VERGENNES — The film “SILO” will have its Vermont and New England premiere with two screenings at the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 and 7 p.m.  The screenings are free thanks to the underwriting of Co-operative Insurance Companies, with … (read more)

The Logger returns to his roots in the Little City

VERGENNES — A lot of us know “The Logger” — or at least we know of him. He stands at 6-feet 4-inches, weighs in at 195, has red hair, blue eyes, rarely wears sleeves and struts his blue-collar-Vermonter persona around the state with pride. This comedian, … (read more)

Van Morrison cover band takes the stage in Vergennes

VERGENNES — On Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., Justin Panigutti will bring his seven piece band, Into The Mystic:  Van Morrison Experience, to the Vergennes Opera House for an intimate evening of Van Morrison’s greatest hits and deepest cut’s. Initially formed in Ver … (read more)

Dwight and Nicole return to Vergennes

VERGENNES — After several years, and many awards and accolades later, Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson will return to the Vergennes Opera House stage on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The duo is well known for their dynamic live shows and well-crafted son … (read more)

U.S. Air Force American Clarinet Quartet gives free concert

VERGENNES — The United States Air Force American Clarinet Quartet is returning to the Vergennes Opera House on Thursday, Oct. 24, with a free community concert. The performance will begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening by 6:15 p.m. Though this is a fre … (read more)

Vergennes Opera House lines up 2019-20 performances

Once again, the all-volunteer team at the Vergennes Opera House has pulled together a robust and eclectic season of shows for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. The season kicks off on Oct. 12 with a rousing blues event and ends on Feb. 29 with the prese … (read more)

‘Beyond Hoarding’ to be shown at Vergennes Opera House

VERGENNES — Did you know that according to some studies between 2 and 6 percent of the population struggles with hoarding disorder? In Addison County that could be as many as 2,000 people.  The Addison County Hoarding Task Force will present a one-night s … (read more)

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