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THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY

June 19: WORD!CRAFT. A spoken word, hip-hop, participatory experience for all ages featuring poetry and rhymes. This month’s theme is “Super Heroes,” so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. Sign-ups 6:30 p.m.; show starts 7 p.m. Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson St., Greensboro. $5 suggested donation. mcmycelium74@gmail.com.

June 19: Stroke Yer Joke. Open-mic stand-up comedy hosted by Bitsy Biron. Sign up in advance on Facebook or sign up at the door a half hour before show time to try five minutes of your best material before a live audience. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

June 20: Extempo. Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. 8 p.m. The Blue Barn, 117 W. County Rd., Calais. 223-0184. $5. storytelling@extempovt.com, extempovt.com.

Through June 21: Always…Patsy Cline. Presented by Lost Nation Theater. Part concert, part play, “Always…Patsy Cline” reveals her story and songs — complete with down home humor, true emotion and maybe a little audience participation. Thurs,. 7 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St., Montpelier. $30 Fri. and Sat. evenings; $25 Thurs. and matinees; students and seniors 65+ receive $5 discount. Youth 11 and under $10. Family pass (2 adults/2 youths) $65. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.

June 18–21: Threads and Thresholds. Site-specific dance/theater installation. Collaboration of choreographer/director Hannah Dennison, visual artist Leslie Anderson and composer David Severance, with an experienced ensemble of dance/theatre/music artists inhabiting the rooms of the Kent Museum. 2–8 p.m. Kent Museum, Kents’ Corner, Calais. Reservations and tickets: hannahdennison.org/threads-and-thresholds.

June 26: Bueno Comedy Showcase. A dedicated show of stand-up hosted by Sean Hunter Williams that features four or five talented comics from here and away doing longer sets. 8:30 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $6. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

June 26–28, July 3–4, 10–12: Iolanthe or The Peer and the Peri. Gilbert & Sullivan lampoon the British peerage, politicians and other absurd conventions of the Victorian age. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theatre, 501 Blachly Rd., E. Calais. Adults $20; ages 12 and under $10. Reservations: 456-8968.

June 28: Circus Smirkus Presents Bon Appétit. Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Smirkus World HQ, 1 Circus Rd., Greensboro. Adults $20.50; ages 7–12 $16.50; ages 2–6 $12.50. 877-SMIRKUS. smirkus.org.

July 2–5: Cinderella. The stage adaptation of this magical fairy tale is warm, with more than a touch of hilarity, and full of timeless enchantment. Presented with special permission by Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals. July 2–4, 7 p.m.; July 5, 2 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $19.25; students $12.75. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 9–12, 16–19: Baker Street…The Sherlock Holmes Musical. Thurs.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. matinee, 2 p.m. QuarryWorks, Haggett Rd., Adamant. Free. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

July 11: Bueno Open Mic & Talent Show. Bring your talent — whatever it may be — to our stage. Anything goes! Sign up in advance on Facebook or sign up at the door a half hour before show time. Hosted by Julian DeFelice. 7:30 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

July 17: Stroke Yer Joke. Open-mic stand-up comedy hosted by Bitsy Biron. Sign up in advance on Facebook or sign up at the door a half hour before show time to try five minutes of your best material before a live audience. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

July 17: Beautiful Thing. A classic teen coming-out play by Jonathan Harvey. Performances followed by talkbacks between performers and audience, and reception to meet and greet performers. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 18: John Epperson: Show Trash. Traces how a shy, misfit kid from Mississippi came to re-incarnate the glamor goddesses of yesterday in Epperson’s big-city showbiz persona “Lypsinka.” Performances followed by talkbacks between performers and audience, and reception to meet and greet performers. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 19: The Kid Thing. Sarah Grubbins’ prize-winning play examining the effect on two lesbian couples of one couple’s pregnancy. Performances followed by talkbacks between performers and audience, and reception to meet and greet performers. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

June 19: Stroke Yer Joke. Open mic stand-up comedy hosted by Bitsy Biron. Sign up in advance on Facebook or sign up at the door a half hour before show time to try five minutes of your best material before a live audience. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

AUDITIONS

June 20, 23: 8th annual TenFest Auditions. TenFest is a festival of ten 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont authors, as part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts. Performances will be August 13–16. Audition times: June 20, 1–3 p.m.; June 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100, Waitsfield. 485-5636. rialto@tds.net.

July 18: Midsummer Night’s Dream Auditions. Can we present a Shakespeare play in one week? Audition on Sat., July 18, learn lines and rehearse during the week and perform the next Saturday! Ages 8+. 11 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.