Performing Arts

DANCE

July 18–20; July 25–27: HEALING: a Dance/Dream Theater Production. How we heal mind, body and spirit set against the backdrop of the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Bring blanket or chair and picnic. 6:30 p.m. Star Mountain Amphitheater, Sharon. Adults $12; seniors/students $10. 765-4454.flockdance.org.

THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY

July 18–27: Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler Presents the 4th Annual Summer Pride Festival. Celebrity introducers begin each evening 30-minutes before the performance. After each performance, there will be a talkback between the audience and cast, followed by a reception in the Gallery. Chandler Music Hall. 71–73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $17 advance, $20 at door; students $12 advance, $15 at door; purchase any 2 tickets get any 3rd ticket free. Note free performances. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove: July 18, 7:30 p.m.; July 27, 7 p.m.
The Little Dog Laughed: July 19, 7:30 p.m.; July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Farm Boys: July 20, 7 p.m.; July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Film: The Laramie Project: July 22, 7 p.m. Free.
Staged Reading: October Mourning: July 23, 7 p.m. Free.

July 19: Aven’s Angels Comedy Fundraiser. Ten comics deliver gut-busting material to help offset medical-related travel expenses for the local toddler suffering from a seizure disorder. Adult themes. 7–9 p.m. American Legion Post #3, Montpelier. $15.

July 19: Extempo. Tell a 5–7.5-minute, first-person, true story from your own life. Sign up in advance and come prepared without notes. No theme. 8 p.m. Café Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. storytelling@extempovt.com. extempovt.com.

Through July 20: 110 in the Shade.Musical. July 17–19, 7:30 p.m.; July 19 and 20, 2 p.m. matinee. QuarryWorks. Quarry Rd., Adamant. Free; donations welcome. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

July 24: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour.Adult content. Every fourth Thurs., 7 p.m. Capitol Grounds. 27 State St., Montpelier. $5. 223-7800. capitolgrounds.com.

Through July 26:West Side Story. Performed by local children from 7 years old through graduating high school seniors. July 17–19, 7 p.m.; July 25, 7 p.m.; July 26, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Vermont Children’s Theater, 2283 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville. Adults $10; teens/seniors $8; children 12 and under $6; matinee all seats $5. vermontchildrenstheater.com.

July 26–27, Aug. 2–3: Jack and the Beanstalk.Children’s production. Sat., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.QuarryWorks. Quarry Rd., Adamant. Free; donations welcome. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

Through July 27: Blues in the Night.Presented by Lost Nation Theater. 26 smokin’ torchy tunes tell the sweet, sexy and sorrowful tales of three women and one man and the music that gets them through the night. The universal language of jazz and the blues wails out full and strong. Includes the music of Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and many others. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center. 39 Main St., Montpelier. See prices below for adults; students/seniors $5 discount; youth 11 and under $10. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.
July 17, 24: 7 p.m., $25.
July 18, 19, 25, 26: 8 p.m. $30.
July 20: 7 p.m., $30.
July 27: 2 p.m., $30.

Through Aug. 1: Unadilla Theatre Presents Blithe Spirit. By Noel Coward. July 23, 26, 31; Aug. 1. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theatre. 501 Blachly Rd., E. Calais. Adults $20; children $10; students Tues., Wed., Thurs. $10. 456-8968. unadilla.org.

Through Aug. 1: Unadilla Theatre Presents Table Manners. By Alan Ayckbourn. July 19, 23, 25, 29, 31; Aug. 1. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theatre. 501 Blachly Rd., E. Calais. Adults $20; children $10; students Tues., Wed., Thurs. $10. 456-8968. unadilla.org.

Aug. 6:Medium Rare. Performed by The Savvy Seniors. 6:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Aug. 2: Red!Lost Nation Theater presents anoriginal presentation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale from The Brothers Grimm incorporating choral speaking, physical theater, musical bits and broad characterizations. An ensemble performance from aspiring professionals ages 9 and up. Theater for kids by kids. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St., Montpelier. $5. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.

Aug. 7–10, 14–17: Come Back, Little Sheba. Classic drama. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 2 p.m.QuarryWorks. Quarry Rd., Adamant. Free; donations welcome. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

Aug. 10–13: Circus Smirkus 2014 Big Top Tour at Montpelier High School. Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids ages 10–18 are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. Aug. 10, 4 p.m.; Aug 11–13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. Ticket prices and full schedule: 1-877-SMIRKUS or smirkus.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

July 20: Auditions for Brigadoon. All are welcome. 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Callbacks July 23, 6–9 p.m. Production will be Oct. 16–19. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. 249-0404.