Performing Arts

THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY

Oct. 23: Extempo. Listen to locals tell their first-person true stories live without notes or reading. Sign up in advance if you want to tell a story yourself. 8 p.m. Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St., Waterbury. $5. 244-1441. storytelling@extempoVT.com. extempovt.com.

Oct. 24: Local Storytellers Live on Stage. Twin Valley Senior Center fall fundraiser. Enjoy your friends and neighbors of all ages telling true stories on stage about vitality, wisdom and aging. Plated dinner, dessert and raffle included. 6 p.m. The Canadian Club, 414 E. Montpelier Rd., Barre. $25. 223-6954. 454-1222. twinvalleyseniors.org.

Oct. 24: Comedian Bob Marley. 8 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $24.50. 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org.

Oct 25: Barre Opera House annual Gala: Viva Las Vegas. A celebration of the glitz capital of America. Buffet dinner, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Cocktails 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St., Montpelier. $75. 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org.

Nov. 7: In the Shadow of the Mountain – Luigi’s Story. Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco and tells the story of his unique contribution to the carving of Mt. Rushmore. Student matinee 1 p.m., $7; 7:30 p.m., adults $10/children $7.

Nov. 7: Friday Night Fires with the Vermont Comedy Divas. Featuring Hillary Boone, Carmen Lagala, Josie Leavitt and Sue Schmidt from the award-winning, well-renown Vermont Comedy Divas. Dinner by Northeast Kingdom’s Southern Smoke Barbecue. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. $18 show only; $30 show and dinner; $35 show, dinner and glass of wine. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/886591

Nov. 8: Ransom. The White River Valley Players reprise their acclaimed production of Ransom, an original play with music inspired by the Civil War letters of Ransom W. Towle of West Rochester. Directed by Ethan Bowen. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $15; students $10. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

Nov. 8: Steven Wright. Academy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer comes to the Barre Opera House. He is known for his slow, deadpan, monotone delivery of ironic, witty, deeply philosophical and sometimes confusing jokes and one-liners with overly contrived situations. 8 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $26–39.50. 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org.