Sep. 2: Teen Jazz Audition Bootcamp. Highly recommended for all students planning to attend the Teen Jazz Audition on Sept. 8. This class will get you back into the groove and will give you the chance to release the stress of “not knowing what to expect.” Intermediate-advanced dancers. Must be in 9–12 grade. 3:45–5 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., 3F, Montpelier. $16 or 3 punches on CDFS card. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.
Sep. 8: Teen Jazz Audition. With Hanna Satterlee, Teen Jazz director. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bare feet. The purpose of Teen Jazz is to provide an intense dance-training program for talented high school students and to provide these students with the chance to perform regularly throughout the school year. The selection committee will be looking for students with dance and performing potential, who are willing to work hard and want to make a large commitment to dance. Auditioning students will be judged on style, performance, technique/body awareness, rhythm and musicality and the ability to both learn as well as create choreography. Once chosen, students will be required to attend Monday rehearsal from 5 – 7:15 p.m., one ballet class and one additional technique class weekly. Students must be in grades 9–12 and be currently enrolled in a high school program. Please plan to attend the entire audition and arrive early to register. 5–7:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., 3F, Montpelier. $20 or 4 punches on CDFS card. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.
Sep. 5–6: DanceFest Vermont! Celebration of contemporary dance featuring new work by 10 distinct Vermont-based choreographers. Reaches beyond geographical boundaries to connect dance artists and audiences from across the state.
Sep. 5: Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. 8 p.m. Adults $20; youth 18 and under $12. Tickets: 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org.
Sep. 6: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd., Stowe. $20 advance; $25 at door. Tickets: 760-4634. sprucepeakarts.org.
THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY
Aug. 28–30: Love Letters.By A.R. Gurney. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield. Adults $20; children 12 and under $10. 456-8968. email@example.com.
Aug. 28–31: Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent. Presented by Starry Night Theater Company. Intimate one-man play, which author Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock) adapted from hundreds of letters between Vincent van Gogh and his closest ally, his brother, Theo. Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 performances include a “talk back” with actor James Briggs immediately following the performance.While appropriate for all audiences, it is best suited for adults and children ages 10 and up. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main St. (Rte. 100), Waitsfield. Adults $20; seniors/students $15. 230-7740. starrynighttheater.com.
Aug. 28: 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 29: 8 p.m.
Aug. 30: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Aug. 31: 2 p.m.
Sep. 5: Laugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night. Montpelier’s monthly comedy open mic. Sign-ups 7:30 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m. The American Legion Post 3, 21 Main St., Montpelier. Free; donations welcome. 793-3884.