THEATER, STORYTELLING, COMEDY
Feb. 4–7, 11–14: All’s Well That Ends Well. Tom Blachly directs the comedy by William Shakespeare. 7 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St., Plainfield. Adults $12; students/seniors $10. 229-5290
Feb. 6: Mid-Winter Follies. A community variety show benefitting The Bridge. Featuring storyellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder, jazz singer Allison Mann, singing duo Nancy and Lily Smith, clown Ivan Jermyn, singer-songwriter Michael T Jermyn, poet Reuben Jackson, Susan Reid and more. 7:30 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m. Montpelier Room at The Capitol Plaza, 100 State St., Montpelier. Advance: adults $12; seniors $10; children 12 and under $5. At door: adults $15; seniors $12; children $8. Advance tickets can be purchased with credit card by calling 223-5112, ext. 12, or with cash or check at The Bridge office at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Stone Science Hall, Room 104, 62 Ridge St., Montpelier.
Feb. 6: FEMCOM. Comedy by women for women (and enlightened men), featuring the standup of Autumn Spencer, Beth Norton, Sami Shwaeber, Lori Goldman, Nicole Sisk and Anya Volz. 9 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. firstname.lastname@example.org. espressobueno.com.
Feb. 12: National Theatre of the Deaf: It’s in the Bag. The National Theater of the Deaf improvises with simple pool noodles to show signs to learn and enjoy. Have fun with NTD as they combine the visually exciting American Sign Language with the Spoken Word to create a performance that will be seen, heard and long remembered! 10 a.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $6. 431-0204. email@example.com
Feb. 13: Musical of Musicals: The Musical! Performed by Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater. satire by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. June, the ingenue, can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord and creates five different delightful musicals from the same story. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $20; students $5. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org
Feb. 13: Vermont’s Funniest Comedian — Best in Show. Features five finalists from annual competition: Tim Bridge, Mike Thomas, Sami Schwaeber, Anya Volz and Kendall Farrell. 8 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $12. 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org
Feb. 19: Stroke Yer Joke. Sign up in advance to try five minutes of your best open-mic stand-up comedy before a live audience! 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. firstname.lastname@example.org. espressobueno.com.
Feb. 17: Mini Mud Auditions. Annual variety show for youth ages 7–18 announces auditions for March 26 performance. Contact Janet Watton at email@example.com or 728-9402 to sign up for an audition time. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.