Nov. 23: 11th Annual Vermont State Dance Festival. Professional-level dance workshops for a variety of styles and techniques in preparation for an evening performance open to the public. Begin at 8 a.m. Performance 7 p.m. Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center. By donation. 626-1356. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 24: Kyle Abraham Master Class Workshop. Abraham, dancer and choreographer, leads a technique class emphasizing exploration, musicality, abandonment and intuition. Intermediate–advanced dancers. Noon–2 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $18 or four punches. Preregistration required: 229-4676. cdandfs.com.
THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY
Nov. 22: Stroke Yer Joke! Comedy open mic. Comics get 5 minutes; 15 comics maximum. Hosted by Sean Hunter Williams. Signups
7:30 p.m. Show 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno café, 248 N. Main St., Barre. seanhunterwilliams
Nov. 22–23: In the Heights. The Sharon Academy presents their all-school production of 2008 Tony award–winning musical In the Heights. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Tickets: 318-2428. email@example.com.
Nov. 24: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day. Theatreworks USA presents a one-hour musical adaptation of the best-selling children’s book. Pre-K through grade 3. 10 a.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $6. Tickets: 431-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 30: The Three Little Pigs. Premier of new puppet show by No Strings Marionette. 11 a.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $6. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.
Dec. 4: Extempo. Tell a 5- to 7.5-minute, first-person, true story from your life. Sign up in advance and come prepared without notes. No theme. 8 p.m. Nutty Steph’s, 961C Rte. 2, Middlesex. $5. 229-2090. storytelling@extempoVT.com.
Dec. 4–5: It’s a Wonderful Life! Live radio play by Joe Landry, with five actors. Presented by Lost Nation Theater. 7 p.m. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St., Montpelier. $10 advance; $15 door; children under 11 free. 229-0492. email@example.com. lostnationtheater.org.
Dec. 7: Making Scenes: Gay Survivors of Straight Parents. Regional acting ensemble performs selections from Torch Song Trilogy, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Sum of Us and Angels in America. Songs from Falsettos, directed by Steve Swayne. Proceeds benefit two organizations working with LGBT Vermonters. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $20 adults; $10 students.728-6464. chandler-arts.org.
Dec. 13: Laugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night. Jokesters take advantage of a lighthearted atmosphere and perform brief material before a live audience. Signups 7:30 pm. Show 8 p.m. American Legion Post 3, 21 Main St., Montpelier. Free, but dough nation$ welcome. 793-3884.
Dec. 9–10: Lost Nation Theater Auditions for 2014 Season. Including: Our Town; Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike; Blues in the Night; 39 Steps; and Comedy of Errors. Age 10 and up. By appointment: 5:30–8 p.m. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Appointment and information: 229-0492. firstname.lastname@example.org. lostnationtheater.org.