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AUDITIONS

Feb. 2019: The Valley Players will hold auditions the first two weekends in February for the first three shows of their 40th Anniversary season at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield. For the first time in Valley Players’ history, all the plays this coming season have been previously produced by the group.

Harvey, by Mary Chase, will be directed by Tom Badowski, with show dates Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 16. The first show produced by the Valley Players in 1979, the main character of Harvey is Elwood P. Dowd, who insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit.

On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson, will be directed by Jeanne Beckwith, with show dates Friday-Sunday, August 2-18. Originally produced here in 1982, On Golden Pond tells the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for.

Oliver!, by Lionel Bart, will be directed by Ruth Ann Pattee with music direction by Michael Halloran. The show dates are Friday-Sunday, October 4-20. The Tony Award-winning show first staged at the Valley Players in 2008 (also directed by Pattee) is based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, about a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, whose journey through a London full of nefarious characters and fraught with danger ultimately leads him to the true love of a family.

Auditions for Harvey and On Golden Pond will be held Sunday, February 3 at 4 p.m. and Monday, February 4 at 6 p.m. Both shows are non-musicals. Harvey has roles for young adults and adults, while On Golden Pond has roles for seniors, adults and one role for a boy who looks 12-14 years old. Those coming to audition do not need to prepare anything; audition scripts will be provided.

Auditions for Oliver! will be Sunday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 12. Approximately eight children ages 5-12 will be cast as orphans and pickpockets; two children will be cast as Oliver. There are many other roles, singing and non-singing, for teens and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult to auditions on Feb. 10 at 2 pm or Feb. 12 at 5 pm. Auditions for teen and adults will be on Feb. 10 at 6 pm or Feb, 12 at 7 pm. “I would really like to encourage parents to come and audition with their kids during the kids’ audition times,” said Pattee. “This is a great show for parents to participate in with their kids as cast members!” No preparation is needed to audition, although if those trying out for lead roles would like to prepare 36 bars of a song, opportunity will be provided to perform.

Season tickets for these shows and for the three shows in 2020 are available now. For more information, go to valleyplayers.com, email valleyplayers@madriver.com, or call 802-583-1674.

March 10 and 17: Chandler Center for the Arts announces auditions for their 21st annual summer youth musical: Footloose! Auditions are scheduled for Sunday March 10 for teen lead roles and Sunday March 17 for elementary and teen chorus roles. Performances will be held on the main stage at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on July 4-7. On- and off-stage opportunities are available to students ages 7 through 18.
Registration forms and audition material are available on Chandler’s website at www.chandler-arts.org/youth. Deadline for registration is March 8 for leads, March 15 for choruses. Registration and audition fees will be charged and partial scholarship assistance is available.
The directing team for this production includes Kim Nowlan Hathaway as director and choreographer and Molly Clark as music director.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Chandler’s annual musical production presents plenty of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, and more! For information about auditioning or about helping out behind the scenes, please contact Emily Crosby at outreach@chandler-arts.org or 802-728-9878 extension 3.
For more information about youth offerings at Chandler, please visit www.chandler-arts.org
Footloose is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

Chandler Music Hall
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT
Saturdays February 2 & 9
AUDITIONS: MUD SEASON VARIETY SHOW
The Mud Season Variety Show returned last year and is back again by popular demand. The show will be performed on Friday March 22 at 7 pm. Anything goes–dancing, fiddling, juggling, singing, tickling the ivories, doing a skit, getting your garage band together.
Contact Janine Reeves at mainesjj@comcast.net or at 802-234-5514 to sign up for an audition time.

Chandler Music Hall
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT
Wednesday, February 6
AUDITIONS: MINI MUD
The Mini Mud youth variety show will be held Friday March 8 at 7 pm. Youngsters age 6-18 are invited to bring music, dance, magic, theatrical skits, or any other talent to perform.
Contact Ramsey Papp at ramsey.papp@gmail.com or at 802-578-4005 to sign up for an audition time.

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  • AHAA Experiment: A showcase of experimental art

    AHAA Experiment: A showcase of experimental art

    20:00-22:00
    2016/09/02
    64 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    64 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    8–10 p.m.

    The Everything Space, 64 Main Street (3rd floor), in Montpelier

    Curated by Abbi Jaffe, Amanda Franz, Amy Königbauer and Hanna Satterlee this performance will be a celebration of the diverse artistic practices that exist in Vermont’s community including dance/movement, music/sound, participatory/happenings and film. Featuring artists: Jon Black, CJ Holm (begins at 6:30pm outside), Shannon Kelly, Amy Königbauer(begins at 5pm outside), Dyllan Nguyen, Mia Pinherio, Marly Schneider, Ben Roy, Avi Waring and special guests.

    Prior to the show enjoy two outside pieces, and following the show enjoy a short DJ set by our MC, Knayte Lander.

    No tickets/reservations, $5-$20 suggested cash or check donation at the door.

    For more information: theeverythingspace.com or email us at theeverythingspace@gmail.com.

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  • FEMCOM

    FEMCOM

    20:30
    2016/09/03
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Standup comedy by women for women (and enlightened men). 8:30 p.m.Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com.espressobueno.com.

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  • Words Out Loud – Muslim Girls Making Change

    Words Out Loud – Muslim Girls Making Change

    15:00-16:00
    2016/09/11
    Old West Church, Calais, VT, United States

    Old West Church, Calais, VT, United States

    Teen slam poetry quartet will perform their own work as will their coaches.

    3–4 p.m.

    Free

    Old West Church Road, Calais

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/15
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/16
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/17
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    14:00
    2016/09/18
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

  • Words Out Loud – WILLIAM ALEXANDER AND LAURA WILLIAMS McCAFFREY

    Words Out Loud – WILLIAM ALEXANDER AND LAURA WILLIAMS McCAFFREY

    15:00-16:00
    2016/09/18
    Old West Church, Calais, VT, United States

    Old West Church, Calais, VT, United States

    Writers of young adult fiction and fantasy, Alexander and McCaffrey have each published numerous novels.

    3–4 p.m.

    Free

    Old West Church, Calais

    kentscorner.org

  • Staged Reading of “Art for Art’s Sake”

    Staged Reading of “Art for Art’s Sake”

    16:00
    2016/09/18
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    There will be a staged reading of local playwright Tom Blachly’s play Art for Art’s Sake in the Montpelier Senior Activity Center’s Activity Room (2nd floor) on Sunday, Sept. 18th, at 4:00 pm.  The reading is sponsored by the Vermont Playwrights Circle. Admission is free (donations to VPC welcome).

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/22
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/23
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

  • Bueno Comedy Showcase

    Bueno Comedy Showcase

    20:30
    2016/09/23
    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Espresso Bueno Inc, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    A wide range of talented standup comedians, from here & away, working longer sets. 8:30 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $6. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.comespressobueno.com.

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    19:30
    2016/09/24
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

  • Extempo

    Extempo

    20:00-22:00
    2016/09/24
    117 W County Rd, Calais, VT, United States

    117 W County Rd, Calais, VT, United States

    Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading.

    8–10 p.m.

    $5

    The Blue Barn, 117 W. County Rd., Calais

    storytelling@extempovt.com

    extempovt.com

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  • Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    Lost Nation Theater Presents The Syringa Tree

    14:00
    2016/09/25
    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Lost Nation Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth.

    Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 15–25

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

    $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings, $25 Thursdays & Sundays

    Special: $15 Preview Thursday September 15

    students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10. – Syringa Tree is recommended for junior high & up

    802-229-0492  or www.lostnationtheater.org

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