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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.

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    Muslim Girls Making Change

    18:00
    2017/09/13
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    Muslim Girls Making Change, a South Burlington-based slam poetry team focused on dispelling stereotypes, will perform Sept. 13 at Johnson State College.

    The concert, at 6 p.m. at Stearns Performance Space, is free and open to the public.

    The group’s teen members, Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir, made the Huffington Post’s list of 17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great In 2016.

    For more information, visit http://muslimgirlsmakingchange.weebly.com/.

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    QuarryWorks presents "The Belle of Amherst"

    19:30
    2017/09/14
    743 Quarry Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
    743 Quarry Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA

    A dramatic portrait of the poet Emily Dickinson

    September 7,8,9,10,14,15,16,17

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

    Matinee Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

    “Kate - The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn”

    19:30
    2017/09/14
    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Presented by Lost Nation Theater

    Now you can have the chance to spend some quality time with the maverick movie star as performed by award-winning actor Janis Stevens in KATE: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn by Rick Foster.  It’s coming, Sept 7-17, at Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.

     Katharine Hepburn, the preeminent actor – spirited, fierce, uncompromising – was an inspiration in film, on-stage, and off too. Born to a suffragette and a doctor in 1907, “Kate” became an unlikely Hollywood star in the 1930s with her beauty, wit, intelligence and the eccentric strength with which she imbued each character in a career that lasted more than six decades, earned her 13 Academy Award nominations and record-setting 4 Best Actress Oscar wins. Hepburn was legendary for wearing trousers and confounded studio executives by refusing to follow the unwritten rules for women stars. Once, the RKO costume department stole her slacks (because they were uncouth and boyish), Hepburn walked around the studio in her underwear, refusing to put her clothes on until she got her pants back. Her affectionate nickname became “The Great Kate.”

    Thursdays­–Sundays, Sept 07 – Sept 17. Curtain is 7:30pm Thu-Sat; 2pm Sat & Sun.
    Show Pricing: $10 – $30   Students & seniors (age 65): $5 OffYouth (11 and under) always $10.
    (6 & under admitted at discretion of theater, infants and toddlers not admitted. This show is rate PG-13)

    Call! Go Online! Or get tickets at the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of Montpelier City Hall. You can also take a chance on getting tickets at the door. (1 hour before curtain). For tickets & information: call 802-229-0492, or visit lostnationtheater.org.

     


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