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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.

  • 04
    04.October.Thursday

    Disappearances at Lost Nation Theater

    19:30
    2018/10/04
    39 Main St #6, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher.
    “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel.

    A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend.

    LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage.

    Disappearances runs Thursdays—Sundays, Oct 4—21.

    Curtain Times are 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays;  2pm Sundays

    Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Main St  wheelchair accessible

    Tickets are $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings $25 Thursdays & Matinees  Special: $15 Preview Thursday October 4  students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10*. recommended for ages 12 & up (*Infants & Toddlers not admitted to theater.)
    Special Opening Gala: Friday October 5th at 6:30pm – Tickets $60 each or $100 for two.

    For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492  or visit www.lostnationtheater.com

     

  • 05
    05.October.Friday

    Disappearances at Lost Nation Theater

    19:30
    2018/10/05
    39 Main St #6, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher.
    “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel.

    A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend.

    LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage.

    Disappearances runs Thursdays—Sundays, Oct 4—21.

    Curtain Times are 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays;  2pm Sundays

    Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Main St  wheelchair accessible

    Tickets are $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings $25 Thursdays & Matinees  Special: $15 Preview Thursday October 4  students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10*. recommended for ages 12 & up (*Infants & Toddlers not admitted to theater.)
    Special Opening Gala: Friday October 5th at 6:30pm – Tickets $60 each or $100 for two.

    For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492  or visit www.lostnationtheater.com

     

  • 05
    05.October.Friday

    The Disappearances Opening Gala

    18:30
    2018/10/05
    39 Main St #6, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    On Friday October 5th, the Gala Celebrates National Life Group and Lost Nation Theater for “30 years of doing good and doing good theater.” Join them for a delicious pre-show reception at
    6:30pm and live music with fiddler Adam Boyce. And after the show there is a party with the cast, desserts, and moonshine shots (non-alcoholic too)!

    DISAPPEARANCES INFORMATION:
    SHOWS: October 4 -21. Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm.
    OPENING NIGHT GALA on Friday, October 5 starts at 6:30 pm.

  • 05
    05.October.Friday

    Comedian Juston McKinney at The Barre Opera House

    20:00
    2018/10/05
    6 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Friday, October 5, 8 pm, The Barre Opera House – Comedian Juston McKinney. With multiple performances on The Tonight Show, his own Comedy Central specials and consistently sold-out shows, McKinney is at the top of his game. $25 – call the box office at 802-476-8188 or order online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

     

  • 06
    06.October.Saturday

    Disappearances at Lost Nation Theater

    19:30
    2018/10/06
    39 Main St #6, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher.
    “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel.

    A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend.

    LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage.

    Disappearances runs Thursdays—Sundays, Oct 4—21.

    Curtain Times are 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays;  2pm Sundays

    Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Main St  wheelchair accessible

    Tickets are $30 Friday & Saturday Evenings $25 Thursdays & Matinees  Special: $15 Preview Thursday October 4  students & seniors 65+ = $5 discount.  Youth 11 & under, always just $10*. recommended for ages 12 & up (*Infants & Toddlers not admitted to theater.)
    Special Opening Gala: Friday October 5th at 6:30pm – Tickets $60 each or $100 for two.

    For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492  or visit www.lostnationtheater.com

     


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