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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.

  • 06
    06.December.Thursday

    MHS Masque's performance of Once On This Island

    19:00
    2018/12/06
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 6–8

    This show is about love and persistence, as well as class divisions.

    This is a high school theater production, there are night shows at 7:00 on all days and a matinee show at 2:00 on Saturday, 12/08

    Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

    General Admission – $14.00,
    Senior (65 and over) – $10.00,
    Student – $10.00

    Extempo

    20:00-22:00
    2018/12/06
    214 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
    214 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Dec. 6, 8–10 pm

    Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories–without any notes or reading–before a live audience.

    Mingle Nightclub, 214 N Main St., Barre.

    249-4551. storytelling@extempovt.com. extempovt.com

    $5.00

  • 07
    07.December.Friday

    The Arsonists at the Valley Players Theater

    15:00
    2018/12/07
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Show time will be 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont.

    Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary, Max Frisch’s play, written in 1958 and adapted by Alistair Beaton in 2007, is sure to leave you thinking about the world we live in and the one we came from. Tickets are available in advance through the Valley Players website (valleyplayers.com), and reservations for day of show payment are accepted by calling 802-583-1674 or by emailing valleyplayers@madriver.com.

    MHS Masque's performance of Once On This Island

    19:00
    2018/12/07
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 6–8

    This show is about love and persistence, as well as class divisions.

    This is a high school theater production, there are night shows at 7:00 on all days and a matinee show at 2:00 on Saturday, 12/08

    Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

    General Admission – $14.00,
    Senior (65 and over) – $10.00,
    Student – $10.00

    Ballet Wolcott's The Nutcracker

    19:00-21:00
    2018/12/07
    2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
    2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Friday, December 7 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December – @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Advance Tickets $20, Students $15, and Seniors 20% off (Tickets at the door $30, Students $20)
    In this beloved holiday ballet, Clara receives a magical and mysterious gift from her uncle—a gift that sends her on a journey through a snowstorm to the Magical Castle where the Sugar Plum Fairy enchants her with beautiful dances from around the world. Directed by Artistic Director Brandy Ofciarcik Perez, Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance among imaginative sets and wear stunning costumes created by local designers.

    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro

    www.highlandartsvt.org
    Box Office – 802-533-2000

    The Return of Crazy Chase at Middlesex Town Hall

    19:00
    2018/12/07
    5 Church St, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA
    5 Church St, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA

    Friday, December 7, 7:00 pm.

    The Return of Crazy Chase, performed by Allen Church of Morrisville, celebrating the life, times, and music of Alfred “Crazy” Chase, a gifted and eccentric fiddler from the early 20th century who lived in Middlesex and Morrisville. Sponsored by the Middlesex Historical Society. Free.

    Middlesex Town Hall on US Route 2 (5 miles west of Montpelier) in Middlesex Village
    For more info, contact Patty Wiley at pwiley3@gmail.com

    Danceland Show at Northern Vermont University-Johnson

    19:00
    2018/12/07
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    The Danceland show at Northern Vermont University-Johnson will be at 7 pm, Dec 7 and Dec 8.

    The show, a production of Johnson’s dance club at the end of each semester, will be at Dibden Center for the Arts and is free for the public, with donations accepted.

    Danceland will feature about 35 dance club members, joined by NVU-Johnson dance instructor Jean-Marie Milliken, Lamoille Union High School alumni, and students from Lamoille Valley Dance Academy and North Country Union High School. The dancers will perform to a variety of music — from Top 40 hits to symphonic blends — and in styles ranging from modern and hip-hop to ballet and flamenco.

    Reserved tickets are recommended because the show draws a sellout crowd. For tickets, contact the Dibden Center box office at jscboxoffice@jsc.edu, or call 802.635.1476 Monday-Friday 11 am-4 pm.

    For more information, contact catherine.roman@ northernvermont.edu.

    The Arsonists at the Valley Players Theater

    19:30
    2018/12/07
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Show time will be 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont.

    Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary, Max Frisch’s play, written in 1958 and adapted by Alistair Beaton in 2007, is sure to leave you thinking about the world we live in and the one we came from. Tickets are available in advance through the Valley Players website (valleyplayers.com), and reservations for day of show payment are accepted by calling 802-583-1674 or by emailing valleyplayers@madriver.com.

  • 08
    08.December.Saturday

    Ballet Wolcott's The Nutcracker

    14:00-16:00
    2018/12/08
    2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
    2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Friday, December 7 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 8 – @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Advance Tickets $20, Students $15, and Seniors 20% off (Tickets at the door $30, Students $20)
    In this beloved holiday ballet, Clara receives a magical and mysterious gift from her uncle—a gift that sends her on a journey through a snowstorm to the Magical Castle where the Sugar Plum Fairy enchants her with beautiful dances from around the world. Directed by Artistic Director Brandy Ofciarcik Perez, Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance among imaginative sets and wear stunning costumes created by local designers.

    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro

    www.highlandartsvt.org
    Box Office – 802-533-2000

    The Arsonists at the Valley Players Theater

    15:00
    2018/12/08
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Show time will be 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont.

    Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary, Max Frisch’s play, written in 1958 and adapted by Alistair Beaton in 2007, is sure to leave you thinking about the world we live in and the one we came from. Tickets are available in advance through the Valley Players website (valleyplayers.com), and reservations for day of show payment are accepted by calling 802-583-1674 or by emailing valleyplayers@madriver.com.

    Gala Works In Progress Showcase #2

    17:00
    2018/12/08
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT 05661, USA
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT 05661, USA

    Saturday December 8, 5 pm

    $15-40 at the door.

    This showing is a chance to fundraise for the Gala! No-one turned away for lack of funds. Be as generous as you can!

    This is the second and final works in progress showing, set to assist choreographers along the path of creating a new work towards the Winter Dance Gala (Feb 16, 17). This year’s Gala Choreographers are: Jessie Owens, Isadora Snapp, Hanna Satterlee, Danielle Erb, Cyndal Ellis and Elizabeth Kurylo. This showing will encourage both audience members to dive into the creative process, as well as the choreographers to connect while deep within their own creation. Come join us at River Arts for an upbeat, informal gathering with a facilitated feedback session

    MHS Masque's performance of Once On This Island

    19:00
    2018/12/08
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 6–8

    This show is about love and persistence, as well as class divisions.

    This is a high school theater production, there are night shows at 7:00 on all days and a matinee show at 2:00 on Saturday, 12/08

    Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

    General Admission – $14.00,
    Senior (65 and over) – $10.00,
    Student – $10.00

    Danceland Show at Northern Vermont University-Johnson

    19:00
    2018/12/08
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    The Danceland show at Northern Vermont University-Johnson will be at 7 pm, Dec 7 and Dec 8.

    The show, a production of Johnson’s dance club at the end of each semester, will be at Dibden Center for the Arts and is free for the public, with donations accepted.

    Danceland will feature about 35 dance club members, joined by NVU-Johnson dance instructor Jean-Marie Milliken, Lamoille Union High School alumni, and students from Lamoille Valley Dance Academy and North Country Union High School. The dancers will perform to a variety of music — from Top 40 hits to symphonic blends — and in styles ranging from modern and hip-hop to ballet and flamenco.

    Reserved tickets are recommended because the show draws a sellout crowd. For tickets, contact the Dibden Center box office at jscboxoffice@jsc.edu, or call 802.635.1476 Monday-Friday 11 am-4 pm.

    For more information, contact catherine.roman@ northernvermont.edu.

    The Arsonists at the Valley Players Theater

    19:30
    2018/12/08
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA
    4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Show time will be 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont.

    Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary, Max Frisch’s play, written in 1958 and adapted by Alistair Beaton in 2007, is sure to leave you thinking about the world we live in and the one we came from. Tickets are available in advance through the Valley Players website (valleyplayers.com), and reservations for day of show payment are accepted by calling 802-583-1674 or by emailing valleyplayers@madriver.com.


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      02.December.Sunday

      The Arsonists at the Valley Players Theater

      15:00
      2018/12/02
      4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA
      4254 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

      The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Show time will be 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont.

      Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary, Max Frisch’s play, written in 1958 and adapted by Alistair Beaton in 2007, is sure to leave you thinking about the world we live in and the one we came from. Tickets are available in advance through the Valley Players website (valleyplayers.com), and reservations for day of show payment are accepted by calling 802-583-1674 or by emailing valleyplayers@madriver.com.

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