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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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  • White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    19:00
    2018/07/05
    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 5, 6 & 7 at 7 pm
    Sunday July 8 at 2 pm

    Celebrate Christmas in July with the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Chandler musical celebrates its 20th anniversary with four performances of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. A cast of 70 youth from Central Vermont bring this classic to the stage. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
    Reserved seating: adults $18 + tax, students $12 + tax.
    Tickets: call 802-728-6464 or stop by the box office weekdays 12-4 pm.

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  • White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    19:00
    2018/07/06
    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 5, 6 & 7 at 7 pm
    Sunday July 8 at 2 pm

    Celebrate Christmas in July with the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Chandler musical celebrates its 20th anniversary with four performances of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. A cast of 70 youth from Central Vermont bring this classic to the stage. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
    Reserved seating: adults $18 + tax, students $12 + tax.
    Tickets: call 802-728-6464 or stop by the box office weekdays 12-4 pm.

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  • White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    19:00
    2018/07/07
    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 5, 6 & 7 at 7 pm
    Sunday July 8 at 2 pm

    Celebrate Christmas in July with the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Chandler musical celebrates its 20th anniversary with four performances of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. A cast of 70 youth from Central Vermont bring this classic to the stage. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
    Reserved seating: adults $18 + tax, students $12 + tax.
    Tickets: call 802-728-6464 or stop by the box office weekdays 12-4 pm.

  • FEMCON at Espresso Bueno

    FEMCON at Espresso Bueno

    20:30
    2018/07/07
    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    July 7: FEMCOM. All-female standup comedy. 8:30 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

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  • White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    White Christmas at Chandler Center of the Arts

    14:00
    2018/07/08
    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 5, 6 & 7 at 7 pm
    Sunday July 8 at 2 pm

    Celebrate Christmas in July with the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Chandler musical celebrates its 20th anniversary with four performances of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. A cast of 70 youth from Central Vermont bring this classic to the stage. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
    Reserved seating: adults $18 + tax, students $12 + tax.
    Tickets: call 802-728-6464 or stop by the box office weekdays 12-4 pm.

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  • Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Lost Nation Theater

    Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Lost Nation Theater

    All day
    2018/07/12-2018/07/29
    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night plays Thursdays thru Sundays, July 12 thru July 29, at City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier.

    Thursdays–Sundays, July 12 – July 29. Curtain is 7:30pm Thu-Sat; and 2pm Sun.
    Show Pricing: $10 – $30 Students &amp; seniors (age 65): $5 Off. Youth (11 and under) always $10.
    (6 &amp; under admitted at discretion of theater, infants and toddlers not admitted.)
    Lost Nation Theater is wheelchair accessible, offers an assisted listening system, and large print programs.

    Get tickets at the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of Montpelier City Hall. You can also take a chance
    at the door (starting 1 hour before curtain). For tickets &amp; information: call 802-229-0492 or visit lostnationtheater.org.

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  • Vermont’s Farm to Ballet Announces Fourth Summer Season

    Vermont’s Farm to Ballet Announces Fourth Summer Season

    All day
    2018/07/14
    1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

    1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

    Season kicks off July 14 at Shelburne Farms and continues with seven performances on farms throughout the state

    Farmers, food, community, live classical musicians, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Now in its fourth year, agriculture and art will provide audiences with a delightful summer evening of entertainment with eight performances on farms throughout Vermont. Produced by Ballet Vermont, this summer’s shows, running throughout July and August, will include a live string sextet during the entire feature-length production.

     

     

    Vermont Public Radio (VPR) is a media sponsor of Farm to Ballet’s 2018 season.

    Tickets are available now at farmtoballet.org. $20 for adult and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are $25 day of at all venues. Stay in touch with Farm to Ballet on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Cirque Us Presents StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Afternoon Show)

    Cirque Us Presents StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Afternoon Show)

    14:00
    2018/07/15
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Cirque Us Presents StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Afternoon Show)

    Sunday, July 15 @ 2:00 pm
    $25 | $20 | $15 | $10 | $15 senior | $10 student | $5 EBT

    Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where nine acrobat planets serve as the center of their own private universe. Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity.

    We’re also hosting an evening performance at 7:30 PM.

    Location:
    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street

    Greensboro, VT 05841

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

  • Cirque Us Presents StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Evening Show)

    Cirque Us Presents StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Evening Show)

    19:30
    2018/07/15
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Sunday, July 15 @ 7:30 pm
    $25 | $20 | $15 | $10 | $15 senior | $10 student | $5 EBT

    Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where nine acrobat planets serve as the center of their own private universe. Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star.

    We’re also hosting an afternoon performance at 2:00 PM.
    Main Stage

    Location:
    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street

    Greensboro, VT 05841

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

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  • Extempo

    Extempo

    20:00-22:00
    2018/07/18
    54 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    54 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    July 18, 8–10 pm

    Storytellers regale the audience with polished, first-person, true tales told live without notes or reading; sign up in advance.

    deMena’s, 44 Main St., Montpelier.

    613-3172. storytelling@extempovt.com. extempovt.com

    $5.00

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  • Hello, Dolly! at the Hyde Park Opera House

    Hello, Dolly! at the Hyde Park Opera House

    All day
    2018/07/19-2018/07/22
    85 Main St, Hyde Park, VT 05655, USA

    85 Main St, Hyde Park, VT 05655, USA

    The show runs July 19 to 22 and July 26 to 29 – Thursdays-Saturdays  at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
    Tickets $18 Regular/ $12 Seniors and Students – available online at www.LCPlayers.com or call 802-888-4507.

    85 Main Street, Hyde Park.

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  • Opera North at ighland Center for the Arts

    Opera North at ighland Center for the Arts

    19:30
    2018/07/20
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Friday, July 20 @ 7:30 pm
    Tickets: $40 | $30 | $20 | $15
    BUY TICKETS
    Get a sneak peek at Opera North’s coming attractions when their core company illuminates the Main Stage in an exciting showcase. Join us in the Café for dinner (be sure to make your reservation in advance!) before the talented Resident Artists of Opera North present highlights from their 2018 season featuring opera and musical theatre favorites.

    Location:
    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street

    Greensboro, VT 05841

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

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  • Bread and Puppet Presents: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Pageant

    Bread and Puppet Presents: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Pageant

    15:00
    2018/07/22
    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    Sunday, July 22nd 3 p.m.

    The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform The Grasshopper Rebellion
    Circus & Pageant in the Circus Field. The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route
    122 in Glover, VT. Suggested Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.
    For more information call (802) 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

  • Comedy Showcase at Sweet Melissa’s

    Comedy Showcase at Sweet Melissa’s

    18:30-20:30
    2018/07/22
    4 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    4 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Sunday, July 22, 6:30 – 8:30pm
    Sweet Melissa’s, Langdon Street, Montpelier, VT
    By donation.  Adult Content.

    6:30pm – This show starts with a comedy open mic. All are welcome, unless you’re going to do hateful material but i really don’t think you would do that.

    7:30pm – Comedy Showcase

    Through out the shows – – – – Audience and comics put their names in a bag for random drawings. Prizes for this show include: baseball hat and sunglasses from I’m Dying Up Here Showtime; comedy dvds/vhs; “Hey Cool Butt” bumpersticker; and paperback Barrel Fever and Other Stories from David Sedaris.

    8:30pm – The night ends with Live Band Karoke.

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  • Shape Note Sing at Bread and Puppet

    Shape Note Sing at Bread and Puppet

    19:30
    2018/07/24
    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    Tuesday, July 24th, at 7:30 pm

    Early American 4-Part Hymns in the Fa-Sol-La-Mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening
    at 7:30 through the end of August. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper
    Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Rt-122 in Glover. Free. For more
    information call Elka Schumann at 802-525-6972.

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  • Hello, Dolly! at the Hyde Park Opera House

    Hello, Dolly! at the Hyde Park Opera House

    All day
    2018/07/26-2018/07/29
    85 Main St, Hyde Park, VT 05655, USA

    85 Main St, Hyde Park, VT 05655, USA

    The show runs July 19 to 22 and July 26 to 29 – Thursdays-Saturdays  at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
    Tickets $18 Regular/ $12 Seniors and Students – available online at www.LCPlayers.com or call 802-888-4507.

    85 Main Street, Hyde Park.

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  • Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tunbridge School

    Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tunbridge School

    18:00
    2018/07/27
    519 VT-110, Tunbridge, VT 05077, USA

    519 VT-110, Tunbridge, VT 05077, USA

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed outdoors Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm, and Saturday, July 28th at 5:00 pm with the pep, conviction, and physicality that audiences have come to expect from this lively and thoughtful group of young people in the 18 years of the program’s history. Performances will be held at The Tunbridge School on Route 110. Rain location is at the Chelsea Town Hall. More information at www.thechelseafunnery.com

  • Bread and Puppet Presents: Hamlet Or Else

    Bread and Puppet Presents: Hamlet Or Else

    19:30
    2018/07/27
    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    Friday, July 27th 7:30 pm.

    Deconstructed Shakespeare resurrected with cardboard and paper mache at the
    Paper Mache Cathedral. Or something else. The Bread and Puppet farm is located on
    Route 122 in Glover, VT. Suggested Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of
    funds. For more information call (802) 525 – 3031 or visit
    www.breadandpuppet.org

  • Bueno Comedy Showcase at Espresso Bueno

    Bueno Comedy Showcase at Espresso Bueno

    20:30
    2018/07/27
    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    July 27: Bueno Comedy Showcase. Special-event film screening of professionally produced comedy sketches from the Vermont-based comedians, filmmakers, and writers known as ‘Socially Irresponsible.’ 8:30 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $8. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

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  • Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tunbridge School

    Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tunbridge School

    17:00
    2018/07/28
    519 VT-110, Tunbridge, VT 05077, USA

    519 VT-110, Tunbridge, VT 05077, USA

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed outdoors Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm, and Saturday, July 28th at 5:00 pm with the pep, conviction, and physicality that audiences have come to expect from this lively and thoughtful group of young people in the 18 years of the program’s history. Performances will be held at The Tunbridge School on Route 110. Rain location is at the Chelsea Town Hall. More information at www.thechelseafunnery.com

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  • Cirque Us Workshop

    Cirque Us Workshop

    11:00-13:00
    2018/07/29
    122 Hourglass Dr, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    122 Hourglass Dr, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    Sunday, July 29, 11 am – 1 pm

    The acrobats, jugglers, and aerialists are all 19-to-25 years old. The artists come from across the country and include Circus Smirkus Alumni, students at the New England Center for Circus Arts, École Nationale de Cirque and École de Cirque de Quebec. Their mission is to bring high-level, affordable circus shows to local communities, spread the values of teamwork, the importance of play, and never take themselves too seriously.

  • StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus

    StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus

    15:00
    2018/07/29
    122 Hourglass Dr, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    122 Hourglass Dr, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    Sunday, July 29, 3 pm

    Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star! Join our intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where we fall into orbit with nine acrobat planets, each one the center of their own private universe.  Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens.  Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity.

    StarStruck performance tickets are $20

  • Bread and Puppet Presents: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Pageant

    Bread and Puppet Presents: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Pageant

    15:00
    2018/07/29
    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    2944 Glover Rd, Glover, VT 05839, USA

    Sunday, July 29, 3 pm.

    The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform The Grasshopper Rebellion
    Circus & Pageant in the Circus Field. The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route
    122 in Glover, VT. Suggested Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.
    For more information call (802) 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

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  • Bread and Puppet: Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea

    Bread and Puppet: Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea

    19:30
    2018/07/30
    52 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

    52 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

    Bread and Puppet Theater will perform their latest show, Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea, at the Goddard College Haybarn Theater,  Monday, July 30th,  at 7:30 pm, by donation.  An exhibit of Peter Schumann’s giant woodcut banners is on view prior to the show at the Goddard College’s Eliot Pratt Library.  https://www.goddard.edu/lits/  or call 802-322-1604).

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