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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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  • FEMCOM at Espresso Bueno

    FEMCOM at Espresso Bueno

    20:30
    2018/08/04
    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Aug 4: 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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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/09
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/10
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/11
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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  • Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    All day
    2018/08/15
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    In Montpelier on August 15, 16 & 17 for multiple shows. Tickets available online at Smirkus.org or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS (877-764-7587). Tickets available at the door at showtime if still available.

    This year, Circus Smirkus proudly presents “Vaudeville!” – a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! Join us for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts, with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wirewalkers. Awe, delight, and side-splitting laughter awaits! Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history!” 1:00:00 PM Montpelier shows will take place on the grounds of the Montpelier High School underneath our big top. My event is a community event that charges a nominal fee. If your event charges a fee, please be sure to complete the next inquiry. “http://www.smirkus.org/about-big-top-tour/

    Ticket prices range between venues but will generally fall from $15-$22.

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  • Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    All day
    2018/08/16
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    In Montpelier on August 15, 16 & 17 for multiple shows. Tickets available online at Smirkus.org or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS (877-764-7587). Tickets available at the door at showtime if still available.

    This year, Circus Smirkus proudly presents “Vaudeville!” – a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! Join us for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts, with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wirewalkers. Awe, delight, and side-splitting laughter awaits! Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history!” 1:00:00 PM Montpelier shows will take place on the grounds of the Montpelier High School underneath our big top. My event is a community event that charges a nominal fee. If your event charges a fee, please be sure to complete the next inquiry. “http://www.smirkus.org/about-big-top-tour/

    Ticket prices range between venues but will generally fall from $15-$22.

  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/16
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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  • Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    All day
    2018/08/17
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    In Montpelier on August 15, 16 & 17 for multiple shows. Tickets available online at Smirkus.org or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS (877-764-7587). Tickets available at the door at showtime if still available.

    This year, Circus Smirkus proudly presents “Vaudeville!” – a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! Join us for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts, with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wirewalkers. Awe, delight, and side-splitting laughter awaits! Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history!” 1:00:00 PM Montpelier shows will take place on the grounds of the Montpelier High School underneath our big top. My event is a community event that charges a nominal fee. If your event charges a fee, please be sure to complete the next inquiry. “http://www.smirkus.org/about-big-top-tour/

    Ticket prices range between venues but will generally fall from $15-$22.

  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/17
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

  • Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance

    Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance

    19:30
    2018/08/17
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Highland Center for the Arts presents the contemporary dance company Kizuna Dance on the Main Stage, August 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm.  With a mission to depict aspects of the Japanese culture through contemporary dance, Kizuna Dance blends breaking, house dance and lofting, and waving with modern dance sensibilities. Artistic Director Cameron McKinney brings his dynamic and idiosyncratic movements to the works, making them resonate with physicality, humanity, humor, and intricacy.

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  • Musical Theatre Cabaret at Espresso Bueno

    Musical Theatre Cabaret at Espresso Bueno

    19:00
    2018/08/18
    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Aug 18: A Musical Theatre Cabaret. Spaulding High School Drama Club alumni perform selections from past productions dating back to 1981! All proceeds benefit future productions of SHSDC. 7:00 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/18
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

  • Kizuna Dance (Friday Show)

    Kizuna Dance (Friday Show)

    19:30
    2018/08/18
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Friday, August 17 @ 7:30 pm
    $35 | $30 | $25 |$15

    Join Kizuna Dance for a cross-cultural production that blends Japanese culture, streetdance, and contemporary dance; featuring works that span the company’s history, including a brand-new work that pushes the boundaries of contemporary floorwork. Follow three businessmen as they struggle to balance an insatiable drive to succeed with a desperate desire to rediscover intimacy in “Koibito”; discover the three sins in Buddhism through comedic tidbits of pop culture in “Three Poisons,” and explore Manabu Ikeda’s complex visual artwork through flowing, hyper-physical movement in “Foretoken.”

    We’re also hosting a Saturday show at 7:30 PM on August 18, and a workshop at 10:00 AM on August 18.

    Highland Center for the Arts
    2875 Hardwick Street
    Greensboro, VT 05841

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

  • Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance

    Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance

    19:30
    2018/08/18
    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Highland Center for the Arts presents the contemporary dance company Kizuna Dance on the Main Stage, August 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm.  With a mission to depict aspects of the Japanese culture through contemporary dance, Kizuna Dance blends breaking, house dance and lofting, and waving with modern dance sensibilities. Artistic Director Cameron McKinney brings his dynamic and idiosyncratic movements to the works, making them resonate with physicality, humanity, humor, and intricacy.

  • Extempo’s Greatest Hits

    Extempo’s Greatest Hits

    20:00-23:00
    2018/08/18
    29 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

    29 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

    Aug. 18, 8–10 pm

    Local-favorite raconteurs retell some of their best stories, and audience members vote, to help raise money for the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

    Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St., Waterbury.

    244-1441. storytelling@extempovt.com. extempovt.com

    Free

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    • Musical Theatre Cabaret at Espresso Bueno
      Musical Theatre Cabaret at Espresso Bueno
      19:00
      2018/08/18
      248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
      248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

      Aug 18: A Musical Theatre Cabaret. Spaulding High School Drama Club alumni perform selections from past productions dating back to 1981! All proceeds benefit future productions of SHSDC. 7:00 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

    • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater
      The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater
      19:30
      2018/08/18
      501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
      501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

      Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

      Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

      Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

    • Kizuna Dance (Friday Show)
      Kizuna Dance (Friday Show)
      19:30
      2018/08/18
      2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
      2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

      Friday, August 17 @ 7:30 pm
      $35 | $30 | $25 |$15

      Join Kizuna Dance for a cross-cultural production that blends Japanese culture, streetdance, and contemporary dance; featuring works that span the company’s history, including a brand-new work that pushes the boundaries of contemporary floorwork. Follow three businessmen as they struggle to balance an insatiable drive to succeed with a desperate desire to rediscover intimacy in “Koibito”; discover the three sins in Buddhism through comedic tidbits of pop culture in “Three Poisons,” and explore Manabu Ikeda’s complex visual artwork through flowing, hyper-physical movement in “Foretoken.”

      We’re also hosting a Saturday show at 7:30 PM on August 18, and a workshop at 10:00 AM on August 18.

      Highland Center for the Arts
      2875 Hardwick Street
      Greensboro, VT 05841

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

    • Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance
      Contemporary Dance Company Kizuna Dance
      19:30
      2018/08/18
      2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
      2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

      Highland Center for the Arts presents the contemporary dance company Kizuna Dance on the Main Stage, August 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm.  With a mission to depict aspects of the Japanese culture through contemporary dance, Kizuna Dance blends breaking, house dance and lofting, and waving with modern dance sensibilities. Artistic Director Cameron McKinney brings his dynamic and idiosyncratic movements to the works, making them resonate with physicality, humanity, humor, and intricacy.

    • Extempo's Greatest Hits
      Extempo's Greatest Hits
      20:00-23:00
      2018/08/18
      29 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
      29 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

      Aug. 18, 8–10 pm

      Local-favorite raconteurs retell some of their best stories, and audience members vote, to help raise money for the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

      Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St., Waterbury.

      244-1441. storytelling@extempovt.com. extempovt.com

      Free

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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/23
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/24
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

  • Bueno Comedy Showcase at Espresso Bueno

    Bueno Comedy Showcase at Espresso Bueno

    20:30
    2018/08/24
    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    248 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Aug 24: Bueno Comedy Showcase. A wide range of talented standup comics, from here & away, working longer sets. 8:30 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free/by donation. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

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  • The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    The Show-Off at Unadilla Theater

    19:30
    2018/08/25
    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    501 Blachly Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly’s 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 94 year-old play can be. This performance will be in the new Festival Theater, a few yards away from the Unadilla theater.

    Curtain time 7:30 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Children twelve and under 10 $10.

    Reservations and information: 456-8968, Unadilla@pshift.com, www.unadilla.org

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