Arts

‘The Idiot’s Tale’ Opens at the Plainfield Little Theater on Nov. 2

by Nat Frothingham In “The Idiot’s Tale”—an old, curmudgeonly—indeed a delusional actor whose name is Horne—and who is a nursing home resident confined to a single room—gets it into his head that he’s onstage and facing an audience. “That’s the conceit of the play,” said writer, director, and producer Tom Blachly, whose play will open […]

The Amahl and the Night Visitors

In 1951, NBC’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame” debuted and presented an original one-act opera composed specifically for television. Gian Carlo Menotti wrote “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in the space of a month—with an original English libretto by the composer. It was broadcast live from Rockefeller Center. The composer took his inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s […]

Lost Nation Theater Does It Again

by Jane Bishop What do you say about a theater experience that makes you laugh out loud and quietly weep, that renews your sense of wonder, jolts your idea of traditional storytelling, and leaves you rejoicing in being alive, here in this place, and among these people, right now. You say, “Thank you!” Vermont’s Lost […]

The Wood Art Gallery: Callan Offers Fresh Leadership

by Nat Frothingham The Wood Today: Celebrate Art Many, many people both in Montpelier and beyond know, remember, like and admire Ginny Callan, the creative and spirited woman and entrepreneur who started the Horn of the Moon Café in the late 1970s and kept it going for more than a dozen years — an amazing […]

PREVIEW: Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’  at Lost Nation Theater

PREVIEW: Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ at Lost Nation Theater

by Jane Bishop Do you want to get excited about the latest production at the Lost Nation Theater (LNT) on Main Street, Montpelier? Go talk to Kathleen Keenan, Producing Artistic Director … No, wait. Don’t try to talk to her, she’s busy.  Just go grab a ticket NOW for a ring-side seat to a rollicking […]

Capital City Concerts To Open New Season

MONTPELIER/RUTLAND:  Capital City Concerts opens its 2017–2018 season of world-class chamber music on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Rutland in a program called “Magic, Modes & Minerals.” The performers are an all-star ensemble of some of […]

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

by Carla Occaso; photos by Michelle Wallace PLAINFIELD — Each one is temporary. Each one comes from nature. Michelle Wallace of Plainfield came into her own as an artist recently, and has gotten a positive reception for her work. Wallace has begun creating mandalas using flowers, leaves and twigs she finds in the woods. Mandalas […]

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

by Nat Frothingham Just as summer turns to fall — suddenly, upcoming, is an almost remarkable convergence of one-person shows. Two (one-person) shows will be performed at QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant and a one-woman show will be performed at Lost Nation Theater, in Montpelier from September 7 to 17. At QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant, actor […]

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

MORRISVILLE/MONTPELIER— Award-winning Mississippi soul and blues man Johnny Rawls will perform at Oxbow Park in Morrisville on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. He will also play a special early show at Sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.  Backing Rawls will be The Dave Keller Band, that will also perform songs […]

At the Barre Opera House: Stories of the Stars Art

At the Barre Opera House: Stories of the Stars Art

BARRE — Now through August, the Barre Opera House features a playful, cosmic art exhibit by Calais resident, Kelley Hunter. Poster-sized images from Hunter’s recently published ‘Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book’, shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops, introduce viewers to our expanding solar system. Recently astronomers have been […]