Sandglass Theater Performs MUD At Get Up 8: A Flood Relief Festival

New England Youth Theatre, in collaboration with Scott Ainslie and Michael Hanish, presents
Get Up 8: A Flood Relief Festival.

Artists pull together in the wake of destruction

The name "Get Up 8" is pulled from an old Japanese proverb - "Fall down seven times, get up eight." It is a statement of perseverance that encapsulates the undaunted spirit of Brattleboro, and all of Vermont!

In the spirit of this unwavering determination, a great collection of artists is coming together to remind us of the dynamic power that a small Vermont community contains.

This convergence of artists was too big to hold only one concert - the music & performing will overflow into three events - two concerts and a cabaret. All three events will benefit individuals and local businesses who were affected by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

There will be two concerts, one on Saturday 10/1 and one on Sunday 10/2 at 7:00 pm. Performers for these evening concerts include: Addison Rice, Scott Ainslie, Lisa McCormick, Sandglass Theater, Alki Steriopoulos, Samirah Evans, Buzzards Brass Band of Brattleboro, Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy, The Stockwell Brothers, and The As Yet Quartet. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

There will also be a cabaret on Sunday 10/2 at 1:00 pm, produced by the NEYT mentors and featuring a variety of community performers. Performers in the cabaret include: Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro School of Dance, Flow Yoga, NECCA, NEYT Mentors, Vermont Theater Company, NEYT's IMP ROVERS, Tony Duncan, and Vermont's Clown Jewels - Gould & Stearns. Tickets for this family-centered event are $10.

Advance tickets may be purchased on the NEYT website at www.neyt.org <http://www.neyt.org/> or in person at the theater at 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro on Wednesdays from 12-5.

If available, tickets will be sold at the door, but we recommend audiences purchase tickets in advance.

Proceeds of will benefit the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund, which targets small businesses; and the United Way of Windham County's flood relief effort to benefit local individuals and families. We will also be partnering with the Vermont Food Bank, encouraging the folks who attend these events to bring nonperishable food donations.

This event will be held at New England Youth Theatre at 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro, VT, and is being presented by New England Youth Theatre and the NEYT Mentors.

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