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The latest news on live theatre in Vermont from Broadway shows on tour to regional theatre.

Opera Company of Middlebury's Teen Singers Serenade Seniors in Summer Concert Series
by Blair Ingenthron - July 14, 2024


Opera Company of Middlebury announces Project Serenade, a community outreach initiative bringing live opera performances to local schools and senior centers, fostering a love for the arts in the community.

Spruce Peak Arts Unveils 2024/25 Season Lineup Featuring Theater, Music & Dance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 09, 2024


Spruce Peak Arts announces its 2024/2025 season featuring a diverse array of performances, including theater, music, and dance. Highlights include renowned artists and new works premiering at the venue.

THE PORCH ON WINDY HILL Comes to Weston Theater Company Next Month
by Stephi Wild - July 09, 2024


The Porch on Windy Hill comes to Weston Theater Company in August. Performances run August 22 - September 1.

PIPPIN Comes to Weston Theater Company This Month
by Stephi Wild - July 08, 2024


Pippin comes to Weston Theater Company this month. Performances run July 24 - August 17.

Northern Stage Announces $8.5m Campaign to Support Artist Housing Development and More
by Stephi Wild - June 26, 2024


 Northern Stage has announced the public phase kick-off of the Act II Campaign: A Vision For the Future of Northern Stage, White River Junction, and The Region; a transformative initiative aimed at securing the future of theater in the Upper Valley.

Previews: THE BAKE OFF OF FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE at Vermont Stage
by Lesley Becker - June 13, 2024


Vermont Stage takes Terrence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and slices it like a pie into three pieces, and three different directors and three different casts take on one-third of the play each, and present in an annual fundraiser.

Weston Theater Company Presents JUNIE B. JONES
by A.A. Cristi - June 05, 2024


Weston Theater Company brings JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL to the stage.

iddlebury Acting Company Will Hold Cutting Edge Play Reading of ISAAC'S EYE
by Stephi Wild - June 04, 2024


Middlebury Acting Company’s Cutting-Edge Staged Reading Series will return with the seventh season of provocative, relevant, intelligent plays.

Cast Set For JERSEY BOYS at Weston Theater Company
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2024


 Weston Theater Company will take audiences for a musical ride chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons inJERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS, playing at Weston’s Walker Farm Theater from June 12 - July 13. 

WRTC to Present Agatha Christie's A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at Bennington's MACC
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024


Local community theater troupe Walloomsac River Theatre Company will be presenting performances of A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, and directed by Robert Ebert.

Photos: First Look At THREE SISTERS, FOUR WOMEN At Lost Nation Theater
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2024


Lost Nation Theater has released first look photos of the regional premiere of a fun new play inspired by Chekhov’s classic: Three Sisters, Four Women by Laura Michele Erle and Samantha Haviland, running May 30th – June 16th. 

The Flynn Adds a Panel Discussion about Black Women in Jazz
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2024


 The Flynn has announced an addition to the 2024 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival lineup of events. On Thursday, June 6 at 11 am, the Flynn is hosting a panel discussion about Black women in jazz music, held on the Flynn Main Stage.

Northern Stage Presents JAZZ AT THE JUNCTION This July
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2024


Northern Stage will present the second annual Jazz at the Junction concert on July 10, 2024 at 7 pm, in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts.

JAG Productions to Present WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF YOU?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2024


Experience the Harlem Renaissance with JAG Productions' latest theatrical offering, WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF YOU? Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Rob Mermin's ACT 39 to Hold Auditions for Statewide Tour in Vermont
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2024


Rob Mermin's acclaimed play ACT 39 is launching a statewide tour and looking for two actors to join the cast.

Vermont Book Shop & Town Hall Theater Host UP FOR DISCUSSION
by Stephi Wild - May 09, 2024


Thanks to a grant from Vermont Humanities, Vermont Book Shop (VBS) and Town Hall Theater (THT) will present a new, free, quarterly series designed to spark community conversation.

Big Freedia, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and More Set for 2024 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 03, 2024


See the lineup for the 2024 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Previews: THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS at Essex Community Players
by Lesley Becker - May 02, 2024


A mother’s crushing struggle for sanity while grappling with economic and social realities that seem stacked against her and and her youngest daughter’s science project growing marigolds from seeds that have been exposed to radiation, or “gamma rays' collide in an inevitable collusion of the mother's delusions and the daughter's reality. The daughter's resilience allows her to thrive even with a toxic home life, in a way similar to the marigolds in her science experiment, which survive radiation exposure and produce beautiful flowers. Her resilience redeems hope and is the bright light at the heart of the play.

Cast Set for A DOG STORY Concert Production in Manchester, Vermont
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 29, 2024


Meet the cast of the innovative concert production of A DOG STORY in Manchester, VT. Learn where and when to see the performance and see how to purchase tickets.

JAG Productions Will Close its Doors After Eight Years
by Stephi Wild - April 24, 2024


JAG Productions, the Vermont-based Black theater company, has announced it will close its doors after eight years of being open.

MACBETH & TWELFTH NIGHT To Be Presented In Shakespeare In The Woods' 4th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 18, 2024


Shakespeare in the Woods has revealed its 4th season featuring modern productions of MACBETH and TWELFTH NIGHT in Southern Vermont. Learn more about the season!

The Kruger Brothers Perform at the Vergennes Opera House in May
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2024


The Kruger Brothers will be making its Addison County debut on Friday, May 3, 7:30pm at the historic Vergennes Opera House. This concert will close out the theater’s 2023-2024 season.

KEEPING IT INN Comes to the Town Hall Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 12, 2024


Acclaimed author, comic storyteller, innkeeper, and UNH alum Cindy Pierce will perform in four Vermont communities in April, May, and June.

Kristine Nielsen Joins Maxine Linehan and Kelly McAndrew in the Dorset Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2024


 Dorset Theatre Festival has announced full casting for The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh and Sidekicked by Kim Powers in their upcoming 2024 Main Stage season, scheduled from June 21 through September 7, 2024 at the Dorset Playhouse.

The Grift Will Perform Featuring the Addison County Youth All Stars
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2024


Vermont’s premiere party band, The Grift, are well known on the live performance circuit for their dazzling musicianship and impressive range of original and cover songs that span generations and genres.


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