Northern Stage has created a truly compelling production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath’s uber-popular imagining of Nora’s returning home, 15 years after the “door slam heard around the world.” Thursday’s preview performance at the Barrette Center for the Arts proved powerful and deeply touching – and also quite funny.
Exquisite granite figures to hand-woven tapestries and intricate fiber art to paintings of women you would really like to meet to an immersive taut string installation: September brings an abundance of engaging exhibitions to Studio Place Arts.
Jaime Laredo won’t be stepping down after 20 years as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra until the end of the 2020-21 season, but this will be his last time directing the annual VSO Made in Vermont statewide tour — offering many the last opportunity to hear the legendary musici…
“God of Vengeance,” Sholem Asch’s 1906 Yiddish play about the love between a prostitute and the daughter of the brothel’s owner, was a success in Europe and even Off-Broadway in New York City. But, opening on Broadway in 1923, it was shut down and the entire cast charged and convicted of indecency.
Grab your zoot suit and fedora hat, get your dance shoes polished, and head over to the Barre Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 for an evening of modern swing music with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Five years after headlining Higher Ground in 2014, pioneering desert blues band Tinariwen returns to Burlington for a rare area appearance Wednesday at the Flynn Center.
Montpelier author Susan Ritz's first novel “A Dream to Die For” is set in a small Vermont town, the fictionalized capital city with some pleasingly recognizable stores, bars, restaurants and streets. Every character knows way too much (and its corollary, not enough) about everyone else.
MONTREAL — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” is grand opera, but unusual in that its protagonist isn’t very likable. Opéra de Montréal opened its 2019-20 season with a production that was suitably grand and beautifully sung. And, appropriately, not very happy.
Composer and jazz musician Chris Brubeck wrote his new double concerto for violinist and Vermont Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jaime Laredo and his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson, and the VSO.
It was the door slam heard ‘round the world, when Nora walked out on husband Torvald in Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama “A Doll’s House.” Well she’s back, 15 years later, in “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”
Luminous hues of Liz Hawkes deNiord’s abstract canvases glow at Spotlight Gallery. Richard Heller’s compositions offer layers of depth with underlying structures and shapes to be discovered. Rachel Portesi’s elegant and haunting wet plate collodion prints transcend time. The three artists’ s…
New Haven native Moira Smiley, a singer and composer, is joining forces with SVER, a traditional and original fiddle-driven quintet from Norway and Sweden, for the one-night-only Epic Little Folk Fest at the Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 in New Haven. This conce…
Earlier this year, NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., had some unusual visitors. Life-size puppets, including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster, all sat at a correspondent’s desk, “singing about a sunny day and how everything is A-OK.” The cast of Sesame St…
For the first time in the United States, The Four Italian Tenors will be bringing a slice of Italy to America with their American tour, which stops at the Paramount Theatre Friday.
It’s been a banner season for outdoor summer concerts, which are making their last hurrah in the coming week — starting with Grace Potter’s Grand Point North festival today (Sept. 14) and tomorrow at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Here’s a look at some other hot shows for increasingly chilly nights.
Monsters have always lurked in our minds. The ancient Greeks had a long list of them including, among others, the mythological Chimera, a scary fire-breathing she-monster having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail! Then, the Bible’s Old Testament brought us, for example, the s…
BARRE – Studio Place Arts opens its doors Tuesday to four new exhibits. Community members are invited to attend the opening reception for these new shows, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.
MONTPELIER – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced that François Clemmons of Middlebury would receive The 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the highest honor presented to an artist by the state of Vermont.
MIDDLEBURY – Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center has announced its 2019–20 season lineup, with diverse performances in music, theater and dance, as well as exhibitions, films, spoken word events and more. Always a highlight of the year, the Middlebury Performing Arts Series celebrates a…
MONTREAL — Fifty years is a long time, but Musica Camerata Montréal is going strong as it closes half a century as one of Canada’s finest chamber music ensembles. Amazingly, its founders remain the backbone of its music making — and they’re in top form.
Brace yourselves, Grace Potter fans — the Mad River Valley-born singer and songwriter is back in a big way with a stellar new album. “Daylight,” scheduled for release on Oct. 25, is quite possibly her best set yet, a return to form that taps into her earliest musical roots as a prodigious yo…
“The Magic Flute,” one of the most popular operas of all time, wasn’t actually written for the opera house. In fact, Mozart created his 1791 masterpiece for a public theater or vaudeville house.
The Ripley Opera House started as an actual theater, a cultural center from the time it was built in 1868, according to the Rutland Historical Society. And today this unique space has come full circle in a way, back to its roots as a culture center. It’s full of art, from nearly top to bottom.
Galen Cheney and Tessa G. O’Brien’s dual exhibition opened this week in the Contemporary Gallery at Montpelier’s T.W. Wood Gallery. Accompanying it, the Wood’s Hallway Gallery is filled with color and light with the group exhibition of the Vermont Pastel Society.
A week from today, “Balance,” Vermont playwright Jeanne Beckwith’s cautionary tale of suicide, will be presented by Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre at Rutland’s Unitarian Universalist Church.
The Barre Opera House’s upcoming season is set and, as always, central Vermonters can look forward to another eclectic schedule of performances by regionally, nationally and internationally known artists traveling to the Granite City’s historic stage.
MONTPELIER — Being William Shakespeare’s wife can’t have been any bed of roses, particularly if his 1616 last will and testament is any indication. Vern Thiessen’s one-woman play conjectures just what life might have been with the Bard for Anne Hathaway (1556-1623) — it was some roller coast…
Haley Kean is one of 11 artists presenting sculptural installations for this year’s SculptFest at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. The public opening reception for the annual exhibition is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The theme, “Changes.”
“Shakespeare’s Will,” by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, begins with William Shakespeare’s widow being handed the Bard’s will at his funeral. Instead of reading the will, Anne Hathaway remembers their unusual relationship, Catholic in public, in private, “their own kind of marriage.”
“reVision” features works by 17 Vermont artists, stretching the limits of ordinary perception with two and three-dimensional artworks and site-specific installations. The show is presented throughout the Kent’s 18 gallery spaces, indoors and outdoors.
Last weekend was a momentous one for the arts in Vermont. The state produced its first professional Wagner opera, and it was an unqualified success. Adding to that, Vermont is home to a true Wagnerian soprano.
If you haven’t heard Steve Hartmann sing his emotive songs and play guitar, you should. He’s performing at Brandon Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of its dinner-concert series.
“I set out to create something that shares my love of jazz, of music performance, and of Stowe with as many people as possible,” says George Petit of the Stowe Jazz Festival, which he founded and has directed since its inception in 2017.
With a nod to Clark Kent of Superman fame, Studio Place Arts (SPA) will soon be assessing how many works of art can be exhibited in its new Quick Change Gallery, made from an “up-cycled” telephone booth.