WESTON – Weston Playhouse’s production of “Oklahoma!” sure looked different – because it was celebrating today’s America.
Hot concert options abound in the coming week, when a slew of esteemed artists take over outdoor and indoor stages in Burlington — including sold-out shows by Lord Huron at Shelburne Museum (July 21) and the dynamite double-bill of Lake Street Dive and the Wood Brothers at Burlington Waterfr…
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A staged reading of Maura Campbell's play “Standing in This Place: Growing Up LGBTQ in Vermont” is among the plays in the Chandler Center for the Arts’ ninth annual Pride Festival, which begins Friday, July 26.
Mystery and the untold secrets contained in common history form the thread in the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency 2019 Main Stage Summer Season, which kicks off July 25, with some of theater’s top talents.
In Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance,” love is forsaken for a false sense of duty — resulting in great laughs and glorious music.
Barre composer David Gunn has the unusual ability to write fascinating music using a tonal palette in traditional styles. He does this with an irrepressible theatricality, taking the listener on enjoyable but most unexpected journeys — as indicated by his completely nonsensical titles.
MARSHFIELD – Imagine you don’t recognize people, including the people who live with you? Imagine that the things that are important always seem to be missing. Worse yet, imagine that the people around you are railroading you out of your home.
WAITSFIELD – It was an intimate festival of musical theater as veteran Broadway pros introduced the next generation Thursday, when the Commons Group opened “Better by Two: An Evening of Broadway Duets” at the Skinner Barn. The delightful revue runs Thursday-Sunday through July 28.
MARLBORO — Marlboro Music Festival opened its 69th season over the weekend with two concerts of topnotch chamber music. Unusually, the highlights of both concerts were vocal works.
“Oklahoma!” was a box-office hit when it opened on Broadway in 1943, and a new production is a hit on Broadway right now. The Weston Playhouse production, which opens Thursday, underscores just why: This is a show for and about all Americans.
Color, spirit, and energy pervade in the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery this summer. Flow of lines, movement in brushstrokes, and flashes of color interact with open space in Lois Eby’s compelling abstract acrylic paintings.
Rutland’s Alley Gallery is presenting Brooklyn artist Chris Mendoza. The exhibit, “Exactitude,” is a glimpse of the artist finding, developing and evolving his art sensibility. The diversity of Mendoza’s work makes “Exactitude” a big experience for viewers.
This year the annual folk music concert at the historic Old West Church in Calais celebrates Sutherland and his two musical partners collectively known as Pete’s Posse July 21.
The hillside at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury will once again be alive with the sound of music, as the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series returns for a third year of free concerts on Sundays.
It was only 6 o’clock in the morning when Elisa Van Duyne got in line outside a casting office in New York City, among almost a thousand hopeful actors to audition for a revival of the infamous Broadway show “42nd Street.” But her story ended differently than most — she got the part.
DORSET — “Dig,” a tale of an unfortunate young woman whose tragic circumstances have led her to a suicide attempt, has a nearly unique quality for a comedy — it’s riveting.
MONTPELIER — “Cabaret,” the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, manages to reflect the horror of the growing Nazi menace in 1929 Berlin while enjoying itself as a song-and-dance musical.
The Craftsbury Chamber Players began their 52nd season, Wednesday at the Elley-Long Music Center, with a program style that reflected a longtime tradition – a light opening work, a more challenging one (meaning more modern), and closing with a reassuring masterpiece.
The 1966 Broadway musical “Cabaret,” winner of 10 Tony Awards, and subsequent 1972 film, which earned eight Oscars, concerns the doomed decadence of pre-World War II Germany, but many find that it resounds today.
For at least one person, the dinosaurs’ arrival wasn’t the biggest surprise at Monday’s Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival concert in Chittenden.
Beginning Thursday, Wildy Jackson, oodles of oil prospectors, a countess, a sheriff, and other Centavo City denizens will be on stage in Adamant as QuarryWorks at the Phillips Experimental Theater presents “Wildcat.”
The promoters of the Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon know their festival and music well. “Bluegrass pickin’ and Vermont scenery just naturally go together,” their website headline states. In a phrase they have captured perfectly the essence of this and other in-state festivals during the…
It was one thrill after another at the 40th Montreal Jazz Festival, which wraps up this year’s 11-day extravaganza on July 6 after serving up some 500 concerts on 20 different stages in the sprawling Quartier des Spectacle, two-thirds of which were free of charge.
The Town of Rochester, proclaimed in 1907 as a “Model Town of the United States,” suffered Vermont's severe economic decline, exacerbated by the Flood of 1927 and Great Depression.Could they anticipate that a promotional campaign to attract summer residents would so greatly contribute to a vital cultural arts community, in the most rural state in the U.S.?
Three of the region’s most venerable institutions begin their public seasons this week. Manchester Music Festival faculty concerts begin Thursday; Opera North presents its mixture of opera and circus, “Singers and Swingers 2.0,” at its new home at Blow-Me-Down Farm starting Friday; and famed…
“Tintoretto has, at times, considered finished works what I regard as sketches, done more by chance and passion than with good drawing and judgment.” That is what Giorgio Vasari (Italian, 1511-1574) wrote.
The gods were with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra as it began its Summer Festival tour, “Strike Up the Orchestra!” with perfect weather Monday, commencing its seven-concert statewide tour.
STOWE — “Godspell,” rightfully or wrongfully, has achieved a reputation of a popular musical that is most at home in high schools. But Stowe Theatre Guild, one of Vermont’s biggest community theaters, has just proven that it can be ridiculously entertaining to an adult audience all the while…
MARSHFIELD — Unadilla Theatre opened its 40th season last week, as it always does, with Gilbert and Sullivan. There’s nothing like an enthusiastic production of “Pirates of Penzance” to celebrate the joy of community theater.
For its 2019 Independence Day tour, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra will showcase composers who set America to music, including Gershwin, Joplin, Bernstein, Copland, and one of the most successful film composers of all time, John Williams.
“I and You,” Lauren Gunderson’s 2014 award-winning comedy, lulls the audience into a witty sitcom of two sparring teens, given a modicum of depth by a Walt Whitman poem. But ever so gradually, the flavor darkens as the reality of the situation emerges, finally into a poignant and compelling …
For the Middlebury Festival on the Green celebrating its 41st year of concerts there’s a full week of music from the noontime Brown Bag shows and the evening concerts at 7 and 8:30. Eighteen acts will perform in a variety of musical styles ranging from bluegrass to Quebecois, jazz and Cajun to Western swing.
At the heart of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the racy musical with sell-out crowds on Broadway, is a show about one person’s journey in life that audiences find overlaps with their own.
“Blue Stone Standing,” a pastel by Gaal Shepherd of Pomfret, is among the 40 or so works in “Hallowed Ground: In Search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites” at the Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.