Kids take the stage

Kids take the stage

Local school students have been rehearsing for weeks for a variety of theatrical and musical productions. Here are a few highlights. Above: Rice Memorial High School freshman students in the 2017 Stunt Nite performance at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. A school tradition for 89 years, 2018 Stunt Nite is Tuesday,… Read More »

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

The fall season means there’s no literal guarantee that the sun will come out tomorrow, but figuratively, local theater can make good on that promise: two productions, “Annie the Musical” and “Annie, Jr.,” are coming to local stages. Lyric Theatre in Burlington presents its third decennial production of the classic musical “Annie” at the Flynn… Read More »

In the round, Shelburne Players consider Sleeping Indoors’

In the round, Shelburne Players consider Sleeping Indoors’

  By MARGERY SHARP On opening night of the Shelburne Players’ fall production of “Sleeping Indoors” in Town Hall Center, theatre-goers were seated in a horseshoe-shaped arena designed and executed under the capable eye of director Byron Schmidt. In his program remarks, Schmidt noted “…the text lends itself well to the audience being close.” The… Read More »

Canine actors join cast of CVU musical ‘Legally Blonde’

Canine actors join cast of CVU musical ‘Legally Blonde’

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Students at Champlain Valley Union High School are in the final stretch of rehearsing the fall musical, “Legally Blonde.” Based on the popular 2001 romantic comedy film, the stage production tells the story of Elle Woods as she takes Harvard Law School by pink storm. This is the first time that canine… Read More »

New play puts Vermont mystery author’s work on stage in Montpelier

Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater presents next month the first adaptation of a novel by Vermont author Howard Frank Moser. “Disappearances” was written for the stage by resident playwright Kim Allen Bent. The book was Moser’s first novel, published in 1977. The story centers on a teen and his larger-than-life father, on a journey through the… Read More »

Shelburne Players present ‘Sleeping Indoors’

Shelburne Players present ‘Sleeping Indoors’

The Shelburne Players are rehearsing now for their fall production, “Sleeping Indoors” which opens Oct. 12 on stage in the Shelburne Town Center. The comedy-drama by Jim Holt tells the story of what happens when a literary reviewer and his wife invite a homeless man into their home for Christmas dinner. Performances are set for… Read More »

Kunin launches new memoir at Coach Barn

Kunin launches new memoir at Coach Barn

STAFF REPORT Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s new memoir, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” will be released Tuesday and the book launch party is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. Vermont’s only woman governor, Kunin served for three terms from 1985 to 1991 after serving two terms as lieutenant governor… Read More »

Arts director scores state award

Arts director scores state award

By MADELINE HUGHES Allison Coyne Carroll’s work comes with many rewards. Sometimes the reward is seeing students and faculty from China overjoyed as they hear live music from their homeland played in Vermont, on the other side of the world. Another time, it might be when a Lithuanian student gets to speak in her native… Read More »

Rokeby delves into Underground Railroad quilt myth

Rokeby delves into Underground Railroad quilt myth

Historian, author and Harriet Tubman scholar Kate Clifford Larson will speak about the enduring myth surrounding quilt patterns and the Underground Railroad Sunday at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. The illustrated lecture begins at 3 p.m. in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibit, “Fabric of Emancipation,” featuring pieced quilts made by African American fabric artists. Myths… Read More »

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