From the Land of the Moon

France, Rated R, 120 Minutes

Director: Nicole Garcia

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garre;, Alex Brendemuhl

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Marion Cotillard stars as Gabrielle in this melodrama about an idealistic woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in post-World War II France. When Gabrielle's husband, a Spanish farmer named Jose, sends her to the Alps to find a cure for her kidney stones, Gabrielle falls madly in love with an injured veteran of France's Indochinese War. Directed by Nicole Garcia, this period drama is based on a novella by Italian author Milena Agus.

In French with English Subtitles.

9/21/2017 5:30 PM
Northern Vermont Songwriters

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Admission: Free

Northern Vermont Songwriters is a new organization for songwriters to share knowledge and maximize creativity. Membership and meetings are free. We meet at 6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the wooden octagonal building behind Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Songwriters from Vermont, New Hampshire and anywhere else are invited to attend, and all genres of music are welcome. Songwriters may bring a song to share. The song may be performed live for the group, or a recording may be played (an iPhone dock will be available). Songwriters are encouraged to bring 6 copies of lyrics to share with the group. They may also bring lyrics only, or choose to simply listen and comment on the songs of others. Members might be invited to participate in public performances, including a Songwriter Round at Catamount Arts and at First Night. Another exciting benefit is occasional workshops hosted by music industry professionals, designed to help songwriters improve their craft. Please join us for our next meeting. Any questions should be sent to jakarns33@gmail.com; or phone: (802) 467-9859.

9/21/2017 To 10/18/2017
Yerma

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm
Encore: Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

★★★★★ "Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro

★★★★★ "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer

★★★★★ "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent

9/21/2017 To 9/28/2017
The Big Sick

USA, Rated R, 120 Minutes

Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30
Thursday - 7:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

9/21/2017 To 9/28/2017
The Midwife

France, Not Rated, 117 Minutes

Director: Martin Provost

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice , the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost.

In French with English Subtitles.

9/22/2017 To 9/28/2017
Vision: A Photography Workshop (Adults and high school students)

Saturday, September 23, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: Class fee: $80 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students).

Instructor: Steven Edson

High school students: please register here after purchasing the class.

This one day workshop helps new and experienced photographers develop their unique vision. We will use St. Johnsbury as our backdrop and explore the textures, architecture, people and landscape to become better storytellers. Together, we will go out in the morning and explore parts of St. Johnsbury and discuss what we are seeing and figure out different ways of capturing it. At lunch, we will look at the different images everyone shot and discuss why they are successful or not. In the afternoon we will take our new sense of knowledge and go out again and photograph a different part of St. Johnsbury and return to discuss those images as well.

This is not a technical class, although we will cover basics and make sure that you are using your camera correctly to advance your photographic skills.

Steven Edson is an award winning fine art photographer based in Boston, MA. He has taught college degree courses in photography as well as continues to have a successful commercial photography career. He has a wealth of aesthetic and technical knowledge and is pleased to share it to benefit individuals trying to move forward with their own vision.

9/23/2017 8:30 AM
HCA Music Series: North Sea Gas

Saturday, September 23, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“...genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies." ~ Celtic Radio - Boston

One of Scotland's most popular and enduring bands for more than 30 years, North Sea Gas travels the world with their unique brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary and self-penned music. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment.

9/23/2017 7:00 PM
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Saturday, September 23, 7:00 pm

Location:
Masonic Hall
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

The Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night season kicks off on Saturday September 23 at 7 pm in the Masons Hall at Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, as always featuring the popular host band Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, plus special guests The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band from central Massachusetts. This is a free event but donations are gratefully and enthusiastically accepted!

The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band has been a popular regional band in Massachusetts for 15 years. Brothers Dave and Bob Dick have formerly been members of several national touring bands including Front Range and Salamander Crossing, plus the long running popular New England band Northern Lights. The band excels at adept and intricate instrumentation and also features harmony vocals and innovative arrangements of standards as well as unusual material.

Registering via the website does NOT guarantee a seat for this show. It is simply to give us an idea of the attendance we can expect. As always for the Bluegrass Nights, seating is first come, first served.

9/23/2017 7:00 PM
A Song for India

Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $10 general admission, $20 sponsor, $35 supporter

Legendary performer Betty Johnson Gray, her acclaimed daughter Lydia Gray, and master fiddler Patrick Ross, take the stage to benefit Help Kids India, a Vermont-based nonprofit that supports three preschools for children living in poverty in South India. Gray started her long musical career as a young girl with her family’s gospel ensemble, the Johnson Family Singers. She launched her adult solo career in the 1950s, shooting to fame with numerous hits. Ms. Gray has appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Jack Paar’s Tonight Show and has performed at the Grand Old Opry. Lydia Gray has performed across the United States including New York City’s famed Algonquin Oak Room and Cafe Pierre, and was nominated for the MAC award. Also joining them on stage is Ed Eastridge, classical and jazz guitarist, as well as award winning producer.

9/24/2017 4:00 PM
Made in Vermont - Vermont Symphony

Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm

Location: Haskell Opera House
Derby Line, VT / Stanstead, QC

Tickets:
$25 Adult
$10 Children (6-17)
Children 5 and under are free
Tickets will be available at the door.

Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the VSO in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Our traditional world premiere commission takes a creative twist as we partner with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to pair Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell’s new work with a new film by Jesse Kreitzer. Dedell’s work will be presented in concert format during our fall tour. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a richly inventive double concerto for violin and viola, features Jaime Laredo and his longtime colleague, superstar violinist Pamela Frank. Lighthearted works by Gluck and Britten round out the program.

For questions or more information, please contact Grace Spain, Box Office Manager at grace@vso.org, or call (800) VSO-9293 x 10 or locally, (802) 864-5741 x 10.

Program:

Pamela Frank, violin

  • GLUCK – “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo
  • BRITTEN – Simple Symphony
  • PAUL DEDELL – Breath (World Premiere Commission)
  • MOZART – Sinfonia Concertante (Jaime Laredo and Pamela Frank, soloists)

Jaime Laredo, conductor

9/24/2017 4:00 PM
Making a Tab-Bound Book with an Encrusted Cover (for adults and high school students)

Tuesday, September 26, October 3 and 10, 6-8 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center Classroom
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Class fee: $70 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students); $8 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Instructor: Sharon Kenney Biddle

In this bookbinding class, each participant will encrust papers with paint and ink to provide intriguing cover textures for a tab-bound journal. Varied and personal tabs designed by each student will give the journal additional individuality. All supplies and tools will be provided. Plan on wearing old clothes for the encrusting process.

High school students: please register here after purchasing the class.

Sharon Kenney Biddle has been teaching bookbinding for more than fifteen years. She believes that old-fashioned paper-filled books, especially ones that we make ourselves, are not obsolete or irrelevant. Designing a book and building its contents are worthy, satisfying experiences. A book that is entirely one's own from cover to cover is a splendid example of imagination and careful craftsmanship.

9/26/2017 6:00 PM
The Philippine Madrigal Singers

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Johnsbury School Auditorium
257 Western Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Advance Tickets: $35, $25, $15
At the door: $40, $30, and $20

Recognized by the UNESCO as Artists for Peace for “putting their fame and influence to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace,” the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won all top prizes in major choral competitions, including the Grand Prix in the recently concluded 64th Concurso Internazionale di Guido d’ Arezzo last August 2016 in Arezzo, Italy. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007).

The group’s virtuosity across a vast repertoire range, its continuing promotion of Filipino choral works and the rousing and deeply emotional impact that each performance has on all audiences the world over as they sing in the distinctive set-up of sitting in a semi-circle without a conductor have established their reputation as a pioneering force in choral music and an inspirational role model for other choirs.

Today, Professor Veneracion’s designated successor Mark Anthony Carpio continues with the mission not just of leading the country’s premier choir, but also to carry on the ongoing mission of developing choirs, conductors and singers all over the world.

Proceeds benefit the St. Johnsbury and Danville youth activities programs.

9/28/2017 To 9/29/2017
Too Much Information

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 pm
Friday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm

Location:
Hardwick Town House
127 Church Street
Hardwick, VT

Tickets: Adults $15, Child (12 and under) $8

This September, Vermont Vaudeville is back at the Hardwick Town House with an all-new production: “Too Much Information”. The show will feature new work from Brent and Maya McCoy and Modern Times Theater, as well as Vermont Vaudeville’s House Band. Special guests include international comedy sensation Rob Torres and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings Trio.

9/28/2017 To 9/30/2017
The Trip to Spain

United Kindom, Not Rated, 108 Minutes

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

There will be no matinee on Sunday, October 8 due to other programming.

9/29/2017 To 10/12/2017
A Ghost Story

USA, Rated R, 92 Minutes

Director: David Lowery

Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas, Jr.

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30
Thursday - 7:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal - a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

9/29/2017 To 10/5/2017
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009.

Comprising Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions, they have found themselves in great demand throughout the world performing together as 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc'.

With a firm focus on the rich traditional fiddle music from where they each belong, they have developed a sound that has been described as "unique", "meaningful", "intense" and "invigorating".

Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dazzled that the sound only comes from three fiddles.

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook. Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

9/29/2017 7:00 PM
Capitol Steps

Friday, September 29, 8:00 pm

Location:
Bellows Falls Opera House
7 Square
Bellows Falls, VT

Tickets: $55, $50, $40, and $30

Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers, and haven’t let up since. If you’ve been keeping with the news, you know there’s no shortage of material. The troupe is coming back to Bellows Falls with a new show of musical and political comedy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat, a snowflake or a deplorable: neither side is safe from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy!

Come see the group that has elevated political satire to an art form. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll support a worthy cause.

All proceeds benefit Windham & Windsor Housing Trust.

9/29/2017 8:00 PM
Matthew Odell

NH Born, world renown, award-winning pianist

Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

On Sunday, October 1st, beginning at 2:00 pm, St. Kieran will hosting New Hampshire born, world renown, award-winning pianist, Matthew Odell. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Town & Country Inn and Resort, tickets for this event will be $ 12.00 for adults and $8.00 for those under 18. In addition, the Material Girls of the Berlin Quilters Guild are currently exhibiting their works in the main hall. Come and check out the show and the exhibit, meet a few friends, have a cold beverage from our adult beverage bar, a hot beverage and/or a snack baked by our awesome team of volunteer bakers!

New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone. Recent concerts have including such diverse projects as Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles. . . with Maestro David Robertson and the Juilliard Orchestra for the reopening of Alice Tully Hall, a performance in the New York Philharmonic’s Stravinsky Festival, and solo recitals of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus. He also performed numerous contemporary works for piano and orchestra with the AXIOM Ensemble and completed a six-concert tour of Taiwan with the Hampton Trio.

In addition to performances in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York, Mr. Odell has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in Boston, Chicago, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Taipei, Taiwan, and Helsinki, Finland. He has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, New York’s Focus! Festival, the La Gesse Festival in Toulouse, France, Nuits musicales and Concerts du cloître in Nice, France, and the Rohm International Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan.

A passionate advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him. He has performed contemporary repertoire with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the AXIOM Ensemble, and the American Art Song Festival, a group he founded in 2004. In addition, he has also worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge. Mr. Odell’s affinity for the music of Olivier Messiaen has been seen in performances of his Couleurs de la cité céleste with the Peabody Camerata, Des canyons aux étoiles . . . and Sept Haïkaï with the AXIOM ensemble. He has also performed the Quartet for the End of Time in Alice Tully Hall, numerous songs and other chamber works, and an ongoing project of Messiaen’s complete works for solo piano. Recent recitals include a program of the music of Messiaen and his students and a tribute to Messiaen’s wife, Yvonne Loriod.

Mr. Odell is a founding member of the Hampton Trio, a group actively involved in presenting outstanding pieces from the established repertoire alongside newly-commissioned works. Mr. Odell’s special love of the art song repertoire has resulted in countless recitals with singers from around the world. He serves on the coaching faculty of the Académie internationale d’été de Nice in France and has performed in the Marilyn Horne Foundations’s festival The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Odell currently teaches at The Juilliard School and frequently presents master classes, workshops, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the U.S and Europe. In 2010 he graduated with a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and Brian Zeger. He studied further with Marian Hahn at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, graduating Pi Kappa Lambda with both a master of music degree and a graduate performance diploma in piano performance. He also worked with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Ann Schein at the Aspen Music School, with Laurence Morton at Bob Jones University, and in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Ian Hobson, Martin Isepp, Peter Hill, and the Tokyo String Quartet.

Mr. Odell has been awarded the Presser Award, the Sarah Stuhlman Zierler Award, two Peabody Career Development Grants, the Lucrezia Bori Grant, the Virginia Allison Accompanying Award, and a numerous fellowships and grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

10/1/2017 2:00 PM
Wunderle’s One Man Circus

Presented by Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures

Wednesday, October 4, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $4 each (buy tickets for all four shows for $10)
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50
Plus 6% Vermont sales tax

A one man show that thrills with the rich and time-treasured joys of the circus, this interactive show aims to dazzle and delight young and old alike. Troy Wunderle wows his audiences with expert juggling, wacky globe walking, astounding ladder balancing, sensational plate spinning, daring unicycle antics, dangerous rola bola stunts, mesmerizing bubble routines, mischievous magic and comic buffoonery.

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty years, he has toured throughout the United States with Vermont's own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney Channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and America’s Funniest Home Videos.

10/4/2017
An Inconvenient Sequel

USA, Rated PG, 98 Minutes

Directors: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

Cast: Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30
Thursday - 7:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

10/6/2017 To 10/19/2017
Kat Wright

Friday, October 6, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $13 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission

“What’s in a name…?” So mused the bard, and all too often the name doesn’t do justice to the subject. Not so with this Vermont octet. Kat herself, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting.

With a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top… and he harmonizes brilliantly, too. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.

10/6/2017 8:00 PM
Norma (Bellini)

Saturday, October 7, 12:55 pm
Encore - Sunday, October 8, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

10/7/2017 To 10/8/2017
The Logger & The Fiddler

Rusty DeWees & Patrick Ross
Comedy and Music Show
Rated SC some cussin

Saturday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Auditorium
College Road and Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $25 general admission

The evening's entertainment includes a live auction by Rusty, bid auction, 50/50, and refreshments.

Proceeds benefit the Council on Aging's programs which are offered free to participants. To date, more than 6,000 individuals have been able to eat nutritionally balanced meals, live with dignity, practice fitness, and learn effective techniques for coping with caregiver stress.

10/7/2017 7:00 PM
Rick & the All-Star Ramblers

Saturday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

A Rick & The All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band performance is a high energy, entertaining and dance-able trip back to a Vermont of a simpler, more musical day. A time of live radio, touring musical revues and family values. A Rambler show is fraught with Vermont-grown original music, classic western swing chestnuts and top-notch musicianship. Together Rick & The Ramblers deliver an exceptional musical experience, loaded with laughs, musical memories, surprises and sweet harmonies.

10/7/2017 7:00 PM
Back by Popular Demand - Wood and Belsher

An evening of maritime tunes, songs and fun

Sunday, October 8, 7:30pm

Location:
Haskell Opera House
193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

Tickets: $20 all seats

Picture it: A graceful tune to start off a set, with beautiful zippering lines, played while caressing the fiddle to his ear, eyes closed, off in a serene realm in a dance with time, as he lures us there with him. Then a cutting strathspey to kick it into a higher gear as he whoops out loud and smiles at the crowd a total of six reels in a row, all executed with flawless precision, pounding in rhythm, intoxicating in a firing energy, which brings about numbers fits of spontaneous applause from the crow who spring to their feet in ovation immediately at the set’s end. Wood simply dropped every single jaw in the house – certainly making us proclaim he is back and he is better than ever…. - Todd Maclean – Charlottetown Guardian.

Richard Wood, Prince Edward Island fiddler, artist, composer and entertainer has taken on the world once again. Richard has come full circle, not just in his musical career, but from the sheltered innocence as a child prodigy to learning life’s lessons the hard way.

Joining Richard Wood on stage again this year is Gordon Belsher. With a gentle charm that has become his trademark, Belsher versatility, engaging personality and exceptional musicality has earned him the prestigious Music PEI 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Whether playing before Festival crowds or intimate folk settings, Belsher’s talent is extraordinary. Don’t miss these unique and inspiring artists.

"He consistently brings 110 percent to the stage and is always thinking foremost of giving the audience the quality show it deserves." - Eddy Quinn, the Eastern Graphic

10/8/2017 7:30 PM
The Eagle Huntress

Mongolia, Rated G, 87 Minutes

Director: Otto Bell

Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv

Showtimes:
***No screening due to other programming
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl's quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

In Kazakh with English Subtitles.

There will be no screenings on Friday, January 27.

10/10/2017 7:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS (Homeschooled students, ages 5-8)

Thursdays, October 12-November 2, 9:30-11:00am

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: $45; all materials provided. Catamount Arts is committed to offering arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 if you are interested in discussing payment plans or scholarship opportunities.

After paying the class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Each class will explore the work of different contemporary artists, including Mondrian, O'Keefe, Wolf Kahn, Pollock, and Monet. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with paint using a variety of techniques, inspired by the styles of the selected artists.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years for schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham School and is the founder and producer of her own line of hats called Heidi’s Hats.

10/12/2017 9:30 AM
Ingrid Goes West

USA, Rated R, 98 Minutes

Director: Matt Spicer

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be.

10/13/2017 To 10/19/2017
David Sedaris

Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm

Location:
Latchis Theater
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $47, $42

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

10/13/2017 7:30 PM
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

Saturday, October 14, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, October 21, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

10/14/2017 To 10/21/2017
Sense and Sensibility - Aquila Theatre

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $42, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by September 14th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” - The New Yorker

Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time. Born in the late 18th century, she wrote with great insight and wit about the lives of the English upper middle class. Her characters seem to drift through the inescapable life of leisure that only privilege can afford, yet they are forever negotiating the reality of birthright and custom.

Sense & Sensibilty is one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited - especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level-headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound. D.C. Metro said “Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully.” NY Theater Review says “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a master of direction.”

“A classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” –The New York Times

10/14/2017 7:00 PM
Sultans of String

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

Three time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard Charting band Sultans of String creates “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick Magazine. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook. Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

10/14/2017 7:00 PM
Photography: Vision and Themes (ages 10-14)

Tuesdays, October 17 - November 21 (no class on October 31), 3:30 pm -5:00 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: Class fee: $55. Catamount Arts is committed to offering arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 if you are interested in discussing payment plans or scholarship opportunities.

After paying class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Cornelia Hasenfuss

In this class we will explore a few of the classic themes in photography, through looking at work as well as shooting various assignments. While we will touch upon camera controls and exposure basics, the main focus will be on what makes a good photograph in the tradition of the masters of landscape, still life, portraiture and abstract images. No prior photography experience is necessary. Students who have taken past photo classes with Cornelia are welcome! Please let us know if you will need to borrow a camera.

Cornelia Hasenfuss of Peacham has been making images for more than 25 years. She trained at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Most recently, she taught at the Cardigan School in Canaan, NH and ran a high school AP program in Sandy, UT. Her experience includes teaching portfolio prep and reviews, large format photography, studio lighting, medium format camera use, basic camera use and all forms of darkroom skills from basic black and white silver printing to film development and alternative and historical printing processes. Her personal art focuses on landscape images, as well as collage techniques including sewing, papermaking, hand coating images and historical processes of photography.

10/17/2017 3:30 PM
Step

USA, Rated PG, 84 Minutes

Director: Amanda Lipitz

Cast: Paula Defat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Step documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.

There will be no matinee on Sunday October 22 due to other programming.

10/20/2017 To 10/26/2017
Landline

USA, Rated R, 97 Minutes

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30
Thursday - 7:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

When two sisters suspect their father may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana, recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali. The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies.

10/20/2017 To 10/26/2017
Livingston Taylor in Concert
Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm

Location:
Alexander Twilight Theatre
Lyndon State College
1001 College Road
Lyndonville, VT

Tickets: $25

A benefit for Hungerfest 2017 to support NEKCA's food shelf.
10/20/2017 7:00 PM
Le Corsaire

Sunday, October 22, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 3:35

Music Adolphe Adam
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky after Marius Petipa
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-­‐inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

This is an on-screen event.

10/22/2017 To 11/1/2017
Governor's Arts Awards

Tuesday, October 724, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 all seats

The Vermont Arts Council, in association with the Governor’s office, recognizes outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts each year. Awards and citations are given to educators, artists, performers, advocates, administrators, volunteers, and scholars. In 2017 the Council will be recognizing the contributions of Vermonters in five different categories.

For more information visit: http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/blog/2017-governors-arts-awards/

10/24/2017 7:00 PM
The Viceroy's House

United Kingdom, Not Rated, 106 Minutes

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 5:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 5:30
Thursday - 5:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

New nations are rarely born in peace... India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina, to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy's House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. With sumptuous period detail, director Gurinder Chadha brings to life a pivotal historical moment that re-shaped the world.

10/27/2017 To 11/2/2017
The Only Living Boy in New York

USA, Rated R, 89 Minutes

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:30
Monday - 5:30 & 7:30
Tuesday - 7:30
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30
Thursday - 7:30

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 members/students
Matinees and Bargain Nights (Monday & Tuesday): $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 members/students

Thomas Webb, the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents' Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F., a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas' world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father is having an affair with a seductive younger woman. Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father's mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.

10/27/2017 To 11/2/2017
Michael Jerome Browne

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, October 27, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Traditional Singer, 2015; Solo Artist, 2012 & 2008), Maple Blues Award Winner, Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, Four-time Juno Award Nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories- Michael

Jerome Browne is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music.

Whether he's gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael's passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who's been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure.

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook. Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

10/27/2017 7:00 PM
Berlin Jazz

17th Annual Arts Benefit Concert

Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

On Saturday, October 28th, beginning at 7:00 pm, St. Kieran will hosting local jazz favorite, Berlin Jazz. In addition, the Material Girls of the Berlin Quilters Guild are currently exhibiting their works in the main hall. Come and check out the show and the exhibit, meet a few friends, have a cold beverage from our adult beverage bar, a hot beverage and/or a snack baked by our awesome team of volunteer bakers!

The jazz band, in existence since 1987, has amassed a library of over 200 selections. Among the selections for Saturday’s concert are All of Me, Stardust, My Funny Valentine, Sing, Sing, Sing and Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars. “We have such a great book of music, we could play for more than 10 hours non-stop” claims the group’s president, Monique Lavertu. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to select the play list for a 2-hour show: a great problem to have!”

Berlin Jazz has been blessed over the years to have many talented North Country musicians join the ensemble. The 18+ musicians that now fill their ranks donate their time each week for rehearsal and play for the love of music. Berlin Jazz Members include Steven Morrissette (Gorham), David Lebaron (Whitefield), Julie Schubert (Bethel, ME), and John McDowell (Randolph) in the trumpet section, David Glover (Whitefield), Bill Spencer (Littleton), Steven McCosh (Berlin) and Kenyon King (Chatham) in the trombone section, Bruce Kimball (Dummer), Monique Lavertu (Berlin), Faith Kimball, (Dummer), Leslie Morrissette (Gorham) and new to the group since its last appearance at St. Kieran, Brian Oberti in the saxophone section and Denise Doucette (Milan), David Arsenault (Gorham), Paul Laplante (Berlin) and Michael Martins (Littleton) round out the rhythm section.

10/28/2017 7:00 PM
Ex Machina

United Kingdom, Rated R, 108 Minutes

Director: Alex Garland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Showtime: 7:00 pm

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

10/31/2017 7:00 PM
Le Vent du Nord

Friday, November 3, 7:30pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $22 non-members, $20 Court Street Arts members

Quebec's Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.

11/3/2017 7:30 PM
Annual Catamount Benefit Auction

Saturday, November 4th
The fun gets underway at 5:30pm with the Live Auction starting at approximately 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: All tickets $30.00
Please note there is a limit of 250 tickets being sold.
Why the limit? We simply can't fit any more comfortably in the building!

You’re invited to the biggest party of the year, the annual Catamount Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 4th at the Catamount Arts Center in the Masonic Temple located at 115 Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The action begins at 5:30pm with the reception. The live auction will begin at 7:00pm.

Due to the large number of items, we will begin the buy-it-now portion of the silent auction on November 2nd.

As always, the admission ticket includes all the beverages and food for a fabulous evening.

 

11/4/2017 7:00 PM
DESIGN AND CROCHET A WINTER HAT (Homeschooled students ages 10 and up; adults welcome)

Thursdays, November 9-December 14, 9:30-11:00am

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: $60; bring your own crochet hook (size 6.5mm/K) or purchase one at the first class for $3. Other materials included. Catamount Arts is committed to offering arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 if you are interested in discussing payment plans or scholarship opportunities.

After paying the class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

This class offers participants a hands-on interactive experience of designing then making an original crocheted hat, perfect for the coming winter. Parents and other adult caregivers are welcome to participate. Hats make great holiday gifts! Class is limited to 7 students.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years for schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham School and is the founder and producer of her own line of hats called Heidi’s Hats.

11/9/2017 9:30 AM
Tracy Grammer with Jim Henry

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack while the duo was on tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.

Determined to honor the duo's journey and bring Carter's songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer has kept to the road, releasing solo albums as well as selections from the Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer archives.

Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's reclusive accompanist. As one fan put it, "With Tracy, it's never just about the music. It's a soul journey."

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook. Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

11/10/2017 7:00 PM
Follies

Thursday, November 16, 7:00 pm
Encore: Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

11/16/2017 To 11/21/2017
The Exterminating Angel (Adès)

Saturday, November 18, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, November 25, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

11/18/2017 To 11/25/2017
The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday, November 19, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:05

Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography Jean-­Christophe Maillot
Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio)

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-­tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.

Acclaimed choreographer Jean-­Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-­‐paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!

Captured live on Jan 24, 2016

This is an on-screen event.

11/19/2017 To 11/29/2017
Lighting and Image Making (Adults and high school students)

Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 6-8 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: $80 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students).

High school students, after paying class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Cornelia Hasenfuss

In this class we will explore the world of lighting in photography. We will begin with a study of natural light, and continue with the use of “hot lights”, studio lights as well as basics of portrait photography. No prior experience is necessary, and while we will touch upon basic camera controls, our main focus will be in shooting and critiquing.

Cornelia Hasenfuss of Peacham has been making images for more than 25 years. She trained at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Most recently, she taught at the Cardigan School in Canaan, NH and ran a high school AP program in Sandy, UT. Her experience includes teaching portfolio prep and reviews, large format photography, studio lighting, medium format camera use, basic camera use and all forms of darkroom skills from basic black and white silver printing to film development and alternative and historical printing processes. Her personal art focuses on landscape images, as well as collage techniques including sewing, papermaking, hand coating images and historical processes of photography.

11/28/2017 6:00 PM
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 pm

Location:
Rialto Theater
80 Main St.
Lancaster, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

Bob Amos first became an internationally recognized and acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter as the leader of the popular award winning band Front Range. From 1990-2003, Front Range recorded seven CDs, and received top notch reviews and heavy airplay on bluegrass radio programs throughout the world.

Over many years Amos has been universally praised for his musical arrangements and original bluegrass material. Sing Out! magazine has called Bob “one of the most constantly intelligent and interesting songwriters in American music.”

Bob is once again in the bluegrass spotlight with a whole new batch of stellar original songs, and a terrific new band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, to present this new material to the public. The group features Bob on banjo, guitar and vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin and vocals, Steve Wright on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger. The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.

Bob’s CD “Borrowed Time” was given a highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, and his most recent CD, “Sunrise Blues,” was named Best Traditional Album of the Year by Vermont’s Barre-Montpelier Times Argus Music Awards. VPR’s “All The Traditions” radio host Robert Resnick wrote “(Sunrise Blues) gets my vote as best acoustic album of 2014.”

Call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for additional information. Visit The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts ( GNWCA) at www.gnwca.org and find them on Facebook.

11/28/2017 7:00 PM
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

A Cape Breton Christmas

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $57, $47, $37, $27, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by October 31st. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

An evening of seasonal music – and plenty more!

The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life.

Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories—she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy—both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak.

Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s “One,“ which was followed by 2016’s “A Celtic Family Christmas” (and which cemented the couple’s status as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit) confirmed MacMaster and Leahy were as dynamic working together as they were working apart.

That’s no small feat when your combined album sales exceed one million; when past collaborators include classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bluegrass star Alison Krauss and banjo ace Béla Fleck; and when your ecstatic fan base (which boasts Shania Twain and The Chieftains) stretches from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Sydney, Australia.

“The fiddle was definitely common ground for us when we first got together,” MacMaster, recalls with a chuckle. “But I was so in awe of Donnell’s family, of 11 siblings who could play and had a family band. And here I am now doing almost exactly the same thing. Well, kind of.”

MacMaster is referring to her and Leahy’s six musically gifted children, who today are the centrepiece of the MacMaster/Leahy live set though not because the couple necessarily envision showbiz careers for Mary Frances, Michael, Clare, Julia, Alec, and Sady. Rather, the pair realized early on that being on the road without their kids was infinitely harder than touring with them. That the children were already being home schooled (MacMaster has a teaching degree) made enacting that decision easier.

When vintage comedian W.C. Fields famously quipped, "Never work with animals or children," he clearly hadn’t seen the MasMaster/Leahy clan fiddling, step-dancing and positively delighting audiences.

MacMaster reflects. “This whole thing—first playing music by myself, then playing music with Donnell, then touring with Donnell and the children and all of us playing music together—has evolved in a very natural way.

True-life stories in the entertainment world (or anywhere) don’t come more remarkable than that.

“Flying notes, fast paced jigs and reels and polkas, paint can percussion and Gaelic lyrics, original music and tunes from Scotland, Ireland, the Maritimes, and elsewhere, piano, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, and of course fiddles: all those, in the hands and spirits of gifted musicians, will likely have a similar effect on the listeners of One.” -Music Road

11/30/2017 7:00 PM
No Strings Marionette Company presents Scrooge…A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $4 each (buy tickets for all four shows for $10)
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50
Plus 6% Vermont sales tax

Audiences of all ages will enjoy this timeless story, told through the magical artistry of puppets! Eighteen large-scale marionettes whisk you through the Good Ole Streets of Charles Dickens' London. If the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future can awaken the forgotten love and joy within stingy Scrooge's heart, just think what the story can do to encourage the everlasting Spirit of Christmas in us all.

Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have toured the US together for over sixteen years. Their traveling stage transforms any space into an intimate theater, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike. With puppeteers in full view, the audience sees how the puppets are brought to life. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic.

12/6/2017
Young Marx

Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm
Encore: Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

12/7/2017 To 12/14/2017
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdink)

Saturday, December 9, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, December 16, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Special Holiday Encore Presentation

Original Live in HD Broadcast: December 24, 2007

Approx. running time: 2 hours 15 min.

12/9/2017 To 12/16/2017
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

A Seasonal Celebration
Of One That Is So Fair and Bright

Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

Location: United Community Church @ North (formerly North Congregational Church)
1325 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $35, $25, $15. Students free

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Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.

The choir has toured widely, including in Europe, the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and the Middle East. In 2000 it became the first Oxbridge mixed choir to perform at the BBC Proms, singing Bach’s St John Passion. The choir has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances of Handel’s Jephtha in Spain, Belgium, the UK and the USA and again in performances of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, praised for ‘thrillingly fresh and feisty singing.’ Other collaborations include Manchester Camerata, Academy of Ancient Music, and the Schubert Ensemble. The choir gives frequent performances at many international festivals, including the Potsdam Sanssouci Music, Munich Opera, and Spitalfields Festivals and the Early Music Weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

This evening’s program will include:

  • THOMAS TALLIS (c. 1505–85) Videte miraculum
  • PLAINSONG Verbum supernum prodiens
  • GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (c. 1525–94) Surge, illuminare
  • WILLIAM BYRD (c. 1539/40–1623) Vigilate
  • HERBERT HOWELLS (1892–1983) Long, long ago
  • HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS (1560–1629) Magnificat quinti toni (with Josef lieber and In dulci jubilo)
  • JOHN TAVENER (1944–2013) Today the Virgin
  • JOHN TAVENER God is with us
  • GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1958) arrangement: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • JOHN JOUBERT (b. 1927) Torches
  • BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–76) A Hymn to the Virgin
  • PIERRE VILLETTE (1926–98) Hymne à la Vierge
  • JOSHUA PACEY (b. 1995) I sing of a maiden (world première)
  • TRADITIONAL arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS (1919–2015) The infant king
  • JOHN RUTTER (b. 1945) What sweeter music
  • WILL TODD (b. 1970) My Lord has come
  • FRANZ GRÜBER (1787–1863) arr. GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Silent night (world première)
  • WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–92) A babe is born
  • JAMES BURTON (b. 1974) Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • Arr. JAMES MAWSON (b. 1988) Santa Bab
  • y
  • Trad. arr. FREDERC AUSTIN (1872–1952) arr. IAN HUMPRHIS (1927–2012)
    The Twelve Days of Christmas

“The Choir, subtlety modulated by conductor Graham Ross, spins a wonderfully fluid, mellifluous texture. These are performances of real quality and intelligence, by a choir which has carved a highly distinctive niche for itself amid the Oxbridge scramble.'" – BBC

12/13/2017 7:00 PM
The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 17, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, December 27, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:15

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)
Cast Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.

A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

Captured live on Dec 21, 2014

This is an on-screen event.

12/17/2017 To 12/27/2017
All Wheel for the Arts Car Raffle

Drawing: Thursday, December 28, 2:00 pm

Location:
St. Johnsbury Subaru
220 Memorial Dr
St Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100

GRAND PRIZE (you don't need to be present to win):

  • 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i
    VALUE: $25,310
  • Yakima Skybox 12 Carbonite Rack
    VALUE: $450

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $25,760

2018 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5i
COLOR: Ice Silver Metallic

PERFORMANCE AND EXTERIOR

  • 2.5L Horizontally-Opposed DOHC Engine
  • 17-inch Steel Wheels w/ Center Caps
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering

COMFORT, CONVENIENCE INTERIOR

  • Air Conditioning w/Air Filtration System
  • 6.2 Infotainment System w/ CD, HD Radio
  • STARLINK Smartphone Connectivity/Apps
  • USB Port with iPod Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Connectivity
  • Steering Wheel: Bluetooth & Audio Switches
  • Cruise Control & Tilt/Telescopic Steering
  • Power Door Locks & Dual Power Mirrors
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Power Window w/ Driver’s Auto Down
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Color Multi-Function Display
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 12V Outlet in Dash, Console & Cargo Area

Second Prize: 2017/18 Burke Mountain Ski Season Pass
Value: $929
Will be awarded at the drawing and you MUST be present to win.

Net proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts

Winner is responsible for all associated fees, which include but may not be limited to all federal, state and local taxes (including income tax liability); license, title, registration, and/or similar fees associated with receiving the prize. Must be 18 years or older to win. Winner must claim prize within ten (10) days of drawing.

12/28/2017 2:00 PM
First Night North in St. Johnsbury

Sunday, December 31, 4:00pm to midnight

Location: Various locations in St. Johnsbury

Special Supporter Buttons: $25 each
Select "Supporter Buttons" in the Area drop down when selecting your tickets.

Tickets:
Before December 1:
Adult - $16
Student - $10

December 1 through December 30:
Adult - $20
Student - $12

December 31:
Adult - $22
Student - $14

More event information coming soon!

12/31/2017 4:00 PM
Court Street Arts Annual Membership

At Court Street Arts we celebrate the unique history of the Alumni Hall building as it transitioned from an 1800s courthouse, to a school gymnasium, to a condemned building, to what has become a vibrant center for arts and the community.

Over a decade ago the community came together to save the Alumni Hall building with the hopes to one day see the stage alive with theater, dance and music. Today we welcome artists from across the globe and from our very own backyard to the stage, aspiring artists take classes, and our SPARK program gives access to high-quality programming to students from across the region.

We invite you to join us in believing that big dreams can happen in unlikely spaces, and that by working together great things are made possible. Become a member today!

Memberships are offered at $25 and help to sustain valuable programming. In return, as a member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted member prices for live performances (you can bring a friend at member rates)
  • A member discount on classes
  • A member discount of 10% on all event rentals
  • A complementary dessert at Bailiff’s Cafe
12/31/2017 11:59 PM
The Hot Sardines

Sizzling music from New York speakeasies, Paris cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.

Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $53, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

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Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. And they even have a tap dancer.

During the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 performance dates from Chicago to London. They’ve released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally.

Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines.

Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair — she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.

“We found ourselves in the perfect place at the perfect time,” says Evan. “As we explored this 100 year-old jazz, we began to look at it as a journey forward, not so much as a look back. This is music for today, not a museum piece.”

Indeed, “People Will Say We’re In Love” from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! gets reinvented as a tart tango. Jazz standard “Comes Love” starts as a minuet before vocalist Elizabeth, singing in her native French, conjures up spirits of 1930s Paris. The Hot Sardines even upend Robert Palmer’s 1985 classic “Addicted To Love” with Elizabeth’s cool vocals and hot horn arrangements.

In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. “It’s a really cool time to be making music,” Elizabeth says.

“One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” — Forbes

“One of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene.” – Downbeat

“Crisp musicianship…immaculate and witty showmanship.” - Times of London

“The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz play big halls as if they’ve just dropped in to a party.” -- The Guardian (London)

1/19/2018 7:00 PM
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, January 21, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:30

Music Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-­wrenching tragedy…

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-­‐telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptiation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-­‐crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

This is an on-screen event.

1/21/2018 To 1/31/2018
Tosca (Puccini)

Saturday, January 27, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, February 3, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. James Levine conducts.

1/27/2018 To 2/3/2018
The Capitol Steps

Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm

Location:
Latchis Theater
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $35 all seats

The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers, and haven’t let up since. If you’ve been keeping with the news, you know there’s no shortage of material. The troupe is coming back to Brattleboro and Rutland with a new show of musical and political comedy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat, a snowflake or a deplorable: neither side is safe from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy!

2/1/2018 7:30 PM
The Lady of the Camellias

Sunday, February 4, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 3:05

Music John Neumeier
Choreography Frédéric Chopin
Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Margeurite), Edvin Revazov (Armand), Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux)

At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…

Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

Captured live on Dec 6, 2015

This is an on-screen event.

2/4/2018 To 2/14/2018
Ballet Jazz of Montreal

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $56, $46, $36, $26, $15. Students $15.

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An internationally renowned repertory company, Ballet Jazz of Montreal (BJM) continues to grow with all the energy and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its birth in 1972. Part ballet, part modern, part street dance, BJM defies categories with its delicious blend of hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor and imagination.

Ballet Jazz is a diverse international troupe. The dancers have strong classical training, with classical vocabulary and aesthetics. But they mix everything, all disciplines, to the ballet language: modern, jazz, street dance, hip-hop, African dance. Everything is fluid, depending on the personal idea and the vocabulary of each individual choreographer. It brings new style to their work, but with reference — clear reference — to the ballet world.

Since Louis Robitaille was nominated Artistic Director in 1998, BJM is now, more than ever, in tune with the times. While preserving the essence of the company, BJM works today with some of the most prestigious figures in the world of dance and contemporary ballet.

Allowing the full expression of each dancer’s identity is crucial to BJM’s distinctive style. These high level, eclectic artists perfectly represent the company’s spirit. Thanks to their unique personalities and the quality of their performances, they captivate audiences and critics across the world.

“Impeccable dancers.” -- Philadelphia Inquirer

“The movement is smooth and sleek, with slinky hip rolls and low wheeling jumps and crouches, all punctuated by loose-legged little kicks and bouncy walks. The effect is clean and smart, and the 12 dancers perform with boundless enthusiasm. Ballet Jazz of Montreal offers an entire world, full of surprise and humor, emotion and pain, expressed through a dance vocabulary that takes ballet technique and dismantles it to near-invisibility.” -- New York Times

2/6/2018 7:00 PM
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)

Saturday, February 10, 12:00 pm
Encore - Saturday, February 17, 12:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

2/10/2018 To 2/17/2018
Kingdom All-Stars

The NEK’s Own Rockin’ Role Models

Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $4 each (buy tickets for all four shows for $10)
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50
Plus 6% Vermont sales tax

The Kingdom All Stars team of student musicians was featured live in concert this year in the Vermont State House, on Vermont Public Radio and at the Rising Star Showcase at Lyndon State College. Members come from nine public and private schools in northeastern Vermont.

The band features six new members this year, including the first ever from Danville. Their music is a blend of popular and rock music with its roots in blues, R&B, gospel and country music.

The Kingdom All-Stars have been featured on WCAX Channel 3 and Fox 44 television, The Caledonia County Fair, Somersworth International Children's Festival, and the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington.

2/21/2018
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pmEncore: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Contains nudity.

★★★★
"A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted" - Sunday Times

★★★★
"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" - The Independent

★★★★
"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth" - The Metro

2/22/2018 To 2/27/2018
La Bohème (Puccini)

Saturday, February 24, 12:30 pm
Encore - Saturday, March 3, 12:30 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

2/24/2018 To 3/3/2018
The Flames of Paris

Sunday, March 4, 12:55 pm
Encore: March 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:15

Music Boris Asafiev
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky, after Vasily Vainonen
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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3/4/2018 To 3/14/2018
Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out

Irish dance and music choreographed by a former star of Riverdance

Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students $15)

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Direct from Dublin, Ireland -- a dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist.

Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

The evening’s program, Stepping Out, provides an extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish Culture. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the Great Hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean, to New York City.

Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music, and showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance.

STATEMENT FROM THE CHOREOGRAPHER:

"The story of Immigration makes up the very fabric of what it means to be Irish. As a Dublin-born Irish dancer I now reside in the United States and as a result I am part of this continuing immigrant story. Tradition does not survive without change and the evolution of Irish dance is in no small way a consequence of the many diverse influences it encountered as it travelled.“

“Dublin Irish Dance traces the emotive story of the immigrant Irish people as they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new and better life. The Irish had little in their pockets as they entered Ellis Island. In fact, for many, the only possessions they had were the clothes on their backs. But what they did bring with them in abundance was years of tradition. And it is this tradition of music, song and dance that united a downtrodden people and uplifted their hearts and minds as they began to establish themselves in their new home.“

“Over the years, these traditions have been embraced and revered by millions of enthusiasts throughout America and across the globe. Dublin Irish Dance takes you on a journey and demonstrates just why these indigenous art forms have melted hearts from the fireside kitchens of Ireland to the greatest auditoria of the world." -Anthony Fallon, Choreographer, Former Principal Dancer of Riverdance. Four-Time Irish Dance, World Champion.

3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Hamlet

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm
Encore: Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Marvel's Doctor Strange) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

3/8/2018 To 3/15/2018
Semiramide (Rossini)

Saturday, March 10, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, March 17, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

3/10/2018 To 3/17/2018
Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra—16 Musicians on Stage

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

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As performed in sold-out concerts at Tanglewood and the BBC Proms (2015) – and just a couple of days before their Carnegie Hall Concert. “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” presents Apollo’s Fire and director/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell in music of J.S. Bach and his most admired colleagues. Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig – fiery strings, colorful recorders and a dizzying harpsichord solo… an evening of rampant virtuosity!

This performance includes the planned Carnegie Hall Program: Brandenburgs no. 4 & 5, Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, Handel’s Terpsichore Chaconne, and Sorrell’s acclaimed arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”) which the group performs from memory

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“Apollo’s Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the re-making of early music… European ears have begun to appreciate the blend of intellect and artistry concocted by harpsichordist Sorrell and her colleagues. Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave.” -- BBC Music Magazine

“Visually charged, minutely stage-managed musical theatrics from Jeannette Sorrell and her irrepressible team of musicians… Utterly sensational, every phrase a Baroque curlicue dipped in gold and then embellished still further. Charismatic and boundlessly energetic… this is Baroque music in its unbuttoned state.” -- TheArtsDesk, London

“Under the inspired direction of Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo’s Fire has become one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles, causing one to hear familiar baroque material anew.” -- The Independent, London

“Apollo’s Fire is one of the brightest lights of period-instrument playing in the United States… arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style. Its trademark qualities: expressive subtlety, exuberance and passion.” --Classical Music Magazine, London

“This swaggering version… makes the most of the variety of instrumental color Bach so exhilaratingly put on show. Two harpsichord concertos BWV 1052 and 1056 are both brilliantly played, as is the keyboard part in the Fifth Brandenburg, by Sorrell.” -- The Sunday Times, London (reviews of Bach Concertos CD)

“These excellent young musicians take a highly gestural approach to phrasing and bring across their music with an exuberant musicality, like wind through a forest. Easily one of the most enjoyable concerts of the season.” -- The Boston Globe

3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Julius Caesar

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Encore: Thursday, March 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

3/22/2018 To 3/29/2018
Così fan tutte (Mozart)

Saturday, March 31, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, April 7, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

3/31/2018 To 4/7/2018
Burlington Taiko

Wednesday, April 4, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $4 each (buy tickets for all four shows for $10)
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50
Plus 6% Vermont sales tax

Taiko—Japanese for "big drum” – is a relatively modern revival of ancient Japanese drumming traditions. Over time, many areas of Japan developed unique choreography and rhythms celebrating festivals or recreations of historic events. In modern times, Taiko has emerged as a performing art.

Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the Taiko. Using a background of thunderous drums, graceful movement and colorful pageantry, Burlington Taiko provides a unique opportunity for entertainment and education.

4/4/2018
Jennifer Hartswick Band

Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $42, $30, $20, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by March 8th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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Northeast Kingdom native Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most refreshing new voices of the twenty-first century. A consummate performer, she thrills audiences as a vocalist, trumpeter, composer, lyricist and educator. She is equally at home singing soul, funk, pop and R&B, but her passion, without question, is jazz.

Born into a musical family, Jennifer began playing at the age of 4. In her early teens she became infatuated with the sounds of Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Clifford Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. After a stint living on the upper west side of Manhattan, she attended the Hartt School of Music where she studied the intricacies of the jazz idiom with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean and many other highly prominent jazz artists.

At the age of 20 Jennifer was afforded the opportunity to join Trey Anastasio's new band, having already recorded on Story of the Ghost (Phish, 1998) and One Man's Trash (Trey Anastasio, 1998). She embraced the idea with open arms and began touring with him in 2001. In her seven years of touring, she has shared the stage and studio with such legends as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock to name a few.

In 2003 Jennifer released her own debut album; a soulful, horn-laden party entitled Fuse. “I always want an album to sound fresh,” says Hartswick. “It's amazing to see what happens when you put great musicians in a room together with no boundaries.”

KCP Presents is proud to welcome Jen Hartswick back to the Kingdom.

4/7/2018 7:00 PM
Giselle

Sunday, April 8, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:20

Music Adolphe Adam
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Captured live on Oct 11, 2015

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4/8/2018 To 4/18/2018
Luisa Miller (Verdi)

Saturday, April 14, 12:30 pm
Encore - Saturday, April 21, 12:30 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

4/14/2018 To 4/21/2018
Cendrillon (Massenet)

Saturday, April 14, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, April 21, 12:55 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $23 Catamount Arts member, $16 student

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

4/28/2018 To 5/5/2018
Coppélia

Sunday, June 10, 12:55 pm
Encore: Wedensday, June 20, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18, Members - $15, Students - $6

Running time: 2:45

Music Léo Delibes
Choreography Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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6/10/2018 To 6/20/2018
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