Paterson

USA, Rated R, 118 Minutes

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nelli

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

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

3/31/2017 To 4/6/2017
Toni Erdmann

Germany, Rated R, 162 Minutes

Director: Maren Ade

Cast: Sandra Muller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30only
Saturday - 5:30only
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30
Monday - 5:30 only
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

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann": Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

In German with English Subtitles.

3/31/2017 To 4/6/2017
Idomeneo (Mozart)

Saturday, March 25, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, April 1, 12:55 pm

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

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

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

This is an on-screen event.

4/1/2017 12:55 PM
Brushes & Brews with Ed Kadunc

Saturday, April 1, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $35 (includes all materials and one beverage) , with dinner $45 (hand thrown pizza from the Colatina and salad with local greens & veggies. Vegetarian & gluten free options available.)

Sip on a selection of craft brews (or wine & cider), nibble on hand thrown pizza from the Colatina and let artist Ed Kadunc take you through the steps of painting from start to finish. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity! This class will introduce you to painting fundamentals and give you instruction to create a finished painting (pictured). All materials will be provided.

4/1/2017 To 5/6/2017
Gregory Douglass

Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Cabaret Room
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students (tax included)

Gregory’s evocative, alternative sound blends "Rufus Wainwright ́s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake ́s accessible soulfulness," (OUT Magazine). His recent spotlight on NPR's Morning Edition has coined him "one of New England's best- kept secrets." Douglass has shared the stage with artists like Regina Spektor, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies, Jason Mraz, and Margaret Cho. According to Pandora's founder, Tim Westergren, Gregory is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today. Gregory has sold 100,000+ songs digitally on his own and his videos have amounted to over one million views on his YouTube channels. His music videos have also charted numerous times on MTV Network's LOGO TV.

4/2/2017 7:00 PM
Watercolors

with Ed Kadunc

Monday, April 3, 5:30 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $65 Court Street Arts members, $68 non-members

This introductory class, taught by Ed Kadunc, will focus on a variety of established technical and creative aspects of watercolor painting. Using spring flowers as our subject we will apply simple watercolor techniques and learn a variety of essential watercolor elements in depicting flowers and flower arrangements. The course will introduce a number of watercolor steps including proper application, understanding of color, color mixing, brushwork, etc., in order to complete a composition. Spring flowers are a wonderful subject and the watercolor medium is well suited for color variations in flower painting. Through demonstration and step by step application we will simplify the approach to watercolor painting and develop our colorful compositions.

4/3/2017 5:30 PM
The Bookends

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

Made up of Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, Bookends have toured extensively to sold out shows at the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and have appeared at prestigious venues such as The Lowry and the Minack Theatre in Penzance. Making their USA tour this year, the duo will be singing the classics of Simon & Garfunkel with such memorable songs as "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "The Sounds of Silence", "The Boxer" and much more.

BBC Radio states: " Closing your eyes; that could really be Simon & Garfunkel". Their sound is on point and amazingly like the classic duo we all remember. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.

4/5/2017 7:00 PM
Twelfth Night

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 pm
Encore - Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm

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

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

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

4/6/2017 To 4/13/2017
I Am Not Your Negro

USA, Rated PG-13, 93 Minutes

Director: Raoul Peck

Cast: James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Belafonte

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

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material.

4/7/2017 To 4/13/2017
The Sky Blue Boys

Bluegrass, Folk and Rural Tradition

Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

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

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

Two fellows with a mandolin and guitar, a musical teamwork built of habit, their voices fused in the special blend produced by kinship. They were called “brothers duets,” and during the 1930s and ’40s it was the predominant format in country music, practiced by now-legendary teams of brothers on radio stations and stage shows throughout the countryside.

In Vermont, Dan and Willy Lindner, The Sky Blue Boys, have revived the tradition. Following the example of old-time duos such as The Blue Sky Boys, The Delmore Brothers and the Louvin Brothers they have built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Heeding their own musical instincts they have expanded the accompaniment to include a variety of acoustic instruments and added many newer songs including several of their own compositions.

Willy and Dan have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively in that context, as well as sitting in on shows and recording sessions for many of the region’s top acoustic musicians. But never far from their hearts were the sounds they learned to love long ago – the simple moving sounds of the early “brothers duets.”

4/7/2017 7:00 PM
Mountain Money All-Stars

Friday, April 7, 7:00pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

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

  • Yo Mama Mac & Cheese, green salad & Izzy roll $12
  • Pulled Pork on a roll, side of mac & cheese & green salad $13
  • Butternut Squash Soup, Izzy roll & green salad $10

If you plan on having dinner, please be sure to add the number of dinners needed along with your show tickets.

Patrick Ross and the Mountain Money All-Stars grace the Upper Valley with a fiddle and banjo celebration. Honoring the virtue and history of the instruments, the Mountain Money fiddle and banjo series has culminated into this layered exhibition with an all-star cast of eight players and twice as many banjos of all shapes, tunings and sizes.

The melodies, chord progressions, and song structures are a currency long traded in logging and hunting camps, and in parlors and on porches of homes in mining and mill towns. Because hauling a piano up into the mountains makes about as much sense as building Fitzcaraldo’s opera house in the Amazon jungle, the fiddle and banjo are the instruments of choice for this celebration of Mountain Money. Both instruments are easily carried, project with equal loudness, and are complementary to one another—the banjo’s staccato pulse with the fiddle’s legato melody—and thus have a long tradition of being played in the places where Mountain Money is the only available currency.

4/7/2017 7:00 PM
Artist Talk: Steven Edson, Photographer

Friday, April 7, 7 pm

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

Admission: FREE

Prize-winning photographer Steven Edson will speak about his work and his exhibition All Roads Lead Home, which is on view in Catamount Arts’ Rankin Gallery March 18 through April 29, 2017. On Saturday, April 8 he will conduct a daylong photography workshop from 9 am—5 pm. The artist talk is free and open to the public, but potential students must register for the workshop at www.catamountarts.org/education.

Upon attending the reception for the highly competitive juried show ArtsConnect@CatamountArts, artist Steven Edson learned that he had been designated Second Prize Winner by Juror and Fleming Museum Curator Andrea Rosen. The next day his ride back home to Boston stretched from 3 hours to 10 hours as he stopped to take photographs of the winter landscape in Vermont and northern New Hampshire. As a result, Edson realized the series of images now on view in the Rankin Gallery that perfectly represent his belief that photography is all about “how to look at what might be considered commonplace and extract a visual gem.”

Edson graduated with a BFA from MassArt with a major in SIM (The Studio for Inter-related Media). He exhibits widely and was most recently featured in Art Now: New Directions in Contemporary Photography at the Ann Arbor Art Center in Michigan. Formerly a photography lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center and commercial photographer who integrated video and animation into work for clients, Edson now concentrates his energies full time on fine art photography.

4/7/2017 7:00 PM
The Drowsy Chaperone

April 7, 8, 14, and 15 - 8:00 pm
April 9 and 16 - 2:00 pm

Location:
Littleton Opera House
2 Union St.
Littleton, NH

Tickets: $14 advance sale, $16 at the door.
Group Rate: $12 for groups of 10 or more (tickets must be purchased in a single transaction)

Book by Robert Martin & Don McKellar

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison

The Upstage Players invites audiences to The Drowsy Chaperone presented at the Littleton Opera House on April 7,8,9,14,15 & 16. This truly nonstop high energy musical is full of laughs and gags and it knows just the right way to poke fun at musical theatre while paying the perfect homage to the genre. This show is the perfect night out with the family (PG), a great date night, a way to support local arts and, maybe more than anything else, an evening out of the house to laugh and forget about the craziness of life for a few hours.

Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk awards including Outstanding Musical, this hilarious show-within-a-show features a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. The show pays homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age through the mind of one great fan and his well-worn LP of an old cast recording.

The fun begins with a die-hard musical comedy fan known simply as "Man in the Chair", who speaks directly to the audience about life, love and his favorite past time, live theatre. He then asks the audience to listen along with him as he plays them the well-worn cast album of his favorite (fictional) 1928 musical comedy called "The Drowsy Chaperone." The play begins to unfold in his very apartment as he comments occasionally on the plot, songs or even the fictional actors playing his favorite characters. It is a loving spoof of and homage to golden age musicals that practically vibrates with dozens of over-the-top characters and toe-tapping musical numbers. The Drowsy Chaperone has been called one of the wittiest, craziest shows ever to hit Broadway.

Chaperone is directed by Upstage Artistic Director, Andrew Lidestri, and choreography by Lidestri & Madalyn Sheehy. The cast will consist of some wonderful local talent including Dennis MacKay, Courtney Vashaw, Sam Brown, Fran Day, Grant Fuller, Wendy Muello, Peter Gair, Alyssa Comeau, Jess Griffiths, Owen Fogg, Madalyn Sheehy, Andrew Lidestri & Naomi Going. There is also a wonderful chorus of local talent rounding out the production. The sets and costumes will paint a picture of life in the roaring twenties and a full pit band orchestra will accompany these cast filling the hall with some excellent music and tunes you’ll find yourself humming long after the curtain falls.

4/7/2017 To 4/16/2017
FINDING THE UNUSUAL MOMENT IN THE COMMONPLACE: A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

(For adults and high school students)

Saturday, April 8, 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Steven Edson

This one day workshop will explore our preconceptions about the everyday aspect of looking at the commonplace. Participants will learn to breakdown our habitual ways of seeing to reveal the unique qualities of our environment in order to make engaging and iconic photographs. The day will include time for shooting in downtown St. Johnsbury as well as discussion and critique of our work in the field. Please bring a bag lunch, and a digital camera or cellphone with a good quality camera. If you have a laptop or tablet with imaging software (e.g., Photoshop, Light Room), please bring that. We will have computers available here.

Class fee: $80 ($75 for Catamount Art' members)

High school students, after purchasing your spot, please fill out the enrollment form here.

Boston-based photographer Steve Edson graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design, majoring in Studio for Interrelated Media. He exhibits widely and was most recently featured in Art Now: New Directions in Contemporary Photography at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Formerly a photography lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center and a commercial photographer who integrated video and animation into work for clients, Edson now concentrates his energies full-time on fine art photography. He currently has work on display in Catamount Arts’ ArtsConnect@CatamountArts juried group show, and will have a solo exhibition in Catamount’s Rankin Gallery March 18-April 29.

4/8/2017 9:00 AM
Behemoth

China, Not Rated, 95 Minutes

Director: Liang Zhao

Cast: Non-Professionals

Showtimes:
Friday - No screenings today
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 5:30 & 7:30 ***No matinee screening today
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

Venice Film Festival Winner

Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Liang Zhao's visionary new film Behemoth details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory. This outstanding documentary received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In Mandarin with English Subtitles.

There will be no evening screenings on Friday, April 7 and no matinee screening on Sunday, April 9.

4/8/2017 To 4/13/2017
Mountain Money All Stars

Saturday, April 8, 7:00 pm - Chelsea Town Hall, Chelsea, VT
Sunday, April 9, 7:00 pm - Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats

Patrick Ross and the Mountain Money All-Stars grace the Upper Valley with a fiddle and banjo celebration. Honoring the virtue and history of the instruments, the Mountain Money fiddle and banjo series has culminated into this layered exhibition with an all-star cast of eight players and twice as many banjos of all shapes, tunings and sizes.

The melodies, chord progressions, and song structures are a currency long traded in logging and hunting camps, and in parlors and on porches of homes in mining and mill towns. Because hauling a piano up into the mountains makes about as much sense as building Fitzcaraldo’s opera house in the Amazon jungle, the fiddle and banjo are the instruments of choice for this celebration of Mountain Money. Both instruments are easily carried, project with equal loudness, and are complementary to one another—the banjo’s staccato pulse with the fiddle’s legato melody—and thus have a long tradition of being played in the places where Mountain Money is the only available currency.

4/8/2017 To 4/9/2017
Anima & The Fyre & Lightning Consort

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

Vermont’s Medieval Women’s Chorus, Anima and The Early Music Ensemble, The Fyre and Lightning Consort will come together for a concert of medieval and Renaissance music. Anima is a small women’s vocal ensemble based in central Vermont, dedicated to singing and sharing the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The soaring chants of Hildegard are the heart and soul of our repertoire. Recently we have added more original and Renaissance compositions.

http://www.animavermont.org/

The Fyre and Lightning Consort, specializing in medieval, Renaissance, Sephardic and traditional music, will present music of the 14 and 15 centuries as well as songs of the Sephardic Jews and music of the British Isles. Fyre and Lightning has delighted audiences of all ages and musical tastes with its lively and interesting approach and its varied instrumentation, including voices, recorders, early winds, vielle, viola da gamba, lute, harp and bagpipes.

http://www.fyreandlightning.org/

4/8/2017 7:30 PM
A Hero of Our Time

Sunday, April 9, 12:55 pm
Encore - Wednesday, April 19, 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: Ilya Demutsky
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him

"Give me everything, it is still not enough." The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

This is an on-screen event.

4/9/2017 To 4/19/2017
Kingdom Kids

GREAT IF YOU ENJOY...Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: Adults (16 and up) - $10

Adult Themes

Made up of four natives of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom (Nathan Hartswick, Natalie Miller, John Mathias, and Brian de la Bruere), The Kingdom Kids are a professional improvisational comedy troupe in the style of The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade. They perform regularly at their home theater, the newly-opened Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, and will present their unique brand of wry, witty, spontaneous comedy for one night only at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury on Wed, April 12th at 7pm.

Using nothing more than a one-word suggestion, the quartet will create an improvised comedic "play," full of colorful characters and silly situations. Best of all, 100% of profits from this event will benefit Northeast Kingdom Community Action.

4/12/2017 7:00 PM
The Founder

USA, Rated PG-13, 115 Minutes

Director: John Lee Hancock

Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch

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

Directed by John Lee Hancock, The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

4/14/2017 To 4/20/2017
Pitching Tents

USA, Not Rated, 105 Minutes

Director: Jacob Cooney

Cast: Jonathon Lipnicki, Booboo Stewart, Eric Allan Kramer

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

In a working-class town in 1984, a high school senior's future creates a tug-of-war between his no-nonsense father and his crackpot guidance counselor until an encounter with a goddess helps him uncover his true destiny. Pitching Tents is a delightful comedy that reveals the passion and humanity of youth.

4/14/2017 To 4/20/2017
The Octet

String quartet and four solo voices

Friday, April 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
United Community Church, North building
1325 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $10. Students are free.

Joseph Haydn's powerful and emotional work --based on the seven final sayings of Jesus as compiled from the Bible’s four gospels--has been performed for the past 20 years on Good Friday by “The Octet”. The musicians are Bert Francke and Susan Janes, violins; Roger Gillam, viola; Melissa Perley, cello; Martha Peck, soprano; Linda Radke, alto; Paul Bishop, tenor; and Jose Schmidt, bass.

Sung in German, with English translations, each “Word” has its own movement, bracketed by a beginning overture and a final movement, “The Earthquake”, encompassing anguish, sorrow, and great sweetness.

4/14/2017 7:00 PM
Mark Scalia & Kyle Crawford

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15.00 (adults only)

Want to laugh? Two of New England’s best comics, Mark Scalia and Kyle Crawford, will be appearing at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Mark Scalia is a twenty-six year veteran of the Boston comedy scene and has entertained tens of thousands of people at comedy clubs, colleges, universities, corporate events, and private venues across the United States and Canada. He brings his audiences into the show by being funny, clever, personable and warm. He’s a crowd favorite wherever he goes! His first real test as a comic came when he competed in the Boston Comedy Riot, making the semi-final round. Mark has been invited to many comedy festivals all over the country including: The Boston International Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Festival and the New Orleans Comedy Festival.

Hailing from southern New Hampshire, Kyle Crawford’s quick wit and broad range of subject matter (with a slight twist) will captivate you from the moment you catch his magnetic stage presence. Kyle has been performing nationally in clubs, colleges and festival and has featured for a number of national acts. He has worked with comedy greats Joe Wong, Tony V, Kevin Knox, Stephanie Peters and Kelly Macfarlane and has been featured on the internationally syndicated talk show The Steve Katsos Show. Kyle was the first runner up in MCAM televisions New Hampshire’s Last Comic Standing, and has been featured on Comcast Comedy Spotlight twice.

Sponsored by: The GETZ Foundation

4/15/2017 7:00 PM
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm

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

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

Bluegrass Night returns to the big beautiful Mason's Hall on the top floor of the Catamount Arts building at 115 Eastern Ave in St. J. on Saturday April 15th. As always the evening will begin at 7 pm and features Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing followed by a set at 8 pm by this month's guest act, Northern Flyer, a new band from the Burlington area. The show will conclude with a jam featuring both bands plus any musical members of the audience who wish to join them on stage.

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.

4/15/2017 7:00 PM
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Thursday, April 20, 7:00 pm
Encore - Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm

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

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

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

4/20/2017 To 4/27/2017
A United Kingdom

USA, Rated PG, 111 Minutes

Director: Amma Asante

Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton

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 United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.

4/21/2017 To 5/4/2017
The Levelling

UK, Rated R, 83 Minutes

Director: Hope Dickson Leach

Cast: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden

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

Somerset, October, 2014. When Clover Catto receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn't spoken to in years: her father Aubrey. She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence, she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm?

4/21/2017 To 4/27/2017
Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band

Friday, April 21, 8:00 pm

Location:
Kingdom Taproom
397 Railroad St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $10 all seats

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; 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. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

"Frighteningly good." -Boston Public Radio

"…jumped right off the screen in their Tiny Desk contest entry." -NPR Music

"Her smooth and serene sounding voice gives any man the chills; kind of like the capabilities Grace Potter and Susan Tedeschi possess…" -Cider Mag

"…their shows are love and happiness. Be prepared to be blown away by Wright’s voice. I certainly was!"-Portland Press Herald

"Gritty, powerful and sultry…" -Next2Shine.com

4/21/2017 8:00 PM
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Saturday, April 22, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, April 29, 12:55 pm

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

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

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

This is an on-screen event.

4/22/2017 To 4/29/2017
The Lonely Heartstring Band

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

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

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet—always far greater than the sum of its parts.

Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album on the legendary Rounder Records label, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.

Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Whether it’s a festival stage, theatre, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last three years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.

4/22/2017 7:30 PM
Cantrip

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM

Location:
Masonic Temple
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Ticket: $15 (tax included)

Cantrip is a leader in Scottish music. For over a decade they have been breaking boundaries in the tradition, touring extensively throughout Scotland and the US. Known for their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit this power trio can be seen on some of the largest Celtic stages in the world. From the strong base of its Celtic roots their music branches out into, and takes influences from, the music of other European cultures. Weaving together songs and tunes, both traditional and contemporary, Cantrip takes an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style.

4/23/2017 7:00 PM
SECRET BELGIAN BOOKBINDING (For high school students and adults)

Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 and May 9, 6-8 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Sharon Kenney Biddle

Participants will be creating a hard cover blank book. The two-part binding process involves sewing together the cover boards in a puzzle-like weave, and binding the inside pages by attaching them to the cover. This book uses the dramatic-looking sewing as the centerpiece of its design. Because the pages lie flat, the book is ideal as a travel journal, a garden journal or a sketchbook. All materials and supplies will be provided as well as written directions for the Secret Belgian Binding for each participant to take home.

Class fee: $60. 10% discount for Catamount Arts Members and high school students.
Materials fee of $8 due to the instructor at first class. Limit of 8 participants. Registration deadline is April 21.

High school students should complete the enrollment form after purchasing.

Sharon Biddle has been teaching bookbinding for twenty 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 well-made book that is entirely one’s own from cover to cover is a valuable example of imagination and careful craftsmanship.

4/25/2017 6:00 PM
No Strings Marionettes - Nick of Time

Wednesday, April 26, 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

Join us on a fun-filled adventure that is truly out of this world! On a special mission to explore a mysterious dark object nearing planet Earth, a rocket ship carrying Astronaut Nick Eastman and his hoverbot Glitch is attacked by a deep space alien.

Investigating, Nick is sucked into a time-warp and lands millions of years in Earth's dinosaur-riddled past. Snatched as a pterodactyl snack, Nick escapes only to be warped into a bizarre future where creatures have mutated to survive on a barely recognizable Earth. Get hooked on science and science fiction with the foundations of this rollicking show.

This heart-pounding marionette extravaganza probes many unexplored and intriguing dimensions of puppetry. See if our time travelers decode the gravity of their situation and save the Earth in the Nick of Time.

4/26/2017
Vermont Vaudeville Presents: Password Please:_

Thursday Night, April 27 at 7:30pm
Friday Night, April 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee April 29 at 2:00pm
Saturday Night, April 29 at 7:30pm

Location:
Hardwick Town House
1 Depot Street
Hardwick, VT

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

This April, Vermont Vaudeville is back at the Hardwick Town House with an all-new production: “Password Please:_”. The snowbanks will be melted and the crocuses in bloom, and Vermonters should have a hankering for some fresh entertainment. If, of course, they can pass a two-step verification process, recite the last four digits of their social security number, enter their last three passwords, and name their childhood best friend’s favorite day of the week. Hilarity awaits as Vermont Vaudeville loses its identify to the digital age. The show will feature new work from Brent and Maya McCoy and Modern Times Theater, as well as Vermont Vaudeville’s House Band and surprise guests (#Acrobat, #Ventriloquist) from around New England.

For more information, visit www.vermontvaudeville.com

4/27/2017 To 4/29/2017
American Fable

USA, Not Rated, 96 Minutes

Director: Anne Hamilton

Cast: Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Purdue

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 5:30 & 7:30 ***No matinee screening today
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

When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family's silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. American Fable is a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark - sometimes magical - world.

There will be no matinee screening on Sunday, April 30th

4/28/2017 To 5/4/2017
Atwater – Donnelly

Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $15 all seats

The internationally-acclaimed folk duo will make a rare appearance in the Northeast Kingdom when they headline the Catamount Cabaret at 7:30 pm Friday, April 28. The concert is a co-presentation of the Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers and Catamount Arts. The duo will also conduct a dulcimer workshop the following day. For more information about the workshop, please contact Nola Forbes - email: vtpiecer@yahoo.com

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood perform widely in the United States and abroad and their twelve recordings receive international airplay.

"To those who...deny the human spirit, I give you these chroniclers of its joys and sorrows, light and dark, hope and despair and say that they have but liberated what is in us all. Their dancing notes say, 'Here it is! Humanity's real self. Look! Isn't it wondrous?" -- From a poem written about Aubrey and Elwood, "The Folk Singers" by Philip R. Pearson, Jr. in his book Poetry is to be Consumed, Vantage Press, New York

"I almost fainted when you sang and danced and played the banjo at the same time! My mouth was droped (sic) open the entire time." -- 4th graders, Chaplin Elementary School, Chaplin, CT

4/28/2017 7:30 PM
Dulcimer Workshop Day

Saturday, April 29, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

Workshop Fee: $20 per session, $50 for the day

St. Johnsbury's Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers club brings back (for a second year by popular demand!) the acclaimed Atwater-Donnelly Duo for a fun day of mountain dulcimer learning and playing. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will each teach three workshops (1.5 hr/workshop) - three for beginners/novice players, and three for intermediate/advanced players. Cost: $20/workshop or $50 for the day.

For more information and to register, contact:
Nola Forbes - email: vtpiecer@yahoo.com

4/29/2017 8:00 AM
YOUTH VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Ages 5-7)

Saturday, April 29, 10:00-11:30am

Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

Instructor: Robin Kristoff

Catamount Arts and the School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA) invite young storytellers ages 5-7 to create a group film! This free workshop, to run alongside the 48-Hour Film Slam competition for older students, will introduce children to visual storytelling. Each child will help create a story, think of how to tell their story in pictures, and illustrate one section of the story they tell. The narrations and illustrations will be converted into one group film, which will be screened Sunday evening, April 30, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall during the Tap Into Film: 48-Hour Student Film Slam premiere.

Please complete your registration by filling out the enrollment form here.

Robin Kristoff grew up in Barnet, VT and returned to her hometown after completing her M.A. with Emerson College. She is an Assistant Director of the School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA), and her first novel is currently on submission.

4/29/2017 10:00 AM
Upright Citizens Brigade

World-Class Improv Comedy

Saturday, April 29, 7:00pm

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

Tickets: $32, $24, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by March 30th. 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.

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

"Smart writing and solid acting by the goofy, hip and subversive." -Paper Magazine

The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Touring Company brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in New York and Los Angeles. UCB has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today, including Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night Live. You've also seen UCB alums starring in TV shows including Broad City, 30 Rock, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and films like Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, their performers are everywhere. Not to mention the writing rooms of Key and Peele, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Inside Amy Schumer, and many more.

We have requested that Upright Citizens Brigade perform an "all ages" show. However, please note many of their shows contain adult language and content and may not be appropriate for young or sensitive customers. For further information, we suggest you visit their website at http://ucbcomedy.com/ to make your own determination.

"Truly brilliant improv comedy is like sitting in the front car of a really smart roller coaster ride with no stretches of straight track. Right now in America, no one is offering a more exhilarating ride than the Upright Citizens Brigade." -Bust Magazine

Sponsored by:
Passumpsic Savings Bank, St. Johnsbury Academy, Autosaver Group, Kingdom Taproom, VPR, VBA Radio Group, Art Works, New England Foundation for the Arts, Kingdom Crust, The Point, NHPR, Seven Days, Community National Bank, NVRH, Lyndon Institute, Wells River Savings, Burke Mountain, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

4/29/2017 7:00 PM
The Cheng² Duo

Cello, Piano

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm

Location:
United Community Church @ South (formerly South Congregational Church)
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18
Senior - $16
Student - $6
Special* - $6
*For those who find the regular price beyond their budget. We believe classical music should be available to everyone. Just request the special rate. No questions asked.

Season Passes are available by calling the box office at 802-748-2600.

"The obvious affection between the two siblings extends...into the audience, and most importantly, into the music itself." – New York Concert Review

Hailing from Ottawa, the Chengs have performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and have been featured often on CBC radio. These young artists display both remarkable technique and mature musical perception. This cello–piano twosome will enthrall you.

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4/29/2017 7:30 PM
TED Cinema Experience: Opening Event

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

Awe. A sense of wonder. Life changing. Inspirational. All words used to describe the experience that is TED. NowTED Cinema Experience brings TED2017 to you.

The Opening Event of TED2017 presents cinema audiences a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch live with their communities as new TED Talks are presented for the first time in front of 1,500 TED attendees - who represent the world’s leading thinkers and doers in Vancouver, Canada. For the second consecutive year, cinema audiences will get this exclusive look inside the opening night of TED and experience approximately six to seven revelatory talks and performances as they unfold on the TED stage.

5/2/2017 7:00 PM
TED Cinema Experience: Prize Event

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

You have seen TED Talks. But you have never experienced TED--the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Until now. TED Cinema Experience will bring TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future You, to cinema audiences around the world.

Cinema-goers will get to watch with their communities as the TED Prize winner receives a $1 million award towards a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world's most pressing problems. The session will also feature an update from a former TED Prize winner, as well as talks from exceptional TED speakers.

5/3/2017 7:00 PM
TED Cinema Experience: Highlights Exclusive

Sunday, May 7, 1:30 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

Through the TED Cinema Experience series, we all have access to the TED experience, giving us the opportunity to have our curiosity sparked, minds opened, and worlds shifted.

TED will be opened up for the public like never before, with a program created exclusively for cinema audiences. This event will give cinema-goers a first-of-its-kind look at the TED2017 conference experience, driven by revelatory TED Talks and performances captured live that highlight some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017.

5/7/2017 1:30 PM
Obsession

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm
Encore - Thursday, May 18, 7:00 pm

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

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

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

5/11/2017 To 5/18/2017
William Ogmundson, pianist

Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

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

Tickets: $12 (adults) $10 (under 18)

William Ögmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe - most notably at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris - and his original compositions have been performed worldwide.

Well-known throughout New England, William is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in the area. He has built a career around piano performance, while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist.

William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions throughout his school years. During this time period, he was the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. In addition to regular performances in New Hampshire and the surrounding states, William has also performed at venues throughout Europe, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass.

5/12/2017 7:00 PM
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)

Saturday, May 13, 12:30 pm
Encore - Saturday, May 20, 12:30 pm

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

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

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

This is an on-screen event.

5/13/2017 To 5/20/2017
Taste of the Region Raffle

Drawing will take place on May 13th at 6:00 pm!

Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $10 each (CSA members can buy a second chance for just $5.)

Win a chance to eat around the region with a grand prize of $600 in restaurant gift certificates!

Grand Prize:
$100 gift certificate to each of the following delectable restaurants: Colatina Exit, Peacham Cafe, Little Grille, Ariana’s, The Local Buzz and Bailiff’s Café.

The Drawing will take place on May 13th.

All proceeds benefit the programs at Court Street Arts

5/13/2017 6:00 PM
Steady Betty

Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

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

Steady Betty is a 8-piece all-star, all-female Vermont rocksteady band with a stellar horn section and vocal harmonies to match. Their dance-happy shows pays homage to the classic late-1960s sounds of Jamaica with a contemporary twist. With soulful sounds with roots in ska and reggae, Steady Betty showcases Vermont-based musicians - Miriam Bernardo (lead vocal), Linda Bassick (guitar), Caroline O'Connor (bass), Megan Waterhouse (tenor sax), Allison Frazier (bari sax), Zoe Harris (alto sax), Margot Van Horne (trumpet) and Rachel Capobianco (vocals, drums).

5/13/2017 7:30 PM
Storm Large

Sunday, May 14, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $50, $40, $20 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy by April 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.

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

“Sensational!” –The New York Times

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. Storm shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010 and at Carnegie Hall in 2013. As a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, she initially performed four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally.

Performing Cole Porter’s classic, “You’ve Got Me Under Your Skin,” Storm Large sets hearts to pounding, whispering in one moment and soaring like Grace Slick the next. When it comes to love, few singers approach matters of the heart with the gusto, the passion, and, yes, the grit, of this powerful performer.

Sponsored by:
Passumpsic Savings Bank, St. Johnsbury Academy, Autosaver Group, Kingdom Taproom, VPR, VBA Radio Group, Art Works, New England Foundation for the Arts, Kingdom Crust, The Point, NHPR, Seven Days, Community National Bank, NVRH, Lyndon Institute, Wells River Savings, Burke Mountain, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

5/14/2017 7:00 PM
Dueling Pianos

Friday, May 19th at 8:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (under 18)

It has been said that a dueling piano show is quite literally "the most fun one can have with...”, well, the most fun one can have! On Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 8:00 pm, you can be the judge. As a matter of fact, you can be part of it! Please keep in mind that this show is rated PG-13 which means it may contain innuendos, puns, safe jokes and language that might not be appropriate for all ages.

The show is a "to the top of your lungs" sing along with all your friends. Two grand pianos are center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists that seem to know every song ever written. Each show is different because it's all request and you or your friends might even get called up on stage for a bit of good humored fun and some unforgettable youtube moments. “Think YOU won't sing along...Just TRY not too.... I dare ya!” - Bill Connors (pianist)

Dueling piano shows are request-oriented, interactive, sing-a-long shows wherein two piano players sit across from each other and trade songs. The dueling piano audience is used for the dueling aspect of the show. Audience members are pitted one-side-against-the-other. Examples of rivalries include country vs. rock, men against women, etc. This dueling piano interactive concept has grown rapidly the past few years and shows no sign of letting-up. Why? One very simple reason: people love to interact and have fun.

With the pianos at the forefront, the piano players act as "ring masters". Known as the Entertainment Directors, they are responsible for maintaining enthusiasm and maximizing laughs. Hand-picked from only the finestregional talent, they are experts at keeping audience members involved, happy and content.

Dueling piano shows often take unexpected turns. Tangents may include involving staff members, changing song lyrics or roasting popular audience members. Everyone is drawn together by the camaraderie and nostalgia to form one large, synergistic party - swaying to the music and bellowing-out familiar lyrics. This concept is based on the simple fact that everyone wants to have a good time. The Dueling Piano "experience" is not only incredible fun, but also very unique. Guests aren't just entertained by the piano players - they become part of the show!

5/19/2017 8:00 PM
Diane Huling Reed - Piano Recital

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

Virtuoso pianist Diane Huling is in demand worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, to the highest critical acclaim.

A pianist in the grand Romantic tradition; mature, highly nuanced with a gorgeous sound of "black velvet," Huling mesmerizes her audiences from the first note. Her sound ranges from ethereal to thundering, and is stunning in the depth of emotion and expression. She also creates cutting-edge programs, including music of living composers - even premiering her own award-winning compositions.

http://dianehulingpianist.weebly.com

5/21/2017 4:00 PM
Steven Hancoff - A Bach Project

Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $10.00 (adults) and $8.00 (under 18)

Classical Guitarist Steven Hancoff, described as “an interpretive master who plays with fluidity, grace and passion” by Jazz Review Magazine, will be presenting his Bach Project at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 4, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm. Mr. Hancoff will be tracing Bach’s life in a music performance entitled: From Obscurity to Eminence. Tickets for the performance are available on line (www.stkieranarts.org) via the performance series link, at the center office (155 Emery Street, Berlin) or at the door on the afternoon of the show.

The project, a transcription and recording of the Six Suites for Cello Solos, transforms each of the 36 movements – six pieces of music in each of six suites – into music for the guitar. Transcription is not merely the transferring of notes from one instrument to another. Transcription here is the art of creating a piece of guitar music out of a piece of cello music. One of the central issues was transcribing music written for an instrument that typically plays one note at a time (cello) to one that is capable of playing separate, concurrent melodic lines and chords (guitar). Transcription ultimately means harmonizing the Bach Cello Suites. In order to successfully transcribe these solos, Mr. Hancoff familiarized himself with the life of Bach; gaining a deepened understanding of who he was to better organize the project.

Mr. Hancoff toured the world – about 50 countries – as an official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America. The concerts – the music and the story of the great American music tradition, woven together with tales of the men and women who created it – have captivated audiences everywhere. Now, after years of intense devotion, his four-volume eBook – Bach, Casals & the Six Suites for Cello Solo, is complete.

Mr. Hancoff, a graduate of St. John’s College (esteemed for its singular “One Hundred Great Books of the Western World” program), is not only a musician/transcriptionist/arranger, but also has been a Rolfer™, a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body for more than 30 years and a proud member of the Grand Canyon River Guides Association.

6/4/2017 2:00 PM
Gamelan Sulukala - Javanese and American Music

Sunday, June 11, 4:00 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

Javanese Gamelan is a group - or orchestra - of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle type instruments in between.

Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont, going back to the late 1960’s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. Gamelan Sulukala (named in honor of a Murphy composition) was purchased anonymously for Goddard in the 90’s. Made in Java, it is a full complement of instruments fashioned from bronze and iron. Currently it is being played by a community group of 17 members who range in age from their 20’s to 70’s.

Javanese music is fascinating to listen to; some pieces are slow and dreamy while others are loud and energetic. This concert will feature a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Javanese pieces to contemporary compositions written by Murphy and other contemporary American composers.

https://sites.google.com/site/gamelansulukala/

6/11/2017 4:00 PM
Catamount Summer Solstice Raffle

Drawing - June 17, 2017

Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100 (Discount will be applied automatically once three tickets are in your basket.)
Only 2000 tickets will be sold!

Celebrate arts in the community with Catamount Arts. The sole winner will be able to choose one of three awesome prizes. (There will only be one winner and only one of the three prizes will be awarded.)

1. Yanmar SA221 21hp Diesel 4wd Subcompact Tractor with 48" Loader (MSRP $14,602)

2. $10,000 Cash!

3. 2017 Harley Davidson XL1200 Sportster Custom (MSRP $11,684)

The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, June 17th during the Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing Bluegrass concert at United Community Church - North. Raffle ticket holders get free admission to the show!

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

Proceeds to benefit Catamount Film and Arts.

6/17/2017 7:00 PM
Richard Thompson, Solo Acoustic

Wednesday, June 21, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Ticket: $62 Reserved front & center, $49 General admission, $39 Members general admission.

"The finest rock songwriter after Dylan…” — Los Angeles Times

“A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star… and still writes songs that sting and storm.” —NPR

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has been named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.

6/21/2017 8:00 PM
Harvey's Lake 3 Day Water Ski Camp
Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 12

Location: Harvey's Lake

Instructor: the Legendary Steve Dolgin
Featuring Don Wallace and Lucas Robillard and special guests!

Tickets: $125
(Scholarship information available. Contact avanzandt@catamountarts.org)

Beginner through Advanced
Ages 4 - 17, Parents welcome!

Class size is limited to 15 students per session.

Monday, July 10th *slightly longer class times on Monday for orientation
Class I: 8:30am - 10:45am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:30pm
Class III: 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Tuesday, July 11th
Wednesday, July 12th

Class I: 8:30am - 10:30am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:00pm
Class III: 1:30pm - 4:15pm

Expect surprises and a special guest.

All proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts



7/10/2017
Opera House Piano Dedication Concert and Celebration

Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

The Plainfield Town Hall Opera House is now home to a beautiful baby grand piano. We are dedicating it in memory of Jane Reid Strong, a wonderful community member and pianist whose family (including former Plainfield Select Board chair, Dave Strong) helped acquire it. The concert will feature a varied selection of music performed by area pianists including Diane Huling Reed, Alison Bruce Cerutti, Dan Bruce and Arthur Zorn. Refreshments will be served.

7/16/2017 4:00 PM
Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches

Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm
Encore - Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm

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

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

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

7/20/2017 To 7/25/2017
Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika

Thursday, July 27, 7:00 pm
Encore - Tuesday, August 1, 7:00 pm

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

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

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

7/27/2017 To 8/1/2017
Katelyn Emerson, Organist

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $10.00 (under 18)

Praised for great sensitivity and exciting artistry.

8/15/2017 7:00 PM
MAKER Camp

Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tuition: $60, add a sibling for $30

Do you like to create, tinker, design and explore? Maker camp puts your creativity and problem solving skills to work. Court Street Arts and the Haverhill Library Association are teaming up to bring White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming tothe link between science and engineering. Jump in head first and learn by doing! Participants will be using essential maker tools such as, the Makey Makey inventors kit, LASER Cut prototyping, 3D printing, and Stop Action Animation.

8/21/2017 9:00 AM
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
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