Citizen Jane

USA, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Cast: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D’Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove

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

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

7/21/2017 To 7/27/2017
Norman

USA, Rated R, 118 Minutes

Director: Joseph Cedar

Cast: Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Lior Ashkenazi

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

Norman Oppenheimer is the President of New York based Oppenheimer Strategies. His word-of-mouth business is consulting work largely in American-Israeli business and politics, Most of that work is as a fixer: doing work that others don't want to do and with which they don't want to be officially associated. In reality, Norman is a shyster, and not a very good one at that. By chance, wheeler-dealer Norman falls in with an Israeli politician on the rise. When the politician is elected prime minister, Norman rises in esteem with the New York Jewish community, even though his social connections might only be a sham.

7/21/2017 To 7/27/2017
BIG PRINT!

Saturday, July 22, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location:
St. Johnsbury Farmer's Market
(behind Anthony's Diner)

Tickets: FREE!

Boston-based printmaker Julia Talcott is leading a large-scale printmaking workshop, BIG PRINT!, this week in the Catamount Arts Center Main Gallery. All are invited to watch the culminating steam roller printing session on Saturday, July 22 from 10am-3pm at the St Johnsbury Farmer's Market behind Anthony's Diner.

Julia's work is currently on exhibit in the Main Gallery at Catamount Arts Center through Aug. 20. There will be an artist's reception following the steam roller printing on Saturday from 4-5:30pm in the gallery.

7/22/2017 10:00 AM
Cirque US: DreamCycle

Saturday, July 22, 2:00 pm & 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.

The creative minds of Cirque Us! featuring graduates of Greensboro’s own Circus Smirkus proudly introduce DreamCycle an inventive circus experience that leads you on an adventure through a new, yet strangely familiar world. Acrobats, jugglers and aerialists are woven into the fabric of a dream as fears tiptoe across the narrowest wire. Join us for DreamCycle and let your imagination run free!

7/22/2017
Julia Talcott: Big Print, Artist Reception

Saturday, July 22, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Photo: Julia Talcott, Spring Tide (detail)

7/22/2017 4:00 PM
Guys and Dolls

July 14 - July 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

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

Tickets:$15 adults, $13 students/seniors

Award Winning QNEK Productions, International Theatre Company in Residence at the Haskell Opera House celebrating their 25th Anniversary and FINAL Season presents Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner".The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

UNDERWRITTEN BY COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK, CNB COMMUNITY CIRCLE, NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITAL and PAUL DECELLES FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

7/22/2017 To 7/23/2017
Evolfo

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 23, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.evolfo.com/
Genre: Psychadelic rat rock freak funk
Home Base: Brooklyn, NY

Evolfo is the sound that breaks through the fuzz on the low end of your radio dial and echoes out the back door of a pink neon lit bar. Mainstays of New York City’s clubs and DIY spaces, as well as the finest basement venues coast to coast, Evolfo has cut adventurous tracks through the U.S., gaining initiates and devotees every time they cram onto a stage and deliver their raucous live show. The sound is a house shaking mix of garage rock, psych soul, spiritual funk and ecstatic freakout. Like the faithful crate-diggers who have come before them, Evolfo mined the past for sounds and grooves that history left on the shelf. When they breathe their smoke into these forms, it produces something new.

Opening act: Electric Sorcery

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/23/2017 4:00 PM
Opera North: Songs from the American Songbook

Sunday, July 23, 5:00 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.

Opera North heads to the newly-opened Highland Center for the Arts to present a concert celebrating America’s Songbook. You will hear familiar favorites by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, along with a sampling from Opera North’s 2017 season featuring Puccini, Offenbach, and others. Opera North Resident Artists will be accompanied by General Director Evans Haile.

7/23/2017 5:00 PM
Constitution Brass Quintet

Sunday, July 23, 7:30 pm

Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1265 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $15 adults

The Constitution Brass Quintet will present a program of audience favorites in a wide range styles in the John Philip Sousa Band tradition. The quintet's extensive repertoire spans over four centuries of music composition, from the 16th Century to the present, literally "Renaissance to ragtime and beyond" and will feature Kyle Dubois as soloist playing The Carnival of Venice.

The CBQ was founded in 1983. The ensemble has appeared extensively throughout New England and has been a featured group at First Night Burlington since 1991. Gordon MacFarland, former Executive Director of First Night Burlington, says they “combine skilled artistry, great musical selection and stellar stage presence.”

In 1994, through a major grant from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, the ensemble commissioned internationally acclaimed Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker to create Shaker Tunes for Brass Quintet. Gwyneth Walkers says of the group: “These fine musicians understand the value of entertaining their audiences. Their concerts are well crafted, well played and, quite simply, a lot of fun.”

7/23/2017 7:30 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.

7/25/2017 7:00 PM
Bernard Rose, Piano

Special Concert

Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm

Location:
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Tickets: $15 general admission

Program:

  • "Goldberg Variations" by J.S. Bach
7/25/2017 7:00 PM
Nabucco (Verdi)

Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 adults, $12 Catamount Arts members, $6 students

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his Met repertoire as the title character. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska gives a tour-de-force role performance as Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, while the acclaimed Met Chorus delivers a moving performance of the iconic “Va, pensiero.”

Transmitted live on January 7, 2017

This is an on-screen event.

7/26/2017 7:00 PM
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
Swing Era & Modern Jazz — A tribute to Ron Kirby

Friday, July 28, 5:00 pm

Location:
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Tickets: $15 general admission

Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and saxophone with guitarist, Alex Wintz, in a Jazz performance.

This concert is a tribute to Ron Kirby. an avid Jazz fan.

7/28/2017 5:00 PM
The Wedding Plan

Israel, Rated PG, 110 Minutes

Director: Rama Burshtein

Cast: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold

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

At 32, Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off the wedding with only a month's notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation, As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

In Hebrew with English Subtitles.

7/28/2017 To 8/3/2017
The Lovers

USA, Rated R, 97 Minutes

Director: Azazel Jacobs

Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen

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

The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a longmarried and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of "cheating" on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage.

There will be no screening on Saturday, July 29 due to other programming.

7/28/2017 To 8/3/2017
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
Monadnock Congregational Church
147 Main St.
Colebrook, 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.

7/29/2017 7:00 PM
Seratones

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 30, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.seratones.band/
Genre: Southern Garage Rock
Home Base: Shreveport, Louisiana

Seratones’s music, created with collaborative songwriting and spontaneous creativity, is certainly their own, due perhaps in part to Shreveport’s unique sonic geography. The city sits at a nexus roughly equidistant from Memphis soul, Mississippi Delta Blues, and New Orleans jazz, with Texas swing located just over the nearby state border. The band’s sound draws from those touch points and more, ranging from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to Kind of Blue. They’ll happily connect the dots between Ornette Coleman and Jello Biafra.

Opening band: Ana D'Leon

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/30/2017 4:00 PM
Steep Canyon Rangers

Sunday, July 30, 8 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $29 Members General Admission, $38 General Admission, $46 Reserved Front & Center

The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina. Formed in 2001, they have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet.

What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that has also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers.

A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.

It’s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2013 (Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band.

The release of their ninth studio album, RADIO, further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance.

The Rangers have been regularly featured on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. Bluegrass and Americana music festivals such as MerleFest, Telluride, Grey Fox, DelFest and RockyGrass.

7/30/2017 8:00 PM
Carmen (Bizet)

Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 adults, $12 Catamount Arts members, $6 students

Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another.

Transmitted live on January 16, 2010

This is an on-screen event.

8/2/2017 7:00 PM
Elisabeth Von Trapp

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Saturday, August 5, 7:00 pm

Location:
Monadnock Congregational Church
147 Main St.
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

For Elisabeth von Trapp, “ the sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls. Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice ...“ hauntingly clear “ “ joyfully expressive “ and “ simply beautiful.”

Elisabeth’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway ... Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence she sings timeless wonders like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Favorite Things and Edelweiss, Lieder by Mozart, Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics like A Whiter Shade of Pale and her own stunning composition. No one leaves an Elisabeth von Trapp performance unchanged ... audiences of all ages are drawn by the promise of her famous name ... awed by the beauty of her voice and musical arrangements ... their hearts touched forever by the astonishing sound of her unique new music. 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.

8/5/2017 7:00 PM
Incendio

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://incendioband.com/
Genre: world guitar
Home base: Los Angeles, California

The acclaimed Los-Angeles-based group INCENDIO performs original “world guitar” compositions, featuring incredible guitar-playing across a variety of genres: latin, middle-eastern, and celtic grooves. Formed in 1999, the group has 9 CD’s and 2 DVD’s available internationally, variously hitting the Billboard, CMJ, NAV, and Amazon.com charts. Averaging over 150 shows a year since 2000, INCENDIO’s live performance is an explosive improvisatory journey, garnering tremendous audience response in such diverse venues as the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, the Sundance Film Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, California World Festival, the national Levitt Pavilions and many more across the U.S.

Their ninth international release, the recent Christmas-themed “O Night Divine”, came out in December 2015. Their previous release, June 2013’s “The Shape of Dreams”, stayed at or near the top of the Amazon flamenco and world charts for the remainder of that year. They have reached 80 million spins on streaming radio and have over 10,000 facebook likes. Their music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, and other streaming outlets. Incendio is Jim Stubblefield (guitar), JP Durand (guitar, guitar synth), Liza Carbe (bass, guitar) and Tim Curle (drums).

Opening band: Tritium Well

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/6/2017 4:00 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 pm *
Thursday, August 10, 7:00 pm *
Friday, August 11, 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 13, 5:00 pm
* Special discounted preview performance

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student
Special discounted preview performance - all seats $10

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.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Craig Johnson

Join us for Highland Center for the Arts inaugural theater production — William Shakespeare’s beguiling comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Funny, physical, romantic, delightful, magical, and touching on the very human follies and fun of falling in love, this community/professional collaboration will involve professional actors and production staff and community members working together to create a truly extraordinary experience. Set in an enchanted forest in the days surrounding the Duke of Athens’ wedding, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors become entangled in a battle between the King and Queen of the fairies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and love and marriage, and proves that the course of love never does run smooth. Filled with magic, royal battles, fools in love, and bumbling buffoons, this dream is extremely accessible to the old and young alike.

8/9/2017 To 8/13/2017
The Journey to my Jewishness

Amit Peled, Cello, with Elizabeth Borowsky, pianist

Friday, August 11, 5:00 pm

Location:
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Tickets: $15 general admission

Program:

  • David Zehavi: "Eli Eli"
    Israeli Folk Song arranged for Cello and Piano by Roy Friedman
  • Bach: Excerpts from Suite No. 1 for Cello Solo
    Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue
  • Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei op. 47
    Adagio on Hebrew Melodies
  • Ernest Bloch: From Jewish Life for Cello and Piano
    Supplication
    Jewish Song
    Prayer
  • David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Piano
8/11/2017 5:00 PM
Village Harmony World Music Teen Ensemble

Friday, August 11, 7:30pm

Location:
Barnet Village Church
Barnet, VT

Tickets: Adults $10, Students $5.

For the past 27 summers, Village Harmony has brought hundreds of talented teen singers together from across the United States and abroad to tour New England and stretch musical boundaries with songs and dances from many different times and places. The ensemble appearing in Barnet is led by three outstanding directors:

  • Suzannah Park with traditional Appalachian songs, sea shanties, gospel songs, and Appalachian clogging.
  • Carl Linich with songs from the Republic of Georgian regions, including wedding songs, work songs, heroic songs, and sacred hymns.
  • Nadia Tarnawsky with songs from Ukraine and the Balkans.
8/11/2017 7:30 PM
The Q Revue: A Tribute

August 11 - August 13
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM

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

Tickets:$15 adults, $13 students/seniors

This show is replacing GODSPELL.

Award Winning QNEK Productions, International Theatre Company in Residence at the Haskell Opera House celebrating their 25th Anniversary and FINAL Season presents The The Q Revue: A Tribute. A unique and heartwarming musical journey celebrating the 25 years of the legendary QNEK theatre company.

UNDERWRITTEN BY JEANNE BOISVERT and COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK

8/11/2017 To 8/13/2017
HuDost

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: https://hudost.com/home
Genre: Neo Folk World Rock
Home base: Montreal & Kentucky

The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and KY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade, in this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. In 2013 their amazing son was brought into the world.

Opening band: 35th Parallel

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/13/2017 4:00 PM
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)

Organist Katelyn Emerson, praised for her "great sensitivity" and "exciting artistry" (The American Organist), showcases repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries in performances throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in numerous esteemed venues, notably including the Hallgrímskirkja (Iceland), Cathédrale Saint-Omer (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), the Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, Germany), on the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ of Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME, U.S.A.), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.), Reith Recital Hall at Goshen College (IN, U.S.A.), and others.

As a recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Study/Research Grant, Katelyn studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse, France for the 2015-2016 academic year with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard. In May 2015, Katelyn graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH) with double bachelor's degrees in organ performance and French as well as with minors in music history and historical performance (fortepiano). During her time at Oberlin, she taught music theory at the Oberlin Community Music School, received the Selby Harlan Houston prize for distinguished work in organ and music theory, and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honors society. Katelyn began her organ studies in 2005 through a scholarship of the Young Organist Collaborative (Portsmouth, NH). She has studied with James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, Ray Cornils, and Dr. Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried. She has also studied organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Bálint Karosi, piano with Arlene Kies, fortepiano with David Breitman, both harpsichord and continuo with Webb Wiggins, and voice with Ellen Hargis. Katelyn frequently presents masterclasses on organ interpretation and church music for AGO-sponsored events. She has been on the faculty of several AGO Pipe Organ Encounters and at the Oberlin Summer Organ Academy (OH).

In addition to her travels, Katelyn is Associate Organist & Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent (Boston, MA), where she works with the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ, the professional Choir of the Church of the Advent, and the volunteer Parish Choir. From 2010-2015, Ms. Emerson was music director of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Amherst, OH). In January 2012, Katelyn served as the Oberlin Sacred Music Intern under music director Keith Tóth at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, where she also replaced music director Keith Tóth for the months of July 2012-2015. Katelyn has been invited to present workshops on recently published organ music for church services in the 2013 Regional Convention of the AGO (Hartford, CT) Regions I & II, and the 2015 Northeastern Regional Convention of the AGO (New Haven, CT) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Chapter of the AGO. Katelyn Emerson is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc., www.concertorganists.com

8/15/2017 7:00 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.

8/17/2017 6:45 PM
80th Anniversary Musical Revue!

The Players Celebrate Their 80th Anniversary with a Musical Revue

Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 19, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors

The St Johnsbury Players started in 1936 as a group of friends getting together to put on a show. That worked well and was fun so they continued to perform. W Clark Noyes was a founding member. Freddie King joined the group 3 years later. They had been the backbone of the Players for many years. They both performed well into their 80s.

The Players started to perform musicals in 1975 with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. The hardest part of this Revue was selecting songs from 40+ years of musicals.

Clark Noyes, at the time of the 60th Revue was quoted as saying about performing, “It’s the friends you make, the people you get to know that otherwise you wouldn’t. They’re some of the best friends I’ve ever known. It’s a form of live entertainment that involves your friends and neighbors. And it sure beats sitting in front of the tube.”

Cast members are Elizabeth Bergman, Mark and Sandi Breen, Donna Brewster, Becky Canedy, Jan Clausing, Lora Dean, Barry Hayes, Brendan Hadash, Michele Laberge, C Sanford Murray, Jessica Simpson, Bill Taxter, Bill Vinton, Laura Wayne and Pat Webster.

The Musicians are Sean Breen, Kaci Cochran, Johanna Kennedy, Dottie Morton, Donna Murray and Bill Vinton. Barry Hayes is the Director, Jane Vinton is the Producer, Valarie Webster is the Stage Manager. Josh Duncan and Amanda Allen are the Light Technicians. Sarah Bengsten will be House Manager.

Many of the cast have been with Players for 40 or more years. They represent towns from both New Hampshire and Vermont, some traveling 45 minutes to attend rehearsals.

The Revue will be performed Thursday August 17 and Friday August 18 at 7:30 PM and Saturday August 19 at 2 PM. The venue is the St Johnsbury School on Western Avenue. Tickets are available through Catamount Arts or at the door.

The show sponsors are Community National, Passumpsic Savings and Union Banks.

For more info contact Jane Vinton at 802-748-4002.

In addition to the Revue the Players have put together an Exhibit called “Let’s Put On a Show” at the History and Heritage Center at 421 Summer St in St Johnsbury. The Center’s Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10-4. The Exhibit includes many items from the Players’ 7 Volumes of Scrapbooks, encompassing over 1300 pages.

8/17/2017 To 8/19/2017
Magical Picnic and Workshop

Friday, August 18, 1:00 pm

Location:
Peformance Studio
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats, kids under 10 free (includes the cost of lunch)

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.

"I had the BEST time! Oh, boy, I can't wait to show these tricks to my grandkids next week!" — P.J., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

Peek into the world of magic with this workshop for kids of all ages (and adults, too!) Rob Mermin presents a hands-on class of easy-to-do impromptu tricks and simple stunts especially for grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and parents and their kids of all ages. Impress the youngsters by showing how ordinary objects become magical! Experience the "Wow! That-is-so-cool!" reaction from kids in the very first minute!

Join us for a picnic lunch from the Hardwick Street Café followed by this 45 minute workshop.

8/18/2017 1:00 PM
PAMFest - All Access Weekend Pass

Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19

Location:
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $90 Adults, $81 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy all the fun and excitement available at the Peacham Music Festival for one low price. Your All Access Weekend Pass gains you admittance to everything the festival has to offer including both Friday and Saturday Concerts and Contra Dances as well as all the activities that are part of the daytime events on Saturday.

You can find the complete festival schedule here.

8/18/2017 6:00 PM
PAMFest - Friday Concert

Friday, August 18, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Lloyd and April Wright
  • Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing
  • Low Lily
  • The Kolodners
  • and Jason Bergman & the Primal Boys
8/18/2017 6:00 PM
Brian McCarthy Nonet - The Better Angels of Our Nature

Friday, August 18, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“McCarthy plays and composes with palpable sensitivity… he can certainly bring heat.” — Seven Days

In his nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble work, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Vermont-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy explores popular songs of the American Civil War, and introduces original material based on figures and events of the era. A Civil War history buff, McCarthy found the era an ideal subject for a large-scale project that grew out of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s appeal to “the better angels of our nature’ during his inaugural address, McCarthy’s opus locates the better angels at the heart of music. As he explains, “Jazz came from the African-American experience here in America. Out of the darkness of terrible slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow came this really beautiful art form.” Now, McCarthy brings Better Angels of our Nature to the to Highland Center Main Stage, pairing insightful new arrangements of vintage wartime folk songs with vibrant new compositions for his skilled Nonet to explore.

Featuring:
Bill Mobley – trumpet/flugelhorn / Cameron MacManus – trombone / Brian McCarthy – Alto/Soprano Sax / Daniel Ian Smith – Tenor/Soprano Sax / Stantawn Kendrick – Tenor Sax / Andrew Gutaskas – Baritone Sax / Zaccai Curtis – Piano / Matt Aronoff – Bass / Zach Harmon – Drums

8/18/2017 7:00 PM
PAMFest - Friday Contra Dance

Friday, August 18
Intro at 7:30 pm and Main Dance 8-11 pm in the Peacham Gym

Location: Peacham Gym
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Save 20% when you buy before July 1
Save 10% when you buy before August 1

Tickets will be available at the venue.

On Friday evening starting at 8:00 PM we will feature the brilliant music of Pete's Posse playing to the calling of Mary Wesley.
 
Contra dances are fun for one and all, from the beginner to the seasoned expert.
George will provide clear, detailed instructions and a walk-through before the start of each dance.  Should you take a "wrong turn" during a dance, you will find that fellow dancers are happy to help guide you through the tricky bits!
 
Special Note:
For those that would like a little extra preparation, there will be an Intro to Contra mini-workshop starting at 7:30 PM, just before the main event.
 
Ticket Information:
Admission to the Friday Evening Contra Dance is achieved by having either a Friday Evening Contra Dance ticket or the Weekend Pass Ticket.  Wrist bands will be checked to gain admission to the dance.
There is a Concert at the church on Friday evening at the same time as the Friday Evening Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets that you buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event or purchase the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities.

8/18/2017 8:00 PM
PAMFest - Saturday All Access Pass

Saturday, August 19, 9:00am to 10:30 pm

Location:Peacham, VT

Tickets: $50 Adults, $45 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

For those who want to see and do everything (or are having trouble choosing which event to attend), we offer the Saturday all access pass that allows access to all PAMFest events occurring on Saturday including concerts, workshops, contra dances, craft fair, and jam sessions. Move around the festival as the spirit moves you - the no fuss, no muss approach to the PAMFest. (Note that some events overlap)

(The Saturday All Access Pass should not be confused with the Saturday Day Pass which only covers events through 6 PM)

8/19/2017 9:00 AM
PAMFest - Sat. Day Pass

Saturday, August 19, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location:
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $25 Adults, $22.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Please note that this is NOT the Saturday All Access Pass, which includes the evening concert and contra dance. This pass only covers events up to 6:00 pm.

Tickets will be available at the venue.

The Saturday Day Pass provides access to the following:
  • Workshops:
    • Instrument Petting Zoo
    • Bob Amos
    • Gary Darling Bluegrass Jam
    • Mean Mary and Steve Seifert
  • Family Contra Dance: Mary Wesley, caller with music by Pete's Posse
  • Contra Dance: Mary Wesley, caller – music by The Kolodners
  • Outdoor Stage:
    • Lloyd & April Wright
    • Mean Mary
    • Low Lily
    • The Kolodners
    • Jason Bergman & the Primal Boys
  • Quebecois Dance: Mary Wesley, call - music by Jeremiah McLane, David Boulanger, and Owen Marshall
  • Afternoon church concerts:
    • Brenden Taaffe
    • Bob and Sarah Amos
    • Mannemieke McLane
    • and the Band Scramble Contest
  • Peacham Cafe:
    • Ethan Azarian
    • Steve Seifert
    • Brenden Taaffe
    • Bayley Hazen Boys
    • and Alan Greenleaf
  • Craft Fair
  • Family tent
  • Jam Sessions
  • Food Court

Saturday day ticket sales are not limited but access at the Church afternoon concert and activities in the town gym may be limited due to capacity limits.

8/19/2017 9:00 AM
PAMFest - Saturday Concert

Saturday, August 19, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Quebecois Music by McLane, Boulanger, and Marshall
  • Steve Seifert
  • Pete's Posse
  • and Mean Mary
8/19/2017 6:00 PM
Beatles for Sale

"A splendid time IS guaranteed for all ..”

Saturday, August 19, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 (adults) and $10 (children under 18)

Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They have been entertaining audiences since 2007 with a repertoire that consists of over 150 SONGS from the Beatle catalog. The band’s members were drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive. They are enthusiastic about bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. Expect to hear some of your favorites, but don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live.

8/19/2017 7:00 PM
PAMFest - Saturday Contra Dance

Saturday, August 19, 8-11 pm

Location:
Peacham Gym
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Save 20% when you buy before July 1
Save 10% when you buy before August 1

Tickets will be available at the venue.

On Saturday evening starting at 8:00 PM the grand contra dance finale with Mary Wesley calling to the music of The Kolodners.
 
There is a Concert at the church on Saturday evening at the same time as the Saturday Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets, to buy the correct ticket as concert tickets will not be honored at the dance and vice versa - or if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each event, the Weekend Pass which provides access to all weekend activities, or the Saturday All Access Pass which provides access to all of Saturday's events.

8/19/2017 8:00 PM
Claymation Camp 2017 (Ages 9 - 14)

Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, 9am-noon

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Early Bird registration: $85 per student by July 7
Camp fee after July 7: $95.
Registration deadline: August 15.
This camp always sells out, so register early! Claymation Camp is limited to 9 students.
Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.

After paying the class fee, please register here: http://www.catamountarts.org/education/enrollment

Instructor: Meredith Holch

Learn how to use a video camera to shoot animation one frame at a time. Campers will write original scripts, sculpt their own characters, and create soundtracks with music, narration, dialogue and live sound effects. No previous experience is required. Non-violent, gender-neutral themes will be explored.

Meredith Holch is an award-winning Vermont filmmaker and teaching artist whose work has been broadcast on PBS and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC, and at international film festivals, art galleries, and community spaces. She has taught filmmaking and animation to children and adults for over a decade.

8/21/2017 9:00 AM
West Side Story: The Mind and the Music of Leonard Bernstein

Richard Kogan, piano

Friday, August 25, 5:00 pm

Location:
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Tickets: $15 general admission

8/25/2017 5:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Le Vent Du Nord

Friday, August 25, 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.

“Jokes and joie de vivre from Quebec folk heroes.” The Guardian

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord have been enjoying meteoric success. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd — to their feet and in their hearts! This is undoubtedly music of the here and now: progressive folk music from Quebec.

8/25/2017 7:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Beautiful Night

Music with Heidi Lauren Duke and special guests

Satuday, August 26, 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.

Local favorite Heidi Lauren has directed gala concerts all over the United States and collaborated with producing venues in Spain, Italy, Hungary, and France. Now she turns her copious talents to the Highland Center with a special night of music featuring special guests soprano Deborah Selig and tenor Gregory Zavracky. This two hour concert will feature songs of many style to suit many desires. You’ll be entranced by the music of Strauss, Duparc, and Weill, with classic art songs, arias, American songs, and new works based on the poetry of Carl Sandberg.

8/26/2017 7:00 PM
The Neave Trio

Saturday, August 26, 7:30 pm

Location:
United Community Chruch @ North
1325 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $20 all seats

Benefit concert to support Catamount Arts' EPIC Music program for children in St Johnsbury

EPIC Music is inspired by El Sistema (“The System”), a social change and youth development program that provides intensive music instruction to young people. It was developed in Caracas, Venezuela in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, an orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. El Sistema-inspired programs are now found in 55 countries around the world.

EPIC Music kicked off in July with a two week violin camp at St Johnsbury School with 32 children in grades 1-5. It was led by Jason Bergman, string instructor at St. Johnsbury Academy and conductor of the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra, and guest teacher Lynn Murphy, a violinist and violist with 20-plus years of teaching experience.

EPIC Music is open to any child with the enthusiasm and commitment to learn. The program offers free instruments, free intense musical instruction, and significant experience working in ensembles. The two most important aspects of El Sistema-style programs are inclusivity for all students, and joy in making music. EPIC Music will be offered four days per week after school during the school year at St. Johnsbury School.

This concert will benefit Catamount Arts’ EPIC Music program for children in St. Johnsbury. EPIC Music, a free, intensive program of violin instruction, is modeled on El Sistema (“The System”), a social change and development program created in Venezuela in 1975 and now found world-wide. EPIC Music is offered to any child in grades 1-5 with the enthusiasm and commitment to learn. The key features of the EPIC Music program are inclusivity, and joyful music-making. There are no auditions, and no fee for instruments or instruction.

One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio, based in New York City, has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. The Trio has performed all over the US, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival (as their “Rising Star” Ensemble),and the Los Angeles Music Guild. The Trio works regularly with living composers, and gave the World Premiere of "Klee Musings", a new piano trio written for the Neave Trio by acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas. The Neave Trio has been been broadcast on radio stations across the US and abroad, with notable live broadcasts on such stations as WGBH Radio (Boston) WXXI and WNYC Radio (New York) and as featured artists on the WQXR Radio (NYC) McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase.

8/26/2017 7:30 PM
Uncommon Jam Music Festival

Sunday, August 27, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Historic Newbury Vermont Common
Newbury, VT

Tickets: $20 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.

Dwight & Nicole is a three piece original blues-soul-rock band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson. Ritcher and Nelson are both well known on the East Coast for their powerful voices and songwriting. Together, they have toured up and down the Northeast, growing a fiercely loyal fan base, and self releasing two award winning albums through crowd funding. The Boston Globe calls them “A tour de force that demands much wider success” and describes their sound as “poignant, hard-driving and heavenly.”

Joe Moore and The Joe Moore Band perform a wide variety of American rhythm & blues, funk, and jazz, based in Joe’s life-long experience as a powerhouse saxophone player and vocalist. Performances are rooted Moore’s life of playing alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, often working and touring with original composers. His powerful saxophone has developed a reputation for intense, high energy performances, stunning technique and musical prowess.

Enjoy a variety of local foods, craft beer, lawn games and much more!

Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

8/27/2017 2:00 PM
Prydein

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 27, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://www.prydein.com/
Genre: Celtic Bagpipe Rock

Whether you call it Celtic-rock, kilt-rock, bagpipe rock, Scottish-rock or even Sham-rock, Prydein delivers a high-energy performance loved by young and old. A typical Prydein audience is a pretty even mix of folks; elementary school kids to those disenchanted youth with hair the color of toxic waste and holes in their body that they weren't born with standing next to elderly couples holding up cell phones in the air so that their middle-aged children can hear the amazing sound coming from a rock band with bagpipes. Call it what you will.....they call it fun.

Opening band: Catamount Pipe Band

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/27/2017 4:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Willa Mamet & Paul Miller

Saturday, September 2, 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.

“...fine music masterfully played and sung.” - Rob Resnik, Vermont Public Radio

Willa Mamet & Paul Miller: two voices and a guitar, like you're at the kitchen table with us. Folk, country, Americana, and grassy soul in one intimate, acoustic evening.

9/2/2017 7:00 PM
Matuto

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://matutomusic.com
Genre: Brazillian folk/bluegrass

Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, “The Devil and The Diamond” (Motema Music; release: May 14, 2013).

Opening band: Buzzkill Abby

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/3/2017 4:00 PM
Occidental Gypsy

with special guest Miss Maybell & Slimpickens

Saturday, September 9, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front and Center

Hailing from New England, Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment.”

Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy was featured at the 2015 DjangoFest in Mill Valley, California. They have shared the stage with greats like Rikki Lee Jones, Jorma Kaukenen, Stanley Jordan, Joe Sample, Tony Rice, and David Bromberg.

Their fans include musicians who enjoy the sophisticated compositions and masterful play, but most folks just come to enjoy the music and dance. The band has found a unique beat and brings to every show a dynamic mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces—and a few memorable standards—in fun, exhilarating performances. Occidental Gypsy’s music cannot be easily classified; a bit of jazz, a catchy strain of pop, a seismic swing experience, and “a whole lotta’ gypsified groove…”

MISS MAYBELL & SLIMPICKIN’S are a musical duo playing American Roots, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Ragtime as well as original tunes. They have been featured on The Cold River Radio Show, and air radio stations throughout New England.

"They pose like a Grand Ole Opry comedy act (think Minnie Pearl) and play music from the 1920-1930s-era, jug band, ragtime, jazz and blues with sincere virtuosity. Slimpickin’s writes songs and plays classic finger-style guitar; Miss Maybell plays banjo and taps her steel brushes on a tricked-out washboard. She also commands an impressive kazoo, but the secret weapon they unleash is Maybell’s vocals — deep and strong enough to join an angel choir with the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday." —New Hampshire Magazine

9/9/2017 8:00 PM
The Lao Tizer Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.laotizer.com/
Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.

Opening band: Ira Friedman Trio

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/10/2017 4:00 PM
KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Location: Various venues

Tickets: $299 for Catamount Arts Members, $350 for non-members

With a KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass, you get a premium seat at every show in the Series, all season long (a value of more than $500) for just $299 ($350 for non-members)! It's a great deal, a marvelous wedding, graduation, or birthday gift for someone you love, and a fun way to broaden your horizons. Beyond saving you hundreds of dollars, your pass purchase simplifies your life, demonstrates your commitment to the series and your faith in what we do, and provides us vital early season support.

You'll receive a printed ticket to confirm your order and a plastic pass suitable for presenting as a gift – or we can mail the pass directly to your gift recipient. We’ll email you a reminder a week or two before each performance, and we’ll automatically have your premium ticket/s waiting for you at the Will Call desk the night of each show. Tickets are transferable at any time, to anyone you choose! If you can't make a show, simply tell us whose name to put the ticket/s under.

    Here is the line-up for the 2017-2018 season:
  • Thursday, September 14 - Sarah Jarosz
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 - Aquila Theatre - Sense and Sensibility
  • Saturday, November 4 - Kat Wright Band
  • Thursday, November 30 - Natalie McMaster and Donnell LeahyA Celtic Christmas
  • Wednesday, December 13 - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
  • Friday, January 19 - Hot Sardines
  • Tuesday, February 6 - Ballet Jazz of Montreal
  • Thursday, March 8th - Dublin Irish Dancers
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Apollo’s Fire/Bach’s Coffeehouse
  • Saturday, April 7 - NEK Fringe/Outside the Box Festival
    • Sarah Juli
    • Vermont Vaudeville
    • Ethan Lipton
  • Saturday, April 28 (tentative) - Steeldrivers
9/14/2017 6:00 PM
Nunsense

September 15 - September 17
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM

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

Tickets:$15 adults, $13 students/seniors

Award Winning QNEK Productions, International Theatre Company in Residence at the Haskell Opera House celebrating their 25th Anniversary and FINAL Season presents Nunsense, QNEK’s Signature Show with your favorite crazy nuns: Sister Hubert (Emily May), Sister Leo (Ruth-Ann Fletcher), Sister Robert Ann (Anita Morin); and The Reverend Mother (Lynn Leimer); Sister Mary Grace Note (Janice Luce) and Brother Rimshot (Sean McCallister). Nunsense (1985) is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin expanded the concept into a cabaret that ran for 38 weeks, and eventually into a full-length musical. The original Off-Broadway production opened December 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances and becoming the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. The show has since been adapted for television, starring Rue McClanahan, and has spawned six sequels and three spin-offs.

UNDERWRITTEN BY TED JEWETT AND CNB COMMUNITY CIRCLE

9/15/2017 To 9/17/2017
Shrinedom 2017

Saturday, September 16, first act starts at 9:30 am

Location:
Creek Hill Barn
2527 Creek Rd.
Irasburg, VT

Tickets: $125 Stage Front, $65 general admission

The concert is going to held at 2527 Creek Hill Rd., Irasburg, Vt at the Creek Hill Barn to raise money for the Mt. Sinai #3 Shriners.

KIDS 10 and UNDER get in FREE for this all day event With Shriners Clowns, Fire Brigade, Mini Choppers, and many more things for the KIDS.

    Artist to perform include:
  • For Country... Caroline Gray, Southern City Band (SCB), Alec Macgillivray.
  • For Rock (local)... Raized on Radio, Mind Trap, The Hitmen, Dead Season
  • Vince Neil - Legendary voice of Mötley Crüe
  • Trixter - with hits as One in a Million, Surrender, And Give It To Me Good.
  • Firehouse - Don't Treat Me Bad, All She Wrote, Love Of A Lifetime, and When I Look Into Your Eyes.
  • Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly, Shot At Poison, Playing With Fire, Close My Eyes Forever.
  • Warrant - Down Boys, Cherry Pie, Heaven, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Blind Faith, Sometime She Cries, I Saw Red, And Many More.
  • Hosted By The Metal Guru of all things Hard Rock. Host of Trunk Nation on SiriusXM Hair Nation Chanel 39, SiriusXM Volume Channel 106, and that Metal Show on VH1. MR. EDDIE TRUNK
  • And Local DJ Tod Pronto

(ALL ACTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

9/16/2017 9:30 AM
The High and Mighty Brass Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.highandmightybrassband.com/
Genre:
Brass Band, Dance, Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop and Afrobeat

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”

Opening band: NEKtones

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/17/2017 4:00 PM
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
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
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
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.

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10/22/2017 To 11/1/2017
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

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11/19/2017 To 11/29/2017
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
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

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12/17/2017 To 12/27/2017
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
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.

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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. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons 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

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2/4/2018 To 2/14/2018
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
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
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
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
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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