Last Flag Flying

USA, Rated R, 125 Minutes

Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 5:30 & 7:30 *** No matinee today due to a presentation from the Bolshoi Ballet
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 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with Former Marines Sal and Richard Muelle on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

1/20/2018 To 1/25/2018
Lady Bird

USA, Rated R, 94 Minutes

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Odeya Rush

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 Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

1/20/2018 To 1/25/2018
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Saturday, January 20, 7:00 pm

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

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

The Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night returns on Saturday, January 20 at 7 pm in the Masons Hall at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave. in St. Johnsbury. As always featuring the popular host band Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with this month's special guest Jim Rooney. This is a free event but donations are gratefully and enthusiastically accepted!

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.

1/20/2018 7:00 PM
Romeo and Juliet

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

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

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

Running time: 2:30

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

1/21/2018 To 1/31/2018
Highland Drumming for Beginners

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts & Catamount Arts

Thursdays, January 11 through March 1, 6-7pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Cost: $15 per class
Take all 8 classes and save: $100 for 8 classes (save $20)
Call the box office to sign up for the whole series. Phone 802-757-5559

***Checks should be made out to Catamount Arts with VICA written in the memo line.

Age: 9 and up. Adults welcome.

After purchsing your tickets, please register here.

Materials needed: Practice drum pad & drum sticks. Contact instructor with questions regarding materials.

Learn the basics of Highland Snare Drumming

Highland Drumming is considered a “advanced percussion performance style” It is significantly different than other forms of drumming. The drum corps does not just keep the beat or rhythm for the other musicians to follow but it is the only source of dynamics in a Highland Pipe band. It is considered one of the more difficult marching percussion styles to successfully perform. With a focus on technique and precision, learning this style of drumming will improve your overall performance.

Instructor: Brian Horbal scotsdrummer@gmail.com

Brian, an award winning percussionist and Lead Snare for the Catamount Pipe Band, has been drumming for over 25 years. The Catamount Pipe Band currently holds the Championship title in the Northeast and will return to Scotland in August 2018 to compete for the fourth time at the World Pipe Band Championships. Brian has competed all throughout the Northeast with CPB, and has played onstage with Natalie MacMaster, The Chieftains, The Red Hot Chili Pipers, and Prydein.

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

1/25/2018 To 3/1/2018
Novitiate

USA, Rated R, 123 Minutes

Director: Margaret Betts

Cast: Dianna Agron, Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo

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

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, The Novitiate is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threatening the course of nuns' lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church.

1/26/2018 To 2/1/2018
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

USA, Rated R, 115 Minutes

Director: Martin Donagh

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

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

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

1/26/2018 To 2/8/2018
Highland Piping for Beginners

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts & Catamount Arts

Fridays, January 5 through February 23, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Cost: $15 per class
Take all 8 classes and save: $100 for 8 classes (save $20)
Call the box office to sign up for the entire series. Phone: 802-757-5559

***Checks should be made out to Catamount Arts with VICA written in the memo line.

Age: 12 and up. Adults welcome.

After purchsing your tickets, please register here.

Materials needed: Practice chanter. Contact instructor with questions regarding ordering or borrowing materials.

Learn the basics of Highland piping.

Instructors: Iain MacHarg, Founder of Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts
Jonathan Besett, Piping Instructor & Outreach for Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

1/26/2018 To 2/23/2018
Tosca (Puccini)

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

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

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

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

1/27/2018 To 2/3/2018
Family Friendly Comedy Show
Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm

Location:
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

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

The Vermont Comedy Club Improv Troupe presents and evening of "Whose Line Is It, Anyway" style comedy.
1/27/2018 7:00 PM
2018 Season Pass

Show dates: January 28 through May 13

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

Tickets: $50 for all five events

Buy a season pass for the 2017 Plainfield Town Hall Opera House Concert series and save $25, 33%, compared to the individual show adult price.

Your season pass includes admission to:

  • Pete's Posse – Sunday, January 28, 4:00 pm
  • Piano, Voice and Dance: Songs and Dances of Death, Modest Mussorgsky – Sunday, February 11, 4:00 pm
  • Diane Huling and Friends – Sunday, March 11, 4:00 pm
  • Sylvia Berry with M.T. Anderson: The Many Faces of Mozart – Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm
  • Gamelan Sulukala: Traditional and Original Music for Javanese Gamelan Orchestra – Sunday, May 13, 4:00 pm
 

Season passes are available by calling the box office at 888-757-5559 Monday through Satruday from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm.

1/28/2018 2:00 PM
Pete's Posse

"Multi-generational roots music"

Sunday, January 28, 4:00 pm

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

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

Buy tickets for all 5 of our events and save 33% off the adult price.

Vermont’s own trad roots power trio, Pete’s Posse, is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals) and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and vocals). Pete’s Posse is three generations of musicians who have come together to create their own electrifying sound they call “multi-generational roots music.” The steady flow of powerful uplifting energy across the age gap is the engine that drives Pete’s Posse, and it shows no sign of letting up!

1/28/2018 4:00 PM
Drawing Discoveries (Ages 9 and up)

Fridays, February 2-23 (snow make-up day: March 9), 4-5pm

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

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Explore grown up materials with guided lessons focused on a variety of materials and subjects. Have a blast learning to use conte crayons, charcoal, graphite sticks, drawing pencils and pastels. Learn techniques used by master drawers such as Michaelangelo, Dürer, and Da Vinci. Please join us in this seriously fun class!

Class fee: $50. Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities for children, regardless of ability to pay. Please call 802-748-2600 ext 108 and speak to Anne to inquire about scholarship availability or working out a payment plan.
After purchasing a “ticket” for the class, please complete the enrollment form HERE.

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

2/2/2018 4:00 PM
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists, Part I

Saturday, February 3, 9:30am-12:00pm

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

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts in social emotional learning. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to boost engagement of the students with whom they work. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and informal networking. Training begins at 10:00 am.

2/3/2018 9:30 AM
The Peacemaker

Saturday, February 3, 5:00 pm

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

Tickets: $12 each (by a ticket for both Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and save)

Documentary. Directed by James Demo. 90 Minutes. USA.

MNFF Award for Best Documentary Feature

THE PEACEMAKER follows international mediator Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland and Kosovo to Nigeria and Iraq over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his own recovery from alcohol addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

“A deeply moving portrait of its truly admirable, complex subject.”- Hollywood Reporter

2/3/2018 5:00 PM
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Saturday, February 3, 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: $12 each (by a ticket for both Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and save)

Documentary. Directed by Alexandra Dean. 90 minutes. USA.

MNFF Audience Award and Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film.

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s — and the brainy inventor whose concepts led to cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous Hollywood star who was widely heralded as “the most beautiful woman in the world” — and was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman. But Lamarr also had a secret identity—as a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

This riveting film weaves interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. We get an up-close look at her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre whose scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film, Ecstasy, caused such an enormous international uproar that even the Pope was moved to denounce it. After capturing Lamarr's glittering Hollywood life and her ground-breaking but completely uncredited inventions, director Dean follows the actress/inventor’s retreat, during her later years, when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten.

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an extraordinary, unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but still a role model to this day.

"Very enjoyable—one of the best movies of 2017. Ms. Dean relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap, fluidly marshaling a mix of original interviews and archival material that includes film clips, home movies and other footage.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times.

“Yet what what makes "Bombshell" intriguing is not just Lamarr's gift for invention, it's also what a fiery individualist she was, someone who had no regrets about her eventful life ("You learn from everything"), not even its racy, tabloid elements.” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

2/3/2018 7:30 PM
15th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert

Saturday, February 3, 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm.

Location:
Latchis Theater
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $50 - $35 - $30 - $25  - $20

This popular annual benefit concert returns to the historic Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro, with a lineup that includes the CharlieChords of Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth Decibelles, Tufts Amalgamates, Tufts Beelzebubs, UMaine Renaissance, UVM Top Cats, and UVM Zest.

Generously sponsored by

Brattleboro Savings & Loan
The Richards Group
Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors
Brattleboro Community TV
Mary Meyer Toys

If you need wheel-chair accessible seats, please call the box office at (802) 748-2600 ext 2 and ask for Patrick.

2/3/2018 7:30 PM
The Lady of the Camellias

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

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

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

Running time: 3:05

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

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

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

Captured live on Dec 6, 2015

This is an on-screen event.

2/4/2018 To 2/14/2018
The Tempest Trio

Violin, Cello, Piano

Sunday, February 4, 3:00 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.

"They make a huge impression, one that combined ebullience and insight." — Reading Eagle

Many will happily remember pianist Alon Goldstein and cellist Amit Peled from earlier series appearances. Joined by violinist IIya Kaler, they'll brighten a winter day with piano trios of Beethoven, Bernstein, and Mendelssohn.

  • Johannes Brahms — Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
  • Leonard Bernstein — Piano Trio (1937)
  • Felix Mendelssohn — Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op.49
2/4/2018 3:00 PM
Ballet Jazz of Montreal

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by January 7th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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

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

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

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

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

“Impeccable dancers.” -- Philadelphia Inquirer

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

2/6/2018 7:00 PM
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED BEGINNERS (Adults and high school students)

Wednesdays, February 7-21, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

This is a foundation class in the art of crochet. Learn posture, yarn quality discernment, different stitches, combining stitches, and making simple pattern combinations. Walk in as a beginner (or someone whose crochet skills are rusty) and come out with confidence and skill to create your own projects.

Class fee: $65 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students). There is also a materials fee of $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. Bring your own crochet hook (size 6.5mm/K) or use one of ours. Class size is limited to 8 students. High school students – please complete an enrollment form HERE.

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

2/7/2018 5:30 PM
Low Lily

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, February 9, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook.

Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

2/9/2018 7:00 PM
The Actor's Nightmare

By Christopher Durang and others

February 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30 pm
February 11 and 18 at 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $10 advance sale, $12 at the door.
Group Rate: $8 for groups of 10 or more (tickets must be purchased in a single transaction). Contact Upstage Players at GetUpstageTickets@gmail.com for information on school rates.

Season Tickets now available! Get a discounted price on premium seats. A limited number of season tickets are available for each show and each performance. Buying tickets for all three season shows at the door would cost $40. For only $30, get your tickets early and in a prime location only available to season ticket holders. Call the Catamount Arts Box Office at 802-748-2600 to purchase and select season tickets. See our whole season and support local arts.

The Actors Nightmare: An evening of Comedic One Acts will be directed by various directors working under Upstage Artistic Director, Andrew Lidestri.

The Actor's Nightmare is a short comic play by Christopher Durang. An accountant is mistaken for an actor's understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines.

2/9/2018 To 2/18/2018
All-in-One Valentines!

FREE Workshop for Families

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:30-11:30AM

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

All ages (children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Instructor: Sharon Biddle

Cut a big heart in bright paper, and make a heart envelope that can go through the mail. This is a truly easy project. With available supplies, you can create an inner card to tuck into the envelope. Mailing seals to secure your envelope will be provided (but not stamps). Or simply make your heart envelope containing a Valentine wish to hand to a friend.

Registration requested, so that we can make sure to have enough materials. Drop-ins also welcome (children who are unaccompanied by adults MUST be registered). You may register HERE.

2/10/2018 9:30 AM
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
Cabin Fever Follies: Our Singing Nation!

Annual talent showcase

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) and $8.00 (minors)

On Sunday, February 11th starting at 2:00 pm, St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts will hosting a number of talented local and not-so-local musicians for an afternoon designed to get you out of the house for a spell! Denise Doucette has been hard at work collaborating with musicians to put together a show that allows us to showcase the talent that we have right here in the North Country.

The theme for this year’s Cabin Fever Follies is Our Singing Nation. The artists have been working hard to find tunes, old and new, to represent each of our 50 United States. As you can imagine, some are easier to locate than others! Guest artists for this year production include some familiar and some not-so-familiar faces. Among them are Randy Messineo, Claude Pigeon, David Arsenault and Emilie & Sam Stiles. In addition, the pre-show will consist of musicians from around New England who previously toured as the top-40 band, Faded Shade. This group, colleagues of Executive Director, Monique Lavertu, is happy to contribute their time and talent to benefit the arts center and support an old friend! Come join us to see what else Denise has planned for you!

2/11/2018 2:00 PM
Piano, Voice and Dance: Songs and Dances of Death, Modest Mussorgsky

Sunday, February 11, 4:00 pm

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

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

Buy tickets for all 5 of our events and save 33% off the adult price.

Dynamic duo Mary Jane Austin, piano, Erik Kroncke, bass vocalist team up with dancer Christine Harris to present Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death. Mary Jane Austin enjoys a rich musical life in Vermont and abroad, where her interests range from recital work and full scale opera productions to conducting children’s choruses and teaching elementary violin. Erik Kroncke’s unique bass voice has been in demand by opera companies and orchestras all over the world. Christine Harris is the director of Moving Light Dance School and Company. She has choreographed and/or performed for many local community events. She teaches creative movement, ballet and modern classes. Songs and Dances of Death is a song cycle for voice and piano by Modest Mussorgsky, written in the mid-1870s, to poems by Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov, a relative of the composer. Each song deals with experiences of death (child death, death in youth, drunken misadventure and war.) The song cycle is considered Mussorgsky's masterpiece in the genre.

2/11/2018 4:00 PM
Music, Memories and Milestones: Taryn Noelle in Concert

Saturday, February 17, 7:00 PM

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

Tickets: $25 all seats

Taryn will team up with Jazz great Joe Davidian to present a special Broadway Pops/Jazz concert, featuring a walk through the history of some of Broadway’s greatest composers blended with favorite selections from the Great American Songbook. Join Taryn, Joe, and some of the best musicians around for an evening of music, memories and milestones!

2/17/2018 7:00 PM
Funky Divas of Gospel

Music that enlivens your soul.

Saturday, February 17, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (minors)

The Seacoast’s Funky Divas of Gospel set to entertain the audience at St. Kieran’s!

The group began 25 years ago on the seacoast of New Hampshire and over the years has performed in many different forms. Sometimes as a small band and other times as a band with up to 30 people in a gospel choir. All those steps along the way have led to the close knit group of today.

The Funky Divas sing with a purpose: to share great music. The spirit that flows through their songs goes back to the roots of music itself. It is universal and tells stories as old as time. It is hard rockin' and reflective. It is toe tapping, it is hand clapping, It can, and does, move audiences to their feet and into the aisles to dance. Recently after attending a Funky Divas of Gospel concert, a reporter wrote, "All bluegrass, soul and gospel fans be forewarned: if you miss this funky group, to paraphrase a line in one of their songs, it ain't nobody's fault but yours."

The Funky Divas of Gospel first performed at South Church in Portsmouth, NH. Since then, they have grown, performed for thousands throughout New England and upstate New York, and changed – constantly evolving, finding ways to improve their sound and vocal harmonies, making their performances more fun and entertaining, all the while remaining true to gospel music roots.

Sponsor: NH State Council on the Arts

2/17/2018 7:00 PM
Kingdom All-Stars

The NEK’s Own Rockin’ Role Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/21/2018
David Myles Band

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 pm

Location:
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street
Lancaster, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

"Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking." – No Depression

Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ repertoire with songs from his tenth album Real Love. You can hear the old-school Johnny Cash shuffle and lightning-in-a-bottle twang of “Night And Day” to the swingy drums and ‘50s-era, Roy Orbison croon of “Easy.” Myles music roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting.

With new music also injected with rhythm and groove , it will certainly be shakin’ up Myles’ already enthralling live performances. Even more toe-tapping, more head-nodding, and yes—more hip-swiveling—is coming to the David Myles Road Show . It was written to achieve maximum entertainment, and the gorgeous three-part harmonies of “Dreaming” or the deliriously giddy bounce of “Everybody Knows” will be flooring crowds across the country this year and beyond. Real Love is an absorbing rejuvenation of rock ’n’ roll’s dramatic power—it will make you dance, weep, and never forget where you were the first time you felt it. That’s how you know love is real, after all.

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

2/21/2018 7:00 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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

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

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

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews

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

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

Contains nudity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/24/2018 To 3/3/2018
February Vacation Week Classes: Painting

Tuesday, February 27
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Students will use charcoal and watercolor paints.
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Using charcoal and acrylics, student will create still life improvisational paintings.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

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

2/27/2018
February Vacation Week Classes: Drawing

Wednesday, February 28
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Scribble drawings and more!
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Create still life drawings enhanced with ink and watercolors.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

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

2/28/2018
Moonlight

USA, Rated R, 111 Minutes

Director: Barry Jenkins

Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Showtimes:
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

2/28/2018 7:00 PM
February Vacation Week Classes: Printmaking/Mixed Media

Thursday, March 1
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Explore monotype printing with a variety of materials.
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Students will make gel prints and other monotype prints.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

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

3/1/2018
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.

This is an on-screen event.

3/4/2018 To 3/14/2018
Runa

Pushing the boundaries of Irish Folk Music

Sunday, March 4, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (minors)

Sponsored by New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, RUNA will be performing at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 pm. Tickets, $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for those under 18, are available on line (www.stkieranarts.org) for a small additional fee, at the arts center office and at the door on the evening of the show.

“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Zach White of St. Louis on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle and Mandolin.

RUNA recently released their fifth album, “RUNA: LIVE”, which was recorded at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD on Thursday, March 17th, 2016. Receiving lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic, the album has been hailed as “an incredible masterpiece” – Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier

Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.

3/4/2018 2:00 PM
Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Artists

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:00 pm

Location:
River Arts
74 Pleasant St.
Morrisville, VT

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts and methods in Universal Design for Learning. Teaching artists will learn new content material and apply that content to their own practice. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments and networking. Training begins at 6:00 pm.

3/7/2018 5:30 PM
Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out

Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by February 6th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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

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

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

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

3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Hamlet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/10/2018 To 3/17/2018
Jeffrey LaDeur

Piano

Sunday, March 11, 3:00 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.

"Glowing sound...assured virtuosity." — San Francisco Classical Voice

Jeff made such a fine impression here with the Delphi Trio two years ago, we knew a solo appearance was in order. Works of Rameau, Stravinsky, and Debussey will showcase his musical sensitivity and depth of understanding.

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau— Suite in A minor (1728)
  • Igor Stravinsky — Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
  • Claude Debussy — Preludes, Book II
3/11/2018 3:00 PM
Diane Huling and Friends

Sunday, March 11, 4:00 pm

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

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

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After Diane’s rousingly successful solo recital at the OH last year, we asked her to come back…with friends. She will perform by herself, with a violinist, singer and more. “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.”

3/11/2018 4:00 PM
CREATIVE CHARACTERS: A SOCK PERSON BUILDING EXPERIENCE (Adults and high school students)

Wednesdays, March 14-28, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Why should kids have all the fun?? Using various soft materials, create a hand-made original sock caricature of yourself, a family member, a sweetheart, or any other special person in your life. Learn easy, old-fashioned hand sewing techniques to embellish your character, and experience the joy of creating a unique version of someone special to you. Come expecting to laugh and have lots of fun!

Class fee: $65 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students) There is also a materials fee of $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. If you have a sock you’d like to use, please bring it.

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

3/14/2018 5:30 PM
Paula Poundstone

Saturday, March 17, 8:00 pm

Location:
Latchis Theater
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $45 orchestra, $35 balcony

Paula Poundstone’s wry observations spark impromptu dialogue and guarantee riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject, from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats, and deliver it with a casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit.

www.paulapoundstone.com

3/17/2018 8:00 PM
Apollo’s Fire – Bach’s Coffeehouse

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra—16 Musicians on Stage

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by February 18th. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Julius Caesar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/4/2018
Jennifer Hartswick Band

Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/7/2018 7:00 PM
Giselle

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

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

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

Running time: 2:20

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

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

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

Captured live on Oct 11, 2015

This is an on-screen event.

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

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career 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
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists, Part II

Monday, April 16, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:
Wonder Arts
165 Wilson Ave.
Greensboro, VT

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and social emotional learning. We will dive into the conflict cycle, the effects of stress and trauma on learning, and techniques teaching artists can use to engage reluctant learners. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to support each student they work with. Join us for refreshments and networking at 5:30. Training begins at 6:00pm.

4/16/2018 5:30 PM
Windscape

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Saturday, April 21, 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.

"First-rate solo musicianship and standout ensemble work." — Palm Beach Daily Post

Five eminent woodwind soloists come together in Paprikash: Flavors of Eastern Europe, a program offering a taste of a characteristic place in the musical world. This is music to relish and savor.

  • Ferenc Farkas — Hungarian Dance Suite
  • György Ligeti — Six Bagatelles
  • Anton Reicha — Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 88
  • Antonín Dvořák — Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 51
4/21/2018 7:30 PM
Sylvia Berry with M.T. Anderson: The Many Faces of Mozart

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm

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

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

Buy tickets for all 5 of our events and save 33% off the adult price

Can you imagine an all Mozart program played on a Mozart era fortepiano, modeled after a Viennese instrument from 1795, interspersed with readings of letters from Mozart and his father by acclaimed author and Calais resident, M.T. Anderson? Sylvia Berry is one of North America’s leading exponents of the fortepiano as well as other historical keyboard instruments. This is the kind of concert you usually have to travel to Boston or Montreal to hear. Instead just come on over to Plainfield! A rare treat to be sure.

4/22/2018 4:00 PM
YOUTH VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Ages 5-7)

Saturday, April 28, 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 29, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall during the Tap Into Film: 48-Hour Student Film Slam premiere.

FREE. Class is limited to 6 students. 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. at Emerson College. She is an Assistant Director of the School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA), and recently published her first novel for young adults, Star Thief.

4/28/2018 10:00 AM
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
Arts Integration for Teaching Artists

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am-12:00 pm

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

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will explore concepts, benefits, and technique of arts integration. Teaching artists will come away with increased understanding of how to create an arts-integrated lesson or unit plan. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and networking. Workshop begins at 10:00 am.

5/5/2018 9:30 AM
Gamelan Sulukala: Traditional and Original Music for Javanese Gamelan Orchestra

Sunday, May 13, 4:00 pm

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

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

Buy tickets for all 5 of our events and save 33% off the adult price.

Plainfield’s own Court-style Javanese Gamelan returns to the OH for a concert of traditional Indonesian music as well as contemporary compositions written for the ensemble. 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. The current ensemble consists of 16 members who range in age from their teens to 70’s with every decade in-between represented.

5/13/2018 4:00 PM
Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

May 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 pm
May 20 and 27 at 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). Contact Upstage Players at GetUpstageTickets@gmail.com for information on school rates.

Season Tickets now available! Get a discounted price on premium seats. A limited number of season tickets are available for each show and each performance. Buying tickets for all three season shows at the door would cost $40. For only $30, get your tickets early and in a prime location only available to season ticket holders. Call the Catamount Arts Box Office at 802-748-2600 to purchase and select season tickets. See our whole season and support local arts.

Into The Woods is directed by the Upstage Artistic Director, Andrew Lidestri with music direction by Victoria Cole and choreography by Lidestri & Madalyn Sheehy

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. Everything seems as though are heroes are going to live happily ever after … but are they? Careful what you wish for!!

5/18/2018 To 5/27/2018
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.

This is an on-screen event.

6/10/2018 To 6/20/2018
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