Step

USA, Rated PG, 84 Minutes

Director: Amanda Lipitz

Cast: Paula Defat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger

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

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

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

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

10/23/2017 To 10/26/2017
Landline

USA, Rated R, 97 Minutes

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn

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

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

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

10/23/2017 To 10/26/2017
Governor's Arts Awards

Tuesday, October 724, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 all seats

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

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

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

United Kingdom, Not Rated, 106 Minutes

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

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

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

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

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

USA, Rated R, 89 Minutes

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale

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

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

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

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

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, October 27, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

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

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

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

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

10/27/2017 7:00 PM
The Odd Couple

Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 28, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors (groups of 10 or more save $2)

St. Johnsbury Players present Neil Simon's classic comedy The Odd Couple. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? Come to the St. Johnsbury School auditorium and find out! Curtain times are October 27, 28 at 7:30pm and November 3, 4 at 7:30pm and a special 2pm matinee on Novemember 5. For more information contact 802-467-3043.

10/27/2017 To 11/5/2017
Berlin Jazz

17th Annual Arts Benefit Concert

Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

10/28/2017 7:00 PM
The Schumann Quartett

Violin, Violin, Viola, and Cello

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 pm

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

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

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

"The Schumann Quartett plays staggeringly well...with sparkling virtuosity and a willingness to astonish" — Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

From Germany, we welcome brothers Erik, Ken, and Mark Schumann and Liisa Randalu as they open the season with a program of string quartets of the masters — Haydn, Schubert, and, of course, Schumann.

  • Joseph Haydn — Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 No. 5
  • Franz Schubert — Quartet in A Minor, D.804, Op. 29 No. 1, "Rosamunde"
  • Robert Schumann — Quartet in F Major, Op. 41 No. 2
10/28/2017 7:30 PM
Ex Machina

United Kingdom, Rated R, 108 Minutes

Director: Alex Garland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Showtime: 7:00 pm

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

10/31/2017 7:00 PM
Le Corsaire

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

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

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

Running time: 3:35

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

11/1/2017 7:00 PM
A Fish Called Wanda

UK/USA, Rated R, 108 minutes

Directors: Charles Crichton and John Cleese

Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

Showtime:
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

11/2/2017 7:00 PM
Rebel in the Rye

USA, Rated PG-13, 106 Minutes

Director: Danny Strong

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - No screenings today due to our annual benefit auction
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

This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill, his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher In The Rye. Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson co-star. Written and directed by Danny Strong, Rebel In The Rye made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

No screenings on Saturday, November 4th due to our annual benefit auction.

11/3/2017 To 11/16/2017
Stronger

USA, Rated R, 119 Minutes

Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - No screenings today due to our annual benefit auction
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

Stronger is the inspirational and heroic true-life story of Jeff Bauman, the man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world. Stronger is based on Bauman's New York Times bestselling book, which was co-authored with Bret Witter.

No screenings on Saturday, November 4th due to our annual benefit auction.

11/3/2017 To 11/16/2017
Make-A-Wish Raffle

Friday, November 3, 6:00 pm

Location:
Vermont Hall
Winston Prouty Center
209 Austine Dr.
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tickets: $50

Don't miss out on a chance to win some fantastic prizes, meet friends at a great party AND help grant wishes for Vermont kids with life threatening conditions!

Purchase raffle tickets for any (or all) of the wonderful items below- all valued at $500 or more. Your purchase entitles you to attend an Evening of Wishes at the Winston Prouty Center on November 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music and a cash bar. Try our signature Make-A-Wish cocktail! The winning raffle tickets will be drawn that evening along with some other surprises.

You do not need to be present to win; however you'll miss a great party!

Your purchase will make a child's life better and you may go home with one of the winning raffle items....Please RSVP by October 25th

Prizes:

  • Boston Celtics Tickets - Four tickets in a corporate box to a Boston Celtics game in December 2017 or January 2018. Parking pass is included. Exact game date to be confirmed when the Celtics’ schedule is finalized.(donated by Peoples United Bank)
  • Back Bay Boston - Two night stay in a 2 bedroom Back Bay Boston brownstone with parking- what a great getaway! (donated by Kris & Stewart McDermet)
  • Ultimate Spring Cleaning - $300 of cleaning services from Mastaler Cleaning and the use of a Triple T dumpster for 10 days.
  • Floor Design - $500 Gift Certificate to Lawton Floor Designs- thinking about redecorating?
  • Mexican Dinner - Mexican dinner for 6 people prepared and served by Betsy Gentile and Bill Penniman at their charming Brattleboro home - wait until you taste those margaritas!!
  • Roger Smith Hotel Stay - Two night stay at The Roger Smith, a boutique hotel on Lexington Ave in New York City (Friday, Saturday, Sunday only)
  • Dinner Package - A package of Dinners/Gift Certificates from local restaurants- Minimum value $500
  • Dinner Package 2 - A package of Dinners/Gift Certificates from local restaurants- Minimum value $500
  • Bianchi Bicycle - A Bianchi hybrid bicycle- a sweet ride on pavement or Vermont's back roads (donated by Burrows Specialized Sports)
  • Hotel and Spa Stay - In 3 hours you can be on the shores of Lake Massawippi in Quebec enjoying the RippleCove Lakefront Hotel and Spa (www.ripplecove.com). The two night stay includes dinner one night and breakfast. (Donated by Carole & Tom Rayl)
  • White Cedar Porch Rocking Chairs - Two white cedar porch rocking chairs with pillows and a side table. These chairs are designed for comfort and durability. The cedar will age gracefully for many years of enjoyment. (Donated by Wendy & Ron Rembisz)

Sponsored by:

The Richards Group
Howard Printing Inc.
David Manning Inc.
Brattleboro Subaru and Ford
River Valley Credit Union

11/3/2017 6:00 PM
Le Vent du Nord

Friday, November 3, 7:30pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $22 non-members, $20 Court Street Arts members
Dinner options:
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili with Lime Cream and fresh garden salad with crusty roll - add $11
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice with fresh garden salad and crusty roll - add $13

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

11/3/2017 7:30 PM
Francofest '17 Dinner

Saturday, November 4, 4:30 - 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $12 each

Come join us for a taste of homemade French cuisine on Saturday, November 4th. The dinner, which includes tourtieres, baked beans, chicken pie, coleslaw, dinner roll, a beverage and a number of sweet culinary delights, will be served in the community room of the arts center starting at 4:30 p.m. Wine will be available for purchase with proper identification. Tickets for the dinner will be $12.00 per plate and are currently available at the arts center office and on line at www.stkieranarts.org via the performing art series link. Tickets at the door will be $15.00. Seating for the dinner will be in half hour increments. Please indicate which seating you would prefer when purchasing your tickets.

Limited seating on the half hour:
Group 1: 4:30 to 5:00
Group 2: 5:00 to 5:30
Group 3: 5:30 to 6:00
Group 4: 6:00 to 6:30

11/4/2017
Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Saturday, November 4, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Gordon Clapp—best known for his Emmy-winning role as Detective Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue, and his Tony-nominated role in the 2005 Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross—stars in a one-person play about the great American poet, Robert Frost, who “barded” around the country for nearly half a century with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep.”

11/4/2017 7:00 PM
Annual Catamount Benefit Auction

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

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

Tickets: All tickets $40.00
Please note there is a limit of 250 tickets being sold.
Why the limit? We simply can't fit any more comfortably in the building!

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

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

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

You can see some of the items for this year's auction HERE.

 

11/4/2017 7:00 PM
Francofest '17 Concert

Sunday, November 5, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $16.00 (adults) and 12.00 (under 18)

New to the arts center is the highly acclaimed quintet, Le Vent du Nord. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.

Featuring button accordion, bouzouki, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,600 concerts over 5 continents and racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.

The group exhibits great finesse and flexibility, appearing regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and participating in a wide variety of special musical projects. They’ve collaborated and performed with a diverse range of artists including: Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.

Not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”

On stage these 5 friends creating intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.

Sponsored by The Madelaine G. von Weber Trust and Vaillancourt & Woodward Insurance, Inc.

11/5/2017 2:00 AM
EPIC Music at St. Johnsbury School

Monday-Thursday, November 6, 2017-June 7, 2018, 2:45-4:45pm

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

Instruction in violin will be offered to students in grades 1-5 at St. Johnsbury School (homeschooled students and students at other schools are also welcome to enroll, but must be able to get to St. Johnsbury School by 2:45pm). Lead teacher will be Ellen Bartlett. Jason Bergman, one of our lead teachers for the summer camp and director of the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra and St. Johnsbury Academy string ensemble, will be a guest teacher.

Registration limited to 15 students
Registration opens: September 29
Registration deadline: October 23

EPIC Music is FREE of charge, thanks to our generous donors
Violins provided to any student who needs one
After school meal provided to any child who wants one
Late bus available

El Sistema, on which we are modeling EPIC Music, is a rigorous and intensive program in which students gain an enormous amount - both musically and socially - from daily instruction as a group, so we are requiring that students commit to at least 3 of 4 days per week through June 7, and commit to staying the full two hours. Depending on how full we are in the fall, we may have a second registration period in the winter, with new students committing to participate through June 7. Any student who drops out in the fall term will be eligible to reapply in the next registration period, though a position cannot be guaranteed.

Please complete an enrollment form here and complete additional registration materials here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 or acampbell@catamountarts.org.

11/6/2017 2:45 PM
Fiddler on the Roof

USA, Rated G, 181 minutes

Director: Norman Jewison

Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey

Showtimes:
Tuesday, November 7, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

11/7/2017
Highland Dancing (Ages 5 and up)

Tuesdays, November 7-December 12, 6-7pm

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

Instructor: Olivia Gates

This class provides an introduction to Highland Dancing, an activity that combines the endurance and strength of an athlete and the artistry of a dancer. Students will enjoy opportunities to learn about all facets of this sport including fitness, performance, competition, and Scottish culture, and will develop a genuine love of dance. This class is offered by Catamount Arts in partnership with the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts.

Class fee: $70. For information on scholarship availability or payment plans, please contact Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 or acampbell@catamountarts.org.

Olivia Gates has been participating in Highland Dance for 18 years and studied with Heather Morris. She is certified through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and has been an active member in the Nova-Scotia, Ontario, and Vermont Highland Dance communities. She has competed across Canada and in the United States at local and national events. Outside of competition, Olivia enjoys Irish Step and Celtic Step dance.

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts (VICA) actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, heritage, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in the state of Vermont, and one of the few in New England. VICA is currently based out of Marshfield, Vermont, but has expanded its reach into Caledonia County by partnering with Catamount Arts. VICA instructors will be offering classes in Highland Dance, Beginner Piping and Drumming, Celtic Culture & History, as well as hosting several performances by Celtic artists.

11/7/2017 6:00 PM
John Lewis: Get in the Way - VTPBS

USA, Rated PG, 60 minutes

Director: Kathleen Dowdey

Cast: John Lewis

Showtimes:
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

John Lewis: Get in the Way is the first major documentary biography of John Lewis, civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion of human rights whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years.

11/8/2017 7:00 PM
DESIGN AND CROCHET A WINTER HAT (Homeschooled students ages 10 and up; adults welcome)

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

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

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

After paying the class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

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

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

11/9/2017 9:30 AM
Fahrenheit 9/11

USA, Rated R, 122 minutes

Director: Michael Moore

Cast: Michael Moore

Showtimes:
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

11/9/2017 7:00 PM
Tracy Grammer with Jim Henry

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

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

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

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

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

11/10/2017 7:00 PM
Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

November 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm
November 12 and 19 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.

Shakespeare’s timeless tale is arguably the most loved and well-known love story and tragedy of all time. Love and hate turn on a dime as these young adults struggle to balance the intensity of their emotions: lust, love, anger, loyalty, joy, hatred, hope, the list goes on and these ancient characters are just as real in our lives today. The cast has been training with fight master Ric Alpers and you won’t want to miss the clash of their swords in some exciting fight sequences.

Romeo and Juliet is directed by Upstage Artistic Director, Andrew Lidestri with fight choreography by Ric Alpers and Madalyn Sheehy. The cast will consist of some wonderful local talent including Connor MacDonald, Madalyn Sheehy, David Weddington, Deborah Osborne, Owen Fogg, Alyssa Comeau, and Rosa VanWie. There is also a wonderful ensemble of local talent helping bring this play to life.

11/10/2017 To 11/19/2017
Over There! The Songs That Won the War (WWI)

Saturday, November 11, 7:00 pm

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

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

Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner have been performing together since 1989. They are among those rare performers who combine entertaining performances with outstanding historical research and who can claim Irving Berlin and George & Ira Gershwin premieres. In 1997 they made music history with Oh Kay, Oh George, a first-time concert pairing of songs and music by romantic and musical colleagues Kay Swift and George Gershwin, featuring many rarely heard Swift songs along with premieres of two unpublished George & Ira Gershwin songs. Their reputation as Gershwin performers was honored by the selection of their recordings to be part of the Interactive Kiosk at the new George & Ira Gershwin Room at the Library of Congress.

Sears and Conner are the first cabaret act to be featured at Boston's Emerson Majestic Theatre, and at Boston's Wang Centre for the Performing Arts they revived a show-biz tradition by presenting a pre-show concert of Irving Berlin songs for a showing of Berlin's classic film, White Christmas. Other appearances include the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (Town Hall, New York City), Don't Tell Mama (New York), The Gardenia (Los Angeles), the International Fringe Festival (Orlando, Florida), Cabaret at Windows (Washington, DC), the Chicago Public Library (Chicago, IL), Scullers Jazz Club (Boston), the Upstairs at the Pudding Cabaret Series (Cambridge, MA), Club Cabaret (Boston), Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Massachusetts), Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA), and at colleges, concert series, and other venues throughout the Northeast.

Sears and Conner are Producing Directors of American Classics and are founding members of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA), an organization promoting awareness and performance of cabaret in the Boston area. They are known for their research in the music and lyrics of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood. In 1996 they rediscovered a long-lost Irving Berlin song from 1916, "Santa Claus: A Syncopated Christmas Song," which they subsequently gave its modern premiere and first recording.

11/11/2017 7:00 PM
Brunch, Beats, and Silent Auction

Sunday, November 12, 11:00 am

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $12 Court Street Arts members, $14 non-members

Enjoy a feast of wonderful locally sourced fare and music, while perusing works by the CSA Watercolor atelier. Fabulous prizes and auction items including handcrafted goods, gift certificates, exciting getaways and other delights will be available. Proceeds benefit the programs at Court Street Arts.

11/12/2017 11:00 AM
I Am Not Your Negro - Independent Lens

USA, Rated PG-13, 93 Minutes

Director: Raoul Peck

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

Showtimes:
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm

Tickets: Free

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

11/14/2017 7:00 PM
Hidden Figures

USA, Rated PG, 127 minutes

Director: Theodore Melfi

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Showtimes:
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

11/15/2017 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.

11/16/2017 6:45 PM
Follies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/16/2017 To 11/21/2017
Lucky

USA, Not Rated, 88 Minutes

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:30
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:30
Sunday - 5:30 & 7:30 No matinee screening today due to other programming.
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

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut Lucky is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

There will be no matinee on Sunday, November 19 due to other programming.

11/17/2017 To 11/23/2017
Battle of the Sexes

USA, Rated PG-13, 121 Minutes

Directors: Jonathan Dayton & Valarie Faris

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

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 the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

11/17/2017 To 11/30/2017
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
Geoff Goodhue, Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely, & Beg, Steal or Borrow

Saturday, November 18, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student - $5 off adult price if purchased by November 17!

Beg, Steal or Borrow (Winner, 2017 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band competition) opens this rare and special show with their high-spirited newgrass sound. Then Bryan Bowers (Washington-based Autoharp Hall of Fame member and singer), Danny Knicely (world-class mandolinist, guitarist, and mandocellist), and Geoffrey Goodhue (New England–based singer and multi-instrumentalist) come together for a captivating evening of American folk and mountain music.

11/18/2017 7:00 PM
The Taming of the Shrew

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

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

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

Running time: 2:05

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

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

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

Captured live on Jan 24, 2016

This is an on-screen event.

11/19/2017 To 11/29/2017
Flower Drum Song

USA, Unrated, 133 minutes

Director: Henry Koster

Cast: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Showtimes:
Tuesday, November 21, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

11/21/2017 To 11/22/2017
Highland Dancing (Adults and teens)

Tuesdays, November 21 - December 12, 7-8pm

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

Instructor: Olivia Gates

This class provides an introduction to Highland Dancing, an activity that combines the endurance and strength of an athlete and the artistry of a dancer. Students will enjoy opportunities to learn about all facets of this sport including fitness, performance, competition, and Scottish culture, and will develop a genuine love of dance. This class is offered by Catamount Arts in partnership with the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts.

Class fee: $50 (10% discount for Catamount members or students). For information on scholarship availability for teens, please contact Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 or acampbell@catamountarts.org.

Olivia Gates has been participating in highland dance for 18 years and studied with Heather Morris. She is certified through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and has been an active member in the Nova-Scotia, Ontario, and Vermont highland dance communities. She has competed across Canada and in the United States at local and national events. Outside of competition, Olivia enjoys Irish Step and Celtic Step dance.

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts (VICA) actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, heritage, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in the state of Vermont, and one of the few in New England. VICA is currently based out of Marshfield, Vermont, but has expanded its reach into Caledonia County by partnering with Catamount Arts. VICA instructors will be offering classes in Highland Dance, Beginner Piping and Drumming, Celtic Culture & History, as well as hosting several performances by Celtic artists.

11/21/2017 7:00 PM
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

USA, Not Rated, 85 Minutes

Directors: Anna Chai & Nari Kye

Cast: Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura

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

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes - all of them delicious - to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

11/24/2017 To 11/30/2017
Lighting and Image Making (Adults and high school students)

Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

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

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

Instructor: Cornelia Hasenfuss

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

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

11/28/2017 5:30 PM
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 pm

Location:
Rialto Theater
80 Main St.
Lancaster, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Cape Breton Christmas

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

An evening of seasonal music – and plenty more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/30/2017 7:00 PM
Forks Over Knives

USA, Rated PG, 96 minutes

Director: Lee Fulkerson

Cast: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde

Showtimes:
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/6/2017
Young Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Holiday Encore Presentation

Original Live in HD Broadcast: December 24, 2007

Approx. running time: 2 hours 15 min.

12/9/2017 To 12/16/2017
The Nutcracker Suite, performed by Ballet Wolcott

Saturday, December 9, 2:30 pm

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

Tickets: Holiday pricing: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $8 students

After receiving a mysterious gift from her uncle, Clara journeys through a snow storm to the Magical Castle where the Sugar Plum Fairy enchants her with beautiful dances from around the world.

Directed by Brandy Ofciarcik Perez, Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company, students, and community members dance to Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Ballet Wolcott’s Nutcracker promises fun and fantasy to the entire family!

12/9/2017 2:30 PM
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

A Seasonal Celebration
Of One That Is So Fair and Bright

Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

This evening’s program will include:

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

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

12/13/2017 7:00 PM
The Nutcracker

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

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

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

Running time: 2:15

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

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

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

Captured live on Dec 21, 2014

This is an on-screen event.

12/17/2017 To 12/27/2017
Home for Christmas, with Elisabeth Von Trapp and cellist Erich Kory

accompanied by the Hazen Union HS Chorus

Thursday, December 21, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: Holiday pricing: $10 adults, $8 students

In a holiday presentation full of enchantment, Elisabeth Von Trapp continues an annual tradition that was established by the Trapp Family Singers. With a voice that critics have called “hauntingly clear,” “joyfully expressive,” and “simply beautiful,” Elisabeth accompanies herself on guitar and piano, and is joined by the world-class cellist Erich Kory and the Hazen Union High School Chorus.

12/21/2017 7:00 PM
All Wheel for the Arts Car Raffle

Drawing: Thursday, December 28, 2:00 pm

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

Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100

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

  • 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i
    VALUE: $25,310
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TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $25,760

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  • Air Conditioning w/Air Filtration System
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  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Connectivity
  • Steering Wheel: Bluetooth & Audio Switches
  • Cruise Control & Tilt/Telescopic Steering
  • Power Door Locks & Dual Power Mirrors
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Power Window w/ Driver’s Auto Down
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  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 12V Outlet in Dash, Console & Cargo Area

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

Net proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts

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

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

Sunday, December 31, 4:00pm to midnight

Location: Various locations in St. Johnsbury

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

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

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

December 31:
Adult - $22
Student - $14

More event information coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by December 20th. 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.

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

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

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

Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running time: 2:30

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm

Location:
Latchis Theater
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $35 all seats

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

2/1/2018 7:30 PM
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 Tufts Beelzebubs, UMaine Renaissance, University of Vermont Top Cats, University of Vermont Zest, and more!

This event is generously sponsored by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, The Richards Group, Twombly Wealth Management Group, Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Brattleboro Community TV, and 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.

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

"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
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
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)

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

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

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

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

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

The NEK’s Own Rockin’ Role Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/21/2018
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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

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

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

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews

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

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

Contains nudity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running time: 2:15

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

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

Irish dance and music choreographed by a former star of Riverdance

Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by February 6th. 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.

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

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

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

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

STATEMENT FROM THE CHOREOGRAPHER:

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

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

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

3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Hamlet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/10/2018 To 3/17/2018
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.

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

"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
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

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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
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.

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

"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
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
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.

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6/10/2018 To 6/20/2018
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