Rusalka (Dvorak)

Saturday, February 25, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, March 4, 12:55 pm

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

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

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting "Song to the Moon." Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

This is an on-screen event.

2/25/2017 To 3/4/2017
Jackie

USA, Rated R, 100 Minutes

Director: Pablo Larrain

Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

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

Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

2/25/2017 To 3/2/2017
Antarctica: Ice & Sky

France, Not Rated, 89 Minutes

Director: Luc Jacquet

Cast: Michel Papineschi, Luc Jacquet, Claude Larius

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

From Oscar (R)-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice & Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

In French with English Subtitles.

2/25/2017 To 3/2/2017
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Saturday, February 25, 7:00 pm

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

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

Bluegrass Night returns to the big beautiful Mason's Hall on the top floor of the Catamount Arts building at 115 Eastern Ave in St. J. on Saturday November 19th. As always the evening will begin at 7 pm and features Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. Special guest this month is Colin McCaffrey, who will go on at 8 pm.

East Montpelier's Colin McCaffrey is one of Vermont's finest musicians – a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist equally at home on guitar, mandolin, fiddle or bass. He is also a highly respected producer and songwriter and bandleader of the popular traditional country group The Stone Cold Roosters. Colin is also an alumnus of Catamount Crossing and appeared on Bob Amos's "Borrowed Time" CD.

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

2/25/2017 7:00 PM
Alone in Berlin

UK, Rated R, 103 Minutes

Director: Vincent Perez

Cast: Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Brendan Gleeson

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

This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

3/3/2017 To 3/9/2017
Lion

USA, Rated PG-13, 118 Minutes

Director: Garth Davis

Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

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

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Calcutta, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

3/3/2017 To 3/16/2017
LUX

Saturday, March 4, 7:00 pm

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

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

Hear what venues all over New England already know – LUX is an entertaining and engaging quartet from Newburyport, MA. They are the perfect blend of fun and intelligent music and St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts will be hosting them as they visit New Hampshire’s North Country.

Although the term “jazz” is in their description, the LUX approach is closer to Trombone Shorty than to Miles Davis. With cover songs from artists as diverse as Django Reinhardt, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC and Amy Winehouse, along with their well-turned originals, they entertain across the spectrum! This was unmistakable on their latest tour as they played with bands of different genres such as folk/roots, rockabilly, hard rock, soul, and even shared a bill with 4 heavy metal bands! Unique, fearless and sprightly, LUX will take your favorite tunes, smash them to smithereens, and reassemble them into a sublimely entertaining performance. Their anti-homages have earned them radio play in Europe and Australia, and headlining spots at music festivals in Philadelphia and Lowell.

Performing wide-ranging covers and well-crafted originals, LUX is a blast to see and hear. Who says guitars should only have 6 strings? Who says alto sax can’t play metal? What is a “genre” anyway? These are the burning questions LUX has been posing to audiences all over the North East with its raucous and rapacious rabble-rousing. For the past lap and a half around the sun, this quixotic quartet has been making daring forays into the catacombs of category, the seams of style and the fringes of idiom! Whatever that means! In any given set, you’re bound to hear anything from the Gorillaz to Maurice Ravel, ESPN ditties to Nirvana a la an acid-tripping troubadour blundering down Bourbon Street.

LUX is comprised of the lovely and talented Blair “Bonk” Leavitt on sax and lead vocals, Todd “TC” Clancy on 8-string guitar (yes that’s a thing), Jared “J-Hard” Holaday on alto/tenor sax and PJ “P-Nutz” Holaday on drums.There is something for everyone in this group.

For more information about this community concert, to purchase a membership or loyalty card or to make a donation to the annual or capital improvement funds, please contact the Arts Center at (603) 752-1028; visit the website, www.stkieranarts.org or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stkieranarts.

Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund, and The Rydin Family Fund.

3/4/2017 7:00 PM
Hedda Gabler

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 pm
Encore - Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm

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

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

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

3/9/2017 To 3/16/2017
Between Us

USA, Not Rated, 100 Minutes

Director: Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Alison Sudol, Olivia Thrilby

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

A long-term relationship threatens to implode over the course of one tumultuous night. After six years together, thirty-something couple Henry and Dianne find themselves caught between their fears of commitment and societal pressure to settle down and marry. An impulsive decision and a surprise revelation send each into an emotional tailspin. Heading out into the LA night, both Henry and Dianne encounter strangers - he a free-spirited rocker, she a charming artist who offer the possibility of new romantic thrills. By turns brutally honest and incisively funny, Between Us is a raw, real, and all-too-relatable look at the rocky terrain of 21st century romance.

3/10/2017 To 3/16/2017
Vishtèn

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 all seats

For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences. Lauded as “traditional but fiercely up-to-the- moment” (Penguin Eggs), this band from Canada’s east coast has been recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world. The infectious rhythms of tapping feet and lilting mouth music blend seamlessly with the fiddle, guitar, accordion, octave mandolin, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp to offer a musical experience that illustrates their wide sense of the world and breathes new energy and beauty into traditional sounds. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.

3/10/2017 7:00 PM
La Traviata (Verdi)

Saturday, March 11, 12:55 pm
Encore - Saturday, March 18, 12:55 pm

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

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

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

This is an on-screen event.

3/11/2017 To 3/18/2017
The Varshavski-Shapiro Duo

Piano Duo

Sunday, March 12, 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.

"Together they form a wonderful piano duo, which can charm even the most versed music lovers." – Gazeta Krakowska (Poland)

One piano/four hands played with wondrous precision and interpretive understanding. We loved them five years ago and are delighted they're back to share the music of Czerny, Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Falla.

  • Carl Czerny – Grand Sonata Brilliante in C minor, Op. 10
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Allegro Brilliante, Op. 92
  • Franz Schubert – Fantasia in F minor, D.940
  • Manuel de Falla – Two Spanish Dances from "La Vida Breve"
3/12/2017 3:00 PM
Harrow Fair

Sunday March 12, 7:00 PM

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

Tickets: $15 (tax included)

Harrow fair is Miranda Mulholland & Andrew Penner. One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. This duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs are utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying. Debut full-length album "Call to Arms" is out now.

3/12/2017 7:00 PM
FILMMAKING FROM START TO FINISH (Grades 5-12)

Monday, March 13; Wednesday, March 15; and Thursday, March 16, 3:30-5:00pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Alex Shea

Join Alex Shea, one of the coordinators of St. Johnsbury’s Tap Into Film: 48 Hour Student Film Slam, to learn some of the basics of filmmaking. This is a great overview for students interested in joining a Film Slam team for the first time, or honing their skills in preparation for this year’s Slam (co-hosted by Catamount Arts and the School of Creative and Performing Arts), which will take place April 28-30. Students will learn about screenwriting, filming, and editing while making their own short films. Student films will be screened at Open Mic St. Jay. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment (video camera, iPad, tablet, etc.); equipment will be available for those who do not have their own.

Class fee: $15. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 to discuss scholarship availability.

Please complete class registration form here.

Alex Shea teaches film at St. Johnsbury Academy. Alex has worked for Catamount Arts on the 48-Hour Student Film Slam and the High School Filmmakers Showcase, and is the Vermont Campus Assistant Director and Content Manager/Promotional Video Editor for the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA). Alex graduated from Lyndon State College where he majored in Television Studies.

3/13/2017 3:30 PM
Low Lily with John Whelan

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 pm

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

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

Traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, new England and Old time Appalachian sounds.

Sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts

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

Low Lily’s new self-titled album brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones. Additional musicians include Corey DiMario (double bass) and Fred Simmons (trombones). The album’s first track, “House Carpenter”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts– the band’s second #1 song.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will continue on Thursday evening as St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts hosts the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction. This annual fundraising event will be held at the Town & Country Inn & Resort in Shelburne, NH. The doors will open at 6:00 pm at which time guests can view the various raffle prizes and auction items that will be going up for bid following a tasty meal prepared with Tender Labnon.

3/15/2017 7:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

Hosted by the Town & Country Inn and Resort

Thursday, March 16, 6:00 pm

Location:
Town & Country Inn and Resort
20 US-2
Gorham, NH

Tickets: $30.00 per plate / buy 7 and get one (discount will be applied automatically at checkout)

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

hen you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

Low Lily’s new self-titled album brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones. Additional musicians include Corey DiMario (double bass) and Fred Simmons (trombones). The album’s first track, “House Carpenter”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts– the band’s second #1 song.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will continue on Thursday evening as St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts hosts the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction. This annual fundraising event will be held at the Town & Country Inn & Resort in Shelburne, NH. The doors will open at 6:00 pm at which time guests can view the various raffle prizes and auction items that will be going up for bid following a tasty meal prepared with Tender Labnon.

3/16/2017 6:00 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.

3/16/2017 6:45 PM
A Good American

Austria, Not Rated, 100 Minutes

Director: Friedrich Moser

Cast: William Binney, Thomas Drake, Edward Loomis

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

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on earth, filter it for targets and render results in real-time while keeping the privacy as demanded by the US constitution. The tool was perfect - except for one thing: it was way too cheap. There fore NSA leadership, who had fallen into the hands of industry, dumped it - three weeks prior to 9/11. This is the story of former Technical director of NSA, Bill Binney, and a program called ThinThread.

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

3/17/2017 To 3/23/2017
20th Century Women

USA, Rated R, 119 Minutes

Director: Mike Mills

Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

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  (7:45 on March 28)
Wednesday - 1:30 & 7:30 (7:45 on March 29)
Thursday - 7:30 (7:45 on March 30)

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

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants - a quirky punk photographer, a mellow handyman and her son's shrewd best friend - to serve as role models in a changing world.

3/17/2017 To 3/30/2017
Aquila Theatre - Murder on the Nile

Friday, March 17, 7:00 pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy before March 1st. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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

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

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

"A classically trained, modernly hip troupe." -The New York Times

Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages Murder on the Nile, by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature - Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production, set on a paddle steamer cruising the Nile in 1940s Egypt, features a masterful whodunit performed in Aquila's clever signature style. Class, money and reputation are all at stake. And before the steamer's passengers know it deceit, theft and murder quickly make waves on the river. Who can be trusted? Who holds the truth? Who is a suspect? Whodunit?

Aquila Theatre brings its innovative touch to this deliciously dangerous murder mystery, with brilliant direction, superb acting, thrilling physicality and stunning designs.

"Aquila's productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect." - The New Yorker

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

3/17/2017 7:00 PM
FINDING THE UNUSUAL MOMENT IN THE COMMONPLACE: A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

(For adults and high school students)

Saturday, March 18, 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Steven Edson

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

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

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

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

3/18/2017 9:00 AM
St. Paddy's with Boghat

Saturday, March 18, 7:00 pm

Location:
42 Maple Contemporary Art Center
42 Maple Street
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $30 all seats

"Irish traditional music has survived more strongly against the forces of cinema, radio and the mass media than the indigenous folk music of most European countries." – Wikipedia

Tom Rota - Uilleann Pipes

Tom is originally from New Milford, NJ where he began playing bluegrass music on the 5-string banjo at the age of 12. He later developed an interest in acoustic and electric guitar and was involved in several rock and roll bands. Tom came back to the banjo in 1990 and was fortunate to study with legendary banjo master Tony Trischka for several years.

In 1993, Tom started working for an Irish music record label and his obsession with Irish dance music and the uilleann pipes began. Having received his first "practice set" as a Christmas bonus, he began studying the pipes in 1995 under the tutelage of famed piper and teacher Bill Ochs in New York City.

Tom studied with Bill consistently for the next 4 years and eventually moved to Maine in 1998 where he began to perform Irish music for the first time. In 2001, Tom attended the University of Limerick, Ireland and received a Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance. While there, he was fortunate to study with some of the masters of modern piping like Tommy Keane, Jimmy O'Brien Moran, Maire Ni Ghrada, Mickey Dunne, Mick Coyne and more. After a short tour of Finland with the Limerick-based group Sionna, Tom returned to Maine where he has been a staple of the Sunday afternoon session at Brian Boru ever since. In 2006, Tom began hosting and booking the Irish Night at Blue series in Portland which has now been running weekly for over 10 years and has been host to some of the area's best homegrown talent as well as some of the leading players from around the world today.

Tom currently lives in South Portland, ME, teaches uillean pipes and banjo, plays gigs whenever he can and continues to host the Sunday session at Brian Boru and curate the Irish Night at Blue series. He plays a full set of concert pitch pipes and a half set of flat pitch "C" pipes, both made by David Quinn of New York.

Chris "Junior" Stevens - Accordion & Concertina

Chris hails from Cape Neddick, Maine, where he began playing music at an early age. He has been playing traditional Irish music since 1998. Chris studied music at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has performed at various festivals in and around New England with several groups and as a solo performer. In addition to Boghat, Chris currently plays with the much-lauded traditional group The Press Gang as well as Robert Sylvain's Acadian Aces.

Chris traveled to Ireland in 2000 to perform at the Fleadh Ceoil na Eirrean in Wexford. In addition to teaching many students, he has also led many Irish music "seisuns" and is a regular at the Brian Boru session on Sunday afternoons in Portland. He has been called "one of the most promising up and coming exponents of the Irish concertina in New England".

Matt Shipman - Songs, Bouzouki & Guitar

Calling Maine his home for the last 12 years, Matt is no stranger to the performance circuit throughout New England and afar. In addition to the guitar and mandolin, Matt plays bouzouki, tenor banjo and Old Time 5-string banjo. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vermont College in 2004, majoring in Traditional Music Studies. During his time there, he toured through Nova Scotia, North Carolina and Maine compiling songs and stories from people he met, which later culminated as a radio documentary about traditional music in the 21st Century. Matt currently teaches at 317 Main St. Community Music Center and can be heard playing with Darlin' Corey, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, High Range, The New England Bluegrass Band and in various Irish music ensembles. Matt has put out recordings with High Range and Erica Brown and played on others with Ron Cody's "Talking Rake", Joe Walsh's "Sweet Loam" and Brad Strauss' "Close to the Bone". He also has released 2 recordings of his own. Matt is the newest member of the group, joining Boghat in 2016.

Sponsors: Bank of New Hampshire, Littleton Food Co-Op

3/18/2017 7:00 PM
A Contemporary Evening

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

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

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

Running time: 2:40

Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography: Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen's formal beauty, León and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level.

This is an on-screen event.

3/19/2017 To 3/29/2017
Art and Craft

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm

Director: Sam Cullman
Cast: Mark Landis, Sam Cullman

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money, but instead donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers the ruse and organizes an exhibition of the work, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. However, it's not so clear that he can. Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic whose elaborate con is also a means to cultivate connection and respect - feeding what he now understands as an outright "addiction to philanthropy." ART AND CRAFT starts out as an art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity. What emerges is an unflinching exploration of life with mental illness and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

A thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating documentary about Landis' amazing feats as a forger and con man. - Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

A fascinating look inside the troubled mind of a master of deception. - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

3/23/2017 7:00 PM
Elle

France, Rated R, 130 Minutes

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

Showtimes:
Friday - 5:30 & 7:45
Saturday - 5:30 & 7:45
Sunday - 1:30, 5:30 & 7:45
Monday - 5:30 & 7:45
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

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

In French with English Subtitles.

3/24/2017 To 3/30/2017
Idomeneo (Mozart)

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

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

3/25/2017 To 4/1/2017
The Record's Rising Star Search

Saturday, March 25, 1:00 pm

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

Tickets: $10 reserved, $5 GA (choose between the reserved and general admission areas via the drop down on the ticket selection page)
There will be an additional $1 per ticket fee charged for the Twilight Theatre restoration fund.

The Record’s Rising Star Search is a live showcase of the best youth talent from Northern Vermont & New Hampshire. Youth ages 6-18 will grace the stage to showcase their many talents and the event will also feature special performances by The Kingdom All Stars, The Newark Balkan Chorus and Orleans County’s rising star Emma Strange.

3/25/2017 1:00 PM
Session Americana

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $20 Court Street Arts members, $22 non-membersDinner: $12 (vegetarian options available, beverages and desserts sold separately)
If you plan on having dinner, please be sure to add the number of dinners needed along with your show tickets.

Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".

Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear. Says David Greenberger of NPR:"I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort."

3/25/2017 7:30 PM
Paterson

USA, Rated R, 118 Minutes

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nelli

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

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

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

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

Germany, Rated R, 162 Minutes

Director: Maren Ade

Cast: Sandra Muller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

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

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

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

In German with English Subtitles.

3/31/2017 To 4/6/2017
An Evening with Gregory Douglass featuring Tod Pronto

Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm

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

Tickets:$20 all seats

Gregory’s evocative, alternative sound blends "Rufus Wainwright ́s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake ́s accessible soulfulness," (OUT Magazine). His recent spotlight on NPR's Morning Edition has coined him "one of New England's best- kept secrets."

Douglass has shared the stage with artists like Regina Spektor, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies, Jason Mraz, and Margaret Cho. According to Pandora's founder, Tim Westergren, Gregory is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today. Gregory has sold 100,000+ songs digitally on his own and his videos have amounted to over one million views on his YouTube channels. His music videos have also charted numerous times on MTV Network's LOGO TV.

In addition to his on-stage collaborations, Douglass has recorded with fellow Vermonters Grace Potter (Hollywood Records) and Anaïs Mitchell (Righteous Babe Records) among others. His upcoming record My Hero, The Enemy is his most prolific work to date with writing born after the emotional collapse of 15 years as a touring artist. Realizing that what he once called a “fierce independence,” Douglass recognized as isolating and self-limiting choices. Amid this epiphany, Douglass found a glimmer of hope in new collaborations and some of his best writing yet to propel his music yet another step further in the world.

Tod Pronto is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Newport Vermont. Tod has recorded 3 albums of original music to date including his album “Nashville Stereo” that was recorded in Nashville, TN for "B-Venturous Records" and his new self produced album "It Can't All Be Wrong". He also writes instrumental background music for television and his work has appeared on AMC and The National Geographic Network among others. Tod’s song “Money and a Suitcase” was the first track featured on a compilation album put out by "Shut Eye Records" in 2005 called "The United State of Americana Vol. 3" that went on to reach #20 on the Roots Rock Airplay Report. These days Tod’s music combines Folk, Roots Music, Country, Rock, and Blues to create a unique blend of Americana Music. His live show combines his originals along with his fun and unique brand of storytelling.

4/1/2017 7:30 PM
Gregory Douglass

Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 (tax included)

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

4/2/2017 7:00 PM
Watercolors

with Ed Kadunc

Monday, April 3, 5:30 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

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

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

4/3/2017 5:30 PM
An Evening with Great Lake Swimmers featuring Megan Bonnell

Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm

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

Tickets:$20 all seats

Canadian indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers are thrilled to announce new tour dates on the heels of a very busy 2016 and their latest EP, Swimming Away. After successful tours in Europe and Western Canada last year as a trio, the band will be taking their ‘Floating Through The Forest’ show to the East Coast of Canada and the Midwestern US this spring. The band will be revisiting the quiet side of their fourteen-year, seven-album catalogue, and have shows planned in Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The U.S. leg will begin on April 12th in Pittsburgh and will take the band through Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois before wrapping up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 23rd.

Their latest full-length record, A Forest Of Arms, was released via Nettwerk in 2015 and they also released an EP, Swimming Away, in March of 2016, which included two covers, a Tom Waits classic, “Innocent When You Dream” and the aching PJ Harvey song “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love.” It also featured two new songs, the starkly beautiful “Condition White,” which was commissioned for the series Torn From The Pages and is based on the novel Sleep by Nino Ricci, and finally the hypnotic title track “Swimming Away,” which is an unreleased outtake from A Forest Of Arms.

Singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell is set to head out on an east coast tour this March alongside Great Lake Swimmers. Kicking off in Montreal on March 22, the tour will also take them to Fredericton, St. John, Halifax and more. In anticipation of the upcoming dates, Bonnell has released a delightful acoustic video performance for her song Anna off her most recent album Magnolia (Cadence Music).

Filmed by Sourthern Souls’ Mitch Fillion at Joshua Van Tassel ‘s Dream Date Studio, the video captures an intimate performance that fans can expect to see at a live show. Megan is joined by Van Tassel gracing both the soundboard and the drum kit, along with fellow musicians Chris Stringer (guitar), Bret Higgins (bass), and Michael Eckert (pedal steel).

4/3/2017 7:30 PM
Twelfth Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/6/2017 To 4/13/2017
The Sky Blue Boys

Bluegrass, Folk and Rural Tradition

Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

4/7/2017 7:00 PM
A Hero of Our Time

Sunday, April 9, 12:55 pm
Encore - Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm

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

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

Running time: 2:45

Music: Ilya Demutsky
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

4/9/2017 To 4/19/2017
Mark Scalia & Kyle Crawford

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15.00 (adults only)

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

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

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

Sponsored by: The GETZ Foundation

4/15/2017 7:00 PM
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

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

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

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

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

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

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

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

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

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

4/22/2017 7:30 PM
Cantrip

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM

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

Ticket: $15 (tax included)

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

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

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

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Sharon Kenney Biddle

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

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

High school students should complete the enrollment form after purchasing.

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

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

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

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

Tickets: $4 each (buy tickets for all four shows for $10)
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50

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

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

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

4/26/2017
Atwater – Donnelly

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

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $15 all seats

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

Instructor: Robin Kristoff

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

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

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

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

World-Class Improv Comedy

Saturday, April 29, 7:00pm

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

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

Save 20% when you buy by March 30th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/29/2017 7:00 PM
The Cheng² Duo

Cello, Piano

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

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

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

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

Sunday, May 7, 1:30 pm

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Catamount Arts members

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

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

5/7/2017 1:30 PM
William Ogmundson, pianist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is an on-screen event.

5/13/2017 To 5/20/2017
Storm Large

Sunday, May 14, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Sensational!” –The New York Times

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

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

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

5/14/2017 7:00 PM
Dueling Pianos

Friday, May 19th at 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/19/2017 8:00 PM
Catamount Summer Solstice Raffle

Drawing - June 17, 2017

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

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

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

2. $10,000 Cash!

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

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

Proceeds to benefit Catamount Film and Arts.

6/17/2017 7:00 PM
Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

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

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

Praised for great sensitivity and exciting artistry.

8/15/2017 7:00 PM
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
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