Hot Tickets Dance Kingdom County Film
Friday, March 27, 6:00pmSaturday, March 28, 2:00pmNorway, Not Rated, 101 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentSwedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humor as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man. Like a modern day' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. The film consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness... with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on the human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Friday, March 27, 6:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm

Norway, Not Rated, 101 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

Swedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humor as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man. Like a modern day' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. The film consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness... with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on the human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand.

3/27/2015 To 3/28/2015
Friday, March 27, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 12:00 noonItaly, Not Rated, 100 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentNamed for the famous seventeenth-century Roman church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, designed by legendary architect Francesco Borromini,  Alexandre, a brilliant architect, plagued by doubts and loss of inspiration, embarks on a quest of artistic and spiritual renewal guided by his study of Borromini. His wife Aliénor, similarly troubled by the crassness of contemporary society, as well as the couple's lack of communication and passion, decides to accompany him. A chance encounter, with siblings Goffredo (about to commence his own architectural studies) and his sister Lavinia, upends the couple's plans. As Borromini's spirit and the vertiginous splendor of his structures spin a mysterious web among them, the foursome experience a series of life-altering revelations.
La Sapienza

Friday, March 27, 6:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 12:00 noon

Italy, Not Rated, 100 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

Named for the famous seventeenth-century Roman church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, designed by legendary architect Francesco Borromini, Alexandre, a brilliant architect, plagued by doubts and loss of inspiration, embarks on a quest of artistic and spiritual renewal guided by his study of Borromini. His wife Aliénor, similarly troubled by the crassness of contemporary society, as well as the couple's lack of communication and passion, decides to accompany him. A chance encounter, with siblings Goffredo (about to commence his own architectural studies) and his sister Lavinia, upends the couple's plans. As Borromini's spirit and the vertiginous splendor of his structures spin a mysterious web among them, the foursome experience a series of life-altering revelations.

3/27/2015 To 3/29/2015
Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Various Rating: Unrated Run Time: VariousCountry: International Language:  International Genre: VariousCast: VariousShowtimes: Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersIn today’s feature length film dominated film industry, viewers seldom have the opportunity to see the best short films still being made. This week Catamount will feature all of the films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Live Action and the Animated categories. The Live Action shorts will screen on Monday and Tuesday March 30 and 31, while the Animated shorts will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. In addition, the Documentary nominated short films will be part of Catamount’s Green Mountain Film Festival the weekend before.Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday, March 27, 6:00pm - DocumentariesSaturday, March 28, 12:00pm- DocumentariesSaturday, March 28, 4:00pm - AnimatedSunday, March 29, 12:00pm - Animated
2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films

Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Various
Rating: Unrated
Run Time: Various

Country: International
Language: International
Genre: Various

Cast: Various

Showtimes: Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

In today’s feature length film dominated film industry, viewers seldom have the opportunity to see the best short films still being made. This week Catamount will feature all of the films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Live Action and the Animated categories. The Live Action shorts will screen on Monday and Tuesday March 30 and 31, while the Animated shorts will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. In addition, the Documentary nominated short films will be part of Catamount’s Green Mountain Film Festival the weekend before.

Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday, March 27, 6:00pm - Documentaries
Saturday, March 28, 12:00pm- Documentaries
Saturday, March 28, 4:00pm - Animated
Sunday, March 29, 12:00pm - Animated

3/27/2015 To 4/2/2015
Friday, March 27, 8:00pmSaturday, March 28, 8:00pmUSA, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentThis entertaining documentary looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, director and crucially important independent filmmaker. Welles' life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20. His film work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, created by Welles when he was only 25. Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work.
Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work of Orson Welles

Friday, March 27, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm

USA, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

This entertaining documentary looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, director and crucially important independent filmmaker. Welles' life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20. His film work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, created by Welles when he was only 25. Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work.

3/27/2015 To 3/28/2015
Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Richard Kane Rating: Unrated Run Time: 90 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DocumentaryCast: Jon Imber, Jill Hoy, John StombergShowtimes: Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm and Sunday 6:00pmMonday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersA document of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career, and his adaptations, switching from painting from his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four month span. We first encounter Imber in his studio for the first time painting with his left hand while he and his partner, painter Jill Hoy, analyze Jon’s self-portrait and talk about the anxiety to come.
Imber's Left Hand

Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Richard Kane
Rating: Unrated
Run Time: 90 minutes

Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Documentary

Cast: Jon Imber, Jill Hoy, John Stomberg

Showtimes:
Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm and Sunday 6:00pm
Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

A document of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career, and his adaptations, switching from painting from his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four month span. We first encounter Imber in his studio for the first time painting with his left hand while he and his partner, painter Jill Hoy, analyze Jon’s self-portrait and talk about the anxiety to come.

3/27/2015 To 4/2/2015
Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon and 4:00pmThe Netherlands, Not Rated, 83 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentMirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration centre, a single mother who is unable to take care of her 9-year old son, just managing to keep a grip on her life by following a strict set of routines. That is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee who is not put off by her aggression. During the ten days of his asylum procedure their disruptive encounters lead to an unexpected relationship that will challenge Mirte to change her life.
The New World

Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon and 4:00pm

The Netherlands, Not Rated, 83 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

Mirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration centre, a single mother who is unable to take care of her 9-year old son, just managing to keep a grip on her life by following a strict set of routines. That is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee who is not put off by her aggression. During the ten days of his asylum procedure their disruptive encounters lead to an unexpected relationship that will challenge Mirte to change her life.

3/28/2015
Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noonSunday, March 29, 2:00pmUSA, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentSHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of The National Organization for Women, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation.  Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, this documentary recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon
Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm

USA, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of The National Organization for Women, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, this documentary recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.

3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
Saturday, March 28, 2:00pmSunday, March 29, 6:00pmNew Zealand, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentA visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.
Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 6:00pm

New Zealand, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.

3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
Saturday, March 28, 2:00pmSunday, March 29, 4:00pmUSA, Not Rated. 95 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentDaniel Barber's civil-war drama The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling as Augusta, a young woman in the South who must tend to her family's farm with the help of only her sulky teen sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their loyal slave Mad (Muna Otaru). Two Union soldiers, played by Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller, who have been sent ahead by General Sherman to scout the area, steal and rape their way through the town, and eventually lay siege to Augusta's home. The women work together to protect themselves, and eventually must decide what to do as Sherman's army is on the verge of overrunning the entire area.
The Keeping Room

Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm

USA, Not Rated. 95 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

Daniel Barber's civil-war drama The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling as Augusta, a young woman in the South who must tend to her family's farm with the help of only her sulky teen sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their loyal slave Mad (Muna Otaru). Two Union soldiers, played by Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller, who have been sent ahead by General Sherman to scout the area, steal and rape their way through the town, and eventually lay siege to Augusta's home. The women work together to protect themselves, and eventually must decide what to do as Sherman's army is on the verge of overrunning the entire area.

3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
Saturday, March 28, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 8:00pmIsrael, Not Rated, 115 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentIn Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment.
GETT: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

Saturday, March 28, 6:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 8:00pm

Israel, Not Rated, 115 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment.

3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
Saturday, March 28, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 4:00pmIreland, Not Rated, 76 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentTHE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the traditions of the Irish pub, or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.
The Irish Pub

Saturday, March 28, 6:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm

Ireland, Not Rated, 76 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the traditions of the Irish pub, or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.

3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
Saturday, March 28, 7:30pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm“Pack Up the Circus” Album Release Show with Jefferson Hamer and Dietrich StrauseLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets:  $20 all seatsSession 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".Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
Session Americana

Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm

“Pack Up the Circus” Album Release Show with Jefferson Hamer and Dietrich Strause

Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $20 all seats

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".

Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

3/28/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm and 8:00pmFrance, Not Rated, 90 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentPrajna is an Indian woman who left behind everything in search of her identity close to the roots of her culture. She lives in the forest, with elephants, much like a hermit in Indian mythology, Palakapya: a story that haunts her. To fulfill this choice, Prajna had to escape from a rigid Indian society, renounce a PhD degree in London, give up material comfort and even the idea of having a child... but the birth of Ojas upsets her plans. Prajna's sole obsession is to pass on to Ojas, now a 4 year-old girl, the values that guided her in her choices. She knows that the environment in which her daughter grows up will mark her imagination and forge her identity but her duty as a mother also reminds her that she has to prepare her child to confront human society. Prajna devotes every instant of Ojas’ childhood trying to put off the moment when they both will have to set out to the very world that Prajna has chosen to leave behind.
Elephant Blues

Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm and 8:00pm

France, Not Rated, 90 Minutes

Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

Prajna is an Indian woman who left behind everything in search of her identity close to the roots of her culture. She lives in the forest, with elephants, much like a hermit in Indian mythology, Palakapya: a story that haunts her. To fulfill this choice, Prajna had to escape from a rigid Indian society, renounce a PhD degree in London, give up material comfort and even the idea of having a child... but the birth of Ojas upsets her plans. Prajna's sole obsession is to pass on to Ojas, now a 4 year-old girl, the values that guided her in her choices. She knows that the environment in which her daughter grows up will mark her imagination and forge her identity but her duty as a mother also reminds her that she has to prepare her child to confront human society. Prajna devotes every instant of Ojas’ childhood trying to put off the moment when they both will have to set out to the very world that Prajna has chosen to leave behind.

3/29/2015
Thursday, March 26, 7:00pmEncore: Thursday, April 2, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.Strong is outstanding as Carbone…and he is matched by an excellent cast - ObserverGrips like a thriller - Mail on SundayThis is an on-screen event.
A View From the Bridge

Thursday, March 26, 7:00pm
Encore: Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.Strong is outstanding as Carbone…and he is matched by an excellent cast - Observer

Grips like a thriller - Mail on Sunday

This is an on-screen event.

4/2/2015 7:00 PM
Friday, April 3, 7:00pmSaturday, April 4, 7:00pmOpening Act – the Music Styling of The Endorsements!Main Act – The Comedy and Magic of National Known Performer, Glenn Strange. A Family Friendly evening – not to be missed.Tickets: $20, $15, $10Location:St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury, VTYes, "Strange" is his name ... his real name. Once upon a time, many years ago, in a nearby county, Glenn found a magic shop. Forty eight hours later, he had business cards, and was dangerous. He had discovered a tool (magic) that had given him a reason to be funny in public. Up until that time he had only been funny for friends, family, and coworkers, behind closed doors. He started out by performing for kid’s birthday parties .... or anyone else that would stand still for two or more minutes. Today, Glenn’s funny business specializes in providing quality entertaining and meaningful programs for corporations, churches, and associations all over the United States.Glenn Strange is MUCH MORE than a magician. His programs contain comedy, magic, recorded music, humorous stories, and just the right amount of audience interaction. Glenn’s clients are amazed as how he transforms his audiences from high energy hilarious laughter to being attentive and receptive to a sincere uplifting message. Glenn’s worked years developing and honing his one-of-a-kind style that’s Guaranteed to generate huge laughs and never embarrass or make fun of anyone.People love experiencing real time situation comedy routines. They eagerly volunteer to be treated like the stars of the program, and their unrehearsed spontaneous comments and actions determine the comedy avenue Glenn takes them down. Every program is different, because each program is unique to the audience. Glenn makes sure each attendee has a great fun time laughing, forgets their everyday problems, and returns home with fun memories. Unlike a standard magic show, that ends with a, “Wow, how did-he-do-that?”, Glenn’s programs are built around a purpose, and close with a heartfelt inspiring meaningful message, that touches peoples emotions, and makes a difference in their personal and professional lives.Proceeds to Benefit the St. Johnsbury Academy Future Business Leaders of America Club.
A Magical Evening of Comedy and Tricks!

Friday, April 3, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 7:00pm

Opening Act – the Music Styling of The Endorsements!

Main Act – The Comedy and Magic of National Known Performer, Glenn Strange.
A Family Friendly evening – not to be missed.

Tickets: $20, $15, $10

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

Yes, "Strange" is his name ... his real name. Once upon a time, many years ago, in a nearby county, Glenn found a magic shop. Forty eight hours later, he had business cards, and was dangerous. He had discovered a tool (magic) that had given him a reason to be funny in public. Up until that time he had only been funny for friends, family, and coworkers, behind closed doors. He started out by performing for kid’s birthday parties .... or anyone else that would stand still for two or more minutes. Today, Glenn’s funny business specializes in providing quality entertaining and meaningful programs for corporations, churches, and associations all over the United States.

Glenn Strange is MUCH MORE than a magician. His programs contain comedy, magic, recorded music, humorous stories, and just the right amount of audience interaction. Glenn’s clients are amazed as how he transforms his audiences from high energy hilarious laughter to being attentive and receptive to a sincere uplifting message. Glenn’s worked years developing and honing his one-of-a-kind style that’s Guaranteed to generate huge laughs and never embarrass or make fun of anyone.

People love experiencing real time situation comedy routines. They eagerly volunteer to be treated like the stars of the program, and their unrehearsed spontaneous comments and actions determine the comedy avenue Glenn takes them down. Every program is different, because each program is unique to the audience. Glenn makes sure each attendee has a great fun time laughing, forgets their everyday problems, and returns home with fun memories. Unlike a standard magic show, that ends with a, “Wow, how did-he-do-that?”, Glenn’s programs are built around a purpose, and close with a heartfelt inspiring meaningful message, that touches peoples emotions, and makes a difference in their personal and professional lives.

Proceeds to Benefit the St. Johnsbury Academy Future Business Leaders of America Club.

4/3/2015 To 4/4/2015
Mondays, April 6 to 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pmwith Ed KaduncLocation:Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHCost: $65 for the four-week session.This class is designed for all levels in watercolor and is focused in recognizing and establishing the basic and fundamental techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor painting. Students will explore preparation and layout, and begin to examine basic procedures, such as wet on wet, wet on dry and dry on wet techniques and when to use them, in order to complete a composition. They will also explore various simple or unusual tools, as well as brushes, and practice the different effects or textures these various tools and methods are capable of, and how and when to apply them. The course will also touch on areas such as choice of color, color mixing, masking, and stamping. This class will take the mystery, and the anxiety, out of this medium and encourage new and developing watercolor artists. Material list will be provided.
Painting in Watercolor

Mondays, April 6 to 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Ed Kadunc

Location:
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Cost: $65 for the four-week session.

This class is designed for all levels in watercolor and is focused in recognizing and establishing the basic and fundamental techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor painting. Students will explore preparation and layout, and begin to examine basic procedures, such as wet on wet, wet on dry and dry on wet techniques and when to use them, in order to complete a composition. They will also explore various simple or unusual tools, as well as brushes, and practice the different effects or textures these various tools and methods are capable of, and how and when to apply them. The course will also touch on areas such as choice of color, color mixing, masking, and stamping. This class will take the mystery, and the anxiety, out of this medium and encourage new and developing watercolor artists. Material list will be provided.

4/6/2015 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 10:30am and 1:00pmLocation:Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury AcademyTickets:All seats - $4.00 Groups of 50 or more - $3.50 eachBuy tickets for all 4 shows and pay just $10.00
Jack & the Beanstalk - Raggle-Taggle Players
Wednesday, April 8, 10:30am and 1:00pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy

Tickets:
All seats - $4.00
Groups of 50 or more - $3.50 each
Buy tickets for all 4 shows and pay just $10.00

4/8/2015
Thursday, April 9, 7:00pmEncore - Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets:Adult - $20Member - $18Students - $16When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm. Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes including one interval “Deliciously contemporary.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail “Tom McCamus plays King John, rivetingly, as a neurotic narcissist. It’s a daring performance.” Robert Cushman, National Post “This sublime King John has a remarkable intimacy, crystallized by the formidable actor Graham Abbey, whose relationship with the audience becomes one of the closest I've ever seen in a Shakespearean drama.” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “The action is riveting, the political machinations delicious and all the performers, royal or otherwise, take great delight in the parts they’re playing.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
King John - Stratford Festival

Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm
Encore - Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets:
Adult - $20
Member - $18
Students - $16

When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm.

Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes including one interval

“Deliciously contemporary.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“Tom McCamus plays King John, rivetingly, as a neurotic narcissist. It’s a daring performance.” Robert Cushman, National Post

“This sublime King John has a remarkable intimacy, crystallized by the formidable actor Graham Abbey, whose relationship with the audience becomes one of the closest I've ever seen in a Shakespearean drama.” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“The action is riveting, the political machinations delicious and all the performers, royal or otherwise, take great delight in the parts they’re playing.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

4/9/2015 To 4/14/2015
Thursday, April 9, 7:00pmLocation:Lyndon Institute AuditoriumLyndonville, VTTickets: Adults - $49, $39, $29, $18 and Gold Circle - $59; Seniors - $46, $36, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $56. Students - $20“The real thing.” – Washington PostThe immensely popular Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts, first performed in 1841 and an immediate favorite with both audiences and critics.  Dancers who have performed in Giselle constitute a “who’s who” of ballet: Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and many others.“This ballet about betrayal, physical fragility and spiritual strength cuts close to the bone. Giselle is a French ballet. In a very French way, the catastrophe that the first act builds up to is not a violent uprising or a calamity caused by evil magic, but rather the quiet revelation of a rupture of trust.  Intimacy is shattered — not a kingdom, not heroic destiny, just the tenderness between two people.” “This occurs when the peasant girl of the title, who is charming and pretty but frail, discovers that the man she loves has lied to her about his identity and his availability. Giselle succumbs to the shock.  Yet in the second act we find out that’s not quite the end of her. Her fleshly heart may have stopped, but its ennobling humanity carries on, and Albrecht, her remorseful suitor, finds an unsettling but ultimately liberating redemption at her grave.  In its choreography and style of dancing, this Romantic-era ballet is soft and simple. But there are plenty of dramatic opportunities, though the way to achieve them is through subtlety and extreme sensitivity.” – Washington Post
Giselle

Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Auditorium
Lyndonville, VT

Tickets: Adults - $49, $39, $29, $18 and Gold Circle - $59; Seniors - $46, $36, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $56. Students - $20

“The real thing.” – Washington Post

The immensely popular Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts, first performed in 1841 and an immediate favorite with both audiences and critics. Dancers who have performed in Giselle constitute a “who’s who” of ballet: Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and many others.“This ballet about betrayal, physical fragility and spiritual strength cuts close to the bone. Giselle is a French ballet. In a very French way, the catastrophe that the first act builds up to is not a violent uprising or a calamity caused by evil magic, but rather the quiet revelation of a rupture of trust. Intimacy is shattered — not a kingdom, not heroic destiny, just the tenderness between two people.”

“This occurs when the peasant girl of the title, who is charming and pretty but frail, discovers that the man she loves has lied to her about his identity and his availability. Giselle succumbs to the shock. Yet in the second act we find out that’s not quite the end of her. Her fleshly heart may have stopped, but its ennobling humanity carries on, and Albrecht, her remorseful suitor, finds an unsettling but ultimately liberating redemption at her grave. In its choreography and style of dancing, this Romantic-era ballet is soft and simple. But there are plenty of dramatic opportunities, though the way to achieve them is through subtlety and extreme sensitivity.” – Washington Post

4/9/2015 7:00 PM
Friday, Apr 10, 7:30pm Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pmLocation:  Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $20 all seatsThree of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road.Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. For a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His masterful story telling has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards including a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
Men at Words

Friday, Apr 10, 7:30pm
Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm

Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH

Tickets: $20 all seats

Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road.

Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. For a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His masterful story telling has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards including a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.

Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

4/10/2015 7:30 PM
April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30pmSunday Matinee on April 19th at 2:00pmLocation: Littleton Opera House2 Union St.Littleton, NHTickets: $10 each ($8 each when you buy 12 or more, discount will apply automatically in your basket)Music & Lyrics by William FinnBook by Rachel SheinkinOriginally Conceived by Rebecca FeldmanNominated for ten Tony Awards and winner of two, “Spelling Bee” has a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin with a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn.  This bee is one unforgettable experience as an eclectic group of mid-pubescent students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show centers on a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, New York. Six kids, played by adult actors, face off in the battle of their lives. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Three adult characters help adjudicate the proceedings: a nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane Vice Principal and The Official Comfort Counselor completing his community service to the state of New York.Spelling Bee is a hilarious modern take on the issues faced by our youth today.  Not to be missed, imagine a night of brilliant sketch comedy mixed with catchy songs and a good heart.  Upstage Players has chosen to rate this show PG due to some brief and mild adult content.  Directed by Upstage Artistic Director Andrew Lidestri, Spelling Bee will be performed by the Upstage Players April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30pm, with one Sunday Matinee performance on April 19th at 2:00pm. All performances will be at the Littleton Opera House.  The Upstage Players is proud to present a production involving community members from all across the North Country from Whitefield to Woodsville, and everywhere in between, to produce a spectacular show in Littleton at the Opera House.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee on April 19th at 2:00pm

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

Tickets: $10 each ($8 each when you buy 12 or more, discount will apply automatically in your basket)

Music & Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Originally Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Nominated for ten Tony Awards and winner of two, “Spelling Bee” has a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin with a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn. This bee is one unforgettable experience as an eclectic group of mid-pubescent students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, New York. Six kids, played by adult actors, face off in the battle of their lives. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Three adult characters help adjudicate the proceedings: a nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane Vice Principal and The Official Comfort Counselor completing his community service to the state of New York.

Spelling Bee is a hilarious modern take on the issues faced by our youth today. Not to be missed, imagine a night of brilliant sketch comedy mixed with catchy songs and a good heart. Upstage Players has chosen to rate this show PG due to some brief and mild adult content.

Directed by Upstage Artistic Director Andrew Lidestri, Spelling Bee will be performed by the Upstage Players April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30pm, with one Sunday Matinee performance on April 19th at 2:00pm. All performances will be at the Littleton Opera House. The Upstage Players is proud to present a production involving community members from all across the North Country from Whitefield to Woodsville, and everywhere in between, to produce a spectacular show in Littleton at the Opera House.

4/10/2015 To 4/19/2015
Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM-12:30PM and Sunday, April 12, 10:00-11:00AMLocation: Catamount Arts Center classroomClass fee: $75 plus $10 materials fee. (The materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class meeting.) It’s time to start thinking about gardening…why not add a beautiful stepping stone this year? We’ll make colorful stones of concrete and stained glass to be used in the garden or as indoor decorative pieces. Come to class with your own design or create one in class. All materials and tools will be provided; please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Bill Tulp has been teaching art in schools, camps, and privately for many years.  He has taught at Lyndon State College, Monroe School, and Becket School in NH.  He also gives private lessons and teaches classes through organizations like Catamount Arts.  He has exhibited his work widely, has published graphic stories and illustrated t-shirts, flyers, and CD covers.This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%Series workshops include:Children’s Book Illustration with Robby GilbertHomemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate RennerStained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp
Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM-12:30PM and Sunday, April 12, 10:00-11:00AM

Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

Class fee: $75 plus $10 materials fee. (The materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class meeting.)

It’s time to start thinking about gardening…why not add a beautiful stepping stone this year? We’ll make colorful stones of concrete and stained glass to be used in the garden or as indoor decorative pieces. Come to class with your own design or create one in class. All materials and tools will be provided; please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty.

Bill Tulp has been teaching art in schools, camps, and privately for many years. He has taught at Lyndon State College, Monroe School, and Becket School in NH. He also gives private lessons and teaches classes through organizations like Catamount Arts. He has exhibited his work widely, has published graphic stories and illustrated t-shirts, flyers, and CD covers.

This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%
Series workshops include:
Children’s Book Illustration with Robby Gilbert
Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner
Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

4/11/2015 9:00 AM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 9:30-11:00am (No class on Wednesday)Location: Catamount Outback ArtspaceTickets: $10 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of performance art. In this class, students will explore a variety of puppet styles, which may include glove puppets, shadow puppets, simple marionettes, and stick puppets. They will also draft a simple script and the week will end with a puppet show for families. Thea Storz is an artist and teacher.  Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art.  She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College.  She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.
Puppets with Panache

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 9:30-11:00am (No class on Wednesday)

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Tickets: $10 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.

Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of performance art. In this class, students will explore a variety of puppet styles, which may include glove puppets, shadow puppets, simple marionettes, and stick puppets. They will also draft a simple script and the week will end with a puppet show for families.

Thea Storz is an artist and teacher. Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art. She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College. She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.

4/13/2015 To 4/17/2015
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 11:15am-1:15pm (No class on Wednesday)Location: Catamount Outback ArtspaceTickets: $15 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.Have fun with food! Students will design their own simple but exciting lunch in our “food lab” each day. Possibilities include bento box creations, food sculpture, and sandwich cutouts. We will videotape selected cooking sessions and end with a video editing session, modeling our video on Food Network-type shows. Please note that we will not use meat, fish or shellfish in this class, but may use nuts, dairy, and foods that include gluten.Thea Storz is an artist and teacher.  Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art.  She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College.  She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.
Extreme Lunch Makeover

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 11:15am-1:15pm (No class on Wednesday)

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Tickets: $15 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.

Have fun with food! Students will design their own simple but exciting lunch in our “food lab” each day. Possibilities include bento box creations, food sculpture, and sandwich cutouts. We will videotape selected cooking sessions and end with a video editing session, modeling our video on Food Network-type shows. Please note that we will not use meat, fish or shellfish in this class, but may use nuts, dairy, and foods that include gluten.

Thea Storz is an artist and teacher. Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art. She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College. She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.

4/13/2015 To 4/17/2015
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 1:30-3:00pm (No class on Wednesday)Location: Catamount Outback ArtspaceTickets: $10 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.In this class, we will look at abstract work by artists in a wide range of media, such as Mondrian, Kandinsky, Hundertwasser, and the Gees Bend quilters. Using paint, fabric and other materials we will create our own artwork inspired by these great artists.Thea Storz is an artist and teacher.  Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art.  She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College.  She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.
Absolutely Amazing Abstractions

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13-17 1:30-3:00pm (No class on Wednesday)

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Tickets: $10 per session, save 10% if you register for all four.

In this class, we will look at abstract work by artists in a wide range of media, such as Mondrian, Kandinsky, Hundertwasser, and the Gees Bend quilters. Using paint, fabric and other materials we will create our own artwork inspired by these great artists.

Thea Storz is an artist and teacher. Her main medium is photography; she also makes quilts and books and dabbles in mixed media and fiber art. She has been teaching for years in various media, including contemporary sculpture and puppetry at Lyndon State College. She has been teaching art at the Brighton School for 9 years.

4/13/2015 To 4/17/2015
Thursday, April 16, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, April 23, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.This is an on-screen event.
The Hard Problem

Thursday, April 16, 7:00pm
Encore - Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm

Location:
Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

This is an on-screen event.

4/16/2015 To 4/23/2015
Saturday, April 18, 5:00pmLocation:Riverside School Barn30 Lily Pond RdLyndonville, VTTickets: $75Hors d'oeuvres and dinner at 5pm followed by an evening of swing dancing.  Some dances will be taught.  The Mood Swing Orchestra, a 19 member all girl band from Boston will set the night aflame.  Come swing with your neighbors and friends to benefit the Community Restorative Justice Center.  Consider buying an extra ticket to give away to someone who needs a hand and loves to party!This is an alcohol free event.This is an alcohol free event.For more information, contact Susan Cherry at 748-2977
Swing Dance for Restorative Justice

Saturday, April 18, 5:00pm

Location:
Riverside School Barn
30 Lily Pond Rd
Lyndonville, VT

Tickets: $75

Hors d'oeuvres and dinner at 5pm followed by an evening of swing dancing. Some dances will be taught. The Mood Swing Orchestra, a 19 member all girl band from Boston will set the night aflame. Come swing with your neighbors and friends to benefit the Community Restorative Justice Center. Consider buying an extra ticket to give away to someone who needs a hand and loves to party!

This is an alcohol free event.

This is an alcohol free event.

For more information, contact Susan Cherry at 748-2977

4/18/2015 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 7:00pmA Jazz group with local roots and city suits!Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)The Boston-based. Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, both musically and emotionally. An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, including France, Germany and Spain.He can regularly be heard performing with some of the Boston Area’s finest musicians and has performed concerts with major artists from jazz legend Bob Moses to the Pop/Opera supergroup Il Divo. He leads the Nick Grondin Group, which performs compositions for septet regularly in the Boston area and New York. Their innovative sounds and artfully-filmed live videos can be heard/viewed via YouTube.com.
The Nick Grondin Group

Saturday, April 18, 7:00pm

A Jazz group with local roots and city suits!

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

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

The Boston-based. Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, both musically and emotionally.

An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, including France, Germany and Spain.

He can regularly be heard performing with some of the Boston Area’s finest musicians and has performed concerts with major artists from jazz legend Bob Moses to the Pop/Opera supergroup Il Divo.

He leads the Nick Grondin Group, which performs compositions for septet regularly in the Boston area and New York. Their innovative sounds and artfully-filmed live videos can be heard/viewed via YouTube.com.

4/18/2015 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 7:30pmOboe, Bassoon, and PianoLocation: South Congregational ChurchSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $18Senior - $16Student - $6Special* - $6For 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."Equal doses of polish and personality." — Baltimore SunWe welcome spring with something different—the instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano. You'll be delighted with a joyful program of intriguing, unexpected, and very pleasurable music, featuring works of the ensemble's namesake, Poulenc.Alexander Alyabiev — Trio in A minor, Op. 50Alfred Schnittke — Suite in the Old StyleDmitri Shostakovich — Romance, Op. 97a (from the 1955 Soviet film The Gadfly)Dmitri Shostakovich — A Spin Through Moscow (from the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki)Gioacchino Rossini — Fantaisie Concertante "Semiramide"Igor Stravinsky — Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small OrchestraFrancis Poulenc — Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
Poulenc Trio

Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm

Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

Location: 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.


"Equal doses of polish and personality." — Baltimore Sun

We welcome spring with something different—the instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano. You'll be delighted with a joyful program of intriguing, unexpected, and very pleasurable music, featuring works of the ensemble's namesake, Poulenc.

  • Alexander Alyabiev — Trio in A minor, Op. 50
  • Alfred Schnittke — Suite in the Old Style
  • Dmitri Shostakovich — Romance, Op. 97a (from the 1955 Soviet film The Gadfly)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich — A Spin Through Moscow (from the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki)
  • Gioacchino Rossini — Fantaisie Concertante "Semiramide"
  • Igor Stravinsky — Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra
  • Francis Poulenc — Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
  • 4/18/2015 7:30 PM
    To Benefit The Winston Prouty Center for Child DevelopmentSaturday, April 18, 7:30pmLocation:The Latchis Theater50 Main StBrattleboro, VTTickets: $60 (front to row I), $40 (row J to rear) , $25 (balcony)Nationally renowned storytellers from The The Moth, This American Life, The Daily Show, Comedy Central and even the New York Times best seller list tell hilarious and moving tales to raise money for the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Featured performers include co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Ernesto Quiñonez, Catie Lazarus, David Martin and Adam Wade. Hosted by Tom Bodett. At the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. 7:30 pm. Not suitable for children. Supporters: Foard Panel, Farnum Insulators and The Richards Group*If you require wheelchair seating, please contact the Catamountix box office at 802-748-2600
    Storytellers on a Mission

    To Benefit The Winston Prouty Center for Child Development

    Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm

    Location:
    The Latchis Theater
    50 Main St
    Brattleboro, VT

    Tickets: $60 (front to row I), $40 (row J to rear) , $25 (balcony)

    Nationally renowned storytellers from The The Moth, This American Life, The Daily Show, Comedy Central and even the New York Times best seller list tell hilarious and moving tales to raise money for the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Featured performers include co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Ernesto Quiñonez, Catie Lazarus, David Martin and Adam Wade. Hosted by Tom Bodett. At the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. 7:30 pm. Not suitable for children.

    Supporters: Foard Panel, Farnum Insulators and The Richards Group

    *If you require wheelchair seating, please contact the Catamountix box office at 802-748-2600

    4/18/2015 7:30 PM
    Location:Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern AveSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 StudentsMusic: Sergei ProkofievLibretto: Yuri GrigorovichChoreography: Yuri GrigorovichAs young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.Please note this is an on-screen event.
    Ivan the Terrible

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

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

    Music: Sergei Prokofiev
    Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich
    Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

    As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

    Please note this is an on-screen event.

    4/19/2015 To 4/28/2015
    Mondays, April 20-May 18, 9:30-11:00amLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceClass fee:  $55 (5 weeks) Scholarship funding is available. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.Instructor:  Janet YoukelesAfter learning the basics of making things tall and strong out of cardboard and paper, students will create some cool structures, such as buildings, rockets, wacky birdhouses, and dioramas of favorite stories. We’ll explore different textures, patterns, and weights of paper, and use other materials for embellishment. There will be lots of free choice.After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfw Born into a family of artists and educators, Janet Youkeles translated her passion for art into a 30+ year career as an art educator. She has taught at the college level and in a wide variety of PreK-12 settings. Janet's expertise lies in introducing learners of all ages and abilities to all the wonderful things they don't know they know and can do. Her goal is to ensure all learners succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Janet is also one of our teaching artists in the Head Start Arts Partnership program.
    A Brush with Magic - Sculpture (Ages 7 - 12)

    Mondays, April 20-May 18, 9:30-11:00am

    Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

    Class fee: $55 (5 weeks) Scholarship funding is available. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.

    Instructor: Janet Youkeles

    After learning the basics of making things tall and strong out of cardboard and paper, students will create some cool structures, such as buildings, rockets, wacky birdhouses, and dioramas of favorite stories. We’ll explore different textures, patterns, and weights of paper, and use other materials for embellishment. There will be lots of free choice.

    After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfw

    Born into a family of artists and educators, Janet Youkeles translated her passion for art into a 30+ year career as an art educator. She has taught at the college level and in a wide variety of PreK-12 settings. Janet's expertise lies in introducing learners of all ages and abilities to all the wonderful things they don't know they know and can do. Her goal is to ensure all learners succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Janet is also one of our teaching artists in the Head Start Arts Partnership program.

    4/20/2015 9:00 AM
    with Robert ChaplaTuesdays, April 21 to May 19, 1:00pm to 5:00pmLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $95This is a class for those interested in developing skill and techniques for painting on sites outdoors. The instructor will demo and teach primarily using oil paints, but it is also possible to use acrylics or watercolor. The first class will meet at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall where materials and methods will be discussed as well as questions answered. A painting will be done at this class outdoors in and around that site. Locations for future painting sites will be established. Participants will need an easel suitable for outdoor use, set of oil or other paints, brushes, odorless turps and bottle for them (if using oil paints), rag or paper towels, and small canvas or board to paint on. E-mail rchapla@gmail.com with questions.
    En Plein Air (outdoor) Painting

    with Robert Chapla

    Tuesdays, April 21 to May 19, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $95

    This is a class for those interested in developing skill and techniques for painting on sites outdoors. The instructor will demo and teach primarily using oil paints, but it is also possible to use acrylics or watercolor. The first class will meet at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall where materials and methods will be discussed as well as questions answered. A painting will be done at this class outdoors in and around that site. Locations for future painting sites will be established. Participants will need an easel suitable for outdoor use, set of oil or other paints, brushes, odorless turps and bottle for them (if using oil paints), rag or paper towels, and small canvas or board to paint on. E-mail rchapla@gmail.com with questions.

    4/21/2015 1:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsBy Joseph KesselringApril 24 - May 3Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PMLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsSet in the early 1940s, Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of drama critic Mortimer Brewster - a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew. His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a pince-nez, a handlebar moustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill - he truly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt.  And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse (or 12) curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!
    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    By Joseph Kesselring

    April 24 - May 3
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

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

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    Set in the early 1940s, Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of drama critic Mortimer Brewster - a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew. His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a pince-nez, a handlebar moustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill - he truly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt. And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse (or 12) curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!

    4/24/2015 To 5/3/2015
    Saturday, April 25, 12:30pmEncore - Saturday, May 2, 12:30pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Cast: Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko LucicFabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas MeachemOpera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
    Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

    Saturday, April 25, 12:30pm
    Encore - Saturday, May 2, 12:30pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Cast: Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko Lucic
    Fabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas Meachem

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

    4/25/2015 To 5/2/2015
    Sunday, April 26, 7:00pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:00pmAn Evening of Conservation and SongLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $30 all seatsPeter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs. More important to Peter, however, is the acknowledgment of the central role that he and his partners have played in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960s to the hearts and homes of the American public.Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
    Peter Yarrow

    Sunday, April 26, 7:00pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:00pm

    An Evening of Conservation and Song

    Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $30 all seats

    Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs. More important to Peter, however, is the acknowledgment of the central role that he and his partners have played in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960s to the hearts and homes of the American public.

    Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

    4/26/2015 7:00 PM
    Movin' & Groovin' for Little Feet

    with Jennifer Grossi

    Tuesdays, April 28 to June 2, 10:30am to 11:00am

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $30 (family discounts available)

    Music, rhythm and movement exploration for ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Lessons include: World Music, Feel The Beat, and Move To The Groove (dance/ movement). The last 10 minutes of each session (rotating each week), individual tots will get a private lesson with one of our teachers to help them and their caregivers learn ways to greater foster their unique interests and motivations at home. Other participants are invited to stay and play during this time and keep on groovin’ with the instruments and song resources we provide!

    4/28/2015 10:30 AM
    Tickets for this event include both the reception and screening.Wednesday, April 295:00pm Reception, Brattleboro Museum7:00pm screening, Latchis TheaterFriday, May 17:00pm, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VTTickets:$25 includes screening  and pre-show reception.$50 includes screening, reception, and Peter and John DVD. Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John Reception and Screening

    Tickets for this event include both the reception and screening.

    Wednesday, April 29
    5:00pm Reception, Brattleboro Museum
    7:00pm screening, Latchis Theater

    Friday, May 1
    7:00pm, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VT

    Tickets:
    $25 includes screening  and pre-show reception.
    $50 includes screening, reception, and Peter and John DVD.

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    4/29/2015 To 5/1/2015
    Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pmThis event is for the film screening ONLY.Location:Latchis TheaterBrattleboro, VTTickets:$12 AdultStudents are free.Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm
    This event is for the film screening ONLY.

    Location:

    Latchis Theater
    Brattleboro, VT

    Tickets:
    $12 Adult
    Students are free.

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    4/29/2015 7:00 PM
    Thursday, April 30, 7:00pmBethany ChurchMontpelier, VTSunday, May 3, 2:30pm and 7:00pmCatamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets:Adults: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 studentsSpecial Prices: $25 film screening and special reception$50 film screening, special reception and DVDThe special reception for both locations takes place from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on the day of the screening.Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John Special Screening

    Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm
    Bethany Church
    Montpelier, VT

    Sunday, May 3, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
    Catamount Arts Center
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets:
    Adults: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students
    Special Prices: $25 film screening and special reception
    $50 film screening, special reception and DVD

    The special reception for both locations takes place from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on the day of the screening.

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    4/30/2015 To 5/3/2015
    Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm“Imagine a human bagpipe — a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally — by the same person, at the same time.” — NewsweekLocation:Brattleboro Museum & Art Center10 Vernon StreetBrattleboro, VT 05301Tickets: $16The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva is bringing the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Asian homeland to Brattleboro. The members of Alash — Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik — are masters of the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. They also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe.“If you want to experience music that can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind, then Alash is the ticket.” — VOICES, Lancaster, PA“This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band
    Alash Ensemble of Tuva

    Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm

    “Imagine a human bagpipe — a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally — by the same person, at the same time.” — Newsweek

    Location:
    Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
    10 Vernon Street
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Tickets: $16

    The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva is bringing the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Asian homeland to Brattleboro. The members of Alash — Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik — are masters of the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. They also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”

    Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe.

    “If you want to experience music that can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind, then Alash is the ticket.” — VOICES, Lancaster, PA

    “This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band

    4/30/2015 7:30 PM
    Thursday, April 30, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $60; General Admission $49; Members General Admission $39“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan…” -- Los Angeles Times“A  folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star... and still writes songs that sting and storm.”  -- NPRNamed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s  BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”. A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
    Richard Thompson

    Thursday, April 30, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    TICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $60; General Admission $49; Members General Admission $39

    “The finest rock songwriter after Dylan…” -- Los Angeles Times

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

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

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

    4/30/2015 8:00 PM
    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pmLocation: Alexander Twilight TheaterLyndon State CollegeLyndon, VTTickets: Adults - $32, $22, $14 Gold Circle - $38; Seniors - $29, $19, $11 and Gold Circle - $35; Students - $10Lead New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls Ethan Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show No Place to Go “immensely appealing” for its hilarious satire about a nocturnal playwright whose temp day job as “information refiner” gets outsourced—to Mars. Lipton deftly channels the experience of “anyone who has stayed up nights worrying” about job security and paying the bills in a high-tech, bureaucratic, rapidly changing, outsourcing world. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to company and country, No Place to Go delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.The songs of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are steeped in American traditions of jazz, blues, country, lounge—with modern subjects like internet romance, arts grants, pets, and police. It all adds up to a comical cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. PopMatters calls Lipton, "A sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life." Lipton is joined by his fabulous “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. No Place to Go has the distinction of bring the first work ever commissioned by Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater.“Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once … songs that take the mundane of life and twist it.” - NPR’s Weekend Edition **** “Marvelous.” — London Times“Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton." - The Village Voice“Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.” – Time Out, New York“Disarming and deceptively seamless. He may not have a job, but, hey, he’s got rhythm.” – NY Times
    Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra

    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm

    Location: Alexander Twilight Theater
    Lyndon State College
    Lyndon, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $32, $22, $14 Gold Circle - $38; Seniors - $29, $19, $11 and Gold Circle - $35; Students - $10

    Lead New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls Ethan Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show No Place to Go “immensely appealing” for its hilarious satire about a nocturnal playwright whose temp day job as “information refiner” gets outsourced—to Mars. Lipton deftly channels the experience of “anyone who has stayed up nights worrying” about job security and paying the bills in a high-tech, bureaucratic, rapidly changing, outsourcing world. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to company and country, No Place to Go delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.

    The songs of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are steeped in American traditions of jazz, blues, country, lounge—with modern subjects like internet romance, arts grants, pets, and police. It all adds up to a comical cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. PopMatters calls Lipton, "A sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life." Lipton is joined by his fabulous “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. No Place to Go has the distinction of bring the first work ever commissioned by Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater.

    “Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once … songs that take the mundane of life and twist it.” - NPR’s Weekend Edition **** “Marvelous.” — London Times

    “Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton." - The Village Voice

    “Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.” – Time Out, New York

    “Disarming and deceptively seamless. He may not have a job, but, hey, he’s got rhythm.” – NY Times

    5/2/2015 7:30 PM
    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $12 Adults, $10 MembersSmart, sexy, funny and irreverent all describe the songwriting of Diana Di Gioia. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and raised here in the Northeast Kingdom, Diana and her band Out Late are delighted to be returning to Catamount Arts.The Cape Cod Times calls her songs “Finely honed narratives with telling details sung with confidence and determination”. Together with family members Keith and Maura Leon, and wife Melody Masi, Diana displays "sharp lyrical skills and smart songcraft" in styles from acoustic rock, to blues to folk.  Selections from their 2 CD releases can be heard here on their webpage (http://www.reverbnation.com/outlatewithdianadigioia).Several of Di Gioia’s tunes describe the landscape and culture of rural Vermont, including the autobiographical “Family Scrapbook”, which sketches her family’s 1970’s era life in a 200 year old Sutton farmhouse.  Out Late’s first CD garnered praise in the lesbian and gay community, where it was chosen for a featured spot on the nationally-syndicated American Public Radio program “This Way Out”.   The band’s second disc, “Either or World”, features eleven tightly-crafted songs, varied in topic and style and written with a diverse audience in mind. At their core, they are heartfelt stories of love, life and authenticity, full of courage and free of inhibitions.
    Out Late with Diana DiGioia

    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 MembersSmart, sexy, funny and irreverent all describe the songwriting of Diana Di Gioia. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and raised here in the Northeast Kingdom, Diana and her band Out Late are delighted to be returning to Catamount Arts.

    The Cape Cod Times calls her songs “Finely honed narratives with telling details sung with confidence and determination”. Together with family members Keith and Maura Leon, and wife Melody Masi, Diana displays "sharp lyrical skills and smart songcraft" in styles from acoustic rock, to blues to folk. Selections from their 2 CD releases can be heard here on their webpage (http://www.reverbnation.com/outlatewithdianadigioia).

    Several of Di Gioia’s tunes describe the landscape and culture of rural Vermont, including the autobiographical “Family Scrapbook”, which sketches her family’s 1970’s era life in a 200 year old Sutton farmhouse. Out Late’s first CD garnered praise in the lesbian and gay community, where it was chosen for a featured spot on the nationally-syndicated American Public Radio program “This Way Out”. The band’s second disc, “Either or World”, features eleven tightly-crafted songs, varied in topic and style and written with a diverse audience in mind. At their core, they are heartfelt stories of love, life and authenticity, full of courage and free of inhibitions.

    5/2/2015 7:30 PM
    Thursday, May 7 6:30-8:30PMLocation: Catamount Arts Center classroomClass fee: $50, materials includedBeat cabin fever by getting out of your house and adding some light to your day. We will be creating shadow lanterns with vellum and rice paper.Kate Renner is artist and educator who recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom. She taught painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics at the high school level, and loves working with artists of all ages and levels of experience. She earned an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and makes everything from hand knit finger puppets to paper lanterns.This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%Series workshops include:Children’s Book Illustration with Robby GilbertHomemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate RennerStained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp
    Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner

    Thursday, May 7 6:30-8:30PM

    Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

    Class fee: $50, materials included

    Beat cabin fever by getting out of your house and adding some light to your day. We will be creating shadow lanterns with vellum and rice paper.

    Kate Renner is artist and educator who recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom. She taught painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics at the high school level, and loves working with artists of all ages and levels of experience. She earned an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and makes everything from hand knit finger puppets to paper lanterns.

    This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%
    Series workshops include:
    Children’s Book Illustration with Robby Gilbert
    Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner
    Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

    5/7/2015 6:30 PM
    Saturday, May 9, 9am - 5pmwith Beth HarwoodLocation:Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHCost: $86 Create a beautiful seamless wet-felted purse with a shoulder strap or handle. In this one-day intensive workshop, explore the wonderful and versatile qualities of wool fiber while employing techniques that date back more than 3500 years! Students will learn the basics of laying out and felting in 3-D using a resist. No felting experience is necessary. Please note that this class requires standing for long periods of time. Materials included.
    Nuno Felting Workshop

    Saturday, May 9, 9am - 5pm
    with Beth Harwood

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Cost: $86 

    Create a beautiful seamless wet-felted purse with a shoulder strap or handle. In this one-day intensive workshop, explore the wonderful and versatile qualities of wool fiber while employing techniques that date back more than 3500 years! Students will learn the basics of laying out and felting in 3-D using a resist. No felting experience is necessary. Please note that this class requires standing for long periods of time. Materials included.

    5/9/2015 9:00 AM
    Thursday, May 14, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, May 21, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. This is an on-screen event.
    Man and Superman

    Thursday, May 14, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, May 21, 7:00pm

    Location:
    Catamount Arts Center
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

    Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

    Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

    A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

    This is an on-screen event.

    5/14/2015 To 5/21/2015
    Friday, May 15, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: Reserved Front & Center seating $47, General Admission $39, Members $32 Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He recorded his debut album “12 String Blues” in 1969. His follow-up caught the attention of legendary guitarists John Fahey and Chet Atkins, with the help of Fahey’s manager, Kottke signed a recording deal with Capitol Records. His albums for Capitol drew critical praise and he breached the Top 50 in 1975 with “Chewing Pine.” In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars. Fast and technically proficient, the emotion and soul communicated through his acoustic guitar separates him from other players. Leo Kottke is a musician’s musician, enjoyed by those who love his unique guitar playing style and sound and appreciated by musicians and guitarists who understand his incredible guitar talent. He’s a virtuoso, a legendary master of the five-finger picking technique and 12-string slide instrumentals.
    An Evening with Leo Kottke

    Friday, May 15, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: Reserved Front & Center seating $47, General Admission $39, Members $32

    Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He recorded his debut album “12 String Blues” in 1969. His follow-up caught the attention of legendary guitarists John Fahey and Chet Atkins, with the help of Fahey’s manager, Kottke signed a recording deal with Capitol Records. His albums for Capitol drew critical praise and he breached the Top 50 in 1975 with “Chewing Pine.” In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars. Fast and technically proficient, the emotion and soul communicated through his acoustic guitar separates him from other players. Leo Kottke is a musician’s musician, enjoyed by those who love his unique guitar playing style and sound and appreciated by musicians and guitarists who understand his incredible guitar talent. He’s a virtuoso, a legendary master of the five-finger picking technique and 12-string slide instrumentals.

    5/15/2015 8:00 PM
    Drawing will take place on May 16th!Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $10 eachWin a chance to eat around the region with a $100 gift certificate to each of the following delectable restaurants: Ariana’s , Peyton Place, The Newbury Village Store, Middlebrook Restaurant, Saltwater Bistro,  and The Local Buzz.
    Taste of the Region Raffle

    Drawing will take place on May 16th!

    Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $10 each

    Win a chance to eat around the region with a $100 gift certificate to each of the following delectable restaurants: Ariana’s , Peyton Place, The Newbury Village Store, Middlebrook Restaurant, Saltwater Bistro, and The Local Buzz.

    5/16/2015 6:00 PM
    Saturday, May 16, 6:30pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pmLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $4 kids, $10 audltsCombining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.Galumpha tours internationally, and has appeared at institutions including the Kennedy Center, Shanghai International Festival and was awarded the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice Award. Sponsored by THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
    Galumpha

    Saturday, May 16, 6:30pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pm

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $4 kids, $10 audlts

    Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.

    Galumpha tours internationally, and has appeared at institutions including the Kennedy Center, Shanghai International Festival and was awarded the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice Award.

    Sponsored by THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

    5/16/2015 6:30 PM
    Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $12 (adults) $8 (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.
    William Ogmundson, pianist

    Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.

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

    Tickets: $12 (adults) $8 (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.

    5/17/2015 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (under 18) Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music" He recently performed on Japanese National Television. “HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th).
    Hiroya Tsukamoto, guitarist

    Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.

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

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

    Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music" He recently performed on Japanese National Television.

    “HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th).

    5/24/2015 2:00 PM
    Thursday, May 28, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, June 4, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets:Adult - $20Member - $18Students - $16The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions. Runtime: 2 hours, 50 minutes including one interval “Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.” Robert Cushman, National Post “Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star “Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire — before our very eyes.” Robert Reid, The Record“Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare’s most soaring characters, and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
    Anthony and Cleopatra - Stratford Festival

    Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, June 4, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets:
    Adult - $20
    Member - $18
    Students - $16

    The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions.

    Runtime: 2 hours, 50 minutes including one interval

    “Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.” Robert Cushman, National Post

    “Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

    “Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire — before our very eyes.” Robert Reid, The Record

    “Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare’s most soaring characters, and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

    5/28/2015 To 6/4/2015
    Saturday, May 30, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $19; General Admission $16; Members General Admission $13Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.
    Caravan of Thieves

    Saturday, May 30, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    TICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $19; General Admission $16; Members General Admission $13

    Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

    5/30/2015 8:00 PM
    Drawing - June 6, 2015Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100 (Discount will be applied once the tickets are in your basket.)Only 2000 tickets will be sold!Celebrate 4 decades of community arts with Catamount Arts. The sole winner will be able to choose one of four awesome prizes. (There will only be one winner and only one of the four prizes will be awarded.)1. Yanmar SA221 21hp Diesel 4wd Subcompact Tractor with 48" Loader (MSRP $14,495)2. $10,000 Cash!3. London West End Theatre Experience2 Tickets to choice of 2 Theatre ShowsThe Savoy Hotel 5-night stayAirfare for 2(MSRP $14,388)4. 2015 XL1200 Custom Harley Davidson (MSRP $11,434)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.
    Catamount 40th Anniversary Raffle

    Drawing - June 6, 2015

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

    Celebrate 4 decades of community arts with Catamount Arts. The sole winner will be able to choose one of four awesome prizes. (There will only be one winner and only one of the four prizes will be awarded.)

    1. Yanmar SA221 21hp Diesel 4wd Subcompact Tractor with 48" Loader (MSRP $14,495)

    2. $10,000 Cash!

    3. London West End Theatre Experience

  • 2 Tickets to choice of 2 Theatre Shows
  • The Savoy Hotel 5-night stay
  • Airfare for 2
  • (MSRP $14,388)

    4. 2015 XL1200 Custom Harley Davidson (MSRP $11,434)

    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.

    6/6/2015 7:00 PM
    Saturday, June 6, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $49; General Admission $42; Members General Admission $34After 10 albums, and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades. Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the group infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk. Along the way, the musicians have topped the Billboard World Chart four times, appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" and earned a reputation as a hard-touring, genre-bending band.
    An Evening with Gaelic Storm

    Saturday, June 6, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    TICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $49; General Admission $42; Members General Admission $34

    After 10 albums, and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades. Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the group infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk. Along the way, the musicians have topped the Billboard World Chart four times, appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" and earned a reputation as a hard-touring, genre-bending band.

    6/6/2015 8:00 PM
    Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $12.00 (adults) and $8.00 (under 18) Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music and, in their performances, seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene. A Two Old Friends performance represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels. There, are "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture. Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.
    Two Old Friends, Celtic & American Country Music

    Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.

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

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

    Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music and, in their performances, seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene.

    A Two Old Friends performance represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels. There, are "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture.

    Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.

    6/7/2015 2:00 PM
    Saturday, June 13, 7:00 pmLocation:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $15 (adults) and $10 (children under 18) Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. But don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live.
    Beatles for Sale

    Saturday, June 13, 7:00 pm

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

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

    Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans.

    But don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live.

    6/13/2015 7:00 PM
    Saturday, June 20, Noon to 4 pmLocation: Congregational Church                  Lower Waterford Road and Maple Street                  Waterford, VTTickets: $35The Waterford Historical Society and the Congregational Church invite you to time travel through the 19th century and visit a unique collection of historic properties, each with its own engaging story that reveals how America developed during those heady decades of growth after the War of 1812.This self-guided tour takes you to notable homes, some with breathtaking mountain and river views, through beautiful gardens landscaped from rolling farm fields, and into an elegantly spare country church built with 1818 timbers. There are eight addresses in all.The combination walking and driving tour begins in the heart of Lower Waterford. In the Congregational Church vestibule, visitors will exchange their Catamount Arts e-receipts for entrance tickets and maps. Designed in the Greek Revival style, the church will open its sanctuary to the public to enjoy as part of the tour.Also open will be the renovated Town Office lobby with a new historic display and the Davies Memorial Library. Both are located across Maple Street in a building constructed as a general store, circa 1797, using the Federal style of architecture associated with America’s hard-won independence.Cooking with old-growth Waterford rhubarb and delectable contemporary recipes (including gluten-free), volunteer bakers will serve ticket holders a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The Rhubarb Café will be located downstairs in the church vestry. Visitors can use the Maple Street entrance for easy access, and will need their tickets for entry.Last time to start the self-guided tour is 2:30 pm. The tour takes place rain or shine.Proceeds benefit the church's on-going restoration and the new Waterford History Archives.
    Historic House & Garden Tour & Rhubarb Cafe!

    Saturday, June 20, Noon to 4 pm

    Location:
    Congregational Church
    Lower Waterford Road and Maple Street
    Waterford, VT

    Tickets: $35

    The Waterford Historical Society and the Congregational Church invite you to time travel through the 19th century and visit a unique collection of historic properties, each with its own engaging story that reveals how America developed during those heady decades of growth after the War of 1812.

    This self-guided tour takes you to notable homes, some with breathtaking mountain and river views, through beautiful gardens landscaped from rolling farm fields, and into an elegantly spare country church built with 1818 timbers. There are eight addresses in all.

    The combination walking and driving tour begins in the heart of Lower Waterford. In the Congregational Church vestibule, visitors will exchange their Catamount Arts e-receipts for entrance tickets and maps. Designed in the Greek Revival style, the church will open its sanctuary to the public to enjoy as part of the tour.

    Also open will be the renovated Town Office lobby with a new historic display and the Davies Memorial Library. Both are located across Maple Street in a building constructed as a general store, circa 1797, using the Federal style of architecture associated with America’s hard-won independence.

    Cooking with old-growth Waterford rhubarb and delectable contemporary recipes (including gluten-free), volunteer bakers will serve ticket holders a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The Rhubarb Café will be located downstairs in the church vestry. Visitors can use the Maple Street entrance for easy access, and will need their tickets for entry.

    Last time to start the self-guided tour is 2:30 pm.

    The tour takes place rain or shine.

    Proceeds benefit the church's on-going restoration and the new Waterford History Archives.

    6/20/2015 12:00 PM
    Saturday, June 20, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: $20 Front and Center, $16 Adult general admission, $12 Member general admissionAmericana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. From their soaring, signature harmonies to the rich, varied tones of their individual voices, Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and perfectly crafted heart-full ballads alike.
    Red Molly

    Saturday, June 20, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: $20 Front and Center, $16 Adult general admission, $12 Member general admission

    Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. From their soaring, signature harmonies to the rich, varied tones of their individual voices, Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and perfectly crafted heart-full ballads alike.

    6/20/2015 8:00 PM
    with Lance BrunnerJune 25 to July 24Location:Karmê Chöling 369 Patneuade LaneBarnet, VTProgram Fee: Full­ program Fee $2370, Discounted Program Fee $1530Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.phpIt is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.Summer Arts Meditation RetreatSummer Arts Meditation Retreat - also known as Summer Arts Dathün - is a one-month group meditation retreat that is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this. Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.About Lance BrunnerLance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons.  A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.
    One Month Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    with Lance Brunner

    June 25 to July 24

    Location:Karmê Chöling
    369 Patneuade Lane
    Barnet, VT

    Program Fee: Full­ program Fee $2370, Discounted Program Fee $1530
    Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.

    Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.php

    It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

    Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    Summer Arts Meditation Retreat - also known as Summer Arts Dathün - is a one-month group meditation retreat that is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.

    Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this.

    Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.

    About Lance Brunner

    Lance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons. A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.

    6/25/2015 12:00 PM
    with Lance BrunnerJune 25 to July 3Location:Karmê Chöling 369 Patneuade LaneBarnet, VTProgram Fee: Full program fee $720, Discounted program fee $510Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.phpIt is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.Summer Arts Meditation RetreatThis one-week group meditation retreat is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this. Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.About Lance BrunnerLance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons.  A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.
    One-Week Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    with Lance Brunner

    June 25 to July 3

    Location:Karmê Chöling
    369 Patneuade Lane
    Barnet, VT

    Program Fee: Full program fee $720, Discounted program fee $510
    Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.

    Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.php

    It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

    Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    This one-week group meditation retreat is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.

    Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this.

    Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.

    About Lance Brunner

    Lance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons. A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.

    6/25/2015 12:30 PM
    with Lance BrunnerJune 25 - July 10Location:Karmê Chöling 369 Patneuade LaneBarnet, VTProgram Fee: Full program fee $1440, Discounted program fee $1020Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.phpIt is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.Summer Arts Meditation RetreatThis two-week group meditation retreat is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this. Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.About Lance BrunnerLance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons.  A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.
    Two-Week Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    with Lance Brunner

    June 25 - July 10

    Location:Karmê Chöling
    369 Patneuade Lane
    Barnet, VT

    Program Fee: Full program fee $1440, Discounted program fee $1020
    Karmê Chöling offers two price options for this program in order to support a variety of financial needs. Please choose the option that falls within your means.

    Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.php

    It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

    Summer Arts Meditation Retreat

    This two-week group meditation retreat is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation retreat has a theme of contemplative arts, allowing for an exploration of how working intensely with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance and leading a more artful life.

    Activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. Dathün provides a powerful way of realizing and manifesting this.

    Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.

    About Lance Brunner

    Lance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition, having directed contemplative arts programs and retreats for over twenty years in a variety of settings in North and South America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand including leading four “summer arts dathuns” at Karme Choling. He combines his interests in the arts, meditation, and action in the world through his consulting and facilitation, having worked with health professionals, businesses, leadership organizations, and within prisons. A Kellogg National Fellow (1985-88) and the founding Director of the Commonwealth Fellowship Program for community leaders in Appalachia (1990-96), he has been a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky since 1976.

    6/25/2015 1:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsBy Aurand Harris Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the ProductionJune 27, 2:00 pmLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $5.00 General AdmissionPinno and Pinnette, two clothespins, are getting acquainted while they hold a quilt on the line, when the ugly Black Spider threatens Pinnette! Pinno rises to her defense, but in his eagerness falls to the ground. He is discovered by Mrs. and Junior Ant, and revived by Dr. Beetle with the help of some odd instruments -- a saw, an axe, a bicycle pump, and a dinner bell! But no sooner is Pinno revived than Pinnette tumbles into the Spider's web! It takes all the efforts of Pinno and his hilarious posse to rescue her. Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theatre, says of this award-winning children's classic, "I found the play completely delightful to direct, and the young actors enjoyed every minute of it."Aurand Harris was one of the country's most popular writers of children's plays, and was the recipient of many awards including The Chorpenning Playwriting Award and an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writing.
    Once Upon a Clothesline - Children's Show

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    By Aurand Harris

    Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Production

    June 27, 2:00 pm

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

    Tickets: $5.00 General Admission

    Pinno and Pinnette, two clothespins, are getting acquainted while they hold a quilt on the line, when the ugly Black Spider threatens Pinnette! Pinno rises to her defense, but in his eagerness falls to the ground. He is discovered by Mrs. and Junior Ant, and revived by Dr. Beetle with the help of some odd instruments -- a saw, an axe, a bicycle pump, and a dinner bell! But no sooner is Pinno revived than Pinnette tumbles into the Spider's web! It takes all the efforts of Pinno and his hilarious posse to rescue her. Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theatre, says of this award-winning children's classic, "I found the play completely delightful to direct, and the young actors enjoyed every minute of it."

    Aurand Harris was one of the country's most popular writers of children's plays, and was the recipient of many awards including The Chorpenning Playwriting Award and an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writing.

    6/27/2015 2:00 PM
    Friday, July 3, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: General Admission $25; Members General Admission $19Fusing traditional Latin rhythms with Afro-Peruvian beats, Novalima is a one-of a-kind collective from Peru. Since its formation in 2001, Novalima has been breaking down boundaries, uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities and generations to create an inspiring movement that has revolutionized the music scene in their native country.The energetic 8-piece Latin Grammy nominated band incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat Afro-Peruvian music bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Cuban son. The result is a revolutionary and modern approach to Afro-Peruvian music and a powerful and inspiring live show.In one evening, Novalima will transport you to a basement club in Brooklyn, a street salsa party in the Caribbean, a smoky Cuban club and even a pumping disco in Rio through their world-centric sound. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the sultry, lean, funky configuration that gets the room grooving along. Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with The Colonial and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
    Novalima

    Friday, July 3, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    TICKETS: General Admission $25; Members General Admission $19

    Fusing traditional Latin rhythms with Afro-Peruvian beats, Novalima is a one-of a-kind collective from Peru. Since its formation in 2001, Novalima has been breaking down boundaries, uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities and generations to create an inspiring movement that has revolutionized the music scene in their native country.

    The energetic 8-piece Latin Grammy nominated band incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat Afro-Peruvian music bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Cuban son. The result is a revolutionary and modern approach to Afro-Peruvian music and a powerful and inspiring live show.

    In one evening, Novalima will transport you to a basement club in Brooklyn, a street salsa party in the Caribbean, a smoky Cuban club and even a pumping disco in Rio through their world-centric sound. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the sultry, lean, funky configuration that gets the room grooving along. Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with The Colonial and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

    7/3/2015 8:00 PM
    Thursday, July 16, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 StudentsBAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.This is an on-screen event.
    Everyman

    Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 Students

    BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

    One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

    This is an on-screen event.

    7/16/2015 To 7/23/2015
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsJuly 17 - August 2Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PM        *Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*Music by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Howard Lindsay and Russell CrouseLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
    The Sound of Music

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    July 17 - August 2
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM
    *Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*

    Music by Richard Rodgers
    Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
    Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

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

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

    7/17/2015 To 8/2/2015
    Friday, Sept. 4, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $25; General Admission $19; Members General Admission $15A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.
    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

    Friday, Sept. 4, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    TICKETS: Reserved Front & Center $25; General Admission $19; Members General Admission $15

    A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

    9/4/2015 8:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsSeptember 11 - 20Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PMBy Dan GogginLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity. Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.”  A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
    Nunsense A Men!

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    September 11 - 20
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

    By Dan Goggin

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

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity.

    Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

    9/11/2015 To 9/20/2015
    Saturday, September 12, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admissionBack in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
    Shemekia Copeland

    Saturday, September 12, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admission

    Back in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!

    While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

    Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

    9/12/2015 8:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsOctober 9 - 18Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2:00 PMBy Robert HurlingLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsTruvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
    Steel Magnolias

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    October 9 - 18
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

    By Robert Hurling

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

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

    10/9/2015 To 10/18/2015
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