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'Macbeth' as psychological thriller: Actors Workshop production takes audience inside Macbeth's journey

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Megan James



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Most of us know the story of Macbeth: Ambitious Scottish war hero heeds the prophecy of witches, and the urging of his wife, assassinates the king in cold blood and unravels in spectacular fashion.

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Students take a bow for their marvelous masks

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — More than a half-dozen Mary Hogan Elementary School sixth-graders will magically transform into a variety of colorful, whimsical creatures as part of the Opera Company of Middlebury’s staging of the much-celebrated “The Magic Flute” at the Town Hall Theater this Thursday through Saturday.

It will indeed be a string of creative “firsts” for the children. The Magic Flute will mark their debuts in an opera. And it will be the first time they will have designed their own attire for an on-stage performance.

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'Alice' leaps away from traditional style

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on a recent Friday morning, Anders Bright and Lana Meyer crouched, one nestled against the other, on the floor. Intertwining their hands, they experimented with waves, clasping and twisting their hands in search for the most unsettling effect that would do justice to the Cheshire Cat.

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A new exhibit turns everyday objects into valuable 'ArtiFacts'

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — At first glance, most of the items being collected for the latest exhibit at Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Gallery look quite pedestrian.

A bottle of water.

An inexpensive Chinese lantern.

An old leather vest.

A small, crocheted angel.

A far cry from the distinguished portraits, vivid watercolors and delicate craftwork often on display at the Jackson Gallery.

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Theater Preview: 'Seminar' takes a smart, funny look at writers' lives

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By David Weinstock



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Doctors come from medical school, lawyers from law school. But where do writers and other creative artists come from? Increasingly, we study our craft at colleges, graduate schools, and a vast network of workshops and conferences.

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Exhibit of Eastern art at Jackson Gallery celebrates Spring

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury is currently showing “Return of the Spring,” an exhibition featuring the work of Middlebury artist Yinglei Zhang; her mentor, Mr. Li Xubai from China, currently living in Canada; and her teacher Mr. Guo Ziyu of Hong Kong. Both Li and Guo have work collected by private owners and museums around the world.

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Town Hall Theater musical review: The Last Five Years

Posted on April 10, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Angelo Lynn



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Seldom does a musical pack such an emotional punch, grabbing you from its heart-wrenching start on the one hand, to the height of joyous love on the other. “The Last Five Years,” now playing at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, does just that — and more.

It’s funny, fast-moving, brilliantly crafted and stars two powerhouse veterans of the THT stage in Mike McCann (Javert in Les Misérables and Father in Ragtime) and Kim Anderson (who stole the show with her stunning performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.)

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Pop-up plays' offer a unique opportunity for writers

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Take six writers and give them 12 hours to write a 10-minute play. Include some random ingredients, some curveballs, and one line chosen by the public. The next day, grab a director and tons of actors, rehearse those shows and perform them that night at 7:30. That’s “Pop-Up Plays,” popping up for the second year at Town Hall Theater on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. The whole event takes place in 24 hours, which makes it the freshest theater experience around.

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Theater preview: Actors workshop opens up a six-pack of comedy

Posted on June 26, 2014 |
By David Weinstock



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MIDDLEBURY-June starts the summer theater season, so turn off the TV and come to Town Hall Theater for Middlebury Actors Workshop’s latest sampler of one-act plays, “Summer Shorts.” This six-pack of comedies opens Thursday, June 26, for five performances, including a Saturday matinee.

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Woodworkers take a seat for THT 'chair-ity'

Posted on May 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People visiting downtown Middlebury after Memorial Day are likely to wonder if they became Lilliputians overnight.

That’s because five over-sized chairs will be set up at some conspicuous downtown spots, a scene that will make for some comical seating opportunities and photo ops.

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