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play http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/262/all en Staging a benefit concert is elementary for sixth-grader http://addisonindependent.com/201405staging-benefit-concert-elementary-brooks <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23043" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405staging-benefit-concert-elementary-brooks"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/AddyBrooks9830.thumbnail.jpg" alt="AddyBrooks9830.jpg" title="AddyBrooks9830.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES UNION ELEMENTARY School sixth-grader Addie Brooks is organizing a May 9 benefit concert at the Vergennes Opera House as a school project. She and other VUES fifth- and sixth-graders are all doing self-directed projects this year for the first time. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; It&rsquo;s not unusual for Vergennes residents to stage benefit concerts at the Vergennes Opera House. For example, Main Street innkeeper Bill Walsh brings his former New York stage colleagues to the Little City annually for the well-received &ldquo;Broadway Direct&rdquo; shows.</span></p> <p> And at least one student, Vergennes Union High School&rsquo;s Matteo Palmer, now a senior, organized a 2012 event with local musicians to help fill the theater&rsquo;s coffers.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23044">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405staging-benefit-concert-elementary-brooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Addie Brooks Featured play VUES Thu, 01 May 2014 13:18:38 +0000 Zach Despart 23044 at http://addisonindependent.com THEATER PREVIEW - Local troupe to stage original 'Game of Thrones': Shakespeare's 'Richard III' http://addisonindependent.com/201210local-troupe-stage-original-game-thrones-shakespeares-richard-iii <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13903" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210local-troupe-stage-original-game-thrones-shakespeares-richard-iii"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play spread 2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play spread 2.jpg" title="play spread 2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE CAST OF the Middlebury Actors Workshop production of “Richard III,” led by Paul Schnabel (upper left) in the title role, rehearse the Shakespeare play at Weybridge Elementary School recently. The theatrical classic opens at Town Hall Theater on Nov. 1. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>By DAVID WEINSTOCK</strong></p> <p> The 2012 presidential campaign may be rough, but it&rsquo;s got nothing on the 1483 race for the English crown. William Shakespeare&rsquo;s <em>Richard III</em> is the original game of thrones, as the Duke of Gloucester connives, deceives and murders his way to the top. Middlebury Actors Workshop&rsquo;s upcoming production opens Nov. 1 at Town Hall Theater.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13904">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210local-troupe-stage-original-game-thrones-shakespeares-richard-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article play Shakespeare THT Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:54:26 +0000 Addison Independent 13904 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory http://addisonindependent.com/201204slideshow-willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11409" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201204slideshow-willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/willy9346_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="willy9346.jpg" title="willy9346.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> THE MIDDLEBURY UNION Middle School drama club will present their version of &ldquo;Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory&rdquo; at the Town Hall Theater on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. The cast is pictured here during a rehearsal at the school last week.</p> <p> Independent photos/Trent Campbell</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11408">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204slideshow-willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia arts MUMS play Town Hall Theater Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:52:35 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11408 at http://addisonindependent.com Actor finds local link to story of 'King and I' http://addisonindependent.com/201104actor-finds-local-link-story-king-and-i <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7769" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104actor-finds-local-link-story-king-and-i"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play6619 2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play6619 2.jpg" title="play6619 2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” features Mindy Bickford as Anna, top right photo, and Bill Bickford as the King of Siam, above. Cast member Jennifer Wagner discovered that two missionaries from Shoreham worked in Siam just prior to the time period of the classic musical, which will be performed at the Town Hall Theater this weekend and next. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When Jennifer Wagner auditioned for a role in &ldquo;The King and I&rdquo; with the Middlebury Community Players, she never expected to find that the musical about a British woman in 19th century Siam had local historical connections.</p> <p> But a chance trip to Manchester earlier in April brought the play, which on Thursday begins a two-week run at Town Hall Theater, a little closer to home. In Manchester, she stumbled upon the tombstones of Shoreham natives Asa and Lucia Hemenway, who served as missionaries to Siam (now Thailand) between 1839 and 1850.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7743">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104actor-finds-local-link-story-king-and-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts Middlebury Community Players play Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:00:29 +0000 Andrew Stein 7743 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: The Pied Piper http://addisonindependent.com/201104slideshow-pied-piper <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7642" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201104slideshow-pied-piper"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play3468.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play3468.jpg" title="play3468.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students in Pegasus Theater performed &quot;The Pied Piper&quot; on April 8 at the school. The musical updates the traditional tale of a traveling piper who lures rats away from a town with his hypnotizing tune, and then uses his musical powers on the town&#39;s children.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7643">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104slideshow-pied-piper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia arts Mary Hogan Elementary play slideshow Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:23:36 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7643 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Peter Pan at the Addison Repertory Theater http://addisonindependent.com/201104slideshow-peter-pan-addison-repertory-theater <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7569" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104slideshow-peter-pan-addison-repertory-theater"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play3038 2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play3038 2.jpg" title="play3038 2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7566">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104slideshow-peter-pan-addison-repertory-theater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Addison Repertory Theater arts Hannaford Career Center play Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:02:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7566 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Cinderella's Glass Slipper http://addisonindependent.com/201103slideshow-cinderellas-glass-slipper <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7376" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103slideshow-cinderellas-glass-slipper"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play1484 2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play1484 2.jpg" title="play1484 2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7377">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103slideshow-cinderellas-glass-slipper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia arts education play St. Mary's School Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:27:29 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7377 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Henry and Emily http://addisonindependent.com/201102slideshow-henry-and-emily <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7074" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201102slideshow-henry-and-emily"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play3539.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play3539.jpg" title="play3539.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson never met in real life, but local playwright and actor Jim Stapleton has imagined what their meeting might have been like in his two-person play &ldquo;Henry and Emily: The Muses in Massachusetts.&rdquo; The play, which opens at the Town Hall Theater Friday night, stars Stapleton and his wife, Diana Bigelow, and includes poems and passages from published and private writings by Thoreau and Dickinson.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102slideshow-henry-and-emily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia arts play Town Hall Theater Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:25:22 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7075 at http://addisonindependent.com