MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues its MNFF Selects film screening series on Sunday, Feb. 23, with the compelling historical drama “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo, nominated for an Academy Award for her stunning portrayal of the heroic Harriet Tubman. The film will screen at 2 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Presenting a robust schedule of one film per month over eight months from October 2019 through May 2020, MNFF Selects offers its audiences a diverse and entertaining array of films. All the movies will screen at THT.
The fifth film in the...
LISA MITCHELL, FO-FOUNDER of Middlebury UndergrounD, has been named the new general manager of Town Hall Theater. She takes over for Mark Bradley, who has decided to move on.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — When Mark Bradley announced last month he’d be stepping down as top administrator of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, his board of directors didn’t have to look far for a replacement.
Take a bow, Lisa Mitchell. The former THT board member and co-founder of Middlebury UndergrounD, known as MUD, will on Feb. 24 officially start what she hopes will be a long run as the theater’s general manager.
“I felt it was a wonderful match for my skills, interests and experience,” Mitchell said during a Tuesday interview. “I decided to go for it, and I am completely honored that it worked out.”...
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School graduate Harry McEnerny V plays Heinz in the first reading of Emily Rosenbaum’s “Precession” at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Acting Company’s (formerly Middlebury Actors Workshop) Cutting Edge Staged Reading Series begins its fourth season of provocative, relevant and intelligent plays this month. This year the group has chosen to feature three Vermont playwrights.
The first reading, “Precession” by Emily Rosenbaum, will be performed on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m., in the Byers Studio at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. The play is based on historical events. At the end of WWII, the U.S. military needed to interrogate and process high-level German prisoners of war. They brought them to Fort...
TOWN HALL THEATER Executive Director Mark Bradley is leaving the Middlebury organization after 18 months working to make it a more sustainable institution. He is shown here in October at an arts award ceremony with Anna Marie Gerwitz (left), former executive director of the Flynn Music Center, and Susan McClure, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh.
Independent file photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater will soon have a new top administrator.
Executive Director Mark Bradley, who has guided THT during a significant recent organizational transition, is bidding the theater and the town a bittersweet farewell on Feb. 21.
“It’s been a good year and a half,” Bradley said. “It has been an intense period, helping Town Hall Theater transition from a ‘founding organization’ to a ‘sustaining organization.’”
Bradley began his job as THT’s top administrator in August 2018, after a stint as the Assistant Director of the Lebanon (N.H.) Opera House. He succeeded THT founder...
THE SWEET REMAINS will bring their three-part harmonies to the Town Hall Theater stage on Friday, Feb. 14. Yes, that’s Valentine’s Day and a sweet thing to do with your sweetie.
MIDDLEBURY — Looking for something sweet to do this Valentine’s Day? Check out The Sweet Remains at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Founders Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrand will present live takes of songs from their three studio albums to date.
An unusual band on today’s music scene, The Sweet Remains is headed by three singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers such as Ray...
AGING DIVA SARAH Bernhardt, played by Carol Reed of Leicester, confronts her younger acting rival Eleonora Duse, played by Bettina Matthias of Weybridge.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Wouldn’t it be great if you could stave off the winter doldrums this year? Um, yes! Instead of letting the cold, dark and grey weather of mid-winter get you down, mark your calendars to go to “The Ladies of the Camellias” presented by Middlebury Community Players on Feb. 6-9 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
“This hilarious farce imagines a meeting in Paris, 1897, between the most famous and temperamental divas of the age, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse,” reads MCP’s synopsis of the play. “The two actresses are scheduled to perform back-to-back productions of the play ‘...
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, Feb. 1, a new production of Gershwin’s great American opera, “Porgy and Bess,” will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the screen at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. This classic explores the relationships among members of a close-knit community in 1920s South Carolina. The score is infused with timeless melodies that have become standards of the Great American Songbook. Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 p.m., with refreshments. The broadcast begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $24/$10 students, and...
ACTORS MICHAEL KOUTELOS, Madison Middleton and Charlotte Katz rehearse for the Town Hall Theater/Middlebury College Dept. of Music co-production of “The Light in the Piazza.” The show will take the THT stage on Jan. 24-27.
MIDDLEBURY — Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Light in the Piazza” comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater as the 15th Winter Term production — the annual collaboration between THT and the Middlebury College Department of Music. Douglas Anderson will direct the show.
The musical follows a mother and daughter vacationing in Florence, Italy, in 1960. The daughter falls into an intense love affair with an Italian boy, forcing the mother to reconsider both her daughter’s future, and her own.
The production stars students from Middlebury College as well as talented local performers...
MIDDLEBURY — After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on on Australian composer Alban Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, which comes to cinemas for the first time on Jan. 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei as the disturbed title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, alongside a commanding cast that also includes tenor Christopher Ventris, bass-baritone Christian Van...
THE MIDDLEBURY NEW Filmmakers Festival Selects Screening Series will continue on Sunday, Jan. 12. “Colette” will screen at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues its MNFF Selects film screening series on Sunday, Jan. 12 with the luminous drama “Colette,” starring Keira Knightly. The film will screen at 2 p.m. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
Presenting a robust schedule of one film per month over eight months from October 2019 through May 2020, MNFF Selects offers its audiences a diverse and entertaining array of films. All the movies will screen at Town Hall Theater.
MNFF Selects embraces a broader, more freewheeling approach to its seasonal screening series, mixing films by first- or...