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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...

COMEDIAN JASON LORBER will perform the one-man play “The SantaLand Diaries,” based on the David Sedaris essay and adapted by Joe Mantello, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Dec. 20. Margo Whitcomb, a former Middlebury resident, directed this performance.
MIDDLEBURY — Holidays can bring out the best in people — or not. It’s a time of joy, happiness, love and giving; what could possibly go wrong? Come see just how sideways the holiday season can go with Jason Lorber’s performance of David Sedaris’ original essay “The SantaLand Diaries.” The one-man show, adapted for the theater by Joe Mantello and directed by Margo Whitcomb, will take the stage at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. “I’m excited to be part of this almost cult-like play,” said Burlington-based actor and comedian Lorber. “Vermont is Sedaris country....

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR WILL perform at Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in celebration of over 50 years of making music.
MIDDLEBURY — Livingston Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned 52 years. He maintains a performance schedule of more than 100 shows a year, delighting audiences with his unique brand of popular music which includes mostly original repertory from his 13 albums. He’s bringing his show to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Taylor is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Taylor recorded his first record at the...

ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND shot by the great Sydney Pollack over two days at Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, "Amazing Grace" was conceived as “the two-day concert recording of what remains Aretha Franklin’s (and live gospel music’s) best and biggest-selling album,” relates Wesley Morris in the New York Times.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues its MNFF Selects film screening series on Sunday, Dec. 8, with the rousing and long-awaited documentary “Amazing Grace.” Featuring an utterly incandescent gospel music performance by the great Aretha Franklin, the film will screen at 2 p.m. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury as a special holiday matinee. Offering a robust schedule of one film per month over eight months from October 2019 through May 2020, MNFF Selects will take its audiences on an entertaining ride in the months ahead. All the films will screen at Town Hall Theater...

SAS CAREY WILL present a pre-screening of “Transition,” her fourth documentary about the nomadic cultures of northern Mongolia, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. A reception will be held at the theater an hour before the film starts. Photo courtesy of Sas Carey
MIDDLEBURY — Nineteen trips, three documentary films, and a book later, Sas Carey decided to do things a little differently for her fourth film about the nomadic reindeer herders of northern Mongolia who she’s been following since 1994. “I’m doing everything weird,” she said at her Middlebury home during an interview last week. “I’m doing everything my own way.” Doing things her own way is nothing new for Carey. And we’ll get to see just what she’s taking about during a pre-screening of her latest film, “Transition,” at the Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Dec. 7,  at 8 p.m. A reception will be...


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