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Featured Week of Events

 

 


  • Week #1

    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents "Let's Dance"

    Wed Jul 2
    7:30 p.m. fireworks following rain or shineindoors at Riley Rink at Hunter Park Adults: $32 ($37 at the gate). Under 18 free with advance adult ticket purchase ($12 at the gate)

    Bring a picnic,lawn chairs and blankets, kick off your shoes and join us for music from the world of dance - from waltzes to swing and polka to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes and Gershwin put you "in the mood" for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

    Hunter Park

    "Analog and Vinyl"

    Jun 26 - Jul 12
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    The world premiere of a new musical by Paul Gordon (Broadway's "Jane Eyre")

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company


  • "Red" by John Logan starring Tim Daly

    Jun 18 - Jul 6
    Performances at 8:00 p.m.; dark on Monday. Matinees on Wednesday, select Saturdays and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    Six-time Tony Award winning drama about artist Mark Rothko

    Dorset Playhouse

    "The Three Little Pigs"

    Jun 19 - Jul 12
    Tuesday - Sunday at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

    A new musical for young audiences and the young at heart by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles ("Mary Poppins" performed by Weston's Young Company. Performances at the Weston Rod and Gun Club

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company


  • Week #4

    "All in the Timing" by David Ives

    Jul 24 - Aug 9
    Performances at 8:00 p.m.; dark on Monday. Matinees on Wednesday, select Saturdays and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    20th Anniversary Revival of the Hit Comedy

    Dorset Playhouse

    Manchester Music Festival's Generations Opening Night

    Thu Jul 3 at 7:30 pm
    Manchester Music Festival’s 40th Season Generations Gala Opening Night: Concerti and Commissions Manchester Chamber Orchestra Tickets available at www.mmfvt.org or by calling 802-362-1956.

    World renowned pianists Christopher O'Riley and David Deveau perform with the Manchester Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ariel Rudiakov Mozart's concerto in E flat Major K. 449 and Bach's D Minor piano concerto will be performed along with Philip Lassers' Manchester Miniature, Alla Burletta from

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion


  • Week #3

    "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

    Jul17 - 26
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    The 2013 Tony-winning comedy by Christopher Durang

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

    Week #2

    Manchester Music Festival's Young Artists Concert: Chamber Music

    Mon Jul 7 at 7:00 p.m.

    Tickets available at www.mmfvt.org at 802-362-1956 and at the door.

    Manchester Music Festival at Riley Center for the Arts


  • Manchester Music Festival's Inner Fire/Outward Flame Concert

    Thu Jul 10 at 7:30 pm
    Manchester Music Festival's 40th Season - Generations

    Singular pianist Vassily Primakov performs solo works by Chopin. Rounding out a high-octane musical evening will be Joana Genova and Austin Hartman, violins. Ariel Rudiakov and Calvin Weirsma, violas. Benjamin Capps, Yehuda Hanani and Caroline Stinson, celli. Chamber music by Chopin and Brahms.

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion

    The Battenkillers in a live performance

    Tue Jul 8
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Manchester and Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Manchester Town Green

    Concerts on the Green


  • "Neil Berg's 102 Years of Broadway"

    Sat Jul 12
    7:30 p.m.

    Broadway classics performed by original cast members

    Arkell Pavilion Southern Vermont Arts Center

    Manchester Music Festival's Young Artists Concert: Chamber Music

    Mon Jul 14 at 7:00 p.m.

    Chamber Music with the Manchester Music Festival

    Manchester Music Festival at Riley Center for the Arts


  • Canadian Brass Presented by Northshire Performing Arts during their 10th Anniversary Season!

    Tue Jul 15
    7:30 p.m.

    Northshire Performing Arts at the Arkell Pavilion

    Manchester Music Festival's Vim, Vigor and A Touch of the Modern Concert

    Thu Jul 17 at 7:30 pm
    Manchester Music Festival's 40th Season - Generations

    Chamber music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Verdi & Kenji Bunch, performed by Joana Genova and Austin Hartman, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Benjamin Capps, cello. With guests the Shanghai Quartet; Julio Elizalde, piano; Matt Gold and Connor Meehan, percussion.

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion


  • Manchester Music Festival's Young Artists Concert Chamber Music

    Mon Jul 21 at 7:00 p.m.

    Tickets available at www.mmfvt.org at 802-362-1956 and at the door.

    Manchester Music Festival at Riley Center for the Arts

    Manchester Music Festival's Spanish Poetry/German Romanticism Concert

    Thu Jul 24 at 7:30 pm
    Manchester Music Festival's 40th Season - Generations

    Brahms’ Piano Quartet in g minor, Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Winds and Piano and Joaquin Turina's Oración del Torero. Featuring Joana Genova and Austin Hartman, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello. With guests Michael Brown and Ron Levy, piano; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, B

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion


  • "Stoop Stories"

    Jul 24 - Aug 3
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    A one-woman tour de force written by Obie winnerDael Orlandersmith. Performances at the Weston Rod and Gun Club

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

    "Out of the City" by Leslie Ayvazian

    Jul10 - 19
    Performances at 8:00 p.m.; dark on Monday. Matinees on Wednesday, select Saturdays and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    World Premiere

    Dorset Playhouse


  • Week #5

    Manchester Music Festival's Young Artists Concert Chamber Music

    Mon Jul 28 at 7:00 p.m.

    Tickets available at www.mmfvt.org at 802-362-1956 and at the door.

    Manchester Music Festival at Riley Center for the Arts

    New Play Reading Series

    Mon Jul 14
    7:00 p.m.

    "Utterly Changed" by Nicole Burdette

    Dorset Playhouse


  • Manchester Music Festival's Master and Commander Concert

    Thu Jul 31 at 7:30 pm
    Manchester Music Festival's 40th Season - Generations

    The Manchester Festival Orchestra conducted by Ariel Rudiakov, with Davide Cabassi, piano soloist, Joana Genova, concertmaster. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and the majestic ‘Emperor’ Concerto No. 5.

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion

    Manchester Music Festival's Family Concert - The Thrill of the Orchestra with the Manchester Festival Orchestra to benefit MMF's education programs.

    Sat Aug 2 at 3:00 p.m.

    Through narrative and performance, the audience will be introduced to the orchestra, its musicians and their instruments with a kid-friendly selection of music from the classical and popular genres. Music by Peck, Gould, Anderson, Cailliet and Williams, conducted by Ariel Rudiakov and narrated by Ar

    Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion


  • "A Chorus Line"

    Jul 31 - Aug 23
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    The legendary Broadway musical by James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kieban

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

    Dana and Sue Robinson in a live performance

    Tue Jul 29
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Manchester and Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Manchester Town Green

    Concerts on the Green


  • The Don't Leave Band in a live performance

    Tue Aug 5
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Manchester and Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Manchester Town Green

    Concerts on the Green

    "4,000 Miles"

    Jul11 - 27
    Performances Thursday -Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

    Oldcastle Theatre Company


  • "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress": The Legacy of Anton Chekov. Sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning

    Tue Jul 29
    10:00 a.m. - noon

    Lecture by Williams College Professor Julie Cassiday

    Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy

    Master and Commander --- Ludwig van Beethoven Lectures by Erik Nielsen Sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning

    Tue Jul 30
    Lecture One: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Lecture Two: 3:15-4:15 p.m.

    Lecture One: Why Listening to Beethoven Still Matters Lecture Two: The Emperor Concerto and Symphony #7 Following the lectures, everyone is invited to stop in and listen to the Manchester Music Festival rehearsal in the Arkell Pavillion.

    Yester House Southern Vermont Arts Center


  • National Theatre Live "Shakespeare's King Lear" Sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning

    Sat Jun 28
    7:00 p.m.

    The best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world Academy Award winner Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

    Green Mountain Academy at Riley Center for the Arts

    National Theatre Live"A Small Family Business" Sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning

    Sat Jul 19
    7:00 p.m.

    Jack McCracken is a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and a

    Green Mountain Academy at Riley Center for the Arts


  • Live performance by "Blues Sanctuary" presented by the Manchester and Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce. Free

    Tue Jul 22
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Concerts on the Green

    Concert with the Bondville Boys

    Tue Jul 15
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. presented by the Manchester and Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Concerts on the Green


  • "Analog and Vinyl" by Paul Gordon (Broadway's "Jane Eyre")

    Jun 26 - Jul 12
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    The world premiere of a new musical

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

    "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang

    Jul17 - 26
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    The 2013 Tony-winning comedy

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company


  • "Stoop Stories"

    Jul 24 - Aug 3
    Most Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Saturday at2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    A one-woman tour de force written and performed by Obie winner Dael Orlandersmith

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

    "It's All in the Timing" by David Ives. 20th Anniversary revival of the hit comedy.

    Aug3 - 9
    Performances at 8:00 p.m.; dark on Monday. Matinees on Wednesday, select Saturdays and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    Dorset Playhouse


  • "4,000 Miles"

    Jul11 - 27
    Performances Thursday -Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

    Oldcastle Theatre Company

    Author, reading and book signing of "The Arsonist" by Sue Miller

    Fri Jul 11 at 6:00 P.M.

    Northshire Bookstore


  • Chris Bohjalian, author, reading and signing "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands"

    Fri Jul 18 at 7 P.M.

    Northshire Bookstore