Town Hall Theater has kept busy with virtual and outdoor shows since the pandemic started last year — I especially loved the Quarantine Sessions, and Doc Lyle Sol’s Medicine Show. But oh, how we’ve missed live performances!
Luckily THT has a great line-up for this spring and summer. Here’s the latest from Executive Director Lisa Mitchell:
Town Hall Theater is pleased to present its inaugural outdoor season, featuring live music, comedy, plays, talks, films, food trucks and more. Performances will pop up around THT, at Middlebury’s Marble Works District, Woodchuck Cider, Swift House, and other carefully curated locations across Addison and Chittenden Counties. In addition to THT-produced programming, we are thrilled to partner with resident companies, including the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and Middlebury Acting Company on their debut outdoor film and theatre offerings.
Activating communities through the arts is key to Vermont’s collective economic recovery. Thanks to strong support, at every level, THT is able to reopen its doors, as well as engage in energizing work and partnerships that benefit the greater Vermont community. With the support of an anonymous gift dedicated to supporting arts access, THT is thrilled to launch the outdoor season with a series of sensational free and low-cost events. Also, thanks to the George & Sue Cady Fund, we are pleased to offer a limited number of free and discounted tickets for those who would like to attend a show but have limited resources. Inquire at [email protected] for details.
OUTDOOR EVENTS INCLUDE:
Barbacoa, Bobcat & Bundle Artist Market @ Merchants Row, Fri., May 21, 3-7 p.m.
Live music from Burlington’s Barbacoa, interactive art, market & Bobcat food truck
FREE thanks to Bundle & Better Middlebury Partnership
Show Up, Kids! Improv @ Marble Works Tent, Sat. and Sun., May 22&23, noon family shows
Starring NYC’s Peter Michael Marino (pictured above), Directed by Michole Biancosino
Tickets: $10/all ages
Show Up, Kids! After Dark Improv – Adults Only @ Marble Works Tent, Sat., May 22, 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! @ Marble Works Tent, Fri., May 28, 7pm comedy showcase
Starring acclaimed comedians Tina Friml, Tracy Dolan, Tim Bridge and Ash Diggs
FREE; reservations required.
Saturday with Sarah King @ Marble Works Tent, Sat., May 29, 7 p.m.
Amazing Americana Singer Songwriter
FREE , reservations required.
Sunday Social Distance Dance with Dojo @ Marble Works River Front Park, Sun., May 30, 3 p.m.
Clint Bierman, Peter Day, Matt Schrag & friends play 80’s bluegrass
FREE, mask and dance in pods along the green.
Monday Memorial Day Magic with Tom Verner @ Marble Works Tent, Mon, May 31st @ 12pm
FREE, reservations required.
Pollen-Palooza @ Woodchuck Cider
Starring Ballet Vermont’s Bees & Friends (pictured above), festival activities, local food & drink. Sat., June 5: Two Shows: 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20/adults; $10 kids 12 and under; children under 3 free.
Doc Lyle Sol’s Medicine Show @ Middlebury Town Green
Created and Conceived by Courageous Stage
Sun., June 6, 5 p.m.
Bread & Puppet Theatre
Wed., July 21 and Fri., Sept. 3, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20/all ages
Plus, more to be announced! Tickets, reservations & updates at townhalltheater.org
All events will follow the latest COVID safety protocols.