Upcoming Performances & Events
With roots deep in old-time fiddle music, Donna the Buffalo weaves together a soulful mix of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country sounds into its own, singular musical stew. Touring the United States continuously for nearly 30 years, Donna the Buffalo is one of the most dynamic and eclectic bands on the American roots music scene. All Music Guidesays, “This is what 21st-century Americana sounds like — a little bit of this and a little bit of that . . . a place where the past and history meet easily in the immediate now, and everybody feels like dancing.”
Video: “Swing That Thing” –
Video: “I Love My Tribe” –
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Thursday, January 10, 2019 10 am
For grades pre-K–7 • $7
Beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures and things. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with sitting around predictably changing color all day. Following a trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate all the beautiful animals he sees before realizing that there is value in his own unique self.
Vermont Pride Youth Theater
Friday, January 25, 2019
For grades 8-12 • $8
Youth theater artists from throughout central Vermont present this stage adaptation of M or F?, the 2005 novel for young adults written by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. Adapted by Gene Heinrich and directed by Cher Laston, M or F? examines questions of gender identity, dating, and social relationships among adolescents in a high school setting.
Youth theater artists from throughout central Vermont present a stage adaptation of M or F?, the 2005 novel for young adults written by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. Adapted by Gene Heinrich and directed by Cher Laston, M or F? examines questions of gender identity, dating, and social relationships among adolescents in a high school setting.
The Campbell Brothers mine a rich vein of music from the African-American gospel repertoire, albeit with a rollicking twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing, swinging voice of the steel guitar as you’ve never heard it before. Pedal steel guitar master Chuck Campbell a National Heritage Fellowship award winner for his contributions to preserving the legacy of African-American music — and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest exponents of this vital but little-known tradition, rooted in the sacred spaces of the House of God Church, where steel guitars long ago replaced the organ as the primary means of “playing the word.” One listen and you’ll understand why Real Bluesmagazine calls Chuck Campbell “the Jimi Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of the pedal steel guitar.”
Video: “Live at The Kennedy Center, 2018” –
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the 2019-2020 season.
Blues guitar maestro Ronnie Earl is a three-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. An associate professor of guitar at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, rockin’ Ronnie has played alongside such blues legends as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Junior Wells, and Eric Clapton. He was a lead member of New England blues icons Roomful of Blues and this year celebrates his 30th year at the helm of the Broadcasters, who individually and collectively have also added their considerable chops to the music of many a blues legend. Savor this evening of gutsy, howlin’ blues.
Video: “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Live at B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC, 2017) –
Video: “Double Trouble” (Live at B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC, 2017) –