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Chandler is proud to present another exciting season of diverse performances. In addition to our Main Stage series, we offer Live & Upstairs, a series of smaller, more intimate performances in the renovated Esther Mesh Room in Chandler’s Upper Gallery. The Daytime Performance Series serves hundreds of youth from area schools and homeschool families, and is open to the general public, as well.

2017-2018 PERFORMANCES AT CHANDLER!

Jul
21
Sat
A Perfect Fit
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
A Perfect Fit @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

A PERFECT FIT is the story of Nicole, a college sophomore involved in her first lesbian relationship. Nicole’s exploration of her sexuality has caused her mother Janet to begin questioning her own marriage and her own assumptions. Then there’s Janet’s friend Melinda, who’s newly divorced and wants nothing more than the stable family life that Janet has…or seems to. A Perfect Fit asks hard questions about what it takes to be happy as a woman in the 21st century.

Playwright Lia Romeo was inspired by an article in The Guardian entitled “Why It’s Never Too Late to Be a Lesbian”, about how more and more women are coming out late in life, after having fallen in love with men and often married and had children. According to Ms. Romeo, “That was the initial inspiration for A Perfect Fit, and then I used the issue of sexuality to explore a range of questions about the choices that today’s young women have compared to the choices that women had in the past.”

“What drew me to this script is its honesty, its simplicity, its heart,” explains director Cher Laston. As she takes on her sixth production with Vermont Pride Theater, she will guide a stellar cast: Leah Romano (Norwich), Marissa Mattogno (Williamstown), Rae Merrill (Braintree), Lindsay Stratton (Hanover, NH), and Andra Kisler (Northfield).

Performance dates for this world premiere are Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 29th, both at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

A 3-play pass is available for $50

The eighth annual summer pride theater festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ.  Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio, the Point, and 105.7 The Beat.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Jul
22
Sun
Bright Half Life
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm
Bright Half Life @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

Vicky and Erica have just met. Or have they? They’ve been in love for decades. Or have they? They’ve just broken up, and we’re about to experience their relationship in all its glory. Follow these women back and forth through time as we view and review the significant events in their relationship and discover the way that the human heart really works. We live, we love, we lose, but nothing happens in order. Instead, it is always and forever unfolding and unfurling, filling us up and pulling away from us. Like a star, or a satellite as it orbits the Earth, so goes the relationship between Vicky and Erica.

About Bright Half Life director Kim Ward says, “What was most striking about this play, when I discovered it, was that it could be the story of any couple, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and every actor who read for the part said the same thing. The truth is that it is simply a love story. It shows how we, as human beings, live in a fragile bubble of hope and expectation, hurt and inner strength.” Ms. Ward’s talented cast consists of Carly Bennet (Burlington) and Fabienne Nadeau (Milton).

Performance dates for this New England premiere are Sunday July 22nd and Friday July 27th, both at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

A 3-play pass is available for $50

The eighth annual summer pride theater festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ.  Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio, the Point, and 105.7 The Beat.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Jul
25
Wed
Philadelphia
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Philadelphia @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

25th-anniversary showing of Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning film Philadelphia, admission by donation to Vermont CARES and HIV/HCV Resource Center.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Jul
27
Fri
Bright Half Life
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Bright Half Life @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

Vicky and Erica have just met. Or have they? They’ve been in love for decades. Or have they? They’ve just broken up, and we’re about to experience their relationship in all its glory. Follow these women back and forth through time as we view and review the significant events in their relationship and discover the way that the human heart really works. We live, we love, we lose, but nothing happens in order. Instead, it is always and forever unfolding and unfurling, filling us up and pulling away from us. Like a star, or a satellite as it orbits the Earth, so goes the relationship between Vicky and Erica.

About Bright Half Life director Kim Ward says, “What was most striking about this play, when I discovered it, was that it could be the story of any couple, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and every actor who read for the part said the same thing. The truth is that it is simply a love story. It shows how we, as human beings, live in a fragile bubble of hope and expectation, hurt and inner strength.” Ms. Ward’s talented cast consists of Carly Bennet (Burlington) and Fabienne Nadeau (Milton).

Performance dates for this New England premiere are Sunday July 22nd and Friday July 27th, both at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

A 3-play pass is available for $50

The eighth annual summer pride theater festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ.  Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio, the Point, and 105.7 The Beat.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Jul
28
Sat
Aunt Jack
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Aunt Jack @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

AUNT JACK, by S.P. Monahan, touches on many hot-button topics in the LGBTQ community, but its underlining focus is how we view family. The play centers around the sudden death of George Church, a prominent gay activist, and his gay son’s introduction of his new love interest to the family. These two incidents clash in such hilarious, heartwarming ways that audience members are left asking themselves one hard question: is family always just blood or is it what we create for ourselves?

Director Gene Heinrich says: “When I read the laugh-out-loud script I knew I had to direct this play. It has everything: gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and drag performers! S.P. Monahan created a piece of theater using outrageous characters to tell a story that many have dealt with, but no one really speaks about… I know I am being ambiguous about this, but there are some pretty surprising things that happen during the show.” Randolph resident Jeff Tolbert, who plays the title role, adds: “Accepting the role of Aunt Jack was one of the easiest, and most gratifying theatrical decisions I have made. This is a great play!” The other members of the talented cast are Tristan Goding (Rochester), Susan Loynd (Fayston), Joshua Huffman (Randolph), Nimue Washburn (Rochester), and Bob Carmody (Charlotte).

Performance dates for this northeastern premiere are Friday July 20th and Saturday July 28th, both at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

A 3-play pass is available for $50

The eighth annual summer pride theater festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ.  Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio, the Point, and 105.7 The Beat.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Jul
29
Sun
A Perfect Fit
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
A Perfect Fit @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

A PERFECT FIT is the story of Nicole, a college sophomore involved in her first lesbian relationship. Nicole’s exploration of her sexuality has caused her mother Janet to begin questioning her own marriage and her own assumptions. Then there’s Janet’s friend Melinda, who’s newly divorced and wants nothing more than the stable family life that Janet has…or seems to. A Perfect Fit asks hard questions about what it takes to be happy as a woman in the 21st century.

Playwright Lia Romeo was inspired by an article in The Guardian entitled “Why It’s Never Too Late to Be a Lesbian”, about how more and more women are coming out late in life, after having fallen in love with men and often married and had children. According to Ms. Romeo, “That was the initial inspiration for A Perfect Fit, and then I used the issue of sexuality to explore a range of questions about the choices that today’s young women have compared to the choices that women had in the past.”

“What drew me to this script is its honesty, its simplicity, its heart,” explains director Cher Laston. As she takes on her sixth production with Vermont Pride Theater, she will guide a stellar cast: Leah Romano (Norwich), Marissa Mattogno (Williamstown), Rae Merrill (Braintree), Lindsay Stratton (Hanover, NH), and Andra Kisler (Northfield).

Performance dates for this world premiere are Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 29th, both at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more details about other 2018 festival events

A 3-play pass is available for $50

The eighth annual summer pride theater festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ.  Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio, the Point, and 105.7 The Beat.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.

Aug
18
Sat
Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Massachusetts | United States

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival presents Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams for the first of two Saturday evening concerts.

The Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet (with similar instrumentation to Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet), will be the final work on the opening program. Also included will be the Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat and a wonderful String Trio by Iowa composer, Robert Washut (b. 1951) – Soneando.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet in g, K. 478

l. Allegro
ll. Andante
lll. Rondeau

Robert Washut (b. 1951)
Soneando for Violin, Viola & Cello (2011)
 – Click here for notes from the composer.

l. Siempre con fuego

– INTERMISSION –

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Piano Quintet in c

l. Allegro con fuoco
ll. Andante
lll. Fantasia (quasi variazioni)

Artists:
Violin: Basia Danilow
Viola: Michael Roth
Cello: Peter Sanders
Bass: Marji Danilow
Piano: Adrienne Kim

Aug
19
Sun
8th annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am
8th annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
8th Annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
W.F. and J.S. Bach and Handel
in the Chandler Upper Gallery and Bethany Church

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Sinfonia in D minor for 2 flutes, strings and continuo

Adagio
Allegro e forte

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto grosso in A minor, op. 6, no. 4

Larghetto affettuoso
Allegro
Largo e piano
Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

[Allegro]-Adagio
Allegro

Festival Artists will be joined by Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists to perform in a side-by-side concert. This concert is special for musicians and audience alike, with the new VYO Music Director, Benjamin Klemme conducting.
Make sure to join us for this wonderful event!

Breakfast at 11:00 am in the Esther Mesh Room, Chandler’s Upper Gallery
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Breakfast: $10.00
Concert: Goodwill offering at the door

Aug
24
Fri
Friday Night in the Gallery
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Friday Night in the Gallery @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

A new approach to a Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival event.
This year we will feature a solo Piano Recital by Vermont Artist, Annemieke McLane.
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering

Garden Tour

Le Réveille-Matin, F. Couperin (1668-1733)
Gitanerías, E. Lecuona (1895-1963)

Bell-Flower, E. Lecuona (1895-1963)
Daisies, op. 38 no. 2, S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Lilacs, op. 21 no. 5, S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Lonely Flowers, op. 82 no. 3, R. Schumann (1810-1856)
Raindrop Prelude, op. 28 no. 15, F. Chopin (1810-1849)
Les Roseaux, F. Couperin (1668-1733)
Flight of the Bumble Bee, N. Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Sonate in e, opus 7, E. Grieg (1843-1907)
Allegro Moderato
Andante Molto
Alla Menuetto, ma poco piu lento
Finale; Molto Allegro

The Moon Lights Up, E. Lecuona (1895-1963)
Nocturne, C. Debussy (1862-1912)

Aug
25
Sat
Concert for kids
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am
Concert for kids @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

This year the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival is offering a wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages to Listen Up! Local author, Marjorie Ryerson and artist, Ed Koren will be on hand to help inspire kids to write and draw about musical selections performed specially for them at the Concert for Kids. Make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Saturday, August 25th at 10:30 am. More information can be found on the website: http://www.cvcmf.org/events.html#kids