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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!

Apr
27
Fri
Che Apalache: “Latingrass” music from the Andes to Appalachia
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Che Apalache: "Latingrass" music from the Andes to Appalachia @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The group began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire, curating an authentic blend of genres they call “Latingrass”. The group’s founder is fiddler Joe Troop, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and composer from North Carolina who moved to Argentina in 2010. While carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-timey music-making for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar), and Martin Bobrik (mandolin) – his band mates and most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and have been hitting stages throughout South America and the United States ever since. In 2017, they garnered first place in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.

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.

Apr
29
Sun
Issues play: Cross Talk
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
Issues play: Cross Talk @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

The winners in Chandler’s 2017 competition for new plays on current social issues written by Vermont playwrights are Emily Rosenbaum of Stowe, Margot Lasher of East Montpelier, and Maura Campbell of Burlington.

On the last Sundays of February, March, and April, their three prize-winning scripts will be produced in staged readings in Chandler’s Upper Gallery, as the Issues Play Series. With a 7:30 PM start, the final reading will be followed by a talkback for actors and audiences to give feedback to the authors, who will attend. Complimentary refreshments will be available between the readings and the talkbacks.

Sunday April 29th: In Maura Campbell’s play Cross Talk, directed by Richard Waterhouse, 19-year-old Grassie is just out of detox and compelled to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting where he meets others like him, who are trying to get through each day without picking up a drug. Hope and love are manifested in their struggles to stay clean by relying on each other.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $12 day-of-show. Student tickets are $5 at all times. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Chandler Box Office at (802) 728-6464 between noon and 4 PM weekdays.

Sponsored by the Walter Cerf Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, the biennial Issues Play initiative is intended to increase support for playwrights, directors, actors, and others involved with theater development and production in Vermont.

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.