Performances & Events

Chandler is proud to present another exciting season of diverse performances. In addition to our MainStage 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.
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The 2018-2019 Season

Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the iconic folk musician and political activist, Pete Seeger. The Vanaver Caravan, one of America’s most celebrated folk music and dance troupes, pays homage to its …

The Vanaver Caravan: “Turn Turn Turn!”: A Tribute to Pete SeegerRead More »

Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Born in California and raised in Vermont, Christopher Schoelen is an award-winning classical guitarist and teaching artist who has performed throughout Europe and the United States. He is a dynamic, expressive, and riveting performer who …

Christopher Schoelen, classical guitarRead More »

Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
New Repertory Theater’s Classic Repertory Company Thursday, October 25, 2018 10 am For grades 5-12 • $8 The animals of Mr. Jones’ farm believe they could build themselves a utopia, if only they could get rid …

Animal FarmRead More »

Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Famous people who suddenly appear on a postcard as you hold it in …

Vitaly: An Evening of WondersRead More »

Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Vermont’s very own honky tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys have been serving up a heart-throbbing (and sometimes heartbreaking) mix of vintage country and rockabilly for devoted fans throughout New England since 1998. Danny “Little …

The Starline Rhythm Boys: 20th Anniversary Tour with Special GuestsRead More »

Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Fiddle Legend Darol Anger returns with his group The Furies. This show features Darol’s unmistakable fiddling, the phenomenal talents of the young fiddle genius Andy Reiner, cello guru and vocalist Joy Adams, and the songwriting …

Darol Anger & the FuriesRead More »

Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Since 2008, The Telling Project has worked to deepen understanding between military veterans, their families, and their civilian friends and neighbors. The project turns stories of military service into a stage play, through which veterans and …

The Telling ProjectRead More »

Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
With Handsome and Gretel, perennial family favorites No String Marionette Company serve up a scrumptious rendition of the fairy tale classic. A poor woodcutter and his family live on the edge of a deep forest. …

No Strings Marionette Company: Handsome and GretelRead More »

Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
At age 13, songstress Lorrie Morgan was the youngest person ever to become a member of the famed Grand Ole Opera. The country giant has gone on to win four Country Music Association “Female Vocalist …

Lorrie MorganRead More »

Dec 6 @ 10:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
Viva la Musica Opera Company Thursday, December 6, 2018 10 am For grades 6-12 • $8 “One dollar and eighty seven cents. That was all . . . and the next day would be Christmas.” …

The Gift of the MagiRead More »

Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
No Jingle Bells or mistletoe here — this seasonal program by New England’s acclaimed roots-&-rhythm quartet skips the holiday canon and goes straight to the power and beauty of roots music at Christmas. Rani and …

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: WintersongRead More »

Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the Borromeo String Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat …

Borromeo String QuartetRead More »

Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

Donna the BuffaloRead More »

Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle FavoritesRead More »

Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
Vermont Pride Youth Theater Friday, January 25, 2019 10 am 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 …

M or F?Read More »

Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

Vermont Pride Benefit: M or F?Read More »

Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

The Campbell BrothersRead More »

Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersRead More »

Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Vermont’s own a cappella jazz septet, Maple Jam wowed a Chandler audience in September 2017, opening for vocal music legends the Persuasions. The snazzy vocal masters return to warm up a winter’s eve with jazzy …

Maple JamRead More »

Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Now well into its second decade, the annual event affectionately known simply as “Mini Mud” has become a community institution, celebrating the talent of youths from across the region in song, dance, theater, and other …

The Mini Mud Youth Variety ShowRead More »

Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Longtime Chandler favorites Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy continue to bring their fans on a musical and personal journey. For this special visit to Vermont on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they’ll feature their children alongside …

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton & BeyondRead More »

Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
A much-loved community event, the Mud Season Variety Show returned to Chandler Music Hall last season, delighting longtime fans and newcomers alike. This fun-filled evening spotlights the diverse talents of our adult friends and neighbors …

The Mud Season Variety ShowRead More »

Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Fixtures on the international jazz scene for nearly 50 years, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band returns to Chandler Music Hall, bringing the high-spirited sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz to springtime in Vermont. Masters …

The New Black Eagle Jazz BandRead More »

Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning song crafter Loudon Wainwright III, teamed with his “ex,” acclaimed songwriter Suzzy Roche of the enchanting folk sister act, The Roches, and their …

Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright RocheRead More »

Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
The Ladies of Laughter features four of the nation’s hottest established and emerging standup comics, spotlighting the diverse styles of humor of America’s funniest women. Host comic Kelly McFarland has headlined the Boston Women’s Comedy …

The Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous!Read More »

Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
It has been 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in band founder Ben Eldridge’s Maryland basement. The Seldom Scene have evolved to become one of the greatest contributors to the …

The Seldom SceneRead More »

Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
With meticulous vocals and superb instrumental acumen, Low Lily’ plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary The band’s signature blend is rooted in Celtic traditions and the folk music …

Low LilyRead More »

May 2 @ 10:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
ArtsPower Thursday, May 2, 2019 10 am For grades 2-6 • $7 This heartwarming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s treasured novels about a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island, follows Anne Shirley on …

Anne of Green GablesRead More »

May 3 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
The Grammy-nominated Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim. Sensitive yet assertive, these versatile instrumentalists …

Della MaeRead More »

May 4 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Gnossierennesis a word coined by composer Erik Satie. Perhaps it refers to Gnosticism? Perhaps the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur in the labyrinth at Knossos on Crete? Chandler favorite Simone Dinnerstein performs works by …

Simone Dinnerstein, pianoRead More »