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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am
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.

M or F?
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am
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 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.

Anne of Green Gables
May 2 @ 10:00 am

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 her unlikely journey to find love, acceptance, and the family she’s always wanted.