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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Opera North’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Aug. 8, 13, 16 and 19. Verdi’s La Traviata opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and continues on Aug. 9, 15 and 20. Kurt Weill’s Street Scene opens on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and continues on Aug. 14 and 17. All performances are at Lebanon Opera House. Ticket prices are $32, $46, $55, $64, …

Opportunities to See Shakespeare This Summer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

∎ The Chelsea Funnery performs The Tempest on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m., outdoors behind Tunbridge Central School on Route 110 in Tunbridge. The rain location is the Chelsea Town Hall. ∎ The Youth Shakespeare Project performs As You Like It on July 31 at 7 p.m. at Dartmouth Hall. ∎ The Momentum Theater Troupe performs Juliet and Her …

The Lighter Side of Gay Pride: Randolph Play Festival Takes a Turn Toward Comedy 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Randolph — The importance of being earnest about the lives and tribulations of gays and lesbians will give way to an imperative to laugh, for two of the next 10 nights of the Vermont Pride Theater Summer Festival at the Chandler Center for the Arts. “The three plays we put on last year …

An Art Legacy in Public and Private Spaces

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Works of art have a way of slipping out of the public eye, of becoming forgotten. They can be like the proverbial trees that fall unattended in the forest: When you aren’t looking at a painting, does it …

Entertainment Highlights: A Battlefield Band, and ‘12 Angry Men’

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time has turned 12 Angry Men, the jury drama initially written as a teleplay in 1954, into one of the pillars of American drama, a piece of work adapted countless times to various media, from film to stage …

Director Returns to Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Moscow — Every red-velvet seat was taken. Countless drops of crystal shimmered from the chandeliers. The applause was long and warm. Sergei Filin, victim of an acid attack, had returned Tuesday to the Bolshoi Theatre. Filin, the 42-year-old …

Autumn Arrives, The Pace Quickens

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Autumn officially arrives on Sunday — and the late summer lull in Upper Valley performances comes to an end. Fall seasons are kicking off, or kicking into full swing, at various regional venues, and other acts are beginning …

Entertainment Highlights: ‘Homespun’ Theater On the Farm

Thursday, August 22, 2013

When Barnard’s Fable Farm Theatre set out to choose a play for its second dinner theatre performance, it settled on a guiding word: “homespun.” Troupe members weren’t sure exactly what it meant, said actor Andrew White, and knew …

Husband and Wife Dancers Join Lebanon Ballet School Faculty

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lebanon — Husband and wife team Rob Royce and Jesse Tidquist recently joined the faculty of the Lebanon Ballet School for the 2013-14 season. The school has always strived to bring in a range of guest artists, Director …

Entertainment Highlights: Circus Smirkus In Town

Thursday, August 8, 2013

When he was young, Troy Wunderle did everything. He grew up on a farm, and learned farm skills , but also dabbled in languages, played sports, coached and entertained. Now, in his 18th year with Circus Smirkus and …

‘South Pacific’ and Donizetti, Too: Opera North Opens With a Musical

Thursday, August 1, 2013

After Opera North’s success last year with The King and I, the company is returning to the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook this season with arguably the duo’s greatest musical, South Pacific, which opens the Opera North season on …

Washington and Wahlberg Misfire in ‘2 Guns’

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Denzel Washington teams up with that King of Chemistry, Mark Wahlberg, in 2 Guns, a jokey-bloody action comedy that could use more jokes and less blood. Wahlberg’s Icelandic accomplice, Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur, manages little flash in this utterly generic double-and-triple-crossing tale of agents for competing agencies mixed …

A Summer of Hits and Flops Leaves Hollywood Uncertain

Monday, July 29, 2013

Steven Spielberg saw it coming. In June, speaking at a University of Southern California event with George Lucas, the Lincoln director said, “There’s going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen mega-budget movies are going to go crashing into the ground, and …