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Stowe High School: “Big Fish”

Dec. 6 and 7: 7 p.m.

Dec. 8: 2 p.m.

Musical by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel. Magical journey through the triumphs and trials of a father’s relationship with his grown son. A deeper look into humanity reveals life lessons of love, family and legacy. 413 Barrows Road. $12 adults, $7 children (cash or check) at the door. Mention the “Curtain Call” column in this issue of the Stowe Reporter and receive a $2 discount on each ticket in your party.


Barre Opera House: Comedian Bob Marley

Jan. 23 (2020): 7 p.m. doors. 7:30 p.m. Show.

Jan. 24: 7:30 p.m. doors. 8 p.m. Show.

6 N. Main St. 476-8188,


Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

  • MainStage

Dec. 6: Nebraska Theatre Caravan, “A Christmas Carol.” 7 p.m. 36th annual. Charles Jones adaptation; John Bennett musical arrangements. 23-member ensemble, seasonal songs, Broadway-style scenery and sets. Warning: performance uses dry ice.

Dec. 7: 7 p.m. doors. 8 p.m. Green Mountain Cabaret; Burlesque variety show.

Dec. 23: “Fiddler on the Roof.” 7:30 p.m. Full Broadway ensemble. Contains strobe, haze, fog.

Dec. 31: “Burlington Does Broadway.” 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve celebration by Lyric Theatre and Vermont Symphony. Simulcast live on Vermont PBS. $25.

Feb. 21: Masters of Illusion. 8 p.m. Fresh, modern spin on time-tested illusions; live on stage in real time.

March 25: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. 5:30 p.m. doors. 7 p.m. show. All ages.

153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Vermont Stage: 2019-2010 Season

Dec. 5 to 8: Fall All-Company Showcase.

Dec. 11 to 15: Winter Tales. 15th anniversary audiobook $20; available for limited time.

Dec. 20 to 22: Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.”

Jan. 22 to Feb. 9, 2020: Mark St. Germain, “Relativity.”

March 4 to 22: George Brant, “Marie and Rosetta.”

April 15 to May 10: Lee Hall, “The Pitman Painters.”

June 9 to 14: “The Bake Off 2020.”

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Third Floor, 60 Lake St. 802-862-1497,

Very Merry Theatre

  • “The Sound of Music”

Dec. 13: 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Performers in grade 3 to 8.

Heartwarming story of the Von Trapp family of Stowe.

  • “Newsies”

Jan. 3 (2020): 7 p.m.

Jan. 4: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Younger teens perform Disney musical set in turn-of-the century New York City.

  • “Anything Goes”

Jan. 10: 7 p.m.

Jan. 11: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Jan. 12: 6 p.m.

Hilarious shipboard romance; music and lyrics by Cole Porter.

By donation. O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St. 802-355-1461,,


Essex Players

  • “The Rented Christmas”

Dec. 6 to 15: Single man requests a “family” for the holidays from local rent shop. $16 students and seniors, $18 adults.

  • Auditions for “Drinking Habits” by Tom Smith

Dec. 9 and 10: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 12: Call backs, if required.

Feb. 28 to March 15: Production.

Audition sides: Director Nan Murat: Producer Art Kilmer:

Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road. Tickets/info:


Highland Center for the Arts: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Dec. 21: 7 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 22: 2 to 4 p.m. Barbara Robinson’s classic holiday tale. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, under 6 free.

2875 Hardwick St. 802-533-2000,


Northern Vermont University: Dibden Center for the Arts

Feb. 7, 2020: Paula Poundstone, comedian and star of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”

March 25: Peking Acrobats.



The Valley Players: 40th Anniversary Season

Jan. 17 to Feb. 2 (2020): Fred Carmichael, “Out of Sight...Out of Murder.” Directed by Doug Bergstein.

April 3 to 19: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

June 4 to 20: “Little Shop of Horrors.”

4254 Main St. Season tickets on sale at 802-583-1674,,


Grange Hall Cultural Center: Aplomb Productions

Dec. 14: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15: 2 p.m. Jason Lorber in “Santaland Diaries” by Joe Martello, based on essay by David Sedaris. Struggling actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland. Directed by Margo Whitcomb. Not a children's show. $20 pre-buy @; $23 at the door. 317 Howard Ave. Reservations: 802-244-4168,

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