George Woodard, a master of rural humor, conducts a variety show at the Lamoille County Players to raise money to improve the theater’s antiquated lighting system. Woodard, a farmer-actor-musician-filmmaker, has keen instincts about Vermonters.

When a musical is about an aging man’s tall tales, and the truth of those tales is in question, and when circumstances reveal that the tales were not really tall at all, and everybody winds up happy, you have the elements of a first-rate show.

Lamoille County Players presents a Holiday Variety Show — created and hosted by farmer-musician-actor-director George Woodard with guests Carrie Cook, Lesley Grant and a cast of Players’ favorites on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the historic Hyde Park Opera…

“Santaland Diaries” by writer and satirist David Sedaris, starring Jason Lorber and directed by Margo Whitcomb, comes to the Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. The show exposes the underbelly of li…

Grange Hall Cultural Center presents Rob Mermin in “Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau” on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange center, 371 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center. Mermin trained with the legendary French mimes Marcel Marceau and his teacher, Etienne…

Zenbarn in Waterbury Center celebrates its third anniversary weekend by combining local beer, art and the desire to build a stronger and healthier community. “This year, we commit ourselves to raising awareness and funds to support the fight against opioid addiction, one of the biggest threa…

Lyric Theatre is presenting "The Addams Family" musical this week at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Shows are Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 1 and 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Tickets: flynntix.org.

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