season 2019

 

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NEW WORKS

Dance

NEW WORKS

The perennial kick-off to our season, this year’s dance showcase features the work of various artists, many associated with Montpelier’s Contemporary Dance Studio. Always a favorite!

saturDAY & Sunday, July 6 & 7           

8 pm                               

 

 
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EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Play

Every Brilliant Thing

Ice cream. Things with stripes. Water fights. Thus begins the list a child makes to encourage her depressed mother to stay alive. A journey through time that examines all the brilliant things worth living for. Vermont production of the award winning show featuring Aly Perry. Directed by Robin Fawcett.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 12 & 13  

8 PM

 
 
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ORLAGH CASSIDY

Reading

It’s In the play

Orlagh Cassidy reads from her play-in-progress about growing up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC, and the remarkable, heartbreaking story of her first generation Irish American family.

SUNDAY, july 21

8 pm

 
 
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JEFF CAREY TRIBUTE

Reading

jeff carey

Playwright, actor, artist, and cherished friend, Jeff Carey called the creative urge “a yowl of defiant resistance in the face of disaster.” Come celebrate his life with the Phantom folk who knew and loved him best, including Jeanne Darst, Ben Schneider, David Sinaiko, Tracy Martin, and Rob Donaldson.

Monday, July 22

8 PM

 
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DANCE PARTY with DJ LUKE

Dance

DJ dance party

The Barn becomes a dance hall. Summer’s in full swing. Come out and shake it with us!

TUESDAY, jULY 23

8 - 10 PM

 
 
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KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

Play

krapp’s last tape

An old man sits down to make the annual recording of his “year in review.” But first, he listens back to his previous entries as a younger man  - with bittersweet results. Actor Rob Donaldson brings slapstick, high modernism, and unexpected tenderness to this Samuel Beckett classic.

friday & Saturday, JULY 26 & 27 8 PM

Sunday, July 28 MATINEE 1 pm, Krapp’s last tape

 
 
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THE MAD RIVER VALLEY PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

Dance


The Mad River Valley Performance Platform

A celebration of dance and community:  one day of movement-based workshops open to all bodies, followed by two nights of performances created by Sarah Rose and collaborators - including Isadora Snapp and Hanna Satterlee.

Monday, July 29 Community classes; 8 am - 2:30 pm

For full schedule, see CLASS OFFERINGS

Tuesday, JULY 30 (show A) 8 pm

Wednesday, July 31 (Show B) 8 pm

 
 
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MAGDALEN - THE PLAY

Play

Magdalen - The Play

Inspired by the real life stories of  girls cruelly forced to atone for their “sins” at Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries throughout much of the 20th century.  A deeply affecting one-woman, multi-character show. Written and performed Erin Layton. Directed by Julie Kline.

friday, August 2 8 PM

Saturday, August 3 (workshop) 3-5 pm

(performance) 8pm

sunday, August 4 (Matinee) 1 PM

 
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THE SPACE BETWEEN

Dance

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DREAM B!TCH OR ELSE !!!

Dance

The Phantom Shuffle - A Week of Dance

Alternating nights bring different delights. Tuesday and Thursday dancer/choreographers - Tracy, Willow, and MaryChris - present exciting new work.  On Wednesday and Friday, performance artist Noah Witke Mele presents “Dream B!tch or Else!!!” a queer fantasia for the future.

Tuesday - Friday, August 6 - 9

8 PM

 
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SCRAG MOUNTAIN MUSIC

Music

 

Scrag Mountain Music

The acclaimed classical ensemble returns to the Barn with composer/performers violist Jessica Meyer, vocalist Eve Beglarian, and Scrag’s co-Artistic Director & double bassist Evan Premo. Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag also performs.

Saturday, August 10

8 PM

 
 
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MIRANDA HENNE

Music

miranda Henne & Friends

Boston-based cellist Miranda Henne returns to the barn with a powerhouse string quartet featuring Lauren Cauley & Ellie Miller, violins and Emily Lane, viola. An evening of Beethoven and other classical work.

sunday & monday, August 11 & 12

8 pm

 
 
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AN INTIMATE EVENING with ROBIN LEHMAN

Cabaret

An Intimate Evening with Robin Lehman

Brilliant raconteur and piano-man, Robin Lehman, explains it all to you, using the ivory keys to unlock the hidden rules of melody making: a musical journey from baroque to rock.

tuesday, August 13

8 PM

 
 
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IAN FLANIGAN

Music

Ian Flanigan

Steeped in the rural landscapes of upstate New York, this award winning folk singer/songwriter’s lyrical, percussive music is perfect for a late August evening.

Wednesday, August 14

8 PM

 
 
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THE PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO

Music

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Hailed as virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone by the NY Times, identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have headlined every major jazz venue in the U.S. Tonight, they partner with guitarist Felix Lemerle to perform American Songbook gems, New Orleans hits & Brazilian Bossa Novas.

Friday, August 16

8 PM

 
 
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WESLI - RAPADOU KREYOL

Music

WESLI - rapadou Kreyol

outdoor dance concert

Wesli’s musical journey has gone from stringing up an oil can with nylon fishing string to winning a Juno for World Music Album of the Year (Rapadou Kreyol, 2019). Uniting a large cross-section of Montreal talent, his music links Haitian vaudou and rara with roots, Afrobeat and hip-hop.

This is an act too big for the Barn so we’re moving the party to Sugarhouse Soundworks in Waitsfield. The event of the summer! Advance tickets on sale now.

off site & outside @ Sugarhouse soundworks

Saturday, August 17

8 PM

 
 
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COLLECTED STORIES

Play

Collected Stories

The complicated relationship between two talented writers - a teacher and her student - as they struggle to define what, if anything, is off-limits in art. Joanne Greenberg directs Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’s play.

Sunday, August 18 (matinee) 1 pm

Wednesday & Thursday, August 21 & 22 8 pm

 
 
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XIV

Theater

xiv - George emilio sanchez

 With XIV, renowned performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez melds autobiography and history in a fearless performance that conveys the injustices racialized communities face as they fight for ‘equal protection of the laws’.

Friday & Saturday, August 30 & 31

8 PM

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THE MOTH

Storytelling

“facing one’s FEAR” is our theme; BOBBY STODDARD is our HOSt

Come to tell; come to listen. A story-telling event.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

7 PM

 
 
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MAGIC TOY BOX

Kid’s Camp

magic TOYBOX Camp

spaces still available!

Open the box and out comes a story!  Phantom’s Artistic Director Tracy Martin uses play, storytelling, and movement to launch the imagination in this camp for very young people.

Monday - Friday, August 12 - 16 9 - 12 PM

$120 for the week - sibling rates and scholarships available

Please email Tracy: tracy@madriver.com