Flights of Fancy
Thursday April 24, 10:30 am/Friday April 25, 7 pm
Sponsored by Clear Solutions and Green River
“Flights of Fancy” is a story about standing up for what you believe in and the power of self-expression. The town of Bravo is famous for its Dancing Mayor and theatrical townspeople. However, dramatic endeavors in Bravo are threatened by the villainous King Henry VIII and Cleopatra as well as Julius Caesar and Calpurnia, the rulers of the neighboring Kingdom of Killjoy. Will the villains win out and banish all singing, dancing and acting from Bravo? What will happen to the Prince and Princess from the Kingdom of Killjoy who run away to Bravo? Will the Southern Gal with Attitude succeed in helping Bravo stay true to its fame? Could the trick of the Elf help save the day?
~Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences!
HOW CAN WE KEEP FROM SINGING?
A Pete Seeger Tribute Sing-a-Long
Hosted by Stephen Stearns & Peter Amidon
All proceeds to benefit NEYT's The Angels in the Wings Scholarship Fund
Friday May 2, 7:30 pm
NEYT is proud to present a galaxy of well-known singers and songwriters, many of whom have sung with Pete Seeger and written songs with him over the past fifty years. Included are: Gould & Stearns, Peter Amidon, Ruth Pelham, Sarah Pirtle, Scott Ainslie, Andy Davis, Peter Siegel, Becky Graber and the Brattleboro Women’s Sing About Chorus, John Ungerleider, Bill Conley, Mike Miller, Val Mindel, Nick Apollonio, Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy, Jim Anderson, Mollie Gawler, Ian Stearns, Al Stockwell, and Jerry Stockman.
The show will follow Pete’s life and the songs, in many genres, that he sang at various points throughout his life: Woodie Guthrie and Almanac Singers years, The Black List years, The Weavers years, the college concerts and children’s campfire years, the years of protest marches for Civil Rights and against the Vietnam War, his devotion to cleaning up the Hudson River and the planet as a whole, while trying to plant songs in every heart and every lip as he went along his way. He was the total Medieval troubadour; a man for all seasons. There will be something for everyone to relish and sing along with from “If I Had A Hammer” to “Sweet Potatoes” to “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” to “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”.
Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors $15.00, Students $10.00
Deeper Into the Jungle
Thursday May 22/Friday May 23, 10:30 am
Sponsored by C & S Wholesale Grocers and Green River
Get Happy Cabaret
May 23, 7:30
Come on everybody and get happy with the NEYT Mentors! Join us as we celebrate the joyous coming of spring with comic skits, music, clown, homemade cookies and milk and more! All Mentor proceeds go to great local causes.
A Year With Frog and Toad Kids
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Alisa Hauser
Sponsored by The Trust Company of Vermont
Performances: May 29-June 1, Thu-Sat 7:00 pm, Sat-Sun 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10 Adults,/Seniors, $5 Students
As the winter in Vermont finally melts away, Frog and Toad are coming out
of hibernation and hopping on to the NEYT stage!
Based on the well know story books by Arnold Lobel, A YEAR WITH FROG AND
TOAD KIDS is a shortened version of the delightful Tony nominated musical.
We follow two friends, Frog and Toad, through the year as they go
swimming, sledding, rake leaves, celebrate spring and learn some life
lessons along the way.
With a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale, the songs bring the
stories to life in this wonderful family musical. A story of friendship,
told throughout the seasons, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS is a fun
ensemble musical filled with whimsy, adventure, and heart!
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS is presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are
also supplied by MTI 421 West 54th St. NY, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684
Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIshows.com
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rebecca Waxman with Keely Eastley
Sponsored by Howard Printing, Inc.
Keely Eastley and Rebecca Waxman take students on an advanced and in- depth leap into the Bard. The Senior Shakespeare program is an experience of a lifetime for young actors who are ready to dedicate three weeks of the summer to their craft. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's longest and most revered plays - beloved for its stunning language, and its rich themes of loyalty, revenge, madness and moral corruption. In this exploration, the text will be distilled to its most vital scenes of human interaction, while playing off the stage and all around the rooms and grounds of NEYT. Be a part of this inventive and energized production that will electrify both actors and audiences.
Performances: July 11-13
Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults $12, Students and Seniors $10
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Music Supervised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Directed by Alisa Hauser
Sponsored by The Richards Group and The Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association
Performances: August 8-16, Tues-Sat 7:00 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm, no performance Monday
Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, $11 Students
Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters come to life in this high energy, heart warming musical. Seussical Jr is a story of loyalty, perseverance and acceptance with a non-stop fantastic musical score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. We follow Horton the Elephant on his quest to save The Who's, but it doesn't stop there. We journey through the Jungle of Nool, visit the Circus McGurkus, and even swim in McElligot's pool. Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, Yertle the Turtle and many more of your favorite Seuss characters will leap off the page and onto the NEYT stage for this summer's musical. Broadway veteran Alisa Hauser directs and choreographs with Deniz Cordell as musical director. Suitable for ALL ages, this is a show not to be missed!
SEUSSICAL JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI 421 West 54th St. NY, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIshows.com