PUTNEY -- Next Stage Arts Project, in collaboration with Strong Coffee Stage, presents Putney Vaudeville!, back by popular demand, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.
Tickets are $12, $6 for children under 12, and are available at www.nextstagearts.org and Offerings in Putney. For more information, contact Next Stage Arts at 802-387-0102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Putney Vaudeville! is the creation of Rebecca Waxman, Bronwyn Sims, Patrick Donnelly and Peter Siegel, an ongoing showcase for old time entertainment and community talent. The night will include a professional act, a rousing live band, assorted friends and neighbors displaying skills you may never have seen, beer and wine service and good-natured audience engagement.
This edition of Putney Vaudeville! will feature Hilary Chaplain, as well as the versatile house band Gaslight Tinkers, a local band as well-versed in afro-pop, funk and reggae as they are in Celtic fiddle tunes and Tin Pan Alley chestnuts.
Chaplain tours internationally with her solo show "A Life in Her Day," directed by Avner Eisenberg. Awards include Arlekin Solo Puppet Festival (Grand Prize), the XXI International Festival "Valise" (Acting Award) both in Poland, and in Havana, Cuba at Aquelarre 2006 (three Awards including the Grand Prize). Chaplain has performed in variety shows worldwide with her short comic numbers, most recently at the Palazzo Colombino Freiburg and the Kristallpalast Varieté, both in Germany. She was an original cast member in Bill Irwin’s Largely/New York and appeared on Broadway and at the Delacorte Theatre in the Public Theatre production of "The Tempest" directed by George C. Wolfe. She played a featured role in "Forrest Gump" and a lawyer on "Law and Order Criminal Intent." She has been entertaining children in New York City hospitals as Nurse Nice of the Big Apple Circus Hospital Clown Program (since 1987) and is a founding member of the New York Goofs, a clown ensemble.
Beer and wine will be available through JD McCliment’s Pub.
Strong Coffee Stage is a Brattleboro-based professional company dedicated to creating compelling theater for local and international audiences. Founded in 2009 by Sims and Donnelly, Strong Coffee Stage combines movement, music, virtuosity and humor to create innovative theatrical productions. In addition to performing, the company also facilitates master classes in theatrical movement, acrobatics, clown, improvisation and acting.
Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage, in partnership with the Putney Historical Society.
Information about upcoming events, renovation plans and theater enhancements, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at www.nextstagearts.org.