Putney Vaudeville returns to Next Stage


PUTNEY >> Next Stage Arts Project is pleased to present Putney Vaudeville, back by popular demand, for a family matinee on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney.

Putney Vaudeville is the ongoing project of director Rebecca Waxman and musician Peter Siegel (of The Gaslight Tinkers). A showcase for first-class entertainment and community talent that's been delighting Next Stage audiences for two years, the event includes a stellar professional act, a rousing house band, assorted friends and neighbors displaying surprising talents, and good-natured audience engagement.

The June 2016 Putney Vaudeville will highlight the musical skills of Peter Siegel and guest player Donald Saaf, and feature virtuoso artist Kali Quinn as the headliner.

Quinn is a facilitator of creative discovery, innovative storytelling, physical play and intergenerational dialogue whose work is beloved for its range, creativity, whimsy and compassion. She is based in Providence, RI where she teaches at Brown University and for Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Kali has directed, performed and taught for the Pearl Theatre Company, Celebration Barn, MIT, Padua Playwrights, The Dell'Arte Company, New England Center for Circus Arts, Boston University, Bucknell University, Clowns Without Borders in Guatemala & Grupo Galpao in Brazil.

This will be the first Putney Vaudeville since Next Stage re-opened earlier this year after a $1.2 million renovation. The space is now fully accessible, with state of the art sound and lighting, comfortable seating, great sightlines, and a dance floor. As always, refreshments will be served in the welcoming and warm downstairs space.

Winner of the 2014 ArtPlace America grant, 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. Next Stage has presented a wide range of events since its founding in early 2011, including classical, folk, and popular music concerts, theater, films, and spoken word events.

Information about upcoming events, renovation plans and theater enhancements, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at nextstagearts.org.

General admission tickets are $12 and $6 for children under 12. They are available at nextstagearts.org at the Putney Coop and Turn It Up in Brattleboro.

For more information, contact Next Stage Arts Project at 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.


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