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BRATTLEBORO

Check out the Women's Chorus

The Brattleboro Women's Chorus will hold an open rehearsal at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Brattleboro Music Center for anyone interested in checking out the group without obligation. For more information, visit BrattleboroWomensChorus.org or call 802-254-8994.



SAXTONS RIVER

Celebrating student art work

Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., celebrates the artwork of the Saxtons River Elementary students in Color the World with Kindness. The gallery exhibition opened on March 4 and runs through March 29. An opening reception and bake sale to benefit the end-of-year school field trip will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7.



SAXTONS RIVER

'Chicago' cast to razzle dazzle

Main Street Arts will celebrate Broadway in a cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

Giving it that old razzle dazzle, a star-studded cast will entertain with classic show tunes and contemporary musical theater hits as a fundraising warm-up to its production of the musical "Chicago" later in the month at the Bellows Falls Opera House.

"Chicago" cast members Izzy Serebrov, Morganna Ekkens, Andrew Flaherty, Dominic DiBenedetto, Christy Wendlendt and Libby McCawley will offer a preview of the considerable talent they will bring to the stage. They will be joined by other cast members and MSA regulars Allie McGahie, Sally Regentine, Joey Blane, Brendon Thomas, Andrew Flaherty, Ron Bos-Lun, Kyla White, Meredith Pelton, Samantha Holmberg, Victor Brandt, Constance Bryan, Alani Besson, Dan Bennett and Zac Binney.

Musical director is Ken Olsson, with hosts Marilyn Tullgren and Gavy Kessler.

Tickets for the cabaret are $15 and will be available at the door or can be pre-ordered at mainstreetarts.org or by calling (802) 869-2960.

"Chicago" opens Thursday, March 28 for a two-weekend run, with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Assigned seats can be ordered online.



NEWFANE

Bard Owl to perform at Four Columns

Bard Owl, featuring T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger, will perform Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Four Columns Inn on West Street.

Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box and Landenberger on vocals and percussion will be joined by Stephen Iachetta, known in the Albany area from which he hails as the "Shaker fiddler." Iachetta and Verdant, "a folker with a rock and roll heart," have performed together for over a decade at farmers' markets, fairs/festivals, brew pubs - even opening for Natalie Merchant.

Verdant and Landenberger have been making music since 2016, honing sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old favorites and new - including several Verdant originals. He has a half-century of songwriting and arranging/playing rock/folk under his belt while her past covers a range of vocals, including folk, rock, jazz, classical and musicals.

For more information about the Four Columns visit fourcolumnsvt.com; on Bard Owl, write verbatimvt@gmail.com.



WILLIAMSVILLE

Talent Show for Williamsville Hall

The annual Williamsville/Newfane Talent Show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Williamsville Hall on Dover Road.

A decades-old tradition in the small village off Route 30, the show features a range of area performers, young and older. Among the acts this year will be story-telling, poetry and prose, comedy, ample music, and more. Sound is by T. Breeze Verdant; lighting courtesy of the Rock River Players.

Admission is by suggested donation of $5 or $15 per family. Refreshments will be available, also by donation. Proceeds will ensure the longevity of the Williamsville Hall. For more information, contact coordinators Melanie Keiser, melaniekeiser@gmail.com and/or Annie Landenberger, verbatimvt@gmail.com, 802-348-7156.

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