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DUMMERSTON

'Gaslight' continues this weekend

Vermont Theatre Company will present one more weekend of "Gaslight," a thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton, on May 10-12 at the Evening Star Grange.

VTC's production of "Gaslight" stars Kirby Landers as Bella, Richard Epstein as Jack, Jonathan Kinnersley as Rough, with Olivia McNeely as Nancy, Bridget Mcbride as Elizabeth, and Robert Wellington as the constable. James Gelter is the director with Brenda Seitz as stage manager and Justin Fetterman producing.

Performances are May 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and May 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 802.258.1344 or email vtcreservations@gmail.com.

For more information, visit Vermont Theatre Company on Facebook or visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Celebrating Pete Seeger's 100th

Folk singer, activist, musical conscience for the U.S., Pete Seeger, would have been 100 years old this year. All Souls Church, 29 South Street, will host a singalong concert at 7 p.m. Sunday to celebrate Seeger's music and his life-long efforts on behalf of peace, justice, and the earth.

The concert will feature performers with deep connections to Seeger, including

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Sally Rogers, Emma's Revolution, Peter Siegel, Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. Concert-goers will have the chance to sing together using a new songbook containing 50 classic songs that Seeger led throughout his life. Blood and Patterson of Rise Up Singing fame designed the book for the Seeger centennial.

Tickets are available at Everyones' Books on Elliot Street in Brattleboro and online at www.riseupandsing.org/events/petes-100th-brattleboro. For more information about the concert, contact George Carvill at 802-490-2052 or family@carvill.net. The West Brattleboro concert is one of a series of Seeger centennial events. More information about the centennial is available at: riseupandsing.org/seeger-100th

SAXTONS RIVER

Hugh Keelan and Joe Jewett face off in concert

Hugh Keelan on the piano and Joe Jewett on the violin face off at 3 p.m. Sunday in a Classic(al) Saxtons River Spectacular as Main Street Arts continues its Hands On! concert series. See all the action up close as Keelan interprets the music of Johannes Brahms on the MSA piano and Jewett matches him on his own instrument with works by Lou Harrison. Tickets are $17 and include a post-concert reception with the performers. Tickets are available online at mainstreetarts.org or by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960.

Auditions open for 'The Secret Garden'

Main Street Arts is holding auditions for its fall production of the musical "The Secret Garden" that will be performed October     25 through November 3 at the Bellows Falls Opera House.

Audition times at MSA in Saxtons River are Friday, May 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Those auditioning should bring a prepared song or part of a song of at least 16 bars. There will also be movement sections of the auditions. Although "The Secret Garden" is not a dance show, it will likely integrate significant movement for the dreamer ensemble. This ensemble will be much larger than is typical, with total cast size between 30 and 40. Those auditioning will also be asked to read from the text. The roles of the children (ages typically around 10 to 12) may be played by children a little older.

Information about the plot and the roles in the musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's Victorian classic can be found at https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1435/the-secret-garden.

For more information, contact MSA at 802-869-2960 or visit the MSA website at www.mainstreetarts.org.


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