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The Met: Live in HD simulcast Saturday at Latchis

The 2019-20 season of The Met: Live in HD continues at the Latchis Theatre on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Alban Berg's "Wozzeck."

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of "Lulu" in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg's other operatic masterpiece, which comes to cinemas for the first time on Jan. 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei as the disturbed title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck's unfaithful mate, alongside a commanding cast that also includes tenor Christopher Ventris, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, and tenor Gerhard Siegel. General admission is $22, $20 for MET CLUB FOREVER members and $10 for students. For questions or advance credit card purchases, please contact Jon Potter at 802-254-1109, ext. 3 or jon@latchisarts.org.

Ten-Minute Play Festival is Saturday

Escaped zoo animals taking over the transit line? Interrogating robots? Star crossed lovers lost in downtown Brattleboro? These and other inspired creative ideas will be presented as part of New England Youth Theatre's Ten-Minute Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. The festival features original 10-minute plays by students from Compass School, Putney School, and NEYT. Admission is by suggested $5 donation.

Audition for 'Bloomsday' to be held

Auditions will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. for Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce's "Ulysses" scheduled to be performed by Cracked Glass Productions at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre on Tuesday, June 16. Numerous theaters, auditoriums, and libraries around the world celebrate June 16th as Bloomsday in honor of "Ulysses," which is set on June 16, 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. This production of Bloomsday will celebrate Joyce's epic novel with selected readings, music, song, outrageous costumes, and joviality. Open auditions will be held for readers who want to portray one of the colorful characters of Joyce's work. If you're interested in participating, see hookerdunham.org or email jonmack@svcable.net.

Exhibit closing at Epsilon Spires

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Epsilon Spires will present the closing ceremony for Lauren Pakradooni's multimedia exhibition "Describing a Sunset to a Robocaller" at 8 p.m. Saturday at 190 Main St. in downtown Brattleboro. Pakradooni describes the work in her show as an exploration of the concept of "scanning," which she explains as "a place of actively charged looking, in which searching for rhythm and repetition is interrupted by objects and images that do not behave in turn." The evening will feature a live performance by Pakradooni, playing under the moniker "Tether," in which she will construct music from handmade cassette tape loops. Tickets will be available at the door for a $15-$20 suggested donation.

Community circle dance Sunday

A community circle dance led by Linda Blake and friends will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. All dances are taught and no partner is needed. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. For more information call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768, or visit brattleborocircledance.org.

Contra dance Tuesday at The Stone Church

Contra dance to fiddler Emerald Rae, guitarist Peter Siegel and double-bassist Stuart Kenney with caller Kristen Planeaux from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday at The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. If you're new to contra dancing, come at 7:00 for a brief intro lesson. No partner needed, and beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. To protect the dance floor, please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. Adults $10-12, college students $8, youth $5.

Do you want to build a snowman ... on stage?

New England Youth Theatre is now registering young actors age 11-15 for their spring musical, Disney's "Frozen Jr." The adventure begins Monday, March 9 and goes until closing night, Saturday, May 9. Turning the traditional Disney fairy tale on its head, with flawed characters, a sun-loving snowman sidekick and kick-butt girl power, this musical embraces the power of the princess and includes every memorable song from the animated film, plus five new songs written especially for the Broadway show.

Register online at neyt.org, email neytoperations@gmail.com or call 802-246-6398. Financial aid is available.


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