Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, include the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks, the week-long Festival on the Green, and the After Dark Music Series, bringing some of the best known Folk, Celtic, Blues, and Acoustic performers to the area.
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" Delivers Comedy Tonight! Middlebury, VT - 13 April 2016 - It's a toga party! Middlebury Community Players presents one of the brightest and funniest musicals ever written, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, at the Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont. Opening April 28 and closing May 7, the show runs Thursday through Sunday the first weekend and Thursday through Saturday the second weekend. Showtimes are 8:00 for April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6 and 7 with 2:00 matinees on May 1 and 7. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday shows, $23 for all other performances ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, (802) 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. ASL interpretation will be available at the May 1 show. Take a scheming slave, two innocent virgins - male and female, a lech, his harridan wife, a senile old coot, a madam, a vainglorious military bully, and a neurotic flunky continually on the verge of nervous collapse. Mix them with an assortment of courtesans, slaves, and flunkies and add a plot filled with secret plots, mysterious potions, mistaken identities, and cunning subterfuges, and what do you end up with? An hilarious musical based on one of the oldest stories in the world. Literally. Forum is Steve Sondheim's breakthrough musical based on the farces of Plautus, the Neil Simon of 250 B.C. It was the first musical for which Steven Sondheim's wrote both words and music and while his score was under-appreciated at the time -- Forum won the Tony for Best Musical, but Sondheim wasn't even nominated -- it has stood the test of time and is now admired for its catchy melodies and brilliant lyrics. Join your friends for an evening of laughs and music. MCP musicals tend to sell out so don't wait, get your tickets now!