EBackroad Discovery offers guided tours designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! If you are not well-acquainted with the Manchester/Dorset area, this tour will be a real treat! We travel in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle or for smaller groups of 2 or 4, we use our SUV. You will discover a sweeping mountain/valley overlook, an international woodworking facility/kitchen store, the oldest abandoned marble quarry in the U.S., an antique covered bridge, and a unique country shop selling locally made goodies. Along the way, you will hear the intriguing facts and stories about the area. This is a great holiday or winter afternoon and an alternative to a day on the slopes.
“SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS” at The Dorset Playhouse The Dorset Players’ annual production for children and all those young at heart will be a delightful musical version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Performances at the Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road in Dorset, Vermont will be held on December 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 2:00 p.m. The Dorset Players are happy to once again present a musical rendering of a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Carol Weiss’s wonderful adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” involves a powerful witch, a vain, jealous queen and her toadies, ladies-in-waiting, a magic mirror, the princess Snow White and her handsome prince, and, of course, seven dwarfs who help to save the day. Director Kevin O’Toole and Musical Director Michael Gallagher have marshaled a talented cast of six adults and eleven children from eight area towns. There are charming songs, colorful costumes, many laughs, and a happy ending for everyone. Well, almost everyone. The cast includes Billy Jamieson as Sir Pompous, Courtney Carter as the Queen, and Lillian Kelly as the Mirror. All were featured in last season’s musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The Queen’s somewhat ditsy sibling, Witch Wicked, will be portrayed by Jennifer Lalli. The Queen’s hapless stooges, Sir Silly and Sir Clumsy, played by Luca Bowen and Luke McChesney, provide slapstick comedic relief. Snow White and her dream prince will be played by Lily Gallagher and Aiden Kennedy. Elizabeth Spurr, Siobhan O’Keefe and Grace McDonald appear as the Queen’s three ladies in waiting. Rounding out the cast are the seven dwarfs, played by Isabel Mazzola, Molly Flint, Ryder Scott, Anabel Grattan, Penelope Kimball, Emma Daley and Camryn Monforte. Presented by Factory Point Place, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is proudly sponsored by New Morning Natural Foods, The Bank of Bennington and Baierlein Landscaping. For ticket information, call (802) 867-5577 or visit on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org.
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, presents the screening of “Antony & Cleopatra”. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s fated couple. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
This delightful holiday train ride taking its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through Southern Vermont. Includes holiday songs and dancing by the elves of the BBA drama department, visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, and Sant's elf, Christopher Pop-In-Kins!
The VSO Brass Quintet joins forces with Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, to ring in the holidays in style! The ensemble is pleased to present the Vermont premiere of a stunning new setting of Nancy Tillman’s beloved children’s book, “On the Night You Were Born,” by Vermont composer Travis Ramsey. The program also includes a carol singalong, a brand-new student composition, and traditional favorites arranged by Robert De Cormier. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this seasonal treat—a perfect blend of brass, voices, and good cheer.