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    'The Magic Flute'

    'The Magic Flute'

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    Tue., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

    Most opera fans are familiar with The Magic Flute, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s whimsical masterpiece about a prince who, given an enchanted instrument, embarks on a quest to rescue his true love from evil forces. In its own unique adaptation, Cape Town, South Africa-based theater company Isango Ensemble merges the classic story with a Tsonga folktale. (The Tsonga are a culturally related group of people who live in parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.) Audience members find the opera’s arias intact but, in an exciting twist, arranged for a trumpet player and marimba-based orchestra. at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). $12-50.

    The Artistry & Politics of Uta Hagen

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    Tue., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

    Tuesday's masterclass with Broadway actor Ted Brunetti and Wednesday's panel discussion "Surviving the Blacklist" celebrate the life of the Tony Award-winning performer and acting coach. at Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). Free.

    'Jordan'

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    Sundays, 5 p.m., Tue., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 31, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 2, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3

    Northern Stage presents the world premiere of Brenda Withers' hauntingly relevant play examining how much humans give away online and what they risk in the technological age. at Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $19-59.

    'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' Auditions

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    Wed., Oct. 23, 4-7:30 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 24, 4-7:30 p.m.

    Youth and adult actors vie for roles in the Highland Center for the Arts production of this holiday favorite. Kids 6 through 10, 4-5:30 p.m.; older kids and adults, 6-7:30 p.m. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    'Forever Plaid'

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    Through Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

    A car accident cuts a promising young band's career short before it starts. But they're returned to Earth for one last big gig in this musical revue of 1950s doo-wop favorites. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $28-35.

    'Esai’s Table'

    'Esai’s Table'

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    Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

    When Jarvis Antonio Green started JAG Productions in 2016, part of his mission was to incubate “new work that excites broad intellectual engagement.” To that end, the Upper Valley theater company commences its fourth season with the world premiere of a fantastical drama by Brooklyn-based playwright Nathan Yungerberg. Esai’s Table, presented in partnership with New York City’s Cherry Lane Theatre, follows three young black men as they brave a mythical sea voyage from atop a magical table. Starring Dimitri Carter, Cornelius Davidson, Marcus Gladney Jr. and Benton Greene, this imaginative theater work navigates subjects such as love, friendship, family and black lives. Catch preview performances on Thursday and Friday before opening night on Saturday. at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $35.

    'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)'

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    Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

    Experience the Bard's entire canon in one sitting in this witty, fast-paced comedy. at Spaulding High School in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). $5-10.

    National Theatre Live: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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    Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

    Performed at London's Bridge Theatre, William Shakespeare's comedy about lovers, actors and meddling fairies is broadcast to the big screen. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). $16-25.

    'Much Ado About Nothing (at Dinner)'

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    Oct. 24-26, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 2 p.m.

    Is not that strange? The Middlebury Actors Workshop presents an update on Shakespeare's classic comedy, set entirely around a dinner table. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $12-25.

    'The Drowsy Chaperone'

    'The Drowsy Chaperone'

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    Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 2 p.m.

    The theater program at Champlain Valley Union High School raises the curtain on the raucous and racy parody of American musical comedy in the 1920s. at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. Chittenden County (map). $8-10.

    'The Magic Flute'

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    Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

    This Olivier Award winner for Best Musical Revival by South Africa's Isango Ensemble reimagines Mozart's classic opera, set in a small South Africa township. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington (map). $15-45.

    'War of the Worlds'

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    Fri., Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 2-3:30 p.m.

    In a radio play production complete with sound effects and music, live actors recreate the notorious October 1938 Mercury Theater of the Air broadcast that shocked the world and made Orson Welles a star. at Enosburg Opera House in Enosburg Falls. Champlain Islands/Northwest (map). $10-12.

    'The Rocky Horror Show'

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    Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. & 12 a.m.

    Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Magenta and Riff Raff come out to play in Adirondack Regional Theatre's staging of this cult-classic sci-fi musical. at Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). $15-25.

    'Inherit the Wind'

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    Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25

    Essex Community Players stage Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's drama centered on the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. at Essex Memorial Hall in Essex. Chittenden County (map). $16-18.

    'The Bacchae 2.1'

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    Thu., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 2, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

    Michole Biancosino directs Charles Mee's adaptation of the classic Greek play in which the ruler of Thebes refuses to acknowledge Dionysus as a god. at Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $6-15.
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