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    Burlington Fringe Festival Friday Night

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    Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    Vermont theater artists showcase original works in a fast-paced whirlwind of comedy, drama, poetry, puppetry, dance and musical theater. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (map). $8-15. Buy Tickets

    'Two Trains Running'

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    Thu., Sept. 27, 7:30-10 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m., Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 21

    In the midst of the civil rights movement, a group of neighbors in Pittsburgh's Hill District navigate the changing perceptions of race in America in this Weston Playhouse production. at Weston Playhouse Second Stage at Walker Farm in Weston. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). $43.

    'Sitting Pretty'

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    Oct. 3-6, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

    Girls Nite Out Productions raises the curtain on Amy Rosenthal's play about a shy woman's journey toward self-discovery. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $23-25.

    'Frederick Douglass Now'

    'Frederick Douglass Now'

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    Thu., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

    Born more than 100 years ago, orator, writer, thinker and abolitionist Frederick Douglass presented powerful ideas on race, gender equality and personal freedom. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith draws on Douglass’ words for his hard-hitting show Frederick Douglass Now. In this striking solo piece, the thespian seen in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing combines original text, spoken-word poetry and music to illuminate the state of race in the United States. Known for his examinations of historical figures, Smith has previously developed and performed works inspired by Black Panther Party cofounder Huey P. Newton and police-brutality victim Rodney King. at Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). $19-35.

    Burlington Fringe Festival

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    Oct. 11-13, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.

    Vermont theater artists showcase original works in a fast-paced whirlwind of comedy, drama, poetry, puppetry, dance and musical theater. See offcentervt.com for details. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (map). $8-15.

    Burlington Fringe Festival Saturday Night

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    Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    Vermont theater artists showcase original works in a fast-paced whirlwind of comedy, drama, poetry, puppetry, dance and musical theater. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (map). $8-15. Buy Tickets

    'Oslo'

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    Tue., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7, 5 p.m., Thu., Oct. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 5 p.m.

    Northern Stage presents a historical drama based on the events that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine. at Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $19-59.

    'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

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    Oct. 3-5, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Oct. 10-13, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Oct. 17-19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24-27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

    A teenage boy's unlikely adventures in detective work drive this Vermont Stage production. at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $35-44.50.

    'All Shook Up'

    'All Shook Up'

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    Sept. 27-29, 7-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 4-6, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m.

    Fresh out of jail, a guitar-slinging hunk of burning love rides into a square midwestern town. Could there be a better setup for an Elvis Presley-inspired musical? Elvis lovers can’t help but fall in love with the Lamoille County Players’ production of All Shook Up, a hip-shaking jukebox musical with a story based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Set in 1955, this high-energy blend of rock and roll and musical theater features rollicking dance numbers and classic songs made famous by the King — think “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Thank you. Thank you very much. at Hyde Park Opera House in Hyde Park. Stowe/Smuggs (map). $10-18.

    The Met: Live in HD

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    Sat., Oct. 6, 12:55 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 13, 12:55 p.m.

    Anna Netrebko takes on the title role in a broadcast production of Verdi's Egyptian epic of love and politics. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). $16-25.

    Burlington Fringe Festival Sunday Family Day

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    Sun., Oct. 14, 2:30-5 p.m.

    Vermont theater artists showcase original works in a fast-paced whirlwind of comedy, drama, poetry, puppetry, dance and musical theater. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (map). $8-15. Buy Tickets

    'The Fantasticks'

    'The Fantasticks'

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    Through Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 29, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

    With 17,162 Off Broadway performances before closing in 2002, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s The Fantasticks set the record for the world’s longest-running musical. So what makes this comic love story so popular? It could be the musical numbers, such as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.” It could be the relatable themes of young love and meddling fathers, or the handsome and suave narrator, El Gallo. Thanks to an ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival professional production, Vermont theatergoers can get swept away by this story of a boy and a girl who fall in love, part ways and reunite for a more meaningful relationship. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $18-35.

    'SUDS: The Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera'

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    Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 3-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    Hits including "Respect" and "You Can’t Hurry Love" propel a lighthearted romp about a young woman, her guardian angels and a laundromat, presented by ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $28-35.

    'The Odd Couple (Female Version)'

    'The Odd Couple (Female Version)'

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    Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    Gender roles are reversed in Stowe Theatre Guild's production of a comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates. at Stowe Town Hall Theatre in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map). $14-20.

    Royal Shakespeare Company: 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

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    Tue., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

    Driven by his desire for a comfortable retirement, John Falstaff attempts to seduce the wives of two wealthy men in this broadcast production. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). $6-15.
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