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    Roald Dahl's 'Matilda: The Musical'

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    Through Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Tue., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 23, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 24, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Dec. 24, 2 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29

    Based on the novel of the same name, this Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of a gifted little girl against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. Presented by Northern Stage. at Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $19-69.

    'The Little Mermaid'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

    Students interpret the classic Disney tale about the undersea adventures of Ariel, who longs to live above water. at Burlington High School in Burlington (map). $8-12.

    'Shrek: The Musical'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 1 & 7 p.m.

    Student actors stage the hilarious adventures of a lovable ogre and his cast of misfits. at Bellows Free Academy (St. Albans) in St. Albans. Champlain Islands/Northwest (map). $6-8.

    'Big Fish'

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    Through Nov. 17, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2-4:30 p.m.

    A father-to-be is determined to learn the truth behind his own dad's epic tales in this musical interpretation of Daniel Wallace's celebrated novel. at Essex High School in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). $5-10.

    'Smoke and Mirrors'

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    Through Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

    Plainfield Little Theatre raises the curtain on a new work by local playwright Tom Blachly based on the rollicking 1840 presidential election. at Plainfield Town Hall Opera House in Plainfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). $10-12.

    'The Arabian Nights'

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    Through Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

    Ancient yet timely, a play for all ages follows the story of Scheherazade and the tales she tells a sultan to save her own life and the lives of the other women of the court. Presented by Encore Theatre. at Rutland High School in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). $5-8.

    Vermont Humanities Council Fall Conference

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

    The theme "The Ebb and Flow of Optimism Through American History" guides two days of breakout sessions and plenary talks. at Davis Center, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). $79-129; preregister.

    'Newsies'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

    The Sharon Academy raises the curtain on the inspiring story of a group of newsboys that rallied against two large publishers. at Sharon Academy in Sharon. Randolph/Royalton (map). $8-12.

    Craft Vermont Fine Craft & Art Show

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Creative members of the Vermont Hand Crafters Inc. put their goods — think jewelry, photography and herbal products — on display. at DoubleTree by Hilton in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $5-8; free for kids under 12.

    'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.

    ArtisTree Community Arts Center raises the curtain on Steve Martin's absurdist comedy about a meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $20-25.

    'The Last Reef 3D'

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    Through Nov. 21, 11 a.m., 1:30 & 4 p.m. and Through Jan. 25, 2019, 11 a.m., 1:30 & 4 p.m.

    Viewers visit a living city beneath the sea via an awe-inspiring film. at Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

    The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts continues its commitment to showcasing the intermingling of musical traditions in and around Burlington with its New Voices concert series. Now in its third season, the series shines a light on local and regional performers, many of whom have immigrant or refugee backgrounds. The first concert of the 2018-19 season, “Night of Drums,” features Ghanaian ensemble the Five Town All-Stars, led by drummer Victor Koblavi Dogah, and the all-female Korean drum troupe Sori Mori. Audience members may find that “the world rhythms of our new American friends and neighbors have reset the heartbeat of Burlington,” as the Flynn Center puts it in a press release. at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $15.

    Stick-Season Bird Monitoring Walk

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8-10 a.m.

    With leaves off the trees, birders spot feathered fliers as they forage for late-fall food. Office building. at Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Chittenden County (map). Donations.

    Ski, Ride & Winter Sports Sale

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

    New and used gear changes hands to benefit Cambridge Area Rotary Winter Wellness Days program. at Cambridge Community Center in Cambridge. Stowe/Smuggs (map). Free.

    Bird Monitoring Walk

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

    Participants of all experience levels keep their eyes and ears open while searching for winged wonders. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. at Macrae Farm Park in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.
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