Puppets in Paradise, Performances, Music, Food and Animals!

Puppets in Paradise, Sandglass Theater’s most beloved community event and biennial fundraiser, returns for its 8th edition. Now in partnership with Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, this year welcomes an exciting roster of first-time and returning performers including Joshua Holden, Chad Williams, Finn Campman, Liz Joyce, Faye Dupras, Rose Friedman and Justin Lander, Honey Goodenough, Cynthia Parker-Houghton, Eva Lansberry, Elena Day, Julia J. Slone and Sandglass co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass. Each company will perform four times and the puppet parade will process three times throughout each day. Please allow 2 hours to experience all of the shows.


Shoot the Moon Theater Company Presents “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” September 20-21, 27-28 at Hooker Dunham Theater

Shoot the Moon Theater Company has earned a reputation for out-of-the-box presentations during its four years as the company in-residence at the Hooker Dunham Theater, but this next project may be their boldest yet.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an internationally acclaimed one-person play by Nassim Soleimanpour with very rigid guidelines for how it can be performed. The first being that the actor is not allowed to read the script until they open the sealed copy waiting for them on stage.


Puppets in Paradise

Sandglass Theater announces the return of our most beloved community event: Puppets in Paradise! This year we are thrilled to present this biennial fundraiser in partnership with Retreat Farm in Brattleboro. Retreat Farm, Ltd., is an independent nonprofit working to restore this Farm as a place for you to learn, play, and gather. 


Baker Street Readers Announce Second Season of Sherlock Holmes Stories

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The Baker Street Readers will return to the Hooker-Dunham Theater for a second season of dramatic readings of Sherlock Holmes stories this fall.

In their first season, the Readers presented a short story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original collection “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” once a month from January to June. Each reading featured Tony Grobe as John Watson and James Gelter as Sherlock Holmes. The first season alone included twenty guest performers and reached an audience of more than three hundred.


Open Auditions for Shoot the Moon Theater Company’s Halloween Spectacular, Aug 26

BRATTLEBORO — Shoot the Moon Theater Company will hold open auditions for its Annual Halloween Spectacular on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m., at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at 139 Main St.

Participants do not need to prepare any material; they will be asked to read from provided pages at the audition. Rehearsals will begin early-September. The show will perform Oct. 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1 & 2.

Past Shoot the Moon Halloween shows include original adaptations of Frankenstein, The War Of The Worlds, a staging of Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems entitled 7 By Poe, Dracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde.


“Chicago” Opens at the Bellows Falls Opera House

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The cast is set, rehearsals are going full blast and tickets are on sale for Main Street Arts’ production of Chicago, which opens Thursday, Mar. 28 at the Bellows Falls Opera House for a two-weekend run.

The cast of the Jazz-age musical set in the Windy City’s Cook County jail includes Kyla White as the imprisoned Roxie Hart and Izzy Serebrov as the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn, who works for her release by making the tabloids sympathetic to her plight.


“Charles Henry’s Final Curtain” Original Musical Premieres at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – On the heels of its big splash productions of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jesus Christ Superstar and its upcoming winter production of Chicago, Main Street Arts is mining into its own creative resources closer to home to offer an original, brand-new production opening Friday, Nov. 9 for a two-weekend run.
The world premiere of Charles Henry’s Final Curtain, an old-fashioned vaudeville musical, is a celebration of the creative spirit of a Vermont native whose own creativity took him all over the state with his performing family, leaving a legacy of entertainment and painted theater curtains in at least 16 towns.


Last Weekend for Shoot The Moon Theater Company’s “Frankenstein” is November 2-3

The final two showings of Shoot the Moon Theater Company’s “Frankenstein” at the Hooker-Dunham Theater are at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, November 2-3.

General admission is $12. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 802-254-9276. The Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery is located at 139 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. More information is available at www.hookerdunham.org.


The 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival: Opening The Doors

Every couple of years the little town of Brattleboro,Vermont welcomes puppeteers from around the world. To the delight of the national puppetry community and local audiences alike, Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival of international puppet theater has become Southern Vermont’s premier puppetry attraction, drawing a diverse audience from all corners of New England, Quebec, New York City and beyond.


Shoot the Moon Theater Company presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Shoot The Moon Theater Company opens its 2018 season with a production of “The Glass Menagerie” at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, and Thursday through Saturday May 10-12.

This 1944 memory play that established Tennessee Williams as a major literary voice continues to be a staple in the repertory of most theater companies, including regular productions on Broadway. But artistic director Josh Moyse admits the choice is uncharacteristic for Shoot The Moon, which has forged its reputation on original works and literary adaptations

“It almost feels like cheating. I turn the page and the words are already there,” says Moyse.