2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. Silent Movie Festival "Safety Last" (1923).  Join Jeff Rapsis as he accompanies Harold Lloyd dangling from the hands of a downtown clock. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Tracy Holden & Kirk Thomas.

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. "Beatles For Sale" Tribute Concert returns to the Town Hall for another fabulous concert.  This New England based Beatles Tribute Band will perform all your favorite Beatles songs. Tickets: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (60+) & Students. Sponsored by Whitaker Real Estate, Inc., Kathy & Wayne Rausenberger, Bob & Kathy Clark, Nancy & Walter Salzman, Richard & Lucy Rouse, Olivia’s Crouton Co., Inc., Pam & Steve Douglass, & Heritage Family Credit Union.

Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.  "Dinoman Dinosaurs" brings the excitement of science to the Town Hall.  Be prepared to welcome three life-sized self-inflating dinosaurs.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students. Sponsored by Pat Hanson.  

Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. Historian Bill Powers Presentation on “Old Brandon Myth and Environs,” “Discussion on the First Settlers on Hawk Hill,” “Prime Richmond Quarry” and “A 19th Century Murder on the Syndicate Road.” Free Will Offering. Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.  

Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Silent Movie Festival “Chicago” (1927).  Phyllis Havar stars in the original big screen adaptation of the notorious Jazz Age tabloid scandal. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Nancy & Gary Meffe.  

Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Silent Movie Festival “Women In The Moon” (1929). In honor of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, a grand sci-fi adventure epic about the first rocket ship to the moon. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Pam & Steve Douglass.

Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents "The Testament," a powerful conteporary thriller that pits Holocaust deniers against those who seek the truth at any cost about a massacre of Jews at the end of WWII.  Tickets are $12.

Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.  L.C. Jazz Swing Dance Band.  This 17-piece volunteer Big Swing Band favorite returns to the hall for a night of great music, singing and dancing.  This evening is a fundraiser for FOTH and the band, which supports music education through scholarships.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors (60+) & Students. $14 for Couples.  Sponsored by Nancy & Walter Salzman, “Virgil l& Constance” - Tim & Mary Shields.  

Saturday, August 3 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Brandon Town-wide Yard Sales.  Visit the Town Hall to see what is for sale here as well as enjoy refreshments for purchase and public restrooms. Contact Dennis Marden at DennisWMarden@gmail.com or 802-247-5420 to reserve rental space.  

Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. Silent Movie Festival “Our Hospitality”(1923).  This is a classic comedy/drama about a long running family feud which stars Buster Keaton, his real life wife, Natalie Talmadge, along with Buster’s father and infant son. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Bill & Kathy Mathis in Memory of Maxine Thurston.  

Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. Pete’s Posse.  Vermont’s own traditional roots power trio.  Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, protégée Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson.  Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite.  Twin fiddle in tight wild harmony over high powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, claw hammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards and soaring vocal harmonies. Tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors (60+) & Students.  Sponsored by Melly & Joe Flynn, Claudette & Ben Lawton, Pat Hanson and Bob & Kathy Clark.

Sunday, September 8 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Auditions for “Brandon Has Talent”
Monday & Tuesday, September 9 & 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Auditions for our 6th Annual “Brandon Has Talent” show.  If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument or have a special talent, you MUST schedule a day and time to audition by calling 802-247-5420 or e-mail DennisWMarden@gmail.com .  Talent Show is Saturday, October 12.  

September 14, Brandon Barn Opera "The Magic Flute" - more info as it becomes available. 

Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Silent Movie Festival “The Beloved Rogue” (1926). John Barrymore stars in this epic costume adventure based on the life of the 15th century French poet, Francois Villon. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Sally Wood, Edward Loedding & Dorothy Leysath, Connie Kenna and Dolores & Donald Funari.

Sunday, October 6 at 6:30 pm.  Bill Powers Presents "The Fisk Family of Stephen Douglas".  Edward Fisk (1787-1850) of Brandon was the uncle of Stephen Douglas (1813-1861) and helped raise him after his father dies in 1813.  Douglas left Vermont for Illinois about 1833.  Fisk and his immediate family remained in Brandon's Arnold District. Free Will Offering.  Sponsored by Amy Menard & Steve Dombroski.

Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. “Brandon Has Talent.” Join us for our 6th annual Talent Show which will showcase regional talent of all ages.  A great night of entertainment, laughter and fun.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students. Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult are Free.  Sponsored by Rowe Real Estate, Hayes Recycled Pallets, Inc., “Virgil & Constance”, Mary & Tim Shields, and Ken & Phyllis Torrey.

Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. “Carpenters Tribute Concert.” Sally Olson, performing as Karen Carpenter, has teamed up with Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter to present a definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed sister-brother duo.  Currently playing in Las Vegas and with the “Legends In Concert” tour, you won’t want to miss this performance.  Tickets: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (60+) & Students.  Sponsored by Pat Hanson.

Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. “Second Annual Masquerade Ball”.  The evening is a fundraiser for the Brandon Town Hall and the Brandon Library.  All proceeds will support these two great organizations’ on-going projects.  Come in costume as we set up the hall in cabaret style.  There will be prizes for best costumes, a cash bar, snacks and great DJ music by The Jam Man. Tickets: $12 for Adults, $10 for Adults in Costume.  $20 for Couples. $18 for Couples Both in Costume.  Free for Students 16 and under in Costume.  Sponsored by: Nifty Thrifty Thrift Shop - A Great Place to Find a Costume!

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. Silent Movie Festival “Faust” (1926), Our Annual “Chiller Theater Presentation.  Emil Jannings stars in F.W. Murnan’s terrifying version of this classic of silent cinema.  Not for the young or squeamish, dealings with the devil abound as Faust tried to redeem his soul before it is too late.  Free Will Offering.   Sponsored by: Jan Coolidge and Gary & Nancy Meffe.  

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. “Phil Henry and the Newsfeed.”  This new group of musicians is led by singer-songwriter Phil Henry, accompanied by Brendan Coyle on drums, Mitch Barron on upright and fretless bass and Jeff Kimble on a kitchen sink level variety of instruments.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students.  Sponsored by: Ferne & Lou Faivre, New England Woodcraft, Fyles Bros., Inc., Courtney & Jon Satz, and American Legion Post 55.

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. “Dissipated Eight.”  Middlebury College’s famous a capella group returns for their 4th performance with great singing, harmony and a touch of comedy.  The group sings a range of songs from modern day pop to traditional barbershop songs.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students.  Sponsored by Steven Zorn & Charles Powell, John & Lynn Wilson, Sam & Sharon Glaser, Sally Wood, and New England Woodcraft.

Sunday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. No Strings Marionettes “Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale.”  Another incredible fable from Barbara and Dan.  Eleven exquisitely crafted marionettes perform amidst sumptuous story book scenery.  A transforming sprite, a fashionable knight and a seven-foot dragon partake in this newfangled fable.  Tickets:  $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students, Children 5 & Under Free when accompanied by an adult.  Sponsored by Pat Hanson.

Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. “Melissa D. & Friends.”  Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibes with the warm music of Americana folk/rock artist Melissa D.  Melissa is a native of Rutland, VT, and will be accompanied by the talented Phil Henry on guitar and special guest Steve Latanision of Merrimack, NH, a steller multi-instrumentalist who studied at Berklee School of Music.   Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors (60+) & Students.  Sponsored by: Pat Hanson and Ettie & Frank Spezzano.

Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. Second Annual Vermont Vocal Competition.  Following 2018's very successful competition, BARN OPERA brings back the most talented emerging operatic artists to the Brandon Town Hall.  Performers will compete for monetary prizes and performance opportunities with Barn Opera and other regional organizations.  Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students 17 and under.  Sponsored by: Gary & Nancy Meffe, Harold & Jean Somerset and Jerome Properties.  

Wednesday, December 4 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  “Moonlight Madness” This well attended event caps off the Friends of the Town Hall season with over 20 vendors upstairs and downstairs in the Brandon Town Hall.  If you are interested in renting a space during the first night of Moonlight Madness contact Dennis at 802-247-5420 or DennisWMarden@gmail.com          

Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 at 7:00 p.m. Branton Town Players - Holiday Radio Readings from the 1930's -   The Brandon Town Players present a Holiday Cabaret evening with readings of 4 Holiday programs from the 1930's. Holiday Programs for the Cabaret include: Mysterious Traveler, Fibber McGee & Molly, Father Knows Best & My Friend Irma. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door.  Audition days and times: Sunday, October 13...3-5 pm, Monday, October 14...6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 15...6-8 pm.  Contact Kathy Mathis at katmathis@gmail.com with questions. Sponsored by Peter & Louise Kelley and The Friends Of the Brandon Town Hall.

Friday & Saturday, January 3-4 & 10-11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Brandon Town Players present "Mornings at Seven"  -  An elaborate set, costumes and incredible cast compliment this 1950's comedy set in two backyards in an American Town. Cora Swanson and her sister Ida Bolton, along with husbands Thor and Carl, have lived next to each other for their entire married lives. In addition, an old-maid sister, Arry, lives with Cora and Thor. A fourth sister, Ester and her husband David, live outside the immediate neighborhood. As the play opens, all four families are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Homer Bolton and his fiancee', Myrtle Brown. Homer has been engaged to Myrtle for seven years and dated her for five years before that and, oddly enough, this will be the first time anyone in his family will have met her. Things take off from their entrance and a variety of surprises pop up during the rest of the production. Don't miss this very funny production directed by Tim Rice. Tickets, Adults...$10, Seniors & Students...$8.  Sponsored by Peter & Louise Kelley and The Friends of the Brandon Town Hall.