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"Masterful. incredible, highest level, not-to-be-missed...
will enchant and delight both children and adults."
School Library Journal

SAT MARCH 14

A POCKET CHATAUQUA
at the
4 CORNERS SCHOOL

7-9pm • $10 adults $5 kids

Directions.

Series Description.

Contact us
for reservations, questions, etc.

 

(Message from Tim.)

We continue our series at the Four Corners Schoolhouse with a St. Patrick's Day special, on Saturday March 14. Seven to nine, with an intermission. Expect:

  • the Irish legend of a saint raised by wolves
  • We won't have time for all this, but we're working stuff up & you're apt to hear
    • a first taste of The Brown Haired Boy
      • (This Irish wonder tale is our big piece for the summer. We learned it once, put it down, and now we're going to make it sing.)
    • Little Redcap
      • (Saranac Lake resident Sara Cleveland heard this from her Irish grandmother. I heard Ms. Cleveland tell it in 1970 and it put me on this road.)
    • Tne Irish Jubilee
      • (traditional recitation we collected from Andy Naughton's father)
  • Music, as usual
  • Young Irish stepdancers, our first guest artists
  • a bit of magic is possible
  • warm brownies are guaranteed.

Our first show, on Valentine's day, went very well, filled near to capacity with (a) the smell of baking, and (b) a great mix of ages: children, young singles, parents and grandparents. If we can keep it going like this we'll be very happy indeed. (That's unlikely, it's the way of the universe for things to get bigger and/or smaller, but -- like the young woman who married a bear-- we'll be happy anyway.)

The room seats fifty.
Reservations are recommended
for our mutual peace of mind.
Contact information

   

SOME SHOWS recent & future

SAT FEB 14
Valentine's Day Show
Pocket Chatauqua Inaugural
Four Corners Schoolhouse
East Montp
elier

SAT MARCH 14
Pocket Chatauqua

7-9 pm $10/$5
Four Corners Schoolhouse
East Montpelier

WED MARCH 18
Doty Memorial School (2 shows)
Worcester VT

FRI MAR 20
Argenziano School
6:30 PM
Cambridge MA

TUES MAR 24
Rumney School (2 shows)
Middlesex VT

WED MAR 25
Canaan Elementary School
10:30, 1:00

SAT APRIL 18
Pocket Chatauqua

7-9 pm $10/$5
Four Corners Schoolhouse
East Montpelier

WED MAY 6
Opening performance
Bingham Memorial School
Cornwall VT

MAY 6-22
11 Day teaching residency
Bingham Memorial School
Cornwall VT

SAT MAY 16
Pocket Chatauqua
7-9 pm $10/$5
Featuring our ol' buddy
Michael Parent
celebrated Maine performer of
French Canadian tradition

Four Corners Schoolhouse
East Montpelier

WED MAY 27, THURS 28
Spring Into The Arts
(student workshops, student performances)
Middlebury College, VT

SAT JUNE 6
1:00 "Tenney Fest"
Tenney Memorial Library
Newberry, VT
Adults of All Ages

PLUS Shows booked but unscheduled
Warren & Albany

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