Arts events: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, 2016

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Feb. 24: ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ at Northern Stage

Feb. 24 through March 12, Northern Stage presents  The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Barrette Center for the Arts at 76 Gates St. in White River Junction. A complimentary post-show reception with the cast follows the opening night performance on Saturday, Feb. 27, and post-show conversation with the cast and crew follows the performance on Saturday, March 5.

Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays. For dates and times, click here.

Three actors play 16 characters in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, which follows an aristocratic British family who are terrorized, generation upon generation, by a spectral hound intent on killing all the male heirs. Sherlock Holmes sends his sidekick Watson to the eerie countryside to investigate, while he observes in disguise.

A companion Athena Conversation will be held in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 3:30–4:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. Discounted tickets are available for preview performances Feb. 24–26. $15 Anytime Student tickets are available for any performance, regular adult ticket prices range from $30–55. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit

Feb. 27: Annual BMC Faculty Showcase

This year’s annual event spotlighting the talent and experience of the Brattleboro Music Center’s instructors is dedicated to the memory of David Tasgal, a longtime BMC faculty member. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit for ticket information. Ticket prices are $10 student, $20 general admission, $30 patron. BMC students under 18 is free.

The program will include a wide range of repertoire, from Baroque to 21st Century, from accompanied soloists to brass and string trios. Tasgal, a 30-year veteran of the school,  taught strings, was a composer, and author of the internationally used “Strings Fun and Easy” curriculum.

For more information, contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit

Feb. 27: Claremont Opera House hosts free screening

upwClaremont Opera House will screen the 2009 Disney/Pixar movie “Up” at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, N.H. The film is free and open to the public.

The PG-rated film focuses on a widower named Carl Fredricksen (voice acted by Ed Asner) and young Wilderness Explorer Russell (voiced by Jordan Nagai). For more information, call 603-542-4433 or online at

Feb. 27: New musical cast concert at Weston Playhouse

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The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Kirsten Childs’ Bella: An American Tall Tale as the winner of its 10th annual New Musical Award, which supports the production of a high-quality demo of a new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 a concert version of the musical will be performed by a cast of Broadway actors/singers, performing selections on the Weston stage at the Playhouse on Weston’s Village Green.

The event is free and open to the public. The performance will be followed by a brief reception, with an opportunity to meet Childs and her cast. Reservations are recommended at

Nominated by The Sundance Institute Theatre Program and commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Bella: An American Tall Tale explores the African-American experience in the Old West.

Feb. 28: Benefit concert for arts for children

A cappella group the Dartmouth Aires, SHEBA Dance Troupe and freestyle rap/comedy performance group D’Style will perform a benefit concert  supporting arts programs for local students from elementary school to young adults on 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Claremont Opera House 58 Opera House Square, Claremont N.H.

This show is family-friendly and open to the public. Ticket prices are adults $10, students $5, children under 5 free. Tickets are available at the door. For information, contact the Claremont Opera House by phone at 603-542-4433 or online at

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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