Arts events: May 26 through May 28, 2017

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May 26 & 27:  Youth theater presents new play

Town Schools Theatre actors Casandra Earp and Julius Martin

New England Youth Theater’s Town Schools Theater presents How The New York City Theatre Company Left New York at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro.

Town Schools Theatre is a partnership between NEYT and the Academy, Green Street and Oak Grove Schools, in which students attend a free after-school program to learn theater skills, rehearse and perform an original play. The program is for students in grades 4 to 6 and insures that all students in the public elementary schools can have equal arts opportunities.

Tickets are $8, purchase in advance at, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.

May 27: Main Street Arts auditions for ‘Spitfire Grill’

Main Street Arts is holding auditions for all male roles for The Spitfire Grill from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at the MSA at 37 Main St. in Saxtons River. The show will feature Broadway star Cass Morgan.

The plot is about Percy Talbot just released from a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter. Trying for a fresh start, she travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisc. She finds a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill — the only eatery in this struggling town.

No preparation required. See Main Street Arts’ website for details at

May 28: Mt. Holly Library welcomes  Hicks and Goulbourn

Steve Hicks, right, and Lynn Goulbourn

Enjoy a special musical concert by UK duo Hicks and Goulburn at the Mount Holly Library at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 28 for 26 Maple Hill Road, Belmont.

The duo plays folk, ragtime, jazz, classical, and original material. Learn more about the band at

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed for the band. Email for more details.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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