Events & Current Shows

Tours of the Haskell Opera House

Tours of the opera house are offered mid-May through mid-October during regular library hours, (Tuesdays through Saturday) and follow a set schedule. Sorry, we take Sundays and Mondays off. For safety reasons, all visitors to the Opera House must be accompanied by a member of staff. We suggest a donation of $5 per adult for the tour which lasts approximately 25 minutes. Large group (bus) tours are arranged by appointment and require a minimum of 48 hours notice. Ask about our group rate. Please direct your inquiries about tours to library personnel (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 202. Tours may be unavailable on the day of a performance.



G = All Ages     PG = Parental Guidance    R=Adults Only

Performances/Current Shows

Tickets for all events are available at Catamount Arts

Haskell Box Office 802-873-3022, ext 205  or 819-876-2471, ext 205


7:30 pm September 12, 13, 19 & 20

2:00 pm September 14 & 20

QNEK Productions


SUDS: The Rockin’ 60′s Musical Soap Opera  from  Melinda  Gilb,  Steve  Gunderson  &   Bryan  Scott,  is  loaded  with  good  clean  fun,  bubbling  energy,  and  the  best  pop  hits  of  the   60s.    This  awesome  jukebox  musical  tells  the  story  of  a  young  woman  and  her  guardian     angels  who  arrive  to  teach  her  about  finding  true  love  in,  of  all  places,  a  laundromat.    This four-person dynamo will get everyone dancing to hits like “Respect”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, and “Chapel of Love.”  Directed by Phil Gosselin.

Tickets $15 Adults ~ $13 Seniors/Students ~ $7 Community Circle Members

Tickets are available by calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334 – 2216, visiting, calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at 888.757.5559, visiting, or for purchase at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport.



Sunday September 21, 4:00 pm

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

“Made in Vermont” Music Festival

Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Autumn in Vermont signals the return of glorious foliage and glorious
music, as the VSO’s “Made in Vermont Music Festival” tours the state.  The
program includes a concerto by Dittersdorf for an under- sung pair of solo
instruments (viola and double bass), and Holst’s popular St. Paul’s Suite.
Beth Wiemann, a Burlington native, will join us to introduce the world
premiere she has written for the VSO, “Before the Snow.”  The concert
concludes with Haydn’s Symphony No. 85, nicknamed “La Reine” because its
grace and power found favor with Queen Marie Antoinette.

Tickets $27 Adult ~ $23 Seniors ~ $14 VT State College Students ~ $10 Students

Tickets are available for purchase by calling 

Catamount Arts 888-757-5559 or Flynntix 1-802-863-5966

Sorry, the Haskell box office cannot accept reservations for this performance.


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7:30 pm October 10, 11, 17 & 18

2:00 pm October 12

QNEK Productions


Wait  Until  Dark by  Frederick  Knott,  is  one  of  those  breath-­holding,  knuckle-­whitening,   edge-­of-­your-­seat  thrillers  that  will  give  you  good  reason  to  be  afraid  when  the  lights  go  out.     When  a  game  of  cat  and  mouse  spirals  out  of  control,  an  unsuspecting  blind  housewife  and her young neighbor will have to hold their own if they’re going to survive against a gang of hardened  con-­men  who  will  do  anything  to  get  what  they  want.  Directed by Susan-Lynn Johns

Tickets $15 Adults ~ $13 Seniors/Students

Tickets are available by calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334 – 2216, visiting, calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at 888.757.5559, visiting, or for purchase at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport.


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7:30 pm Sunday, October 19th

Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher 

Fiery Prince Edward Island fiddler Richard Wood has lit up a lot of stages from Carnegie Hall with the Chieftains, to David Letterman with Shania Twain; from major festivals to small theatres to intimate house concerts; from North America to Europe, Japan and Australia.

“…Jaysus!!…get a bucket of water!…the man’s on fire!” – Youtube comment

 “…all the balls and fire of a rock god, but all the talent and skill of a master musician” - Time Out, London

“…perfect precision, playfulness and power” – Charlottetown Guardian

Over the years, Richard has graced the stage for Royalty – the Queen of England, the Emperor of Japan, and Canada’s Governors General.  Most recently, he performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their Canadian visit to his home Province.  He has entertained Canadian troops in Bosnia and Afghanistan, and MacLean’s Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21′st century.

Gordon Belsher brings a glowing warmth to the stage with a gentle charm that has become his trademark.  His latest solo CD won “Roots Traditional Recording of the Year” at the 2013 MUSIC PEI Awards.

As accompanist and featured vocalist with Richard Wood, Gordon has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Australia, and performed as part of the cultural delegation for Team Canada in Tokyo, Japan in 1999.

Over the last few years, Richard and Gordon have been performing and touring as a duo.  Enthusiastic audiences have been taken on a roller coaster ride of exhilarating – even exhausting – jigs and reels, strathspeys and hornpipes, and beautiful airs, many composed by Richard himself.  This is complimented by Gordon’s engaging songs, some humorous and some poignant, warming things up for the next fiddle blaze.

 Richard Wood’s connection with his audience is a wonder to behold.  His skill and delivery left us breathless.  Gordon Belsher’s support and vocals added the perfect blend to make the show complete in every way. This show has absolutely everything!”- Phill McIntyre, Skye Theatre, South Carthage, Maine

“If ever there was a demonstration as to the high quality of Canadian musicianship then these two lay down the standard for others to follow.” – Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland.

Tickets ~ $20.00 

Tickets are available by calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at 888.757.5559, or by visiting . To Reserve, call the Haskell Opera House Box Office – U.S. 802-873-3022; Canada 819-876-2471 (ext 205) and leave a message.


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