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. No tours are offered on Sundays or Mondays. 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. 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.

 WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE LARGE (BUS) GROUPS FOR TOURS.

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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

Handicap Accessible and Fully Air Conditioned

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Arsenic and Old Lace Media IconQNEK Productions

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

April 24, 25 26 & May 1, 2, & 3

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

Set in the early 1940s, Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of drama critic Mortimer Brewster – a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew. His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a pince-nez, a handlebar moustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill – he truly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt.  And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse (or 12) curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!

Tickets are $15 Adult ~ $13 Senior/Students ~ $7 Community Circle ~ $2 Discount for MAC and QDF Members

Canadian funds at par. ~ Group rates available upon request.

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

To Purchase tickets: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street Newport or

Call Catamount Arts: 1-888-757-5559 or

go online Catamount Arts (10% handling/charge card fee).

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QLogo - Banner - BoldQNEK Productions

ONCE UPON A CLOTHESLINE

By Aurand Harris

June 27 2:00 pm

Children’s Show 

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Production

 

Pinno and Pinnette, two clothespins, are getting acquainted while they hold a quilt on the line, when the ugly Black Spider threatens Pinnette! Pinno rises to her defense, but in his eagerness falls to the ground. He is discovered by Mrs. and Junior Ant, and revived by Dr. Beetle with the help of some odd instruments — a saw, an axe, a bicycle pump, and a dinner bell! But no sooner is Pinno revived than Pinnette tumbles into the Spider’s web! It takes all the efforts of Pinno and his hilarious posse to rescue her. Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theatre, says of this award-winning children’s classic, “I found the play completely delightful to direct, and the young actors enjoyed every minute of it.”

Aurand Harris was one of the country’s most popular writers of children’s plays, and was the recipient of many awards including The Chorpenning Playwriting Award and an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writing.

Tickets ~ $5.00 General Admission

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

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The Sound of Music Media IconQNEK Productions

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

July 17, 18, 19, 24, 23, 26, 30 & 31 and August 1 & 2

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
*Thursday at 7:30 PM*
Sundays at 2:00 PM

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Tickets are $15 Adult ~ $13 Senior/Students ~ $7 Community Circle ~ $2 Discount for MAC and QDF Members

Canadian funds at par. ~ Group rates available upon request.

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

To Purchase tickets: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street Newport or

Call Catamount Arts: 1-888-757-5559 or

go online Catamount Arts (10% handling/charge card fee).

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Nunsense A Men! Media IconQNEK Productions

Nunsense A Men! 

By Dan Goggin

September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity.

Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.”  A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

Tickets are $15 Adult ~ $13 Senior/Students ~ $7 Community Circle ~ $2 Discount for MAC and QDF Members

Canadian funds at par. ~ Group rates available upon request.

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

To Purchase tickets: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street Newport or

Call Catamount Arts: 1-888-757-5559 or

go online Catamount Arts (10% handling/charge card fee).

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 Steel Magnolias Media IconQNEK Productions

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Hurling

October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Tickets are $15 Adult ~ $13 Senior/Students ~ $7 Community Circle ~ $2 Discount for MAC and QDF Members

Canadian funds at par. ~ Group rates available upon request.

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

To Purchase tickets: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street Newport or

Call Catamount Arts: 1-888-757-5559 or

go online Catamount Arts (10% handling/charge card fee).

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