The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Jun
26
to Jun 30

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (played by adults) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

Tickets HERE

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Auditions: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Mar
23
5:30 PM17:30

Auditions: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The next production from Neat, with a Twist is: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at Vermont Comedy Club. This hilarious musical comedy is about kids (played by adults) doing their best to win the Annual Bee and is funny, touching, and has a good dose of grown-up humor.

Music Director: Nate Venet
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts
Performances will be June 26th - June 30th at the Vermont Comedy Club

To Audition: Please come prepared to sing a short selection (approx. 32 bars) from contemporary musical theatre. Sheet music is required; an accompanist will be provided. Songs that show off both vocal and acting ability are recommended.

We will be casting 9 people for this ensemble show.

Everyone who auditions must sing at the audition although there is one non-singing role.

If you are auditioning specifically for the role of Douglas Panch you will be asked to do two short readings.

Everyone who auditions must be 18 years of age at the audition.

We are looking for a Stage age of 25+ for ALL Characters.

Please contact eee@neatwithatwist.com with questions or for more information

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Once Upon A Time: For Grown Ups
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Once Upon A Time: For Grown Ups

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Revisit your childhood with this evening show for adults!

GREAT IF YOU ENJOY...The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Moana, Avenue Q

SHOW: Sun, Mar 3rd at 7pm | $15 (plus taxes & fees)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
You and your friends will have all your childhood dreams come true as amazing local performers sing the songs you love from the movies! In this exciting, magical evening, there will be classic songs from Cinderella and Into the Woods, as well as new favorites from Wicked and Moana. Our 7pm performance will be PG-13 and is NOT suitable for small children. (Check out the 11am and 2:30pm shows for a more family-friendly option.

You'll want to sing along, and you're encouraged to come in your regal finest (There will be a prize for best dressed!). Come a little early, order food and drink, and make an evening of it. Don't miss it

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Once Upon A Time: A Cabaret for Kids
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Once Upon A Time: A Cabaret for Kids

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All your dreams come true in this show!

SHOWS:
Sun, Mar 3rd at 11am & 2:30pm | $10 (plus taxes & fees)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
You and your children will have your dreams come true as amazing local performers sing the songs you love from the movies! This exciting performance is kid-friendly and kid-focused, You’ll hear classic songs from Cinderella and Pinocchio, as well as new favorites from Tangled and Moana. Kids will be able to gather close to the stage, sing and dance along, and after the show, meet the princes, princesses, and even villains from the show! Order some snacks and drinks and enjoy the show as a family — or kids can join the dance party in the center of the room. Don’t miss it!

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Winter is a Drag Ball Performance
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Winter is a Drag Ball Performance

Thrilled to be performing a medley from The Greatest Showman at the 2019 Winter is a Drag Ball!

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Join The House of LeMay for the 24th annual Winter is a Drag Ball. This year enjoy the spectacle of the spotlight and the darkness of the dungeon as we are "Broadway Bound"! Doors open at 7:30 for the Ballroom and 8:30 for the Diva and Dude Lounge. Entertainment and dancing all night long all to benefit the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition.

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Auditions for Once Upon A Time
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Auditions for Once Upon A Time

The next production from Neat, with a Twist is: Once Upon a Time: a cabaret for kids at Vermont Comedy Club. An exciting performance filled with your favorite songs from the movies that will not only be kid-friendly, but kid focused!  There will be classic songs from Cinderella and Pinocchio as well as new favorites from Tangled and Moana.

Music Director: Megan Beaucage
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts
Performances will be on March 3rd at the Vermont Comedy Club

To Audition: Please prepare a verse and a chorus of your favorite, princess or villain song. You will be singing a capella at the audition, or you can accompany yourself on your own instrument, whatever makes you feel strongest. 

We will be casting up to 4 princesses in our show and 1 or 2 villains. Everyone who auditions must be 18 years of age at the audition. Please contact eee@neatwithatwist.com for more information

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Ladies who Laugh: A Musical Comedy Review
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies who Laugh: A Musical Comedy Review

We are BACK! This time you’ll find the ladies at the Stowe Town Hall Theatre along with The Logger himself, Rusty DeWees.  You're invited to sit back and relax as our remarkable cast entertains you with a night of hilarious songs. Come and laugh until your sides hurt. You'll hear famous and familiar tunes mixed with a healthy dose of newer material, sung by some of Vermont's greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them!  This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early! 

Starring: Kim Anderson, Sabrina Leal, Hannah Marshall, and Sarah Wright. 

Music Director: Ashley O'Brien

Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets available at http://thelogger.com/performances.html  

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Merry Twistmas!
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Merry Twistmas!

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This holiday musical variety show is just like the ones you used to know; lots of singing, dancing and laughs. With Jack Frost nipping at noses, this is the perfect time to come in from the winter wonderland for a festive drink and an evening of holiday merriment. Filled with classic and not-so-classic songs of the season, you’ll laugh out loud, sing along, and maybe even get a little nostalgic. Join Neat, With a Twist at ArtsRiot on Saturday, December 8th as we wish you a Merry Twistmas and a Happy New Year!  

Starring: Kim Anderson, Jayden M. Choquette, Hannah Marshall, Serena Magnan O'Connell, Don Patrick O'Connell, Jose Rincon, Stefanie Weigand, and Chris Caswell as Santa

Music Director: Ashley O'Brien

Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets HERE!


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Coming Home
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Coming Home

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The next production from Neat, with a Twist is: "Coming Home" an evening of music from the singers and songwriters who changed the texture of American Popular Music with their deeply personal and timeless songs. We will be exploring music that was inspired and shaped by folk, country, gospel, and early rock & roll music.  Join us at ArtsRiot for an evening of songs from many amazing artists, including Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, John Denver, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan. 

This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early! 

Starring:

  • Vanessa Ament

  • Megan Beaucage

  • Jayden Choquette

  • Ian Ferris

  • Sabrina Leal

  • Sarah Mell

  • Andy Whitaker

  • Sarah Wright

Music Director: Ethan Tischler
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets: www.artsriot.com

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Auditions for Coming Home
Jul
30
6:45 PM18:45

Auditions for Coming Home

The next production from Neat, with a Twist is: "Coming Home" an evening of music from the singers and songwriters who changed the texture of American Popular Music with their deeply personal and timeless songs. 

Music Director: Ethan Tischler
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts
Performances will be on October 27th at ArtsRiot. 

To Audition: Please prepare a song (or a portion of a song) that in keeping with the tone of the show is something you would consider to be a singer/songwriter type piece. You can sing a capella, accompany yourself on your own instrument, or bring sheet music for our pianist, whatever makes you feel strongest. 

As a jumping off point, some of the artists we will be using in the show are: James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, John Denver, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

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Steppin' Out
Jun
7
8:30 PM20:30

Steppin' Out

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An evening of jazz and standards

Show starts at 8:30 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm; VIP seating and dinner begins at 6:30 pm 

Join us at ArtsRiot for two extraordinary nights of jazz this June.  Steppin' Out is our tribute and interpretation of some of the jazziest numbers from the Great American Songbook.  Our music director Nate Venet leads a quartet and seven phenomenal local vocalists as they explore numbers from Tin-Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood.  

 This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early! 

Starring:

  • Vanessa Ament
  • Kim Anderson
  • Jayden Choquette
  • Sarah Connor
  • Serena Magnan O’Connell
  • Don Patrick O’Connell
  • Justin D. Quackenbush

Music Director: Nate Venet
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets: www.artsriot.com

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Steppin' Out
Jun
6
8:30 PM20:30

Steppin' Out

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An evening of jazz and standards

Show starts at 8:30 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm; VIP seating and dinner begins at 6:30 pm 

Join us at ArtsRiot for two extraordinary nights of jazz this June.  Steppin' Out is our tribute and interpretation of some of the jazziest numbers from the Great American Songbook.  Our music director Nate Venet leads a quartet and seven phenomenal local vocalists as they explore numbers from Tin-Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood.  

This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early! 

Starring:

  • Vanessa Ament
  • Kim Anderson
  • Jayden Choquette
  • Sarah Connor
  • Serena Magnan O’Connell
  • Don Patrick O’Connell
  • Justin D. Quackenbush

Music Director: Nate Venet
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets: www.artsriot.com 

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Ladies who Laugh! ENCORE at VCC
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ladies who Laugh! ENCORE at VCC

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ENCORE PERFORMANCE at Vermont Comedy Club

Show starts at 7:00 pm

You're invited to sit back and relax as our remarkable cast entertains you with a night of hilarious songs. Come enjoy dinner and drinks* at Vermont Comedy Club and laugh until your sides hurt. You'll hear famous and familiar tunes mixed with a healthy dose of newer material, sung by some of Burlington’s greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them!  We hope you'll join us for a night of comedic songs (and maybe even some dances). This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early!

Starring:
Kim Anderson
Sabrina Leal
Hannah Marshall
Sarah Wright

Music Director: Ashley O'Brien
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets: 

 *Dinner and drink service available during the show!

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Ladies who Laugh!
Apr
27
8:30 PM20:30

Ladies who Laugh!

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ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

Show starts at 8:30 pm; doors open at 7: 30 pm

You're invited to sit back and relax as our remarkable cast entertains you with a night of hilarious songs. Come enjoy dinner* and drinks at ArtsRiot and laugh until your sides hurt. You'll hear famous and familiar tunes mixed with a healthy dose of newer material, sung by some of Burlington’s greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them!  We hope you'll join us for a night of comedic songs (and maybe even some dances). This intimate space is expected to sell out quickly; please reserve your seats early!

Starring:
Kim Anderson
Sabrina Leal
Hannah Marshall
Sarah Wright

Music Director: Ashley O'Brien
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

Tickets: http://www.artsriot.com/events-feed/ladieswholaugh

 *Dinner service available during the show for anyone at a booth or table. Reservations can also be made for the ArtsRiot restaurant.

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Broadway Neat, with a Twist
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Broadway Neat, with a Twist

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Broadway Neat, with a Twist
TWO SHOWINGS: 3PM & 8PM
*Dinner service only available during the 8PM showing.*

Come clink glasses with friends while listening to some of your favorite show tunes in a relaxed cabaret setting. We are warming up the long cold nights of December with a phenomenal cast and band performing songs by iconic Broadway composers like The Gershwins, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein and contemporary composers like Iconis, Bareilles, and Pasek & Paul. Broadway Neat, with a Twist is a one-day-only event (choose from two shows) you won't want to miss. This intimate space is expected to sell out, please reserve your seats early!

Starring:
Kim Anderson
Justin Bouvier
Nick Caycedo
Jayden Choquette
Sarah Connor
Kelly Teal Goyette
Sarah Wright

Music Director: Nate Venet
Artistic Director: Erin Evarts

****A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Junior League of the Champlain Valley and their focus on affordable living in our community.

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