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SOLOs: Episode 5 – Tenor Saxophonist Travis Laplante performs Dissolving Mirror

New Amsterdam Records recording artist and frequent Yellow Barn contributor Travis Laplante performs his composition Dissolving Mirror in SOLOs Episode 5. Filmed on the Hooker-Dunham stage, Laplante’s performance premieres simultaneously on BCTV and YouTube at 7:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 26. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Laplante’s tenor saxophone artistry as “head-spinning” with “flights of circular … Continue reading “SOLOs: Episode 5 – Tenor Saxophonist Travis Laplante performs Dissolving Mirror”

SOLOs, Episode 4: William Forchion’s “Spirit Dance, A conversation with the ancestors”

BRATTLEBORO William “Bill” Forchion takes us on a philosophical and spiritual journey in “Spirit Dance: A conversation with the ancestors” in Episode 4 of SOLOs, a co-production of the Hooker-Dunham Theater and The Rock River Players. The Hooker-Dunham and the Rock River Players are proud to have the opportunity to present Forchion’s unique show during … Continue reading “SOLOs, Episode 4: William Forchion’s “Spirit Dance, A conversation with the ancestors””

SOLOs: Episode 3 – From Paradise to Hell on Earth

00:09 – Welcome 02:18 – “Walter Simmons” performed by Stewart McDermet 05:10 – “Diary of Adam” performed by Annie Landenberger 15:36 – “Diary of Eve” performed by Thomas Ely 26:15 – “Enoch Dunlap” performed by Stewart McDermet 28:50 – “LEGACY (Grandfather, Father, Son)” performed by T. Breeze VerDant 32:56 – “Judge Somers” performed by Stewart … Continue reading “SOLOs: Episode 3 – From Paradise to Hell on Earth”

SOLOs Episode 3: From Paradise to Hell on Earth PREMIERS Friday, January 15

BRATTLEBORO  SOLOs Episode 3: from Paradise to Hell on Earth— a video montage of monologue and song by six area performers filmed by Brattleboro Community Television — premiers simultaneously on BCTV and on YouTube Friday, January 15 at 7:30 PM. The free opening showing is capped with an online talk-back session at 8:15 where audience … Continue reading “SOLOs Episode 3: From Paradise to Hell on Earth PREMIERS Friday, January 15”

SOLOs: Episode 2 – Dreamscapes

Performers: Michael Kennedy, Ron Bos-Lun, Jon Mack, & Adrienne Major

SOLOs Episode 2 premieres Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:30pm

Dreamscapes, Episode 2 of SOLOs, premieres this Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 PM on BCTV and BCTV’s “Hooker-Dunham Presents” channel on YouTube. Immediately after the Premiere, viewers are invited to join cast, directors, and the videographer for a live “After Party” via Zoom. (Links to the premiere and the Zoom “After Party” may be requested … Continue reading “SOLOs Episode 2 premieres Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:30pm”

SOLOs – Episode 1

Presented by The Rock River Players and Hooker-Dunham Theater. 00:09 – Welcome 02:18 – “Always Ridiculous” performed by Rose Watson 06:01 – “Milo the Cat” performed Jonathan Kinnersley 09:05 – “Annabelle Lee ” performed John Ogorzalek 11:41 – “The Cherry Orchard” performed by Annie Landenberger 15:48 – “The Meaning of Life” performed by Tino Benson … Continue reading “SOLOs – Episode 1”

The Rock River Players and The Hooker-Dunham Theater present SOLOs premiere

SOLOs Episode 1— a video montage of monologues and poetry by eight talented local actors filmed by Brattleboro Community Television — premieres simultaneously on BCTV and YouTube on Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM coordinated with a participative online session where audience members will have a time to meet the cast, directors, producers, and technical … Continue reading “The Rock River Players and The Hooker-Dunham Theater present SOLOs premiere”

The Hooker-Dunham Theater and the Rock River Players Announce SOLOs

A series of shows dedicated to monologues and poetry performed by local actors SOLOs — a co-production of the The Hooker-Dunham Theater, the Rock River Players and Brattleboro Community Television — is a series of shows consisting of sets of monologues and poetry filmed on-stage in the Hooker-Dunham. The first show in the series will … Continue reading “The Hooker-Dunham Theater and the Rock River Players Announce SOLOs”

Mark your calendars! Friday, March 27

Rock River Players Cabaret 2020: Time Warp

2/6/2010: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Given the predictions for hazardous driving conditions on Friday, Feb. 7, the Rock River Players cabaret will not be offered at the Williamsville Hall that night. But the show will GO ON! Please join us Saturday night for what promises to be a great evening of rib-tickling comedy and fine music. House … Continue reading “Rock River Players Cabaret 2020: Time Warp”

Rock River Players Host Open Auditions for May Production of Front Page

WILLIAMSVILLE – Rock River Players host open auditions for a May production of The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur at the Williamsville Hall on Tuesday November 5 and Wednesday November 6, from 5pm to 8pm. All interested should attend at least half of either session. Set in 1928 Chicago, The Front Page … Continue reading “Rock River Players Host Open Auditions for May Production of Front Page”

Rock River Players Annual Meeting: August 26, 2019

7-8:30 pm Williamsville Hall AGENDA Reiterating mission Gratitude for our volunteers—which is, actually, all of us.  So come prepared, please, with a tribute to share The year in review: Justice/Just Us Twelve Angry Jurors Valentine’s cabaret Oleanna Nickel and Dimed What  went well What can we improve on Consider facilities, PR, tech, guidance for new … Continue reading “Rock River Players Annual Meeting: August 26, 2019”

Nickel & Dimed Videos

August 4, 2019 – Williamsville Hall Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8

Rock River Players Present “Nickel & Dimed”

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players present Nickel and Dimed, a play by Joan Holden, based on Barbara Ehrenreich’s book of the same title, Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting by in America. All performances August 1-4 will be at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Ehrenreich’s memoir chronicles her journey across America as she … Continue reading “Rock River Players Present “Nickel & Dimed””

Rock River Players Present David Mamet’s “Oleanna”

Open Auditions for Rock River Players’

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players’, Williamsville Hall’s resident theatre group, announces open auditions for Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden, based on book Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenriech.

Rock River Players Present Annual Cabaret February 15 & 16

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players (RRP) present What’s Love Got to Do with It?!–A Valentine’s Cabaret, Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd., Williamsville, Vt. Cabaret brings to mind a dark and intimate night club and an evening full of songs, laughter, scenes, and surprises. Williamsville … Continue reading “Rock River Players Present Annual Cabaret February 15 & 16”

Rock River Players present Twelve Angry Jurors

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players [RRP] present Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose October 11-14 at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, VT. A riveting courtroom drama about a jury’s deliberation in a homicide trial, Twelve Angry Jurors was televised in 1954; soon adapted for the stage, it was then made into a highly-acclaimed … Continue reading “Rock River Players present Twelve Angry Jurors”

Rock River Players present Justice? Just Us

WILLIAMSVILLE – Rock River Players present Justice? Just Us, an original music theatre piece conceived, written and composed by Dan Dewalt. An exploration of how restorative justice can transform conflict and help heal those who have been harmed by conflict, the play combines scripted action, improvisation, music and songs to present the vast array of … Continue reading “Rock River Players present Justice? Just Us”

Rock River Players Welcome Performers for Annual Cabaret

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players present their second annual cabaret Friday and Saturday February 9 and 10 at the South Newfane Schoolhouse on Dover Road in South Newfane. Singers, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, writers and raconteurs are all welcome to submit acts to be featured in the two-act café-style event. For more information contact director Annie … Continue reading “Rock River Players Welcome Performers for Annual Cabaret”

The Rock River Players present their Second Annual Cabaret

Friday and Saturday February 9 and 10 at the South Newfane Schoolhouse on Dover Road in South Newfane. Singers, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, writers and raconteurs are all welcome to submit acts for consideration to be featured in the two-act café-style event. For more information contact director Annie Landenberger, verbatimvt@gmauil.com; cell: 802-451-6283. Rock River Players is … Continue reading “The Rock River Players present their Second Annual Cabaret”

Rock River Players Open Season With Original Work By Robert Frtiz

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players (RRP) present a new play, I Used to Have a Cat by writer/director Robert Fritz Wednesday, October 11 through Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, Vermont. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Award-winning filmmaker Robert Fritz of Newfane … Continue reading “Rock River Players Open Season With Original Work By Robert Frtiz”

The Rock River Players present The Fantasticks

by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players (RRP) present The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones July 19-23 at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, Vermont. The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring parents who, … Continue reading “The Rock River Players present The Fantasticks”

“The Shadow People” on Friday, May 12 at 7 PM

WILLIAMSVILLE – Rock River Players present “The Shadow People” an old time radio drama Friday, May 12 at 7 PM at the Williamsville Hall. According to director Debbi Reed-Savory, “The Hall of Fantasy was a series of radio dramas dedicated to scaring the living daylights out of its listeners.” “The Shadow People” by Richard Thorne … Continue reading ““The Shadow People” on Friday, May 12 at 7 PM”

Public Auditions

Public auditions for the world’s longest- running musical, The Fantasticks!, by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Thursday, April 6, 5 to 7pm; Friday, April 7, 5:30 to 7:30pm;; Saturday, April 8, 10 to 12am. Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, VT Production dates: July 20-23. Scripts will be available at auditions. Music and scripts are available … Continue reading “Public Auditions”

Monday Meeting

All are welcome to the next meeting of the Rock River Players this Monday, Feb. 13, 7 to 8:30 at the Landenbergers, 54 Dover Road, Williamsville. If you’re into acting, singing, lighting, promoting, dancing, directing, stage managing, sound-engineering, constructing, hosting, recording, fundraising, community-galvanizing, accounting, envisioning, impressario-ing– here’s your opportunity to do any or all of … Continue reading “Monday Meeting”

Rock River Players present Festivus, a Cabaret

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players (RRP) present Festivus, a Cabaret, Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7 at 8 PM at the South Newfane School House, intersection of Dover and Auger Hole Roads, South Newfane. Director Annie Landenberger notes that “the cabaret, with deep roots in France and Germany in the early 20th century, … Continue reading “Rock River Players present Festivus, a Cabaret”

Rock River Players’ Cabaret

Event: Jan 6, 2017 to Jan 7, 2017 The first Rock River Players cabaret will be offered Friday, January 6 and again on January 7 at 8 each night at the South Newfane Schoolhouse, Dover Road, South Newfane. Enjoy refreshments and great entertainment in an intimate setting. Monologues, sketches, dances and duets; farce, gallows wit, … Continue reading “Rock River Players’ Cabaret”

Anne Landenberger and the Rock River Players

A community theater in an art-friendly village By Joyce Marcel Special to the Brattleboro Reformer WILLIAMSVILLE >> Annie Landenberger happily describes herself as a “theater junkie.” She wrote — or rather rewrote — her first play, “Peter Pan,” when she was only in the third grade. “I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be Wendy … Continue reading “Anne Landenberger and the Rock River Players”

Directors Welcome for Rock River Players’ 2016-2017 Season

WILLIAMSVILLE –  The Rock River Players’ Play Selection Committee (PSC) welcomes directors’ proposals for plays to round out its four-play 2016-2017 season. The PSC will be pleased to meet with anyone who would like to direct the Players at the Williamsville Hall,  Dover Road, Williamsville, VT.   Proposals will be welcomed Friday, September 9, from 7PM, and … Continue reading “Directors Welcome for Rock River Players’ 2016-2017 Season”

Auditions for Rock River Players’ A Piece of My Heart

WILLIAMSVILLE – Rock River Players announces auditions for the October 27-30 production of A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro. Auditions will be held at the Williamsville Hall on Dover Rd., Williamsville, Vermont on September 8 at 4pm,September 9 at 6pm, September 10 at 11am and September 11 at 1pm. A Piece of My … Continue reading “Auditions for Rock River Players’ A Piece of My Heart”

RRP Present On Golden Pond at Williamsville Hall

Rock River Players present On Golden Pond in Williamsville On Golden Pond On Golden Pond WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players present On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson at the Williamsville Hall, diagonally across from The Eatery on Dover Road, Williamsville. On Golden Pond is a beautiful love story—ageless and optimistic– of Ethel [Debbi Reed-Savory] … Continue reading “RRP Present On Golden Pond at Williamsville Hall”

Are you game to be involved in set, lighting, sound, publicity, front-of-house, ticket sales, etc., for the August production of On Golden Pond?

If so, please come to the Williamsville Hall to meet with director Cris Parker-Jennings. If you can come for only part of that slot, no worries: We’ll be happy to see you! All the best, Annie Landenberger, producer Rock River Players present On Golden Pond

Auditions for “A Piece of My Heart”

Rock River Players announces upcoming auditions for “A Piece of My Heart” September 8 at 4pm, 9 at 6pm, 10 at 11am, and 11 at 1pm at the Williamsville Hall in Williamsville, Vermont. Performances will be the last weekend in October. Auditions will be reading from the script.

Rock River Players offer open reading of Inherit the Wind and present On Golden Pond

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players’ [RRP] summer season features two events at the Williamsville Hall on Dover Road in Williamsville.