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March 2017

Upright Citizens Brigade

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - April 1 @ 9:30 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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FOUR SHOWS: March 31 & April 1 at 7 & 9:30 pm, FlynnSpace “Witty, irreverent, and conceptually ambitious.”—The Onion UCB TourCo is the touring branch of the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters in New York and Los Angeles that brings the best improv comedians to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre—founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh—has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad…

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April 2017

Amy E. Tarrant Gallery: Sally Linder’s “White Magnetism”

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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December 3, 2016 through April 1, 2017 *Please note that the gallery will be closed on December 24. Adrift by Sally Linder Burlington artist Sally Linder has spent years visiting the Arctic, sketching polar bears threatened with extinction. These exquisitely wrought paintings and drawings encourage conversation about what is happening because of oil, gas, and coal extraction, as well as global warming in this region at the top of the world. ARTIST'S STATEMENT: White Magnetism There are no charted paths…

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Stand Up, Sit Down, and Laugh

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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The Flynn's hilarious comedy series, Stand Up, Sit Down, and Laugh, returns with side-splitting performances by Josie Leavitt ('93 NYC Funniest Westsider, SevenDays Best Comic in VT 2014), Hillary Boone (Vermont Comedy Divas, Divas Do Good initiative, host of the Vermont Moth StorySLAM), Marlon Fisher (2015 Seven Daysie finalist in Best Stand-up Comic, 2015 and 2016 Vermont's Funniest Comic Competition Semi-finalist), Tim Bridge (Green Mountain Comedy Festival, The Unmentionables, #3 in 2016 Vermont's Funniest Comedian contest), and Mike Thomas (finalist…

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1984

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, 222 College St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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A Benefit for the Flynn's Educational Programs: Celebrate Freedom of Expression and Support the Flynn George Orwell's classic novel begins with the sentence, “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” On April 4, 2017, independent movie theaters across the US and Canada are participating collectively in a screening of 1984 starring John Hurt, who died last month. April 4 is the day that Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government…

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The Opulence of Integrity

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - April 7 @ 3:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Inspired by the life and legend of Muhammad Ali, and using Ali as an archetype to explore the universal black male struggle for identity, choreographer Christal Brown’s company INSPIRIT explores the social, economic, and emotional trappings that continually restrict African American freedoms. This powerful multimedia dance/theater piece incorporates elements of boxing, hip-hop, martial arts, modern dance, and theater to focus a historical lens on a contemporary issue.

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National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palace 9 Cinema, 10 Fayette Dr
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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TWO SHOWS: 2 & 7 pm Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is…

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Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage – Opening Reception

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC More info: http://www.flynncenter.org/performances-events/amy-e-tarrant-gallery/archives/amy-e.-tarrant-gallery-alnobak-wearing-our-heritage.html Amy E. Tarrant Gallery: April 8 through June 17, 2017 Opening Talk: Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm with co-curators Eloise Beil and Vera Longtoe Sheehan AD + ASL available for opening talk. To request, call 802-652-4504 by March 24. What does it mean to be Indian in Vermont? What does it mean to be an Indigenous artist? Native identity finds expression in different ways with each generation. Since the State…

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New Voices #4: Walinja and Migmar Tsering

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Presented in conjunction with Saint Michael’s College music professor William Ellis, the Flynn is honored to present a showcase series of local New American musicians at our intimate black box theater. For over five years, Walinja, a Burlington-based Somali Bantu band, has partnered with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program to teach skills to other members of the Somali Bantu community.

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Home and Garden Online Auction

April 9 @ 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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The Home & Garden Online Auction 2017 is now open. The auction runs from March 13 to April 9, 2017 at 9 pm. The proceeds support the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and by bidding, you make it possible for us to present extraordinary artists, introduce over 38,000 kids to live performance, and partner with local arts and community groups and social service agencies to serve nearly 200,000 Vermonters every year. Auction items range from incredible golf packages to…

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Home School Workshop: Ty Defoe

April 17 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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The Homeschool Initiative invites homeschool families to take part in a special workshop with a Flynn teaching artist on the day of a student matinee that fosters arts education and community growth, as students are exposed to high quality performances and companion workshops. For “Ty Defoe: Native American Culture Revealed ”, a Flynn teaching artist leads participants through the rich and vibrant elements of Native American including: storytelling, folklore, indegenous music and dance. This 1 hour workshop will deepen Ty…

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Teacher Workshop: Story Text into a Storytelling

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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In this informal and informational webinar, featuring Flynn Teaching Artist Susanna Olson, we will share many research-based (and fun!) techniques for developing stories with students for classroom performance; taking a story off the pages of a book and up onto a classroom "stage." This workshop is free. Professional Development Credit Available Register here: https://flynncenter.wufoo.com/forms/zhd9rb09lz2qy/

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Wild Kratts Live!

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Wild Kratts second show added Wednesday, April 19. Tickets go on sale to Flynn Members on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 am and to the general public on Friday, September 30 at 10 am. Buy tickets in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office, online, or at 802-86-FLYNN. Annual Flynn membership begins at $50 and is open to anyone at anytime. To buy tickets during the member on sale period, members must login and then the "Buy Tickets" button will…

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Wild Kratts – Live!

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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“Entertaining and educating.” —Chicago Tribune From the wonderfully brainy and creative minds of Vermont’s own Chris and Martin Kratt, Wild Kratts-Live! educates audiences about the wild and weird creatures that live in our environment. The brothers’ live show is an enthralling exploration into the animal kingdom through the live appearances of some of the mammals featured in the show, all wrapped in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratts’ beloved brand of laugh-out-loud comedy that kids love.

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The Joey Alexander Trio

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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“I’ve never heard anyone who can play like him. No one has heard a person who can play like him.” —Wynton Marsalis Charged with intricate bursts of improvisation, piano prodigy Joey Alexander plays with a strikingly vast emotional range made all the more stunning considering Alexander’s young age. The Bali-born 13-year-old is the new thing in jazz, a fully formed artist whose musical maturity has earned him critical nods of appreciation and a fervent endorsement from jazz giant Herbie Hancock.…

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Broadway National Tour: Annie

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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“One of the best family musicals ever penned.” —Chicago Tribune The musical that gave the world Tomorrow and It’s the Hard Knock Life is back in a brand new incarnation of its iconic 1977 Broadway production. Annie captures a poignant snapshot of Depression-era America where grit and wit are the only tools to overcome hopelessness and the wrath of mean Miss Hannigan. This production draws out the timeless integrity of Annie with dramatic scenery, bold new arrangements, and an inspiring…

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May 2017

Broadway National Tour: Pippin

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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“A stroke of genius. This new Pippin amazes!” —Associated Press Diane Paulus’ Pippin reinvents original director Bob Fosse’s Broadway classic as a boundary-pushing performance for the 21st century. With heart-in-stomach-inducing acrobatics, gripping storytelling, and a pop-powered score, this new Pippin is full of intrigue. The astonishing performers not only sing and dance, but stitch the story together with vertiginous style, hanging by their toes from perilous heights, flying through the air from stage-left to -right, balancing on towers of wobbling…

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Flynn Ticket Raffle

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Enter to win a pair of tickets to ten Flynn performances of your choice for the 2017-2018 season! Winner will be selected on Wednesday, May 10. For $20, you could spend ten nights out on the town enjoying world-class performances at the Flynn (approximate fair market value: $1,000). See all ten shows yourself, or use some as gifts, employee bonuses, or client cultivation! Tickets are sold through the FlynnTix Regional Box Office (website, phone, and in person), and at Flynn-presented…

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National Theatre Live: Obsession

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palace 9 Cinema, 10 Fayette Dr
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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TWO SHOWS: 2 & 7 pm Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino…

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Adele Myers and Dancers: The Dancing Room

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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FOUR SHOWS: Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20 at 7 & 9 pm ***Intimate setting on the Flynn MainStage*** The Dancing Room draws on contemporary forms of dance, music, and interactive visual art while engendering a unique relationship between performer and audience. A group of no more than 30 audience members encircles the four dancers on stage in a collaboration with the artists designed to harness and examine the nuanced balance between the personal and the formal. The piece…

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June 2017

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palace 9 Cinema, 10 Fayette Dr
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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Two performances: 2 & 7 pm "Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production."—Radio Times All children, except one, grow up . . . Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic,…

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July 2017

David Blaine Live

July 1 @ 8:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at 10:00 AM

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