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14th Annual Broadway Direct

Vergennes Opera House

Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

14th Annual Broadway Direct

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General adult admission
General seating. Doors open approximately 6:45pm.
23h 37m $15.00 $2.55
General youth admission (18 years or younger)   more info 23h 37m $5.00 $1.94

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 14th Annual

Friday, December 6th, 7:30pm 

For the 14th year, Bill Carmichael, (known us as Bill Walsh) is pulling together the annual Broadway Direct show, marking his 14th year doing so. The production will take place on Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm with the doors, and the cash bar, opening at 6:45 for general seating.

This year, Bill Carmichael, a Broadway professional actor who has called Vergennes home for more than 15 years, has called on the talents of Elisa Van Duyne, Richard Koons, and a returning favorite, Amanda Ryan Paige to join him on stage. The entire company will once again be supported by the expert skills of pianist Scott Nicholas.

“We are all set for another fantastic show this year,” said Bill Carmichael. “Jerry Herman’s music is so well-loved, and our cast is ready to bring their best to the Vergennes Opera House.”

As in years past, several local high school students will be joining the pros on stage. The students are Addie Brooks from Vergennes Union, Anneka Shepherd from Essex High, and Hanlan Paquin from South Burlington.

The night’s performance will focus on the music of Jerry Herman. The group will be performing songs from Mame, Hello Dolly, and La Cage Aux Folles to name a few.

“This show, hands down, is an audience favorite each year. It is a great pick-me-up after Thanksgiving and a great warm up for the holidays around the corner,” said Gerianne Smart, President of the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House. “How they pull this off with less than two-days rehearsal together is a theatrical feat and so very enjoyable to witness.”

Saint Michael’s Playhouse collaboration:
 This entire show, students and all, will also be performing a matinee and an evening performance the very next day on Saturday, December 7th in Saint Michael’s Playhouse! This gives the students an incredible opportunity to perform with professional singers/actors on an equity stage! It also gives the Saint Michael’s Playhouse crowd a taste of some terrific musical performances.

 Tickets are available online in advance via the Vergennes Opera House website
 ( and are $15 for adults and seniors or $18 at the door. High school and grade school students are $5. The special pricing for students is made possible by underwriting from the Vergennes Rotary Club. Tickets  will also be available at the door, if not sold out. 

General seating. Doors and cash bar will open at approximately 6:45 p.m. 

For more information visit the Vergennes Opera House website or call 802-877-6737.

BROADWAY DIRECT show sponsors: Derek Cohen, Candy & Tim Vincent, Jeniah Johnson & Tom Sheeran, Attorney Fred Peet, Bruce and Gloria Mina, Rotary Club of Greater Vergennes and National Bank of Middlebury, Connie & Bill Houston, NFP Property & Casualty Insurance, and the Hardy Family.

Season Sponsors confirmed thus far: Ed & Beverly Biello, Bob & Deb Hartenstein, Mike & Lynn Donnelly, Amanda Bodell & Jeffry Glassberg, Connie & Bill Houston, The Vermont Agency of National Life, Jackman Fuels, Lizbeth & Timothy Ryan, RPM: Restoration Performance Motorcars, The Schaefer Family, Vergennes Animal Hospital, Andrew & Jeff Fritz, H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders, Vermont Gas, Bar Antidote, and Whistlepig Whiskey.


Have questions about 14th Annual Broadway Direct? Contact Vergennes Opera House

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Vergennes Opera House
120 Main St
Vergennes, VT 05491

Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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Vergennes Opera House

The Vergennes Opera House
A restored 1897 theater in the heart of one of Vermont's most
unique and vibrant downtowns.
General Information
The historic Vergennes Opera House, on the second floor of the 1897 Vergennes City Hall, was restored through a major effort by hundreds of individuals, businesses, and foundations beginning in 1993. A grand re-opening in 1997 welcomed the public back into the historic community space. Since then the Opera House has played host to many fine theater productions, concerts by local, national and international performers across the genres, community gatherings, high school dances and weddings and celebrations of all kinds. 

With a full calendar of year-roundr round, the Vergennes Opera House provides entertainment, arts and cultural activities with truly something for everyone.


Photo courtesy of Donna Burke Wilkins
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