Jennifer Jasper: Bennington Performing Arts Center to Feature Young Musicians, Local Storytellers and More | arts and culture

Greetings from the Bennington Performing Arts Center – The Home of Oldcastle Theater Company (BPAC). We are at 331 Main Street in downtown Bennington. I’m excited to be able to write a column about all the big events we have coming up! We don’t want you to miss the fun happening at BPAC. Our mission is to make live performance affordable and accessible to everyone in the community.

This weekend, on Sunday we welcome the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Jukebox Quartet. The program includes young local musicians.

Then, on Tuesday, March 15, join us for Storytelling Night where you will hear “If You Only Knew” stories told by local storytellers.

On March 19 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., presented by the Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Council and the Greater Bennington Interfaith Council. After having to postpone in January, we are excited to bring this free event to our space. It includes performances by two choirs from the Olive Mount Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

At the end of the month, Bennington Community Theater (BCT) presents “A Brand New Day – Broadway Songs of Hope” to welcome the spring season. The musical review runs from March 31 to April 3.

Oldcastle Theater Company kicks off its 50th season of professional theater on June 17 with Stephen Temperley’s ‘Souvenir’, directed by Artistic Director, Nathan Stith.

We are kicking off spring with our first fundraising gala at Mount Anthony Country Club on April 30th. Tickets for this event are on sale now. This fundraiser benefits all BPAC programming and keeps our doors open year-round with events for all ages, including the BPAC Youth Theater Project.

Come join the BPAC community. Tickets and information for all events mentioned here and in the future can be found on our website at bpacvt.org. We require proof of vaccination and we ask that you wear a mask in the building. Our facility is well ventilated and comfortable, regardless of the weather outside.

Jennifer Jasper is executive director of the Bennington Performing Arts Center.

William E. Bennett