4/8/18: Open Stage

April Open Mics on the 1st, 8th, and 22nd — unplugged music and spoken word! Original material only at these celebrations of creativity. The performances will be recorded and filmed for web and broadcast.

01 Open Stage: All Comers
08 Open Stage: Authors & Poets + Music
22 Open Stage: Humanities & Sciences + Music

Presentation or Performance, Words or Music. RSVP to reserve a slot: stage33@stage33live.com or ph/txt 802-289-0148

UPDATE, 3/18/2018: Slot RSVPs for the 1st and 8th are running higher than expected. There’s still room, don’t despair! But do reserve a slot if you want one.

It’s looking like we’ll guarantee the first ten RSVPs up to ten minutes each. Using less time is absolutely fine — it’s way better to dazzle people with five amazing high-impact minutes than to do ten minutes of so-so.

If there’s fewer than ten RSVPs, we’ll adjust things accordingly. If there’s more than ten, we’ll have the first ten go first, and then others who have reserved. Walk-ups will still be welcome, but they’ll be after the folks who reserved slots in advance.

This isn’t a bar scene, it’s a listening event. All well behaved ages are welcome. Admission by donation. Doors at 6PM at 33 Bridge St in Bellows Falls. Audience seating capacity is limited to 50, plus standing room.

Songs, poetry, prose, comedy, drama, storytelling, science, humanities, it’s all on the table. Walk-up performers and presenters are welcome, but RSVP to reserve slot (first come, first served) to stage33@stage33live.com or ph/txt 802-289-0148. Stage time depends on demand.

The first is also both April Fool’s and Easter — extra points for doofy costumes and bunny ears. And the 22nd is Earth Day, so extra points for, um, flowerpot hats or something.

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These Open Mics are part of a Sunday Evenings in April series at Stage 33 Live, the plucky local love child of Ted Talks, eTown, Prairie Home Companion, Science Friday, and The Little Rascals. Stage 33 Live is nonprofit and run by volunteers.

Learn more at www.stage33live.com

Other events in this April ’18 series include:

A co-headlined concert with The Break Maids & River HALO on April 15… original rock-n-roll folk punk, and homespun freedom songs of the luminous kind. Women in charge! Dancing encouraged.

And on April 29, the premier of the newest installment of The Secret Life of Death by Gail Golec, followed by audience Q&A. This episode of Gail Golec’s media series also features historian Matt Labbe; together they delve into the history of The Old Dodge Tavern — including the gravestone in the basement.

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