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A Christmas Carol: Chamber Theatre

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Begin your holiday season with Shakespeare on Main Street as they present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Chamber Style in Rutland at the Brick Box Theatre at the Paramount, Saturday, Dec 16, 7:30pm, Brick Box/Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland; and Sunday, Dec 17, 2:30pm, Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School St, Wallingford

In A Christmas Carol, Dickens explores the morality of the love of money over the love of family and people. Scrooge sees the way his life has slipped into a basically unhappy and lonely old age where he has lost the possibility of love and friendship. This holiday masterwork is a story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption as Dickens proposes connecting individuals to one another is what ultimately corrects the social injustice created by capitalism.

Readers or Chamber Theater is a style of theater in which the actors may or may not memorize their lines, but place emphasis on vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, intricate blocking, and movement. This style of performance of literature was initially lauded because it emphasized hearing a written text as a new way to understand literature.

Director Gary Meitrott adapts Chamber Theater style to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a lively and creative element to the performance. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all the characters to life, uniquely telling the story with Dickens’ own words.

Meitrott, a lover of classic literature and founder of SoMS, says, “Even though we are all connected electronically, we are also isolated as individuals. A Christmas Carol rings truer than ever in its lesson to give and to love with every moment we have.”

The cast features Evan Breault, David Kiefner, Ken Kilb, Jonathan White and Meghan Wood.

Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students & Military; $5 Children under age 12

For more information, ticket information and advance tickets, log on to http://www.shakespeareonmainstreet.org/a-christmas-carol-2017.html.

For more information, log on to www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org. Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare and other authors to Vermont and upstate New York audiences.  We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions. www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.

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Cider Monday

We’d like to invite you to join us in person at Phoenix Books to enjoy a free cup of delicious, hot apple cider! (While supplies last.)  Cider Monday is a new tradition being started by lots of small businesses in New England, and it’s our way of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local economy this holiday season.

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Workers Comp Corner – November 2017

Workers’ compensation coverage is required for ALL employment, and employers are liable for anyone they employ, including independent contractors and subcontractors. The Workers’ Compensation markets both in Vermont and nationwide continue to experience hard market conditions. Vermont’s system can seem a complicated process, but with a general understanding of the system and a commitment to […]

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Join Us for the November Chamber Mixer!

Plan on attending the Frank Webb Home Chamber Mixer on Tuesday, November 14th, 5-7pm.  That’s right Frank Webb’s Bath Center is now Frank Webb Home featuring all the same great products and service you expect.  Frank Webb Home is located at 3089 Cold River Rd. in Rutland. There will be great hors d’oeuvres catered by […]

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Looking for the perfect gift?

Now open at 170 Woodstock Ave. in Rutland is Maple Leaf Gifts & Wine.  They specialize in Vermont brews and wine, as well as, Vermont specialty products and gift baskets.  Stop by and check out this great new Chamber Member. You are also invited to join Maple Leaf Gifts & Wine and the Chamber for […]

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In the mood for great Italian food?

We are so happy to welcome Peppino’s Ristorante Italiano as a new member of the Chamber. Louis and his team at Peppino’s Ristorante Italiano invite you to try their homemade sauces and “old world” recipes. They serve only the finest cuts of beef & veal, the freshest   seafood, and superb chicken and al dente pasta dishes. Their […]

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Workers Comp Corner October 2017

Employer Responsibility for Insurance Coverage & Exclusions For unemployment insurance purposes, an employer is a legal entity that is required by law to furnish unemployment insurance coverage to one or more individuals. An employer can be a sole-proprietor, a partnership, a limited liability company (LLC or LLP), a corporation, or any other entity for which […]

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October Greetings From Mary

Hello Chamber Members! The air is getting crisper and the leaves are putting on their show and here at the Chamber we are extremely excited about so many things! First and foremost, our Annual Meeting is happening October 19th at the Paramount Theatre. We are truly thankful to GE Aviation for their continued sponsorship of […]

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Tom Huebner Named Business Leader of the Year

  Tom Huebner Named Rutland Region Chamber Business Leader of the Year 2017 RUTLAND, VT – The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce has announced Tom Huebner, President & CEO of the Rutland Regional Medical Center, has been selected “Business Leader of the Year 2017”. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on […]

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So Much Excitement at the Chamber Annual Meeting

The Chamber Staff and Board of Directors are excited to share all the excitement going on in our region with you at our Annual Meeting on October 19th on the stage of the Paramount Theatre (5-7pm). The meeting will provide a brief review of the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past year and where we are […]

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