Category Archives: The Arts

Theater Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ brims with wit, song and dance

THE LOWE DOWN | By Jim Lowe “Guys and Dolls,” the 1960 Frank Loesser Broadway musical, isn’t merely one of the most popular musicals of all time, it’s one of…

Youngsters demonstrate their flair for stagecraft

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. Some swam through the air while others sat atop a make-believe battleship, peering out over a make-believe ocean. At a quick glance, it would’ve looked…

Poetry, painting go hand in hand

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. Scattered throughout the property of Billings Farm and Museum were students with their heads ducked and hands constantly moving. The only time they looked up…

Theater Review: Weston finds magic in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

THE LOWE DOWN  |  By Jim Lowe There was a dearth of youngsters at Friday’s opening night performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Weston Playhouse, but the adults were…

RYT takes on Shakespeare tragedy

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. The local woods, fields and parks will soon be alive with the words of William Shakespeare. The Rutland Youth Theatre is about to start its…

Theater Review: Langtry and Wilde hire Sherlock Holmes

THE LOWE DOWN  |  By Jim Lowe Simply delicious describes perfectly the comedy in the Dorset Theatre Festival’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly,” the Katie Forgette…

Change starts with one vision

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli  |  Correspondent. The vision of one can become the vision of many. And that’s the goal of Rutland’s Photo Voice Project, now on display at the…

Belgian sculptor spends summer at Carving Studio

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. WEST RUTLAND — Paty Sonville is described as an athlete in her field. She travels the world leaving massive sculptures in her wake. “Paty is…

Theater Review: Hickdom and country music prove universal

  LOWE DOWN  |  By JIM LOWE Weston Playhouse Theatre Company opened its 79th season with a slice of Vermont hick. Although the effervescent country musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes”…

Theater Review: Bawdy goings on in ‘Spamalot’

LOWE DOWN  |  By JIM LOWE COLCHESTER — “Monty Python’s Spamalot” aims to offend just about everyone. But in the Saint Michael’s Playhouse production, which opened the company’s 2015 season…