Autumn sessions open for enrollment!

Select a program to reveal details and your registration link.

All sessions are at O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St., Burlington

Scholarships available for all offerings.

If a session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

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K-2nd Grade Musical: The Adventures of Buster Bear

Based on the classic stories comes a new VMT musical about Buster and all his friends in the Green Forest!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

1st-3rd Grade Musical: The House at Pooh Corner

The second of A.A.Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh books comes to life in this original new musical adaptation!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

4th-6th Grade Musical: Pea Soup Mystery

A pea-soup poisoning turns into a bellyache of a mystery for kid detectives Spencer and Zoe to solve and bring the trouble-makers to justice! Great roles for all genders!

Starts Sep 4; Mon, Wed 4-5:30pm

Performs Oct 29, 30

$130

Ashley O’Brien, Don Wright

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

7th-9th Grade Musical: Title TBA

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10th-12th Grade Musical

Join the VMT teens for this production of the hit Broadway musical by local legend Anaïs Mitchell based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Preschool “Play”time (Ages 3-5)

Theater games and storytelling! 

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Saturday Drama Club (Ages 6-12)

Just show up at the door and create a new story every Saturday!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Thanksgiving Break Camp: Creatures from Outer Space (Ages 6-12)

Create stories about these unique creatures of mythology!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Homeschooler’s Special: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (Ages 6-13)

A musical based on the classic Harriet Lothrop book follows the tales of how the five Pepper children and their mother find happiness in the midst of their troubles!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Cabaret with Ashley! (Ages 8-13)

Work on your vocal skills as you create a song and dance and present with others in the group in a final cabaret-style performance!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Troupe (Ages 9-14)

Put on three shows in three months and develop your performing skills: a fun short musical, a literary classic, and a Broadway musical!

SESSION IS FULL, WAITLIST IS FULL

Costume Creation Workshop (Ages 9-14)

Develop your costume skills and see your creations on the stage in a VMT production!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Ages 13-19)

Join us for this gripping adventure based on the classic novel with new music by Woody Keppel, Allan Nichols, and Don!

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Faerie Group for A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Ages 6-12)

Play a Faerie in the teen show A Journey to the Center of the Earth (6-12 year olds)!

Join us for this gripping adventure based on the classic novel with new music by Woody Keppel, Allan Nichols, and Don! There will be two choreography rehearsals that your child will be in:

Performances are Nov 1 at 6:30pm, and Saturday Nov 2 at 2 and 6.30pm, and you must commit to two of the three performances (of your choice).

FREE

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Note: If the session is full, you will be given an opportunity to join a waiting list.

Summer camps are in session.

Programs are at O.N.E. Community Center unless otherwise noted

WATERWAYS: Earth Defenders Camp! AT RIVER ARTS!

Jul 8-12

8:30-2:30

Final Fri performance at 12:30

In progress

PETER PAN

Jul 8-12

9-3 daily

Final Fri performance at 1:30

FULL

FINDING NEMO, Jr
Wagon Tour Two (Charlotte)

Jul 8-12, 15-19

9:30-3 daily*

*Final day: 11am start with final performance starting at 6:30pm

FULL

DETECTIVES!

Jul 15-19

9-3 daily

Final Fri performance at 1:30

ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN
(Shelburne Town Hall)

9:30-3 daily

Final Fri performance at 1:30

FULL

OZMA OF OZ

Jul 22-26

8:30-1:30 daily

Final Fri performance at noon

FULL

TEEN TOUR '24:
42nd STREET

Jul 22-26, Jul 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9

All rehearsals 1-5pm at O.N.E. Community Center

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

Jul 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9

8:30-1:30 daily for two weeks

Final Fri performance at noon

FULL

FAQs

What happens after registration?
You'll receive a confirmation email within minutes of your purchase. Check your spam folder if you don't see it. Save this information. Or print it and stick it on the refrigerator. It contains all basic information and your registration number.

What does my child need to bring?
About one week before the camp starts, you'll receive a startup email with more details.

How do you audition for a role?
We make auditions fun and stress-free. Younger kids do a theater exercise. Teens do a reading. Middle schoolers do both. Singing is optional. Participants request their top 3 roles or sections. We do our best to honor their choices.

Does everyone get a role?
Our motto is 'Every child takes center stage.' We adapt shows so everyone can have a part. We offer singing solos at all our sessions and camps. Schools usually give solos to fifth graders and eighth graders.

Do I need voice lessons?
We do not recommend formal voice training before ages 14-15. You may benefit from informal lessons with a qualified teacher. Learn how to use the voice as an instrument and express emotion.

Scholarships

Thanks to grants, donors, and sponsors, Very Merry Theatre's programs are open to everyone regardless of economic background.

If you need a scholarship, email info@verymerrytheatre.org

Include the session or camp name, your child's name and age, and the requested amount.

Our coordinator will send you an online registration link and unique discount code to enter at checkout.

Cancellation policies

If you need to cancel your registration, we offer the following refund schedule.

Fall/Winter/Spring programming
Full refund with three weeks advance notice to the start date.
50% refund with fewer than three weeks notice.

Summer camps
Full refund with 30 days advance notice to the start date.
50% refund with fewer than 30 days notice.

Contact Ben@VeryMerryTheatre.org

Do you have additional questions about registrations or waitlists?
Email ben@verymerrytheatre.org

"More than learning about acting,
when I do Very Merry, I am learning about LIFE."

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