Arts, Dining & Entertainment
March 23, 2016

“Mini Mud!” returns to Chandler stage

“Mini Mud!” returns to Chandler stage

Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts

Youth from a wide range of Vermont and New Hampshire communities will share talents with Chandler audiences at “Mini Mud!” on March 26.

Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. — RANDOLPH — The 9th annual youth version of Chandler’s Mud Season Variety Show, “Mini Mud!” will be presented Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph.

Forty eight young performers from 11 communities and two states will share their talents in 20 acts for this annual celebration, with performers ranging in age from 8 to 18. Teens Tillie Quattrone of Adamant and Philip Papp of Randolph will tie the show together as an emcee duo.

A wide range of music will be offered by solo vocalists Maddox Bashaw of Brookfield, Emma Dimick-Ritter and Janea Hudson of Randolph, Liz LaJeunesse of Northfield, and Emma Wright of Braintree. Vocal duos will be performed by Randolph singers Faith DeCroti and Kalysta Baldwin, Maddie DeJoinville and C.J. Philbrick, Hannah Johnson and Natalie Strand, and Abbie Hill and Alliya Gartner of Brookfield. Maddox Bashaw will reappear joined by a back-up trio of Janèa, Hannah, and Natalie, and from Bethel comes vocalist Grace LaFramboise accompanied by pianist Laura Vaillancourt.

It won’t be all singing! Russell Clar of Montpelier will begin the show by involving the audience in a special magic trick and then segue into a surprise act. For the first time in the show’s 9-year history there will be ukuleles. A vocal quartet with two ukuleles will appear with Elliot Papp of Randolph, Meadow McGalliard of Sharon, Kristen Husher of Randolph and Brookfield, and Elissa Doering of Randolph Center, and Clar will reappear to perform two solo pieces on his ukulele. Avery Potash and Alexander Allison from the Summit School in Montpelier will each solo on their fiddles, and Jack Brandon of Randolph Center and Hope Kuper of Grantham, N.H. will perform several works each on the Chandler Steinway piano. The Randolph Union High School a cappella group will close the first part of the program and the RUHS School Jazz band will round out the evening and celebrate the final curtain call with a rousing “I Feel Good.”

“Mini Mud!” is an important fundraiser for youth programming offered at Chandler throughout the year. Reserved tickets are available in advance by calling 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org.

Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.

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