What’s on stage at the Paramount

What’s on stage at the Paramount

RUTLAND— Kicking off the week at the Paramount Theatre, Twiddle will play for two nights, March 28-29, in a benefit for the White Light Scholarship at Castleton University. With 12 years of touring behind them, Vermont-based band Twiddle has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo, and multiple sellouts of historic rock venues including New Yorks’ Capitol Theatre, and Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

With the White Light Foundation, Twiddle’s nonprofit partner, this two-night homecoming will create and fund the White Light Scholarship at Castleton University. Twiddle has come a long way since Mihali and Ryan first met at Castleton’s freshman orientation and the scholarship is the band’s way of giving back. Show are sold out for both nights.

On Saturday, March 30, an older school type of music will fill the theater, as Air Supply — Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock — perform with music spanning over four decades. Russell and Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. They signed to Arista Records in 1980, and began leaping to the top of the charts with “Lost in Love” and “All Out of Love.” Records to see these award-winning, Hall of Famers are $69-$89, or $159 for a VIP experience.

The Metropolitan Opera wraps up the week, with Wagner’s “Die Walkure” screening live in HD on Sunday, March 31 at 12:55 p.m. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Tickets are $23 for adults and $10 for students for the 5-hour encore performance. There will be two intermissions, about 35 minutes each. This opera will also screen at Middlebury’s Town Hall on March 30 at noon (townhalltheater.org).

Get tickets for any of the events at paramountvt.org. The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland.

Photo courtesy Town Hall Theatre

“Die Walküre” is set in  Norse mythology, when gods, giants, dwarves, and humans all contended for power. 

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