Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Bald Mountain presents Vermont tour of newly adapted “Puss in Boots”

Nov. 2-20—VERMONT—Bald Mountain Theater presents a 13-town Vermont tour of its wildly original, all-ages adaptation of the classic story “Puss in Boots: or How to get Ahead in the World.” The story is touring Nov. 2-20. See schedule below.
What does it take to get ahead in the world? When a third son inherits nothing but a cat, he prepares to starve. But this is no ordinary cat. In Bald Mountain’s fast and fun new adaptation, the “Puss in boots” is ambitious, driven to push his master to the top. Which begs the question for the son—and for us all—what kind of success do we want?
Expanded from the original story, this lively adaptation by Bald Mountain’s creative director Ethan Bowen features a small yet dynamic cast playing many roles paired with a driving score that bursts into song. Bowen says, “This story is the American dream gone wild and we had a blast peopling the work with wonderfully vivid characters. Characters change on the fly, dialects flying every which way, and physical comedy is the rule of the day.”
In addition to original songs and music by Justine Calnan-Cavacas and sets by Robert Melik Finkle, the play features Burlington actress Dana Block as Puss in Boots, Tristan Rich-Goding as the third son, and Christine Meagher and Toby Mueller-Medlicott as every other character and sometimes more than one at a time.
The story is suitable for ages 6 and older. It has a one-hour running time.
Tickets are available at the door of each venue: $15 for adults, $10 for under 10 and over 65, and family of four $40. Reservations, full touring schedule, and info can be found at or 802-767-4800.
Local schedule:
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., West Rutland Town Hall, West Rutland
Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., New Berry Market, White River Junction
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Warren Town Hall, Warren
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall, Tunbridge
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., ART Theater, Hanford Career Center, Middlebury
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., The Little Theater, Woodstock
Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., Spice Studios, Rochester
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