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Paramount Theatre unveils upcoming season lineup

RUTLAND— The Paramount Theatre unveiled its 2017-2018 season at the historic hall, Friday, July 28.

“The upcoming season continues the great tradition of presenting diverse selections of events to our community,” said Eric Mallette, the Paramount Theatre’s programming director. “We take our role in the renaissance of downtown Rutland very seriously; we are proud to unveil another thrilling slate of entertainment that will undoubtedly continue that promising trend as we help fill restaurants and storefronts with patrons, many of whom are from out of town and experiencing our beautiful city for the first time.”

The Paramount Theatre is currently in its 18th season of bringing live entertainment to central Vermont. Last season, the theatre welcomed over 40,000 guests through its doors.

This season, 2017-2018, highlights include Scotty McCreery, David Crosby and Friends, The Vienna Boys Choir, current “America’s Got Talent” favorite Puddles Pity Party, Amos Lee, internationally acclaimed modern dance company Mummenschanz and the first national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage!”

Other acts include the national premiere of Chefs! A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown (think Magic Mike meets Iron Chef), Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real and Peter Funt as he presents Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles.

Tickets go on sale to members of the theatre on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. online at www.ParamountVT.org and 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the Box Office. The general public may purchase tickets online at beginning Friday, Aug.11 at 6 p.m. or at the Box Office located at 30 Center Street starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12. For more information and box office hours, visit paramountvt.org.

For the full schedule see page 15.

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