The annual Vermont Performance Showcase is a great opportunity to see, hear and book your entertainment needs for the upcoming seasons! Performing artists, mostly from New England and New York, come to the showcase to show what they have to offer. Every performer has an exhibit table and is available throughout the day to talk with you about your performance needs, and twenty-four artists actually present 9-minute mini-performances so that you can see them in action. This is a great way to see 24+ new performers all in one day and all under one roof.
The Showcase is a great place to coordinate some block booking. It has become a tradition for several departments to work together to get a performer to Vermont for the week. Monday afternoon in one community, Monday night in a nearby community, Tuesday somewhere else, and so one. The artists love this and you typically get better prices. One group even coordinates a summer performing arts series for their day camps, where each community hosts one show during the summer and they travel around to each other's camp locations once a week. The possibilities are endless!
Here is what you can expect at the showcase
-- Sample 24+ of New England's finest performers
-- Musicians, puppeteers, clowns, mimes, storytellers and more
-- Book with others and save $$$. Block booking made easy
-- A program book listing showcase artists, exhibitors & phone numbers
-- Network with colleagues and hear about their experiences.this alone is worth the admission price.
The VRPA Performance Showcase is held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
The 2017 Vermont Performance Showcase will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW - Pay with a credit card or print off your invoice & mail a check.
The Showcase Program Booklet is a valuable resource when it comes time to book performers, it includes the contact information for all the performers.
Click below for copies of the Program Booklets from previous years:
2013 Booklet - 2014 Booklet - 2015 Booklet - 2016 Booklet - 2017 Booklet
The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association (VRPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with 34 Vermont communities to offer Deeply Discounted Amusement Park/Adventure Center Tickets this summer.
How would you like to save 25% or more off the regular ticket prices and visit these highly visited amusement centers any day of the week? These tickets are good any day of the week for the duration of the park season. By purchasing your tickets through the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, you can save money and help out the state organization, which in turn benefits local parks and recreation departments throughout the state.
OUR 2017 SUMMER DISCOUNT TICKETS
Bromley Adventure Center in Manchester, VT - $33 each (At the park - $47 for 48"+ and $25 under 48")
- Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George, NY - $40 each (At the park - $58.99 for 48"+ and $46.99 under 48")
- Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA - $39 each (At the park - $63.99 for 54"+ and $53.99 under 54")
ONLINE TICKET SALES
Our 2017 VRPA Summer Discount Tickets are also available online. Tickets purchased online and through your local recreation departments are good until the last day the parks are open. CLICK on the Park Name links below to find out when the parks will be closing this year.
- Bromley Adventure Park online tickets – CLICK HERE and use “3” for the group name and “20vrpa17sum” for the password. These tickets must be purchased at least one day before you plan to visit the park; you need to choose a day to buy them but the tickets are good any day all season. Click here for more details.
- Great Escape online tickets – CLICK HERE & use “VRPA” for the user name and “SixFlags13” for the password. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.
- Six Flags New England online tickets – CLICK HERE and look for the “promo code” box in the upper right corner, use “VTREC2017” for the promo code. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.
CLICK HERE for a list of our current community ticket partners. We recommend that you call ahead to find out exactly where and when you can purchase tickets in each community; in most cases they will be sold at the Parks & Recreation Department, in some cases they are sold in the Town Clerk's office. Still have questions? Contact Betsy Terry at the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association at email@example.com or 802-878-2077.