Bald Mountain is a budding children’s theater nestled in the green mountains of central Vermont. We use fairy tales in their rawest form to spark curiosity and creativity in the classroom. Fairy tales teach us about the cultures that produce them as well as ourselves. Through these classic stories, children can explore, develop, and learn to love their unique identities.
Bald Mountain brings a contemporary aesthetic to classic stories, promoting youth engagement in the arts all across Vermont and beyond.
Bald Mountain’s premiere production, The Big Random, written by acclaimed Vermont playwright Dana Yeaton, follows a troubled man on his path to redemption. Professionally designed and beautifully performed, The Big Random filled houses in both Rochester and the Middlebury Town Hall Theater.
In 2004, the hilariously witty Stones in His Pockets toured to Rochester, Vergennes and Woodstock, regaling audiences with brash Irish humor and the timeless hold our homes have on all of us.
Piano Stories was the precursor to the type of work Bald Mountain hopes to do in the future, seeking to make classic stories accessible to audiences through the power of music. Pairing Chekov with Tchaikovsky, Fitzgerald with Gershwin, and Du Maurier with Schumann left spectators newly engaged and hungry for more.
Artistic Director Ethan Bowen aims to foster creativity, community, and engagement in Vermont youth through the power of storytelling. With a storied past and a bright future, Bald Mountain will soon be reaching out to youth all over New England and leaving behind mature, engaged young adults.