Giving Story

Very Merry Theatre

Burlington, VT

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"As we look ahead to 2022 this donation will truly make an impact by providing scholarship support, helping us to expand program offerings like our new costume workshops and continue to invest in materials needed to support our young performers in bringing stories to life on the VMT stage."

~Very Merry Theatre

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"Very Merry Theatre (VMT) is a community-based non-profit youth theater company, operating since 2002. Our mission is to “Build strong, inspired youth and communities through theatre arts.” By partnering with multiple schools and youth-serving organizations across northwestern Vermont, VMT has become an essential access and engagement point for young people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and enrichment of the arts. “All Children Take Center Stage". "

Nominated by:

Elizabeth Ford, Senior Commissioning Engineer

South Burlington, VT


Read My Hallam Story

"I worked for Very Merry Theatre for the ten years before I joined Hallam-ICS.  I worked as a Stage Manager for all their productions while I was “at-home” raising Olivia.  It is an awesome organization that helps build the foundation for the children’s life by developing essential skills far beyond the obvious performance skills.

They include mostly public school, some private school, and home schooled children.  Many of the current children are new Americans and at-risk children.  It is a ray of hope for these children.  It is diverse and inclusive."

~Elizabeth Ford

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