The annual Vermont Entertainment 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 10-minute mini-performances so that you can see them in action. This is a great way to see 20+ 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 20+ 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 Program Booklet from our Showcase is a valuable resource when it comes time to book your performers because it includes the contact information for all the performers. Click below for copies of the Program Booklets from previous years: