Theatre of the Deaf

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) has a history that is proud and groundbreaking. Touring the nation and the world for over 45 years, the acting company is comprised of deaf and hearing actors.  Each performance unfolds simultaneously in two languages; one for the eye, American Sign Language, and one for the ear, the Spoken Word. Wednesday, October 19th. 7 - 10 PM. In...
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Jann Klose and Jaclyn Jones

Jann Klose
Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released five albums and two EPs. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His new duo album STEREOPTICON (2016), recorded with Grammy® nominated guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck is now available on the Cosmic Trigger label. Gary and Jann wil...
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Karen Frisk Jazz Group ft. Donn Trenner

$12 Tickets on sale till the 17th! Day of Show  ticket price: $15 Karen Frisk, vocals, is uniting with wonderful jazz musicians (Donn Trenner, Mike Monaghan, Ben Bilello, David Zinno) to perform at The Buttonwood Tree for a unique evening of exemplary jazz music. Donn Trenner is an Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, and arranger that came up in the ranks of ea...
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April Verch

April Verch
Come experience April Verch’s delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning fiddle playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously to jaw-dropping effect. She'll be performing at The Buttonwood Tree on Sunday, September 11th at 3pm. Learn more about April here.
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Plan Your Visit

Downtown Middletown has many wonderful dining options. Here is a list of those within quick walking distance. There are lots of other choices - you’ll find them in the Downtown Directory.  We have sandwich shops, bars that serve burgers and lots of international restaurants:  Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Creative Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Spanish/Tapas, Argentinian &amp...
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CSA Songwriter Workshop with Deb Russell

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CT Songwriters Association Presents: a Songwriters Workshop on June 14th at 7:15pm. Nationally known career coach Deb Russell of  “The Artist’s Edge” presents a workshop on “Effective Use of Social Media”,  with song presentation and critique to follow. $15 for CSA members, $20 non-members. No registration required CSA Website
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Laughter Yoga and INTERPLAY

Mylene Poitras
Every FIRST and THIRD Tuesday is Laughter Yoga. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even i...
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Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing is held every third Tuesday at 7:30pm. Hosted by "Soaring Eagle" Lou Sorrentino, sound healing combines psychological therapies with music to heal the body. With instruments such as Crystal Bowls crafted for perfect resonance, Lou restores energy flows to their proper states and bring peace to our bodies. Sit back and relax, let the vibrations wash...
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July Art Show

Tom Humpreys
The Buttonwood Tree is pleased to present Middletown artist Tom Humphreys’ work during the month of July 2016! Tom will be hosting a reception on Sunday July 10th at 5:00pm. Learn more about Tom.
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Great Make Believe Improv Show

The Great Make Believe Society
Don’t miss your chance to join the GMBS Improv Troupe for comedy and fun! Watch The Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions! Comedy fit for the family! Check the calendar fo...
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June Art Show

Photo of flower by Curt Tota
On display for the month of June is the work of local Connecticut photographer, Curt Tota. The theme of his exhibit is Joy. Beautiful 9x13 prints are available for $40 each, with 20% being donated back to The Buttonwood Tree! Also available are regular prints and a sampling of his work, which is best viewed under black light.
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Soul Harmony Benefit Show

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Artists Supporting Artists and The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center are casting for The Soul Harmony Show (TSHS) on June 18, 2016, 8-10pm Middletown CT. TSHS is an open mic for professional and amateur artists of all types no matter what genre or craft. Please contact Duane Denny at 508-840-5225 or [email protected] Learn more here
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The Tile Project

The Buttonwood Tree
  Since last April we here are The Buttonwood Tree have been mounting a fundraising campaign that will bring a beautiful visual art installation to the foyer of our facility at 605 Main Street in downtown Middletown. A 46”x 58” space on the wall will be filled with a ceramic tile mosaic of an artist’s interpretation of both our mission and our buttonwood tree logo. To b...
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