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Occurs on Sunday September 18 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 36 minutes


20 Commercial St.
Keene NH 03431

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All Seats $5

Presented in conjuction with Cheshire Medical Center and Keene YMCA

Intro and talkback by filmmaker, Bess O'Brien

The Listen Up original musical is inspired, created, and performed by Vermont teens. The show goes to the heart of current youth issues, including mental health, resilience, racial justice, sexual identity, friendship, love, family, community, social justice and current issues that young people are grappling with including covid, climate change and the future of Vermont for young people. The play and music is co-written by teens.

The Listen Up Musical toured Vermont during the summer of 2021. The movie is the filmed version of the show. For more information on the project go to “I was absolutely blown away by the insights and wisdom of our youth, and the frank exploration of the lived experiences and emotional roller coaster ride called adolescence that Listen Up provided me. Most importantly, the musical effectively catalyzes the important conversations teens, their parents, school mentors, and communities need to be having about the complex issues facing teens, society, and the planet today.” - Mark Levine, Vermont Health Commissioner

**As of April 2, 2022, proof of vaccination or a negative test result is no longer be required to attend events at The Colonial Performing Arts Center’s venues – The Colonial Theatre or Showroom. Masks are recommended but not required at either venue.

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