Next Stage Welcomes Back Cheryl Wheeler

This just in from Barry Stockwell –
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 1/2 years since we last presented contemporary folk singer/songwriter, comedienne extraordinaire and Twilight Music favorite Cheryl Wheeler at Next Stage.  Cheryl had so much fun with our peeling theater ceiling paint, makeshift stage risers, rickety-kitchen-stairs stage entrance, uncomfortable pews and wayward GPS directions, I wonder how she’ll adapt to our newly renovated and restored venue.  Will she laugh or will she cry?  Undoubtedly both, as

“it has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter Cheryl300dpirelishing watching the two tussle for control of the microphone.  There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene.  And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic.  As the poet and comic forces join, taking their separate turns and melding into the same artistic vision, Wheeler emerges as a delightful, gifted and openhearted performer.” – Scott Alarik

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Cheryl Wheeler, plus Vermont singer/songwriter Lizzy Mandell with fiddler Phil Bloch, at Next Stage on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $22 Advance / $25 At the Door.  Advance tickets are available at, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney.  Katy’s will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert.  For more information, call 802-387-0102 or visit,, and