Started in 2019, but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Listen Up! Project is an original touring musical inspired, written, scored, and performed by Vermont youth. This youth-led project, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, serves as a tool to openly and honestly talk about the challenges youth face, including stressful situations at home and at school, resiliency, diversity, mental health and anxiety, and drug and alcohol use.
The production is the result of feedback from 913 Vermont teens collected through workshops, in-depth interviews, conferences, and special events statewide. The Listen Up! Project will host performances during the first two weeks in August. Additionally, the show will be available to screen in schools in the fall and available for parents to download.
- Aug. 4-5 - Lyndonville
- Aug. 7-8 - Norwich
- Aug. 10-11 - Putney
- Aug. 13-14 - Shelburne
- Aug. 15 - State House lawn, Montpelier
Why Listen Up! Matters
We believe the Listen Up! Project provides an opportunity to address our ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of Vermonters. The program is our chance to listen to our youth and empower them to tell their stories, raise their voices, and create change in Vermont around many challenging issues.
We are here to help Vermonters take action and live confidently when it comes to health and wellness. Open and creative conversation is key to creating a healthy society. We celebrate meaningful dialogue, and Listen Up! offers our community, parents, and youth a space to have these important conversations.
Support Our Vermont Teens - Attend a show
To learn more or purchase tickets in advance of one of the performances, visit the Listen Up! Project website.