In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold an Open House on Friday, December 5 from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Johnson Hall’s first floor will be decorated for the holiday season, where music of the 18th century will be performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Refreshments will be offered in the historic butler’s pantry. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s south lawn will be available to visitors between 6pm and 8pm.
In addition, between 6pm and 8:30pm, a shuttle van will loop between Johnson Hall and a shuttle stop on Main Street in front of the park.
The evening’s event is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be earmarked for the continued restoration efforts of Sir William and Molly Brant’s historic home.
Along with Johnstown Historical Society, this year’s event is co-sponsored by Johnson Hall, the Friends of Johnson Hall, Goderie’s Tree Farm and Hewitt’s Garden Center. [click to continue…]
POTSDAM, NY (11/24/2014)(readMedia)– Community Performance Series has recently confirmed its 2015 summer musical productions. The upcoming season will include “Into the Woods,” running from July 6 to 11, and “Chicago,” showing from July 20 to 25, 2015.
“Into the Woods” will include 7:30 p.m. performances each night, with 2 p.m. matinees offered on July 8 and 11. “Chicago” will also include 7:30 p.m. performances each night, and 2 p.m. matinees on July 22 and 25. Both runs will be offered in the Proscenium Theater, located in SUNY Potsdam’s new Performing Arts Center.
Local auditions will be held in the spring of 2015. More information will be forthcoming after the New Year, through press announcements, social media and posts to the CPS website, at www.cpspotsdam.org.
“The 2015 musicals were carefully selected to provide our theatre-going community with two distinctly different, yet equally exciting productions,” said CPS Executive Director Amy Flack. “‘Into the Woods’ offers families the chance to enjoy a fairytale night at the theatre. However, don’t let the storybook characters fool you — Sondheim offers us a rich musical score and Lapine’s book reveals a plot that is complex and very human. ‘Chicago’ is geared toward a more mature audience; we give the musical the same PG-13 rating as the movie. This musical features several recognizable songs like ‘All that Jazz,’ which will delight audiences with the high-energy dance numbers that have become the hallmark of CPS summer theatre.” [click to continue…]
POTSDAM, NY (11/20/2014)(readMedia)– SUNY Potsdam will host its first-ever Home for the Holidays Open House on Monday, Dec. 22, in the College’s Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center, located in Satterlee Hall.
The special holiday open house will bring together educational opportunities and application assistance, in a festive atmosphere with treats and raffle prizes. SUNY Potsdam President Kristin G. Esterberg will welcome students of all backgrounds to “come home” for their education, with a variety of opportunities available.
“The Home for the Holidays Open House really serves two unique purposes. First, we want to invite North Country natives that will be home for break to come to campus and visit with us to consider ‘coming home’ to complete their education at SUNY Potsdam,” said Director of the Center for Graduate Studies Joshua LaFave. “We also want to invite our local community to come and experience everything Potsdam has to offer — ranging from undergraduate to graduate degree programs, non-credit courses and special sessions like our Winterim program that can help students get ahead or try something new. Our campus has something for everyone, and we want to showcase that in the most festive way possible!” [click to continue…]
POTSDAM, NY (11/21/2014) (readMedia) — SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will welcome guest artist George Curran, a bass trombonist with the New York Philharmonic, for an upcoming residency.
Curran will present a concert on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater. The performance will include works by Sergey Prokofiev, David Gillingham, Gabriel Fauré and Norman Bolter. He will also present a work by Jan Koetsier, accompanied by three Crane School of Music trombonists.
Curran will also lead a public masterclass for select Crane trombone students, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3, also in Snell Theater.
Both events are free, and the public is invited to attend. [click to continue…]
April Break Programs in Theater & Visual Arts
When regional schools are on break, Saratoga Arts offers full-week programs in both theater and visual arts for children ages 5-14. Our visual arts campers will learn about famous art and artists while creating their own masterpieces inspired by them; our theater campers will learn all of the basics of theater, including character development and set design and will conclude their program with a performance in our Dee Sarno Theater.
GET INTO THE ACT! – Ages 5-12
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Pendragon Theatre is excited to announce open auditions for the title role in their upcoming production of Pinocchio! This Spring, Pendragon will be presenting Pinocchio by Kathryn Schultz Miller for families and young audiences. This production will run through the Summer and Fall seasons with many daytime performances. Matt Sorensen is directing the production.
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Saturday, June 9, 7:30pm
The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Best known as the founder of seminal American art rock band Throwing Muses, Kristin Hersh presents a riveting solo spoken word and musical performance drawn from her acclaimed memoir, Rat Girl (published by Penguin USA), recalling a year in the life of a teenage girl wrestling with issues of mental illness, creativity, teenage pregnancy and the pressures of sudden fame.
Often quite funny, at times harrowing and always candid, this wry and vivid work characterizes Hersh’s double life as a cripplingly shy artist who is simultaneously recognized for her brutal honesty in the spotlight. [click to continue…]