Adirondack A&E e-News # 208

Depot Theatre Announces 45th Main Stage Season Lineup

he Depot Theatre in Westport, NY, is pleased to announce its 45th season lineup, which includes two hilarious and thought-provoking plays and a nod to the Depot’s anniversary with a classic musical from its very first season.

Lights go up on the main stage on June 29th with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. Upbeat and quick-witted, a middle-aged woman recounts traveling the country as a fifteen-year-old speech and debate champion. She takes the audience on a fascinating and gut-wrenching journey, ending each performance with a unique, live debate against a student on the subject of the U.S. Constitution. The show will run from June 29 through July 16.

The season continues with CHESAPEAKE by Lee Blessing, in which ONE wildly versatile actor brings alive a string of disparate characters who argue completely polar perspectives on the value of art, politics, and the mysterious connections between dogs and their humans. Hilarious and delightfully otherworldly, this one-man show draws its title from the Chesapeake retriever that plays an integral role in a heist gone wrong. Performances run from July 20 – August 6.

The season ends with the world’s longest-running Off-Broadway musical and one from the Depot Theatre’s very first season, THE FANTASTICKS! The show is a quintessential celebration of love, its enduring mysteries, its sweet simplicities, and all the foolish ways we tend to mess it up. Boasting a cherished score of classic tunes, including “Try to Remember” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain,” the season’s finale runs from August 10-27.

2023 Season Passes will go on sale on April 15, 2023, and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 518.962.4449. Individual tickets will be available beginning June 1. More details, information about the Depot Theatre Academy summer youth program, additional events, and news updates can be found HERE.

The Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport

Free Recital Friday

March 31, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta Education Committee is pleased to announce a residency of the Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam on Friday March 31, 2023. The quintet will first visit the Lake Placid Elementary and Middle/High School as well as St. Agnes Primary School where they will perform for the student bodies and conduct master classes with band students.

At the end of the day, the Quintet will offer a public recital followed by a meet-and-greet reception at 5:30 pm in the sanctuary of St. Eustace Church in downtown Lake Placid. This program is presented with support from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. The short evening recital and meet-and-greet reception is open to the public. There is no admission for this recital, but free-will donations to support the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s Education program will be gratefully accepted.

More info is HERE.

St. Eustace Church, 2450 Main Street, Lake Placid

Tupper Arts opens Kidz Korner, featuring art by L.P. Quinn students

Tupper Arts is excited to reveal their first gallery exhibit of its 2023 season, Kidz Korner. Kidz Korner features artwork of all kinds made by L.P. Quinn Elementary Students, K-5, who dabbled in ceramics, watercolor, acrylic, and found-object sculpture. L.P. Quinn art teacher Anna Kittle was instrumental in making the art exhibition possible, working with students, Tupper Arts, and parents to help spread the word and provide inspiration. Kidz Korner was also made possible through collaboration with L.P. Quinn and The Wild Center.

Kidz Korner opened at the beginning of March and will remain in the gallery space through the end of April, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm.

For more information on upcoming classes, performances, and galleries at Tupper Arts, visit HERE and subscribe to their newsletter, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram at Tupper Arts.

Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake

Family Craft Program – April Showers Umbrellas

Wednesday, April 5, 4 – 5 pm, Free

For this program, participants will use paper plates, yarn, markers, and other craft supplies to construct decorative umbrellas!

To register, please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, April 4 at 4pm. Parental participation is encouraged and supervision is required.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Best of the Best Presented by Tannery Pond Center

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 6 – 8:30 pm

Johnsburg Central School will present The Little Mermaid, Indian Lake Central School will present Freaky Friday and Schroon Lake Central School will present Little Shop of Horrors. Each school will bring a scene from their Spring musicals to Tannery Pond. Come and enjoy this fun event.

More details HERE.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Friday Night Writes + What Craigardan Can Offer ADK Writers with Michele Drozd

April 7, 3 – 7 pm, Free (donations encouraged)

Join us for a happy hour of writing at ACW. FNW is a casual, drop-in writing session for writers of all genres and experience levels. It’s a chance to use our comfy space and helpful writing resources, so that you can get some writing done before the weekend starts. Plus, you’ll meet other writers and build your community.

Friday Night Writes also features a 30-minute guest writer talk and up to 30-minute q&a, from 6 – 7PM. April’s guest talk will be with Michele Drozd of Craigardan (Elizabethtown, NY)

In this talk, Craigardan’s executive director, Michele Drozd, will talk about the various ways in which writers in the Adirondacks can engage with Craigardan’s literary offerings. Between producing a magazine, hosting a reading series, offering residencies to writers, and scheduling book workshops, Carigardan provides a breadth of bookish programming. Learn more about what this North Country arts organization is, does, and values, while also getting some tips about how your development as a writer might benefit from engaging with Craigardan.

More info and register HERE.

ACW, 15 Broadway St., Saranac Lake

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