Adirondack A&E e-News # 313

Adirondack Stage Rats Present

DECKED! an adult Holiday Play

Saturday, December 9, 5 pm, Westport Heritage House, presented by the Depot Theatre and The Westport Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, December 10, 3 pm, Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

You have only two chances to experience this wild, new, holiday journey by acclaimed playwright Ginna Hoben! The playwright will be at both performances to discuss, schmooze, answer questions, and share a cup of holiday cheer!

About the play:
On Christmas Eve, Celia’s only child, Kit confesses that she would rather live with her dad and his much younger partner beginning tonight, the couple’s wedding night. Left alone feeling powerless and enraged, Celia turns to alcohol and pills to escape her pain. Then her eccentric sister Louise shows up to help her out of her despair. In a drug-induced state, (is she dead? or just tripping?) Celia wakes up in an alternate dimension where the sisters review her past, present, and potential future. With a nod to the classics “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol,” this seriocomic holiday play explores themes of letting go and moving on.

NOT necessarily for the entire family. Language, drug references, mature themes; the usual ADK Stage Rats fare. NO reservations necessary. Admission is by donation.

Depot Theatre, 6705 Main St, Westport
Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake

Festival of Trees

Kids Shopping Day

Sunday, December 3, 12 – 5 pm

Come down with your kiddos of all ages, buy fun and inexpensive gifts from our Holiday shoppe, stroll though the decorated trees, enjoy our hot chocolate bar and decorate a cookie or two!

We will have cookie tins for sale. Buy a tin, fill it with cookies, give it away to your friends or family!


Also at BluSeed

Ornament Class

Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7
Friday, December

See HERE for various times.

Have your little ones create unique, long-lasting ceramic ornaments! Each child will make 5 ornaments to take home

This class is are geared towards 8+ yrs, but ages 5 – 7 may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets HERE.

BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake

The Chapman Museum Presents

Stencil Ornaments, Family Craft Program

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 4 pm at the Chapman, free

Participants can make multiple ornaments using stencils and other craft supplies!

This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826. Parental participation is encouraged and supervision is required.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Village of Lights at Santa’s Workshop

December 3, 10, 17-23
Begins at 4:30 pm, entrance closes at 7 pm

Santa’s Workshop Village of Lights provides family and friends a “magical” way to get into the Christmas spirit. See the park as it is transformed into a Christmas Winter Wonderland that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Enjoy caroling, roaring fires in cozy fire pits, visit Santa’s reindeer, browse the shops, and put in that last request to Santa himself. It’s a wonderful way to capture the “spirit of the season” right here at Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole!

Details and tickets HERE.

Santa’s Workshop, North Pole, 324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy, Wilmington

LPCA Hosts Winter Prom Fundraising Event

Thursday, December 7, 6 pm, in the LPCA’s Annex Building (“the Cafetorium”)

Lake Placid Center for the Arts is excited to announce the first ever Winter Prom Fundraiser. All are invited to take a trip down memory lane for this fun and kitschy holiday party. While LPCA will miss hosting Joy to the Children this year, the staff and board wanted to bring people together to celebrate winter in a new fun way, while still generating much needed funds for year-round initiatives from the pottery program to summer camps.

This event will be a truly immersive party for people to re-live (or re-imagine) their glory days even if they are a few years past senior prom… Attendees are encouraged to dress from their own era of high school (or a favorite decade) for a night of food, drinks and celebration, all to support year-round programming at the LPCA.

More info and tickets HERE.

The Wrong Box: A New Musical Take on a Robert Louis Stevenson Classic

Saturday, December 9, 7 pm, Saranac Lake Free Library, FREE!

What’s the matter with Morris? On the one hand, he’s swimming in debt, saddled with a dimwitted brother, a useless adopted sister and a befuddled uncle; on the other hand, he stands to inherit a sizeable fortune—should his doddering Uncle Joseph outlive the competition. The only people who stand in Morris’s way? Uncle Masterman, the other surviving competitor, and his unpredictable son, Michael.

Events take a turn for the worse when Joseph appears to drop dead in an unfortunate railway accident. Can Morris successfully thwart the astute Michael by keeping up the charade that Uncle Joseph is alive? Can he recover his uncle’s corpse when an unthinkable label mishap sends him the wrong box in the mail? And what of the bungling Scotland Yard detectives who show up at Morris’s doorstep accusing him of a murder he did not commit?

Full of intrigue, mistaken identities, humor and heart, this musicalized reinterpretation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic—coauthored with his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne—blends contemporary sensibilities with classical tomfoolery to create a hilarious work piece of theater sure to entertain North Country audiences. This premiere presentation of “The Wrong Box” features a mix of NYC and local professional performers, including Jason Brill, Laura Cetti, Jen Chia, Linnae D’Auria, Hannah Eakin, Molly Heller, Bill McColgan, Brenda McColgan, Tyler Nye, Mukta Phatak and—Sam Balzac, who wrote the music, lyrics and book of the musical.

Reservations:, 518-487-0041

Ceramic Holiday Tree Candle Holder

December 5, 2023, 10-12
December 12, 10-12

Join Bette Rintrona and Danielle Powers as they lead a class to create 2 winter-inspired woodland decorations. In this class, you will create 2 beautiful winter tree silhouettes to decorate your home for the upcoming winter season. These trees can become a beautiful, homemade addition to your Christmas decorations, or a lovely gift. Trees can be made up to ~7″.

The first week will be spent designing your trees. Students will learn how to use extrusions to create the trunk of the tree and have access to many lovely texturizing tools to design the body of the tree.

The second week students will decorate their trees using both underglazes and traditional glazes. The class will be on two Tuesdays for 2 hours each.

No prior pottery knowledge needed.

Great way to begin learning the exciting world of ceramics!!

Register HERE.

The View Art Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

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