Adirondack A&E e-News # 395

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 7 pm, Sunday June 9, 3 pm

A special production starring students of the Depot Theatre Academy

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a heartfelt musical comedy that follows an eclectic group of six teens who compete for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

The Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport

ALCA presents exciting Tuesdays@theAC concert lineup

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) announces a brand-new lineup of concerts this summer for their popular Tuesdays@theAC series.

On select Tuesday nights during the summer, the Arts Center will present music by a variety of local performers, including Paul Meyers, the Yod Squad, Ryan Leddick, Brock Gonyea, the McCarty Zito Duo, and the Schanzer/Speach Duo, all in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15, and all concerts begin at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available.


Warren County Historical Society Publishes Book on the New England Vampire Scare

Vampire’s Grasp: The Hidden History of Consumption in New England

The story of New England’s vampires begins with a scourge whose tragic trail is visible in cemeteries throughout the region. Incredible as it may seem to contemporary Americans, vampires preyed upon their not-so-distant ancestors. Vampire attacks increased dramatically during the eighteenth century and remained the leading cause of death in New England throughout the nineteenth century.

But this unseen killer did not resemble the clever Count Dracula of Bram Stoker’s imagination. Indeed, it was so small that it was undetectable. New England’s authentic vampires, you see, were pathogenic microbes (“bacteria with fangs,” as a nurse once described them)—what we today know as tuberculosis (or consumption).

This 336 page, well documented book will become a landmark classic study of the TB epidemic of the 19th century.

Price s $49.99 plus tax ($3.50) and shipping ($5). To order, call 518 743-0734.

Go under the sea with Adirondack Regional Theatre

The Little Mermaid

Friday, June 14, 7:30pm, Saturday, June 15, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 16, 2 pm

Adirondack Regional Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Join an incredible cast and crew of local actors, musicians, and production team as they bring this beloved animated classic to life on stage of Plattsburgh’s Strand Center Theatre as part of the historic theatre’s 100th anniversary.

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the classic 1989 animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid tells the timeless tale of a young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave the sea and join the human world above. Besotted with the human Prince Eric, Ariel makes an ill-fated bargain with the sea witch Ursula, trading her voice in exchange for legs. With the help of a colorful cast of sea creatures, including her friends Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle, Ariel must adapt to the human world and win Prince Eric’s heart.

Dive into an unforgettable score by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright. Featuring beloved songs like “Under the Sea,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” and “Part of Your World,” Disney’s The Little Mermaid will take you on a magical journey that’s fun for the whole family!

Purchase tickets HERE or box office (518-563-1604).

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

Seagle Season Preview

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 7:30 – 9 pm

Come to Tannery Pond to enjoy a selection of songs from Seagle’s summer operas performed my Seagle Festival artists! A preview of the 2024 Seagle Festival season with selections from Lerner and Lowe’s BRIGADOON, Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s COLD MOUNTAIN, and Sonheim’s SWEENEY TODD.

More info and purchase tickets HERE.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

And on the following day…

Join us for a terrific evening of music at Ticonderoga’s new restaurant Paper and Pencil. Seagle Festival always delivers great concert with Broadway hits and previews from their 2024 season.


“Adirondack artists depict twists and turns in a new Keene exhibit”

Ahead of Saturday’s opening at Keene Arts of “Twists & Turns,” featuring sculptor Matt Horner and abstract painter Mike Kaz, NCPR’s Emily Russell chats with Mike Kaz.

Listen in HERE.

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