Arts and Theatre



Dorset Theatre Festival
104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT
June 13 and June 20
The Stinky Cheese Man – Adapted from the book by John Scieszka
June 25 – July 4
Intimate Apparel – By Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage

Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Home of Circle Theatre Players
2880 Route 43, Averill Park
May 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6 • 8pm
May 31, June 7 • 2:30pm
Driving Miss Daisy
April 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
Dyer Switch Band   
Rave review from the Blue-grass Unlimited; “The Dyer Switch Band has created a masterful recording that beautifully showcases their mesmeric charm” -Les McIn-tyre • Inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame • Nominated for “Song of the Year” by the Northeast CMA • Has shared the bill with Dr. Ralph Stanley and Larry Stephenson • Charted Bluegrass charts with original “Just Can’t Stay” • Charted European Country charts with original “Silver and Gold.” From the Capital District west of the Hudson. They come to us from RI.

Fort Salem Theatre
11 East Broadway, Salem
June 19-21 • 8pm; Sunday Matinee 2pm
Secret Garden – The Rose Center Theater in Westminster CA presents their acclaimed production of The Secret Garden, a musical based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. It premiered on Broadway in 1991 and ran for 709 performances.
Set in the early years of the 20th century, The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox, an eleven-year-old British girl orphaned in India by a cholera outbreak, who is sent to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met.        
June 28 • Sunday Matinee 2pm
Country music jamboree, with the Spurs USA and The Bluebillies – One of the region’s top country music bands joins forces in an exciting afternoon of the sounds of classic country.  The Spurs USA, a tight-knit group of veteran musicians, is the Berkshire’s favorite country band, having entertained at the Saratoga Race Track and Saratoga County Fair.
For their third visit to the Fort, they’ve joined forces with The Bluebillies, a close harmony singing and songwriting band from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. They set out in 1985 to help revive and preserve the tradition of close harmony country music, with a style of bluegrass and American folk music that has generated a repertoire of original songs.
In their Fort Salem show, these two solo bands will be jamming together in public for the very first time.

The Rep, Capital Repertory Theater
11 North Pearl Street, Albany
April 21 – May 10
Previews start on April 17
Hamlet – The granddaddy of all the Bard’s work, Hamlet remains one of the most oft-quoted and revered stories of all time. Join us for an elegant and stirring rendition of the mad Prince’s tale of revenge for a father’s murder, a mother’s betrayal and an uncle’s treachery. This is a fast-paced production with ghosts, political intrigue, romance and sword fighting swagger.
October 31– November 2
NEXT ACT! New Play Summit – Get a chance to weigh in on the titles being considered for future seasons at theREP! NEXT ACT! now in its fourth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work and directly reflects the theater’s mission, “to create meaningful theater generated from an authentic link to the community.”

Albany Civic Theater
235 Second Avenue, Albany
August 28, 29, 30;
September 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13,
Angel Street – Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. Auditions: May 4, 5 • Preview: August 27. By Patrick Hamilton, Directed by Jennifer Van Iderstyne.

Charles Wood Theater
207 Glen Street, Glens Falls
April 4 • 2:00pm
The British Invasion/American Revolution of the 1960s – Beatlemania in 1964 caused a British Invasion and as a result an American Revolution!
April 4 • 7:00pm     
The Beach Party Boys and Mark Thomas as Neil Diamond – Come and enjoy Mark Thomas as he recreates the voice, look and stage presence in a must-see performance for any and all Neil Diamond fans.
April 11 • 2pm , 7pm
Meet the Medium with Georgia O’Connor – Join world reknowned medium Georgia O’Connor, The Spirit Messenger, for a truly out-of-this-world experience.
April 16 • 7:30pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the comedic story of the will of the heart, comes to the Wood Theater stage for one night ONLY.
April 17 • 7:30pm
Romeo and Juliet
April 25 •  7:00pm
Coalescence: An Evening of Belly Dance – SunDancers Present: "Coalescence: An Evening of Belly Dance," featuring performers from across New York State
May 1 -2 • 8pm; May 3 • 2pm    
A View from the Bridge, presented by Glens Falls Community Theatre – A View from the Bridge is a tragic masterpiece about the unravelling of an admirable man, Eddie Carbone, set in a close-knit Italian-American community in 1950s Brooklyn, NY. Eddie, a long-shoreman, welcomes his wife’s Italian cousins and illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho, into his home. Gratefully they move in among his wife, Beatrice, and their teen-age niece, Catherine, whom Eddie has brought up, come to love, and think of as a daughter. The stage is now set for tragedy.   

Windham Chamber Music Festival
5379 Main Street, Route 23, Windham
July 18 • 8pm
Gala Orchestra Concert
August 15 • 8pm
Elmar Oliveira, violin; Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano; Natalia Khoma, cello; with Theodore Arm, violin; Magdalena Golczewski, violin; Sandra Robbins, viola.
August 22 • 8pm
Albany Symphony Orchestra – Zuill Bailey, cello, Natasha Paremski, piano.

Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
April 10
The Price Is Right Live! – The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win.
April 11
Ron White – Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor.
April 15
Sufjan Stevens with special guest Cold Specks – To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April including a stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre. A singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of grand proportions.
April 18     • 7:30pm
An Evening With Time For Three – Genre-crossing, dynamic classical string trio Time For Three brings their unique twist on classical tradition to the Albany Symphony.
April 19 • 3pm
Engelbert Humperdinck – For decades, Engelbert Humperdinck has been billed as "the King of Romance," and for millions of fans around the world, he has more than lived up to that title. Born Arnold George Dorsey, and struggling to make it in music, Dorsey changed his name to the more arresting Engelbert Humperdinck, borrowed from the operatic composer.
April 25 • 7pm
Third Day with special guest “Soul On Fire Tour"– During the last decade, Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day has racked up 30 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than 8.5 million albums, including two RIAA 2x Multi Platinum, five Platinum and twelve Gold certifications.
May 7
Singin’ In The Rain with special guest Patricia Ward Kelly – Help us celebrate Park Playhouse’s brand new season and join us for a very special screening of the most iconic movie musical of all time "Singin’ In The Rain" with a special live introduction and Q&A Session/Talk Back with Patricia Ward Kelly – wife of the late Gene Kelly.
May 5
Halestorm Live In Concert with special guest Starset & The Pretty Reckless – Halestorm is an American hard rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lizzy Hale; her brother, drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale; guitarist Joe Hottinger; and bassist Josh Smith. Known for their near non-stop touring, the band has often performing as many as 250 shows a year.
May 8
Brian Regan – Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country.  Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015.  
May 11
Footprints on the Moon
(Free school time preformance) Performed by Park Playhouse – Footprints on the Moon tells the story of America’s gravity-defying journey toward "One small step for man" and "one giant leap for mankind!" This delightful musical for students of all ages will spark the imagination about the topics of outer space, science and exploration.
May 15 – 17 • 6:30pm
Opening night performance
Check websites for performance times
Sesame Street Live! "Make a New Friend" – No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!
May 18
Brit Floyd – WPYX – PYX 106 Welcomes…Space & Time World Tour 2015. Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, “The Endless River” this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd’s biggest selling albums, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
May 19
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Show – Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Experience to the Palace Theatre for one night only – performing LED ZEPPELIN I & II in their entirety plus Led Zeppelin’s Greatest Hits and Deep Cuts.
May 23
Brandi Carlile – "Everyone needs to be risking something," says Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. She’s discussing the M.O. behind The Firewatcher’s Daughter, her stunning new release – her first for artist-friendly indie label ATO.

Steamer No. 10
500 Western Avenue, Albany
April 6 • 10am and 1pm
Silly Billy Magic
April 7 • 10am and 1pm
Music of the Zucchini Brothers
April 8 • 10am and 1pm
Steve Charney & Harry
April 9 at 10: am and 1pm
Tanglewood Marionettes – The Dragon King 
April 10 • 10am and 1pm
Bert the Nerd – Juggler Extraordinaire
April 24 • 7pm; April 25, 26 3pm
Clinton’s Ditch – Saga of the Erie Canal
Twelfth Night
May, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will – is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.
May 15 – 16 • 8pm; May 16 – 17 • 3pm
Theater Voices – Buffalo Gals –  a fully staged reading

Adirondack Theatre Festival
Charles R. Wood Theater
207 Glen Street, Glens Falls
June 23 – July 3
Opening Night – June 24
Kalamazoo – Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner. When PEG, a 70-something, Irish Catholic bird lover meets IRVING, a 70-something Jewish, metal detector-toting East Coaster on an online dating site, it feels like love at first click. But after their crazy margarita-filled first date, complete with body shots and morning-after tattoos, PEG and IRVING find that they still have a little aging to do if they want to forget their past and move forward into a future together.
July 9 – 18; Opening Night – July 10
The unCIVIL War – A bluegrass musical comedy along the Mason-Dixon. Winner of 4 NY Music Theatre Festival Awards 150 years after the final gunshot, The Civil War’s six lone survivors grab their banjos, washboards, and what’s left of their sanity to retell the story of the infamous conflict–as it really happened. Complete with singing, dancing, outrageous humor and biting historical satire, The unCivil War is a wild, bluegrass-fueled ride that re-examines one of the country’s darkest moments, and sheds a hilarious new light on the leaders we’ve long considered heroes.
July 12 – July 13
CABARET: J. Robert Spencer – Join us for a special acoustic performance featuring the Tony Award nominee and original cast member of Jersey Boys and Next To Normal. J Robert Spencer is a Tony Award-nominated actor, Midwest Emmy-nominated actor, independent film director, producer, and writer living in Portland Oregon. In 2004, he originated the role of Nick Massi in the Tony Award and Grammy Award winning musical “Jersey Boys.” In 2008 J. Robert originated the role of Dan Goodman in the critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway production of “Next To Normal,” for which he was nominated for a 2008 – 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
July 14 – August 1
PB&J CAFE: Dinner Theatre for Kids – The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! – It’s about time kids get to have the same amount of fun in a theatre that adults do!  A revolutionary idea, the PB&J Café will give young theatre-goers the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in an art activity, dine during the live musical theatre performance, and come home with autographs from their favorite actors.
July 23 – August 1
SPUN: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical – Following their father’s death, Molly and her estranged brother Jesse try to find a way to reconnect within the ruins of their childhood. Memories have a funny way of changing over time though, and with two very different recollections, blame, doubt, and rock-n-roll become weapons. This high-octane musical explores the complexities of family and story-telling, weaving together the recollections and unique perspectives of siblings with comedy, wit, and rock.
July 26 – July 27
CABARET: Jeremy Schonfeld – Singer-songwriter-composer-lyricist Jeremy Schonfeld’s singular blend of tuneful pop, hard-edged rock, gospel, soul and blues has drawn him comparisons to Billy Joel and Jonathan Larson in The New York Times, and has made him one of today’s most sought-after singer/songwriter talents and musical theater composers.  His latest album, Iron & Coal, was produced in Vienna and nominated by the 2013 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards for best production, sound, and editing.  Critics hailed it as “a world-class record that defies expectations.”

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 2nd Street, Troy
April 10 • 8pm
Sweet Plantain Quartet – Sweet Plantain Quartet brings classical training and instruments to bear on jazz and Latin composition, with virtuoso percussion and a touch of hip-hop.
April 16
Celebrate 35 years of music at the Hall’s annual gala! – Happy 35th Birthday to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation! Celebrate with us as we honor Vincent Lepera, AIA, and Paul and Alane Hohenberg.
April 18 • 8pm
Paula Poundstone
“At the top of her game…” – San Francisco Chronicle.
April 19 • 3pm
The Amadeus Orchestra – Louis Lohraseb, conductor, and soloist Cicely Parnas. Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic," world premier of the 1878 version. Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor featuring Cicely Parnas.
April 23 • 8pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Special Guest: Lúnasa
A unique, intimate, acoustic performance.
April 26 • 3pm
Mozart Orchestra of New York
Gerard Schwarz, Music Director
On their visit to Troy, this acclaimed ensemble will perform three Mozart symphonies: No. 39, No. 40, and the "Jupiter" symphony, No. 41.
May 8 • 8pm
Zuill Bailey
Virtuoso American cellist
A gala evening of glorious music by J.S. Bach, and much more, with an acclaimed orchestral soloist and renowned interpreter of the Bach cello suites.

The Music at Noon Series from The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Charitable Foundation
The Broad Street Chamber Players
April 14
Flute, cello, and piano.    Findlay Cockrell.
May 12
The lively piano performance that traditionally closes the Music at Noon season!

Music from Salem
25 East Main Street, Cambridge   
May 31 • 4pm
Cello Seminar concert at Hubbard Hall – What could be better than an afternoon spent with 12 cellists playing music from Bach to contemporary? The Cello Seminar is an intensive weeklong seminar for young professionally-bound cellists, led by Music from Salem consulting directors Rhonda Rider, cello, and Judith Gordon, piano, as well as guest cellist David Russell. Welcome in the summer with this end-of-the-week cello-bration concert!
June 7 • 4pm
Viola Seminar concert at Hubbard Hall: Professionally-bound students share their excitement in presenting what they have learned at the weeklong Music from Salem viola and violin seminar at the Brown farm, expanding borders, taking risks. The focus is on collaboration with piano with repertoire from all periods, and also includes the latest commission of a Bach fugue from the solo violin sonata No. 3 in C major, for 9 players.
July 5 • 4pm
Music from Salem Concert at Park McCollough House North Bennington, Vermont – Brahms Scherzo – Quincy Porter Suite for Viola Alone. Max Reger  Suite Opus 130 1D, No. 3. Brahms  Sonata in G major, Opus 78 (arranged for viola and piano by Thomas Riebl). Lila Brown, viola; Judith Gordon, piano.
July 11 • 8pm
Music from Salem Spring Concert at Hubbard Hall – Mendelssohn selections from the Songs Without Words
July 12 • 7:30pm
Music from Salem Concert at the Sembrich Museum, Bolton Landing. Encore performance of July 11 concert. For more info:
July 19 • 4pm
Music from Salem Concert at Hubbard Hall
Mozart Divertimento in F major, K138
August 2 • 4pm
Music from Salem Concert at Hubbard Hall
August 8 • 8pm
Music from Salem Concert at Hubbard Hall
John Harbison Four Preludes. Mozart Viola Quintet in B flat major, K174. Fanny Mendelssohn piano trio.
Sharan Leventhal, TBA, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Matthias Naegele, cello; Peggy Pearson, oboe; Diane Walsh, piano

The Linda: WMAC’s Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Avenue, Albany
April 4 • 8pm
Yarn – Roots Music Festival 2015
April 11 • 10am
Help for You and Your Child with Autism
April 16 • 7pm
Food for Thought-The Starfish Throwers
April 17 • 8pm
Caroline Rose – Caroline Rose brings a healthy dose of attitude. She’s punky and witty, with a style teetering on rockabilly in its stripped-down, bluesy way. Her sound draws mostly Americana and folk comparisons, with quick-talking lyrical delivery and full-bodied instrumentation. Caroline Rose’s saddle shoes scream fun, but her lyrics tell some serious stories. Her 2014 debut album I Will Not Be Afraid spins stories with a sense of adventure, a certain badass swagger, and devil-may-care attitude – the same thing she brings to every performance.
Saturday, Apr 18 – 8:00 pm
Seth Glier – If I Could Change One Thing Tour
Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.

PS21 Chatham Dance Festival
2980 Route 66, Chatham
August 7-8
Brian Sanders’ JUNK
August 14-15
Gallim Dance
August 21-22
Keigwin + Co
August 21 • 1 pm
“So You Think You Don’t Understand (Modern) Dance?” Parsons Dance PS21:Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, 392.0846
June 28 • 2pm
Cantatas and Pieces for Orchestra performed by The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra with soloists, David Smith, Conductor
July 3 • 8pm
Hudson Air Radio Theater – Classic and contemporary radio theater is performed live on stage so the audience can see the magic of how evocative sounds are created with ordinary objects.
July 10 • 8pm
Comedy Tonight with Robert Zukerman and Nancy Rothman – An evening of hilarity with two of New York’s funniest actors!
July 11 • 8pm
Dom Flemons Trio: American Old-time Folk Music – Dom Flemons, a multi-instrumentalist, plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. "No musician in recent memory has tackled so many different idioms with such sincerity and style as Flemons, making him easily the most gifted American songster of his generation." -Living Blues Magazine.
July 12 • 2pm
The Art of North Indian Music: Raga and Tala (Steve Gorn, bansuri flute, and Samir Chatterjee, tabla) – Steve Gorn’s bansuri is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary film, Born into Brothels.
July 17 • 7:30pm
Circus Performance
July 18 • 8pm
The Villalobos Brothers – Ernesto Villalobos, vocals & violin, Alberto Villalobos, vocals and violin; Luis Villalobos, vocals and violin; Humberto Flores, back-up vocals and guitar; Rosa Avila, drums; Leo Sherman, bass. The Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles.
July 25 • 8pm
A program of Guy Klucevsek’s original music, both solo and duo – Guy Klucevsek, accordion/compositions, and Alex Meixner, accordion. “Forget everything you thought you knew about the accordion.”  – The Seattle Weekly. A Program of J.S. Bach, Ken Thomson and J. Brahms.
Sunday, July 26, 2:00pm
Ashley Bathgate, cello, and Karl Larson, piano – Cellist Ashley Bathgate focuses on presenting concerts that draw from a wide range of musical genres. “Bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops” – New York Magazine.

Shakespeare & Company
70 Kimble Street, Lenox
Check website for dates and times
Shakespeare & Young Company – Shakespeare & Young Company’s spring 2015 class of Young Company actors take the Packer Playhouse by storm with two days of electrifying and riveting Shakespeare.

The How and the Why – Two brilliant female scientists meet on the eve of a national conference and find themselves clashing over their views on men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny. From the writer of House of Cards and In Treatment, this smart-witted, sharp new comedy will have audiences questioning their ideas about sex.

Henry V – This epic tale chronicles the infamous journey of a disaffected prince to legendary king, when a man sets out to repair his broken nation, prove his worth, and win the affections of the French Princess.

Hamlet – Shakespeare’s masterpiece, performed “bare Bard” style in a 90-minute performance in the Dell at The Mount. Grounds are open for picnicking prior to each performance.

The Comedy of Errors – Two sets of twins. One tiny island. Unlimited chaos. Shakespeare’s classic farce delivers a theatrical whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem involving mistaken identities, accidental seductions and daring heists.

The Unexpected Man – A middle-aged man and woman sit opposite each other in a train compartment on a journey from Paris to Frankfurt. He is a world famous author; she, one of his biggest fans, carries his latest novel in her handbag and ponders the dilemma of reading it in front of him.

Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World (SLaW) – This fast-paced mashup of scenes, facts, sword-play and quotes from many of Shakespeare’s greatest plays is an accessible introduction to Bard and fun for the entire family.

Mother of the Maid – Penned by the Emmy award-winning writer of Mad Men and Olive Kitteridge, this powerful and dark comedy follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mum who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different. Parenthood, religion, sexuality and politics all play a role; Tina Packer stars as the Mother of the Maid.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs
May 17
SPAC Rock and Run
May 31
Lady Antebellum
June 17
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
June 19
June 23
Fall Out Boy
June 27 and 28
Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival
June 29
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
July 2
Kid Rock
July 3 and 4
Dave Matthews Band
July 7 – 18
New York City Ballet (look online for complete times and shows)
July 21 & 22
The National Ballet of China
July 24
Def Leppard
July 26
Brad Paisley
July 31
August 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19 – 22
The Philadelphia Orchestra (look online for complete times and shows)
August 10
Joe Bonamassa
August 11, 16, 23,25
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at SPAC
August 16
Brantley Gilbert
August 18
CMS at SPAC – "Russian Twilight"
August 26
5 Seconds of Summer
August 29
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire
September 4
The Doobie Brothers & Greg Allman
September 6
Zac Brown Band


Iroquois Indian Museum
324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave
 April 4 – 1 to 3 pm
"Buckskin to Bikinis: Haudenosaunee Wearable Art" – Exhibition Opening with talk by Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, Turtle Mountain Chippewa from North Dakota.
April 18
Early Technology Day: Flint knapping, primitive fire making, spear throwing and early archery. Demonstrations
May 23
Nature Park Bird Walk and Live Raptor Program with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region.

Albany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany
Current Exhibitions
February 7 – July 26
Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute
March 28 – August 16
Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment  – Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. It’s now common to see his paintings in art magazines and at major auctions across the country, bringing record prices for his oils and watercolors.
The Hudson River School and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape
Robert Hewson Pruyn: An Albanian in Japan, 1862–1865
A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum’s Collection

Museum of Innovation and Science

formerly the Schenectady Museum
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
April 1 – 19 (closed Easter)
Butterflies Exhibit
Free with admission
April 1 – 30 (closed Easter)
Making Sense of Sound
Free with admission

April 1 – 30 • 2pm – 3pm (closed Easter)
Two Small Pieces of Glass Planetarium Show
Admission plus $5
April 3 – 12 (closed Easter) • 9am – 5pm Mon – Sat; 12 – 5pm Sun.
April School Break @ miSci
Free with admission
April 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 •  12:30pm – 1pm
Science Discovery Demos: Nanotechnology
Free with admission
April 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 1 • 2:30pm
Science Zone: Seasons & Colors
Free with admission
April 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 • 1pm – 1:45pm
Wonderful Sky Planetarium Show (recommended for young audiences)
Admission plus $5
April 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 • 3pm – 4pm
Night of the Lion Planetarium Show
Admission plus $5
April 11 • 1 – 3pm
Exploring Engineering Day with RPI at miSci
Free with admission
April 16 – 18 • 9:30am – 10:30am. 11:00am – 12pm
Little Wonders of Science: The Cat at Night
(Ages 3 – 5) Free with admission
April 16 & 17 • 10:30am – 11am
Little Wonders Special Planetarium Show
Admission plus $5
April 21 • 6 – 7:30pm
Dudley Observatory Night Sky Adventure: Lyrids Meteor Shower & Telescope Buying Clinic
$3 per person; $5 per family (rain or shine)
April 25 • 1 – 3pm
National Astronomy Day
Free with admission

National Museum of Dance
99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
April 12 • 3pm
Romeo & Juliet – Presented by the Adirondack Shakespeare Company
April 18 • 2pm
Crafterina book signing
April 19 • 3pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Presented by the Adirondack Shakespeare Company

New York State Museum
Madison Avenue, Albany
April 4 • 10am – April 11 • 5pm
Spring into the museum! school vacation week – Spring into action and get ready to explore fun activities that focus on museum exhibitions and New York State. Do not forget to visit the 5th annual Canstruction exhibition on the 4th floor and bring in a canned good to vote for your favorite structure!
April 12 • 2pm – 4pm.
Cinema sunday: f.d.r. part 1 & 2 –  The longest-serving president in U.S. history, and leader through the Great Depression and World War II — two of the nation’s worst crises — Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered by many to be our greatest president.  Huxley Theater.
April 18 • 1pm – May 16 • 4pm
Family fun day –  Check with Main Lobby Desk on day of event for theme and location. Each third Saturday of the month, the Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.
April 19 • 2pm – 4pm
Tell us your Albany story: A partners for Albany stories event at Shaker Heritage Society – Free with this series of eight open-mic story-telling events, the Partners for Albany Stories invite you to share stories about you and your family that relate to the history of Albany. Storytellers sign up on a first-come, first-tell basis one hour prior to the event and have 10 minutes at the microphone to enchant and enlighten the audience. Stories will be video documented for preservation at the Albany Public Library. Interested but not sure what to talk about? Check Shaker Heritage Society website for story suggestions. For more information, call 456.7890 ext. 23 or email
May 16 • 1pm  – 2:30pm
Behind the scenes tour: State Museum Shaker collection – The State Museum’s collection of Shaker materials includes several thousand artifacts, only a small portion of which can be seen in the current exhibition. In this behind the scenes tour, visitors will see Shaker artifacts in the museum’s collection storage, and explore what made Shaker craftsmanship internationally admired.  Reservations required. Space is limited; please register by Friday, May 8th with Nicole LaFountain at 474.0575 or email .



7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown
July 10-August 23 * check website for dates and times
The Magic Flute – The season opens with Glimmerglass’ first production of The Magic Flute in more than 20 years. With its fanciful cast of characters, captivating melodies and powerful moral message, Mozart’s classic Enlightenment tale offers something for every age. This new production travels deep into the heart of the forest, where seekers come to learn important lessons about both the world that surrounds them and the world within. Alice Busch Opera Theater.
July 11-August 22
Macbeth – Ambition and obsession reign in the first-ever Glimmerglass production of Verdi’s powerful Shakespearean drama. Returning Artist in Residence Eric Owens makes his role debut as the title character, with Melody Moore as his scheming wife. The couple at the heart of the drama engages in treachery and murder to maintain their increasingly desperate hold on power. Alice Busch Opera Theater.
July 18- August 22
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Cato in Utica – Passion and politics collide in Vivaldi’s exquisite setting of Metastasio’s poetic depiction of Cato the Younger. Celebrated for his moral integrity, Cato was one of the last Romans who opposed Caesar. Driven to the African province of Utica, Cato remains defiant, even as his daughter is drawn to his enemy. Alice Busch Opera Theater.
Jul 19th – August 23
Candide – Does everything happen for the best? Not according to Voltaire’s satirical novella, which offers a dizzying display of human depravity, with a couple of natural disasters thrown in for good measure. Funny, fast-moving and philosophical, Candide includes such classic tunes as “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” “Glitter and Be Gay” and Make Our Garden Grow.” This period production is a co-production with Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. Alice Busch Opera Theater.
August 11 • 11am – 12:30pm
Odyssey – World Premiere Children’s Opera. This action-packed retelling of a hero’s epic journey homeward features the Glimmerglass Children’s Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. Cooperstown Theatre Festival – 7163 State Route 80.
August 3 • 5pm – 6:30pm
Trouble in Tahiti
A new staging of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act send-up of the suburban American dream features members of the Young Artists Program.

Children’s Theater/World Premiere
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
August 11-20 11am
Odyssey A Children’s Opera
Cooperstown Theatre Festival
Music by Ben Moore, libretto by Kelley Rourke
This action-packed retelling of a hero’s epic journey homeward features the Glimmerglass Children’s Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. $10/youths $5 (12 and younger).

Opera Saratoga
19 Roosevelt Dive, Saratoga Springs
July 2 • 7:30pm, July 11 • 2pm,
July 14 • 2pm,  July 18 • 2pm,
July 26 • 7:30pm
La Cenerentola – Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Jacopo Ferretti and based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault.
Opera Saratoga opens the 2015 Summer Season with Rossini’s beloved version of Cinderella. Based on Perrault’s timeless fairytale, La Cenerentola features plenty of magical enchantment; the ridiculous, over-the-top situations and toe-tapping melodies that you expect from the master of comic Italian opera; and heartfelt emotion to bring together this story of forgiveness and true love. The ultimate rags-to-riches tale, it’s a Cinderella story, but not quite as you may know it.
July 6, rain dates: July 7 and July 8.
July 12, rain dates: July 13 and July 14.
July 19, rain dates: July 20 and July 22.
July 21, rain dates: July 22 and July 23.
Dido and Aeneas – Presented in partnership with the National Museum of Dance Opera Saratoga is thrilled to present the first Baroque opera in the company’s history in a truly unique production under the stars! One of the earliest English operas, Dido and Aeneas is one of Purcell’s foremost theatrical works. This heartbreaking opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero, Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The combination of exquisite vocal music and extensive use of dance has inspired many interpretations of the great score.
July 10 • 7:30 pm – World Premiere, July 13 • 2pm, July 17 • 2pm,
July 25 • 7:30pm
The Long Walk – World Premiere – The Long Walk is a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, which is based on Brian Castner’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. The opera is a deeply personal exploration of a soldier’s return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit and his battle with what he calls “the Crazy” as he tries to reintegrate into his family life upon returning from the war.

Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street, Hudson
April 18 • 7pm
From Russia with Love
April 18 • 7pm
Lincoln in the Hudson Valley
The train bearing the body of Abraham Lincoln, who had been assassinated ten days before, stopped in Hudson on its way from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois. On April 25, what happened that night will be re-enacted.



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