The Arts 01.02.20

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Twelfth Night Celebration at Schuyler Mansion

An evening of merriment! On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will welcome visitors for its annual Twelfth Night Celebration, “Salutations of the Season!” From 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. the site will host an open house, replete with 18th century holiday fare, live music, bonfires (weather permitting!), period reenactors, and wassail toasts! Admission: $7.00 Adults / $6.00 Seniors & Students / $2.00 Children (12 and under) / $5.00 Friends members.

Then cross the river, where the celebration continues at Crailo State Historic Site with Yuletide decorations, hearthside cooking, live music, re-enactors and other festive traditions of the 17th century! Both events run concurrently and a combination admission, which includes both historic houses, is available.

Twelfth Night, or the Feast of Epiphany, was one of the traditional holidays celebrated by the Dutch and English of 17th and 18th century New York. Falling on January 6th, Twelfth Night was the final holiday of the season, marked by unsurpassed feasting and revelry. Come and celebrate with us! Snow date: Sun., Jan 5th, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Schuyler Mansion is located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End. For information about this or other site events, please call (518) 434-0834, visit or find us on Facebook.

12/26/2019 – 01/09/2020

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents the 2020 One Act Play Festival

The Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents the 2020 SLCA One Act Play Festival. A collection of 8, 10-15 minute plays written, directed and performed by local artists. Some funny, some serious, this festival is sure to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Featuring the plays of Paula Hoffay, Bear Kosik, Julie Demers, Susan Frost, C.S Brennan, Jesse Waldinger, Roger Gaboury, and Anthony Pezzula, the SLCA 2020 One Act Play Festival will leave you wanting more! Performance dates are Jan. 9, 10, and 11 at 8:00 pm. And Jan. 12 at 2:30pm. Tickets – Adults $18. And $10. Students (18 and under). Prepaid reservations available at or call the office at 518-674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018, is fully handicapped accessible, with plenty free parking.

12/26/2019 – 01/09/2020

Highlight Acting Troupe to hold auditions for Nunsense the Mega Musical

Highlight Acting Troupe will hold auditions for Nunsense The Mega Musical Version. Book Music & Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Auditions will be held at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 9th @ 6:30PM and Sunday, Jan. 12th @ 4:00PM. The show will be co-directed by Christine & Ethel LeVan with Marietta Mitchell as the musical director. The cast includes both males and females ages 18 and up. Performance dates are May 1-3 and 8-10.

Please come prepared to auditions with 16-32 measures of a song along with the music in the key you would like to sing in.

Any questions please contact Christine @ 518-301-0789 or

01/09/2020 – 01/23/2020

Johnny Rabb and his Big Band at the Wynantskill Legion

The Sons of the American Legion in Wynantskill NY invite you to shake off the winter blues with Johnny Rabb and his Big Band, featuring the Tichy Boys and Blue Hand Luke, on Saturday January 25th at the post located at 111 Main Ave. Tickets are $15 if purchased by January 18th, and reserved seating will be available with a purchase of 8 tickets. After January 18th, tickets will be $17 while they last. Food will be available from our new kitchen menu, and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm, so get your tickets soon before this event sells out. All proceeds benefit Sons of the Legion veterans and youth charities, so please come out and support our largest fundraiser of the year! For more information, please call Jeff at 518-376-8087.

01/03/2020 – 01/24/2020

Frost/Nixon Jan. 24 thru Feb. 2 at Schenectady Civic Players

The third main stage play of Schenectady Civic Players’ 92nd Season, Frost/Nixon, by Peter Morgan and directed by Evan Jones, opens Friday, January 24, and plays through Sunday, February 2 at its 12 South Church Street Playhouse in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district.

Frost/Nixon is based on a series of televised interviews that former U.S. President Richard Nixon granted broadcaster David Frost in 1977 about his administration, including his role in the Watergate scandal. It originally played 137 performances on Broadway in 2007 with Frank Longella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost.

British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy.

FrostNixon runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (January 24, 25, 26) and 29 through February 2. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8 pm. Wednesday and Thursday curtains are at 7:30 pm., and Sundays are matinees only at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $20. Order on-line at Or call (518) 382-2081

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