The Arts 02.14.19

Playhouse Stage Company Proudly Presents…

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Music & Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Book by John Gordon

Based On “Peanuts” By Charles M. Schulz

Directed by Owen Smith
Choreography by Ashley-Simone Kirchner
Musical Direction by Brian Axford

At the Cohoes Music Hall
February 7-17, 2019

Thursdays & Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm & 7pm, Sunday at 2pm

$27 Adults
$17 Under 18 Years of age

Call (518) 434-0776 to purchase by phone or visit

for more details.


Shakespeare & Co. “Hamlet” and “The Taming of the Shrew” Free Performances at Hudson Valley CC

The Lenox, MA-based Shakespeare & Company brings two of The Bard’s classic plays to the Maureen Stapleton Theatre on the Troy campus. The 90-minute productions are part of the company’s educational touring program and are suitable for ages 10 and up.

“Hamlet” will be performed from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, followed by “The Taming of the Shrew” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

Both plays test long-held beliefs about love, duty, friendship, power, identity and wealth. These performances mark the 10th year of Shakespeare & Company’s week-long residency when a series of acting and theater arts workshops are offered to all students, faculty and staff. The residency traditionally includes a free performance for the public during the Winter Break observed by most public school districts. The college’s full Cultural Events Calendar for spring 2019 is available at

Please call 518-629-8071 or email for more information.


Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers Bring Hot NYC Jazz, Blues and Western Swing to Hudson Valley CC

Winter blues take on a new meaning on Friday, Feb. 15, when Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers present a noontime concert in the Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus. All are welcome to attend the noon to 1 p.m. performance; admission is free.

NYC-based Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers transport audiences with music that seamlessly mixes elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem Swing, Parisian Cabaret and Gut Bucket Blues. Sweet Megg imbues each song with a blend of melancholy and euphoria, saxophonist Ryan Weisheit channels late, great sax players like Sidney Bechet and Charlie Parker, and with the remaining Wayfarers, leave no doubt that true jazz is alive and well. The college’s full Cultural Events Calendar for spring 2019 is available at

Please call 518-629-8071 or email for more information.


Spring Quilt Show

Joyful Cabins, by Jo Weatherwax

A spring quilt show with over 200 quilts, sponsored by Quilters United in Learning Together of Delmar, NY (Q.U.I.L.T., Inc) will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, (9-5); and Sunday, April 7, 2019, (10-4) at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. The show is known for its spectacular quilts, and includes 13 vendors, raffles, demonstrations, and Gift Gallery. There will be 4 Guild speakers, a display of suffrage blocks honoring Susan B. Anthony, and a popular Guild-sponsored mini-mart. There is extensive free parking and valet service; the Hilton is handicapped accessible. Admission is $8 for one day, $12 for two days.

For more information, see


Play With Your Food dinner theater fundraiser

In just spring, when the world is dinner-theater wonderful. Yes, I took liberties with both the calendar and E.E. Cummings, but it got your attention as I can announce that on March 13 at 6:00 PM at Brown’s Brew Pub/ Revolution Hall another “Play With Your Food” dinner theater fundraiser will take place. As always, proceeds go to benefit the ARC of Rensselaer County. Three short plays written and performed by Joe Starzyk and his merry band, and a delicious three course meal. Tickets can be purchased by calling 518-274-3110. The cost for this glorious evening is $ 60/person. Come enjoy the food, conviviality, and know that you are helping to raise money for an extremely worthwhile organization.

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