The Arts 07.25.19

“For the Birds”  by SLCA’s Youth Theatre Players

Enthusiastic cast members are pictured at a rehearsal. Front row, left to right: Isaac Erickson, Zander Swinton. Second row: Meaghan Leahey, Adam Erickson, Owen Legenbauer, Jonah Jones, Kaylin Granger, Abby Duff. Back Row: Zellia Fanfa, Kath Gaboury, Mara Carrig, Nova Burtt, Teagan Carrig, Evalyn Craney, Laurel Muench.  Not Pictured: Bethany Zimmerman, Samantha Alberino, Beibhinn Corcoran.

Exotic birds escape from an aviary and land in Averill Park! Come find out what happens when several local birders go on the hunt! SLCA’s Youth Theatre Players are busy rehearsing for their upcoming production of the new musical, “For the Birds”, written and directed by Susan Frost and James Holmes and choreographed by Alexandra Gaboury. Fun for the whole family!  Performances are Friday, Aug 2nd at 7:00 and Saturday, Aug 3rd at 2:30 at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43 Averill Park, NY 12018. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Schenectady Civic Players

Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Jennifer Van Iderstyne.  (July 26 at 8:00 pm, 27 at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, 28 at 2:30 pm).

  Silent Sky dramatizes the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer ahead of her time. It explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when a woman’s ideas were dismissed until a man claimed credit for them.

Henrietta, joining a group of women in the early 1900s at Harvard University’s Observatory who are “human computers”, is motivated by a belief that there are galaxies beyond our own — a belief that defies the consensus among her male superiors. She begins the process of recording changes in stars – a scientific discovery that has a profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy.

Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady.  $20 — purchase at the door.  Open seating at all performances. No advance reservations necessary. 518-382-2081 or

Town of East Greenbush Music in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019

6-8 PM Onderdonk Park TUESDAYS

Hampton Avenue across from the Lake

NEW for 2019 *More Concerts!* 6 Weeks of Music! Lots of Hometown Band Members!*

Gourmellis Taste Food Truck every week!

July 30th The Lost Art Band

August 6th Band of Gold

August 13th Dealt the Blues

August 20th The Gone Gray Band

  August 27th The Cover Ups

Then help us end the summer with featured concert on Friday August 30th! Jett screamer band live! Fireworks after the show! Food vendors!

Gates open at 6 pm-show starts at 7pm

Bring a blanket and chairs and get ready to dance and have some fun!

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

July 30 – August 3, Beauty & The Beast Jr. / Presented by Playhouse Stage Company

August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse

October 2, Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna Judd and her new band tour make a stop in Cohoes

November 9, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show / 2 shows.

Auditions Announced Highlight Acting Troupe presents “Making God Laugh”

Auditions to be held on Friday, August 2nd @ 7:00PM and Sunday, August 4th @ 2:00PM

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church

Show Dates are October 11-13-  Brunswick Grange

Making God Laugh follows one typical family over the course of thirty years though the holidays.  Starting in 1980 when Ruthie and Bills children – a priest, an aspiring actress and a formal football star all return home where we learn of their and plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.

If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.

Co-Directed by Robin Dickinson-Sawyer and Paula Hoffay

Parts for 3 Men-  and 2 Woman

Any questions contact Robin @ 518-275-8560     or Paula @ 518-368-6341

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