The Arts 11.15.18

Consortium Actors Presents RUMORS, a Comedy by Neil Simon

If you enjoyed Hairspray or Joseph..Dreamcoat this summer, you won’t want to miss our next show!!!!  Join us for a comedy that will tickle your funny bone as this madcap melee keeps you guessing that even YOU might be the rumor!

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Show times:

Thursday – Saturday, November 8th-11th – 7PM.

Saturday, Nov. 10th – 2PM.

Sunday, Nov. 11th – 2PM.

Location: Header Little Theater, Russell Sage College

65 1st Street, Troy. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students. To purchase tickets, visit www.ConsortiumActors. com.



Sand Lake Center for the Arts brings you a Squire Jacob Concert not to be missed!  Janine Budesheim (left photo) and Marietta Mitchell (right photo) have been icons in the area music world for many years and have helped numerous students reach their musical potential.  Both have taught in our local school district as well as privately and performed widely in various venues.  Now they will bring their considerable talent to the SLCA stage for a great evening of entertainment. With Marietta at the keyboard, Janine on the violin and several surprise guests, as well as some surprise audience involvement, you will love it. One evening only, Nov. 17 at 8pm. Tickets – Adults – $18. and Under 18 – $10.  Season passes are also available for purchase. For reservations or information go to or call 518-674-2007.  SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.


Scrooge finally comes to Sand Lake!

SLCA proudly presents Charles Dickens immortal classic A Christmas Carol. This new adaptation is certain to put you in the holiday spirit. Come witness Scrooges’ journey as he travels through the past, present and future with the help of three magical ghosts, dedicated to showing old Ebenezer a new way of life full of warmth and charity.  Directed by Brian Sheldon and Melanie Douglas. Performance dates Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 8pm and Dec. 9 and 16 at 2:30pm. Tickets – Adults – $18. and Under 18 – $10.  For reservations or information go to or, call 518-674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.



Holiday Concert

Come out and join the Averill Park Community Orchestra for a Holiday Concert Celebration! The performance is on Sunday, December 16th, 4:00pm at Averill Park High School. At this festive event, students and adults from the community will perform various classical and holiday selections, along with a medley from the ever popular “Phantom of the Opera”. There is no admission fee, but any donations to help offset our costs are greatly appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity to share festive music and delicious refreshments with you as we celebrate the winter holidays. Any questions can be directed to Christina Desmond at 518 948-0565 or



Matinee Theater Players, “Short Skit Series”

The Sand Lake Center for The Arts presents: Matinee Theater Players – Short Skit Series, hosted by Gilead Lutheran Church, 208 Brick Church Road (Route 278 and Route 7). On Friday, November 16th, at 7pm; Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

A free-will offering will be donated to a local charity. – 518-279-9270



Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 40th Annual Show & Sale

Join us at Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Colonie, on

Nov 15-18, Thu 2-9 PM, Fri 11 AM – 7 PM, Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 12-4 PM.

There will be handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans.  Fashion shows (Thu at 7 pm, Fri-Sat-Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos.  Free admission and parking.  For more info, visit


History Is Fun at Banjo Talk

Esquatak board member and proud North Nassauion Glenn Hankle will present his educational, fun and family-friendly presentation “History of the Banjo” to the Esquatak Historical Society on Friday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. “Professor” Hankle will tell the history of the banjo and how it developed over the years to its peak of popularity during the 1920’s. Truly an American invention, the banjo changed popular musical history from sedate parlor music to rousing Ragtime and early jazz heard around the world.

With over 50 years of musical performance experience, Glen Hankle will not only talk about banjos, but he’ll thrill the audience with live music – all suitable to sing along with (song sheets provided). The fun starts at 7 pm and will take place at the Schodack Town Hall located at the corner of Routes 9 & 20 and Schuurman Road in Schodack. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit



Miracle on 34th Street Performance

The Highlight Acting Troupe will be presenting Miracle on 34th Street. The comedy-drama was adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davis.  The show is directed by Ethel LeVan assisted by Christine LeVan.

The performance dates are Friday, November 30th, and Saturday, December 1st, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 2nd, at 2 pm. Performances are held at the Brunswick Grange, 7 Grange Rd. (intersection of Rt. 7 and 142). A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you believe. Susan has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. Her mother told her the “secret” about Santa, so Susan doesn’t expect to receive the most important
gifts on her Christmas list. After meeting a special Santa, who’s convinced he’s the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all – something to believe in. For reservations or information, contact Ethel at 518-237-6936.


Adirondack Bluegrass League Meeting/ Jam/ Potluck

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 1pm at the Lake Luzerne Town Complex, located at 539 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne. Bring something to share for potluck and bring your instruments for jammin’ after the meeting. Bring your friends because everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www. adirondackbluegrassleague. com;; adirondackbluegrassleague@; or call 518 221-6231.



Senior Paint and Punch Event

Come paint a beautiful canvas holiday scene with instructor and artist Noreen Powell.

Friday, November 30th, 2-4PM,

East Greenbush Town Hall Community Room. Cost is $10; Must pre-register by calling 518-477-4194.


“Jungle Book” Auditions

The Highlight Acting Troupe will hold auditions for The Jungle Book, a classic
adventure story.  A play adapted by Monica Flory.  Precocious Mowgli grows up
believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he
learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very
different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to
the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be
trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared
animal of all?  Auditions will be held on Friday, December 7th, at 6:30PM; and
Sunday, December 9th, at 2PM, at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church,
Hoosick Street, Troy.  Ages 5-15, as this will be a children’s performance.

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