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Plays, musicals, comedies, & more!
For nine weeks every summer, professional actors and actresses perform in a variety of productions in downtown Glens Falls. These musicals, comedies, and dramas are often hilarious and heartbreaking, drawing from the deep talent of the performers. A typical Adirondack Theatre Festival includes four mainstage productions and four special events.
Every production is original - when you come to the Adirondack Theatre Festival, you're seeing a brand new show! The plays and musicals are never older than five years. Many premieres at the Festival have gone on to receive productions in New York City, across the country, and internationally.
PB&J Cafe: Dinner Theater for Kids
The Adirondack Theatre Festival is also home to PB&J Cafe: Dinner Theater for Kids, which works to introduce children to the world of theater. Young theater-goers have the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in an art activity, dine during the live theater performance, and go home with autographs from their favorite actors.
The 2019 season continued the Festival's tradition of bringing an electrifying musical, a side-splitting comedy, and a heartwarming romantic comedy to the stage.
The Moon and the Sea - June 12-20
A broken love story
The Moon and the Sea, directed by Josh Rhodes, is the broken love story of Erin the Moon, and Charlie the Sea. When they accidentally reunite, four years since their breakup, it's clear they're still in love. But Erin’s new fiancé isn’t too far from the reunion, and love can only hide itself for so long. This gorgeous love story was created by Douglas Lyons, the creator of last year's acclaimed musical "Beau."
Cinderella Goes Disco (PB&J Cafe) June 23-July 7
PB&J Cafe: Dinner Theater for Kids
Cinderella Goes Disco, written by Shubert Fendrich, puts a funky spin on a classic fairy tale. Cinderella finds herself without a dress, or an invitation to Prince Charming's disco party. She'll the need the help of her Fairy Godmother to get her back on the beat, as they dance their way through re-enactments of other classic fairy tales like: Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Dancing, disco music, and audience participation makes this show fun for the whole family!
Doors open at 11:30am for food, and performance begins at 12:00pm.
Apropos of Nothing - June 30-July 8
Funniest New Comedy on the Planet
Apropos of Nothing, written by Greg Kalleres and directed by Chad Rabinovitz, is if "Seinfeld" married "Friends" and had a baby with "When Harry Met Sally." Meet five neurotic and emotionally disabled friends: Owen, Rebecca, Martin, Lily, and Jacob. Follow their story of struggling to find love in a world where nobody can agree on what it means.
Simon Coronel's Magic Smackdown - July 10-11
An Evening of Comedy and Magic
Simon Coronel's Magic Smackdown stars Simon Coronel, Nick Paul, and Robert Ramirez. This smack down combines the magic of Penn and Teller, and the humor of "Whose Line is it Anyway." These award winning stage and television magicians compete for your attention, affection, and your vote! This interactive magic show will keep you laughing and amazed.
Eastbound - July 16-23
Groundbreaking Musical Drama
Eastbound is the story of Calvin, a twenty-something Chinese American adoptee, who is given six months to live. With the little time he has left, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of seeing his home country. What Calvin doesn't know is Yu, his long-lost brother, is traveling from China to New York City to follow his own dream. Each of them must choose between the life they've lived, and the one that may still be ahead of them. Directed by Desdemona Chiang, Eastbound's contemporary score fuses with Mandopop to tell this story of discovery, identity, and destinies we never knew awaited us.
Rap Guide to Culture - July 19-20
Equal Parts Rap Concert, TED Talk, and Stand-Up Comedy
Rap Guide to Culture stars Drama Desk Award Nominee Baba Brinkman, who takes you on a journey through music, poetry, art, science, relationships, and more to see what makes humans human. Eye-opening, hilarious, and completely original, Brinkman explores some of the stickiest topics to discover where we've been....and where we might be going.
Matt Rodin: Live & Acoustic - July 26-27
Matt Rodin, the star of last year's hit musical "Beau", returns for the release of his new album "Matt Rodin: Live at Home." Listen to the debut of his original music, and sing-a-long to some classic theater throughout the night with one of Adirondack Theatre Festival's favorite artists.
Tuning In - July 31-Aug 7
A Golden Era Musical
Tuning In, from the writers of "Front Page Flo", takes you on a journey to the peaceful Harmony Hill retirement community where they have a citizen-run radio station. When an executive threatens to shut down WLK 89.3 and turn the building into condos, the talented tenants of the senior center come together to hold a radio-thon to save their station and their homes.
Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of broadcast radio!