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.
2019 productions are listed below to give you an idea of the performances. Check back often for the 2020 Adirondack Theatre Festival schedule!
Romantic Musical Comedy
Calling All Kates, a romantic musical comedy directed by Chad Rabinovitz, is about a groom left at the alter and his quest to not waste his non-refundable, non-exchangeable honeymoon tickets. Is there another Kate McBride will to go on the honeymoon of a lifetime?
PB&J Cafe: Dinner Theater for Kids
Alice in Wonderland, 2019's PB&J Cafe: Dinner Theatre for Kids production, is a theatrical version of the classic production. Alice goes on a wild adventure in a strange reality that has captivated audiences for ages.
Jonathan Burns Flexible Comedy, part of the ATF Cabaret Series, stars a goofy, curious, and... oddly flexible Jonathan Burns. This hilarious act has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and been called "extremely funny," by the New York Times.
The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz, a musical comedy directed by Scott Weinstein, is described as Monty Python meets the Dark Ages. In the production, the ridiculously optimistic Percival von Schmootz, sick of plague, pestilence, and poor personal hygiene, sets out on a determined quest to end the Dark Ages. Predictably, things don't go quite as planned.
ATF's Greatest Hits, part of the ATF Cabaret Series, is a concert performance of the Theatre Festival's most memorable musicals. Revisit tunes from beloved shows like Guys on Ice, Alter Boyz, Mimi Le Duck, Loch Ness, Tick, Tick... Boom, Bomb-itty of Errors, Heartbeats, and Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat.
Concert Reading / Musical
Start Again, a concert reading from the creator of Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, brings the audience through on a journey through the five stages of grief. This powerful musical reminds us that there's always a way to Start Again.
Sequence, an award-winning drama directed by Marshall Pailet (Nikolas Tesla Drops the Beat), is the complicated story of a lucky man who has successfully bet double-or-nothing on the Super Bowl for 20 years, and an unlucky man who believes his 150 consecutive wrong test answers are proof of a higher power. This mind-blowing drama will leave you breathless as it seeks to finally answer whether luck is coincidence, divine intervention, or if its built into our DNA.
Beau, a powerful & uplifting musical drama, tells the story of Ace Baker, a 12-year-old growing up without a father who learns his grandfather is alive and living nearby. Family secrets unravel as Beau and his grandfather scramble to make up for lost time.