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.

Original Productions

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. Below is the schedule for 2021!

Slow Food - July 20-31

A comedy

Slow Food, directed by Martha Banta, is a comedy about a famished couple battling with an absurd waiter who has them questioning everything from the menu to their marriage! A tender, uproarious comedy that delves deeply into what we hunger for.

Cinderella Goes Disco (PB&J Cafe) July 22-July 24 & July 29-July 30

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!

Performance begins at 12:00pm at Glens Falls City Park!

Minding Miss Mae Mae - July 25 & July 26

A Staged Reading of a New Play

Minding Miss Rae Rae is written by Phillip Christian Smith and directed by Tyrone Henderson. Join the playwright and the cast in the first step of the play's development! Barbara is Miss Mae Mae’s home health aide and when Barbara’s son Jordan, the star of a network procedural, comes home ravaged from crystal meth, the women form their own unconventional rehab to detox him. Barbara believes in tough love; Miss Mae Mae, a paraplegic and pot smoker, believes in the Lord.

Traffic and Weather - August 5-14

A concert tribute to the Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer, songwriter, and producer that Rolling Stone says "had one of the most unique and busiest careers in pop."

Traffic and Weather is directed by Martha Banta, and music and lyrics are by Adam Schlesinger. From a founder of the pop rock band Fountains of Wayne, watch and listen to evening of music that treats the “characters in the lyrics with meticulous craftsmanship and a wry balance of compassion and scorn, parody and affection,” according to the New York Times.