Monday, April 28, 2014

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Summer 2014 Preview

image001(1)Lake Placid Center for the Arts, celebrating over 40 years of Arts in the Adirondacks, is presenting a mix of events for both adults and children this summer. For information on these, or any other LPCA program, visit our website at or call the box office at 518.523.2512.


Part felt, part flesh and full of heart, the musical Avenue Q follows Princeton, a recent college grad and his new neighbors living on Avenue Q. The winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical. Warning: Avenue Q contains adult language and adult content. Performances take place June 6 and 7 at 8 PM.

On July 11 and 12 Canadian actor Charlie Ross performs his One Man Star Wars. Combining all three original Star Wars movies into one non-stop performance, Ross does it all—all the ships, planets, characters and music in one performance.

Missoula Children’s Theatre and over 50 area youngsters will present The Pied Piper on Saturday, August 2 at Noon and 3pm.


The Atlantic City Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be presented on August 9. This is an evening devoted to one of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. This ballet includes a lavish set and a ballet featuring more than 30 dancers.

Once again, LPCA will host the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company for a two-week residency. The Company will perform an evening of contemporary ballet on July 24.


Three voices from Ireland, Australia and the USA, performing traditional and contemporary original folk music from their respective cultures, come together at the Jammin’ Divas concert on June 28.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the stage on Wednesday, July 9. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time, the evening concert may feature such favorites as: Moonlight Serenade, Perfidia, Jukebox Saturday Night, Little Brown Jug, At Last, In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, and American Patrol.

The LPCA presents Celtic Rock when Tempest returns to their stage on August 6. Since forming in 1988, Tempest delivers high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform a series of six summer Symphony Concerts. Performances are on the following Sundays: July 6, 13, 20 27, August 3 and 10. In addition, the Sinfonietta will present a free concert as part of the LPCA Young & Fun Series on July 16 at 10:30am.

The life and work of Adirondack Woodswoman Anne LaBastille is explored on August 17 as the musical group Ricochet Duo presents The Woodswoman Project. Pianist Rose Chancler of the chamber ensemble Ricochet Duo has commissioned composer Hilary Tann to write a piece honoring the life and work of environmentalist, advocate, author, and friend Anne LaBastille, the “Woodswoman of the Adirondacks.” The Woodswoman Project combines music, film, and spoken word to create a multi-media celebration of one of the Adirondack’s most treasured personalities.

Just for Kids

The LPCA Young & Fun Series at the LPCA will include: Gustafer Yellowgold on July 2; Magic & Comedy with Tim Dumas on July 9; Lake Placid Sinfonietta on July 16; Adirondack Shakespeare Festival’s David & Goliath on July 23; The Stephen Gratto Variety Show on July 30; Pirate School on August 6; Seagle Music Colony’s Hansel & Gretel on August 13; and the series also includes the eighth annual Salute to Arts Day. featuring numerous artists and performers with events from 10am to 1pm on August 20. No reservations are accepted for this free series, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

LPCA will offer 2 weeks of half-day camp programs for children from July 7 – 11 and August 18 – 22. This summer they have also added a bonus Magic Camp from July 14 – 18.

Returning to the LPCA for the 15th consecutive year is the popular Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT). MCT will present The Pied Piper using the acting talents of approximately 55 area children, from 1st to 12th grade. Auditions for the play are Monday, July 28 at 9:30 am prompt. Interested participants need to arrive at the LPCA by 9:30 and should be dressed comfortably. The week-long residency program will culminate in two performances on Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon and 3pm.

LPCA School of Ballet will offer a week of Dance Camp for Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5. Classes will meet August 11 to August 15.

Live in HD Events

Returning to the LPCA this summer The MET: Live in HD Summer Encore Series. All screenings are on Monday evenings at 7pm and tickets are $15 general admission, $13 LPCA Members, and $5 for students. The program extras are edited from their original live versions, to allow running times of under 3 hours. The programs include: Rigoletta on June 23, La Rondine on June 30, Romeo et Juliette on July 7, Otello on July 28, The Enchanted Island on August 11, and La Faniculla de West on August 18.

Visual Arts

The Fine Arts Gallery will present a variety of exhibitions for the summer season. Adirondacks and Animals – A Juried Show in Collaboration with the North Country SPCA will open with a public reception on Friday, May 30, from 5-7 pm. The show will be on display through June 22.

From June 27 to July 20, the gallery will exhibit Equine Art: A Celebration of the Lake Placid Horse Show featuring the work of Lyndsey Molyneaux, Tom Myatt, Scott Firby, Celeste Susany and Julie Betts-Testuwide. There will be a Meet-the-Artists Opening Reception on Monday, June 30 from 5-7 pm.

The Gallery will feature Landscape and Lines: A Glass Collaboration of Scale & Technique by Brennan Kasperzak & Ali VandeGrift from July 25 to August 24 with an Opening Reception on Friday, July 25 from 5-7 pm.

From August 29 to September 21, the gallery will feature Volkskunst (Folk Arts) – The Art of Hannelotte Willmes with an opening reception on August 28 from 5-7 pm.

Special Events

Green Market Wednesdays beginning June 25 and continuing through October 8 are being joined by smaller ‘Taste of the Market’ events on June 4, 18 and October 15 and 22. Every Wednesday morning, the Lake Placid Farmers’ Market will occupy the LPCA grounds with an assortment of fresh vegetables, breads, herbs, plants, featured entertainers and artists, and more. Rain or shine the Market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm and will delight visitors of all ages. On August 20 the tenth annual Salute to Arts Day will be held with an expanded market with crafts from 9 am – 2 pm.

For detailed information including ticket information, schedules, age groups, class fees, and registration, visit LPCA online at

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