When the Steering Committee for the Sunday Rock Legacy Project (SRLP) was planning its annual summer musical for 2017, they were faced with an unexpected difficulty. What do you do when you want to put on a musical for the community and the regular venue is not available?
This past fall, the SRLP learned that its regular venue, the auditorium at Colton-Pierrepont Central School, would be undergoing renovations. So stage director Elaine Kuracina and Mary Jane Watson of South Colton went in search of another venue in town. Watson suggested the Old Colton Fire Station on Riverside Drive across the street from the new one.
This year, SRLP partners are presenting the Broadway musical Working, based on interviews conducted by American author, historian, actor, broadcaster and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel with songs written by a variety of composers including James Taylor, Mary Rodgers and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).
For a stage the theatre troupe decided to use a flatbed trailer courtesy of Watson’s brother, Ron Watson. An antique fire truck will also be part of the set.
Tickets are now available at three ticket outlets — The TAUNY Center at 53 Main Street in Canton, Brick & Mortar at 15 Market Street in Potsdam, and the Colton Museum / Stone Valley Information Center at 95 Main Street in Colton. General admission tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5. In advance of the show there is a 10% discount on the purchase of 10 or more tickets at all ticket outlets.
For regular updates, visit The Sunday Rock Legacy Project’s Facebook page. For more information, contact Scott Muller at (315) 244-9956.
Photo: Standing in the back row are Chad Burke, Loretta Collins, Frank Vaisey, Tim Simcox, and Maddie Derouchie. Seated in the front row are Jim Fryer, Rafael Villa, and Karen Wells. (Photo by Jeannie Blake)