The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2018 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival.
This year the touring festival will feature the romantic comedy Talley’s Folly; free outdoor performances of its Shakespeare in the Parks production, Much Ado About Nothing; and Seussical: The Musical.
The Summer Theatre Festival runs from July 13 through August 6 and opens with the play Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson. Directed by Jordan Hornstein, this humorous tale of the an unlikely romance that takes place at a boathouse in the 1940s will feature two of the North Country’s most exciting young actors, Hannah Jay and Dan Studnicky. The natural settings of three venues will serve as a backdrop for the action. Performances will be at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Friday, July 13, at 7:30 pm, the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 pm, and Woods Inn in Inlet on Sunday, July 15, at 3 pm.
Much Ado About Nothing, a free outdoor show at town parks, beaches, and campgrounds, is a 55-minute abridged version of the Shakespeare comedy by director Jayson Grigsby. Performances run from July 19-28, and venues include the Town Green in Wanakena, Prospect Point Cottages in Blue Mountain Lake, Newcomb Town Beach or Pavilion, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake, Paul Smith’s College VIC, the new Lions Bandshell in Tupper Lake, and Arrowhead Park in Inlet.
The final production is Seussical: The Musical, a fantastical tribute to all things Seuss that will feature a cast of talented singing actors from New York City, Washington, DC, and across the North Country. Performances run from August 2-6, with venues including Indian Lake Theater, Newcomb Central School, Lake Placid Middle/High School, Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, and View in Old Forge.
For more information on all these productions, including ticket information for Talley’s Folly and Seussical, directions to all our performance venues, and to buy tickets, click here.
The Arts Center is located at 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. For more on other performances, events, and classes, visit their website, or call the Arts Center at (518) 352-7715.