Thursday, January 18, 2024

LPCA: Kevin Nealon, Crash Test Dummies to perform in May

Kevin Nealon headshot, provided by LPCA

Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to announce two new performances coming in May, 2024: stand-up comedy from long-running SNL cast member Kevin Nealon on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and 90s rock band Crash Test Dummies on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both performances go on sale later this month.

During his time on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Kevin Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ His recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. Others may know Nealon best from his role in the hit Showtime series Weeds. As an Emmy and SAG-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other performers with his unique sense of humor, Kevin will bring his dry wit and likable demeanor to the stage in Lake Placid for a hilarious evening out.

Internationally-acclaimed, chart-breaking Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies will delight fans old and new. From 80s Winnipeg nightlife to the world’s stages, it’s been over 30 years since the Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. The album went triple platinum in Canada and the Dummies quickly went from being booked in small clubs to selling out large venues. Ghosts garnered them their first big hit, “Superman’s Song,” and a Juno Award for Group of the Year. Over three decades later, their sold out 25th Anniversary Tour for multi-Grammy nominated God Shuffled His Feet was proof that audiences still want to hear what they have to say.

Crash Test Dummies, photo provided by LPCA

Crash Test Dummies. Photo provided by LPCA.

After the response to the 25th Anniversary Tour, “We knew we had to continue the party and celebrate 30 years since we made our first album. We had no idea that fans would be so enthusiastic and we are all a little gob-smacked that we can still play sold out shows to our fans and, awesomely enough, their kids,” said original member Ellen Reid.

Tickets start at $35 for both performances and can be purchased online at www.lakeplacidarts.org or by calling 518-523-2512. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m., with a 24-hour presale available to LPCA Members at the $150 level and up on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

More information about membership can be found online at www.lakeplacidarts.org/join.


About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.

Photo at top: Kevin Nealon headshot. Photo provided by LPCA.

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