I’d mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird once before, I thought, but I should have included it again here. That, coupled with the information on The Miracle Worker in today’s Gazette, made me feel a little silly about this post. I wasn’t even aware of the Curtain Call Theatre. And Bethlehem High School, too! So I’ve added the information here. Sorry.
I thought that we were due for a Theater Roundup because there’s quite a bit coming up. If I’ve left something good out, please add them in the comments. If you’re not currently a bring-your-kids-to-the-theater person, please click here so that I can dismiss the most popular reasons why people deprive themselves and their children of some theater. You don’t want to deprive your children, do you? I mean, what kind of parent are you?
So, I checked out some of our favorite Capital District venues, and here’s what I found:
- Capital Repertory Theater has To Kill a Mockingbird all weekend, beginning with a pay-what-you-will performance on Thursday, 2/25.
- The Curtain Call Theatre has The Miracle Worker this weekend, with a matinee on Sunday.
- Holy cow! All of the tickets to the Wizard of Oz at Steamer 10 Theatre are sold out! Luckily, they’re following it up with Rumpelstiltskin in March.
- Proctors has The Little Mermaid on Sunday, March 7th at 2 pm and on Monday at 10 am. They suggest it for the preschool to 2nd grade age range. Then Annie‘s on March 13th & 14th. The Magic of Lyn is playing twice on Friday, March 19th. Stories That Dance is playing twice on Thursday, March 25th. (For a couple of these, the link only sends you to one of the performances, but I bet you can find the other one, too).
- The Palace Theatre has Doktor Kaboom! on March 26th and Playhouse Disney Live! on April 3rd.
- At The Egg, Justin Roberts will be singing on Sunday, April 11th, and the New York Theatre Ballet will be dancing Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, April 18th–it’s a performance designed for kids. They’ve also got A Year with Frog and Toad showing on March 15th–there’s no option to purchase for this one online, since it’s a school group performance, but any group can purchase tickets to performances like these, so if you’d like to go, get your group together quick: there were about 30 seats available.
Early spring means that we’re moving into high school musical season. High school musicals are a great option for family entertainment. They’re relatively inexpensive and accessible, and you can support some “big kids” in your community. I was looking around for some possibilities, and let me just tell you, it is not particularly helpful to Google “Troy High School Musical” . Stinkin’ Disney.
- Niskayuna High School’s performing Bye Bye Birdie this weekend. The Saturday matinee is at 2 pm, with slightly cheaper tickets: $12/adult, $10/student.
- Schenectady High School’s Blue Roses Theatre Company will be showing The Diary of Anne Frank March 10-13, with a matinee at 2 pm on the 13th.
- Waterford-Halfmoon High School students will be performing Peter Pan March 11-13 at 7 pm. Tickets are $5.
- The Guilderland High School’s Guilderland Players will be showing Anything Goes March 11-14, with a matinee at 2 pm on the 14th. Tickets are $7 or $5 each.
- Shenendehowa High Schools’ students will also be performing Anything Goes the next week, March 18-20, but all performances are in the evening. Tickets are $12.
- Ballston Spa High School will be presenting Into the Woods on March19th & 20th, with a matinee on the 20th at 2 pm. Tickets are $10.
- At Mohonasen High School, they’re performing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 25-28, with a matinee on the 28th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $12/adult, $6/child.
- At Bethlehem High School, Stage 700 will present Once on This Island from March 25-28, with at matinee on the 28th at 2 pm. $10/adults, $6/students.
- Hoosick Valley High School students will be performing Suessical March 26-28, with a matinee at 3 pm on the 28th.
- South Glens Falls High School will have evening performances of 42nd Street March 26-28.
Of course, at this rate I’m a little bit concerned that everybody’s rehearsals will have been cancelled due to snow. Hopefully they’ll all remember their lines!