Theater Roundup!–updated

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!

One Comment

  1. Mari

    Ravena – Coyemans High School has the Wizard of Oz this weekend if you missed getting tix for Steamer #10 this might still be fun! I know my daughter loves watching older kids on stage.

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