Summer Theatre Festival

 

Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, we must postpone our opening date for the 2020 season from May 1. We have not set a new date at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and when we can safely do so, we will announce an opening date. In the meantime our staff is hard at work coming up with innovative ways to deliver our programming to you through our website and social media platforms.  Please check our Facebook page and website for updates!

 

 


2019 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival

Sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, along with David Myers in memory of Anne Vaccaro, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival combines visiting actor/singers with actors and singers from local communities to tour professional-level theatre productions throughout the Adirondack Park. Last summer’s productions were Proof, Macbeth, and Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.

Proof

Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Directed by Jordan Hornstein.

Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth

The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival presents Macbeth: William Shakespeare's haunting phantasmagoria of a once-noble warrior and their soulmate, whose shared lust for power leads to a downward spiral of violence, obsession, madness, and horror. Directed by Jayson Grigsby.

All performances are outdoors, free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical

This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 60s charts. The story of Ellie’s rise to fame and fortune is punctuated with the virtual hit parade of her music: “Chapel of Love,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “Hanky Panky,” Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” and, of course, the title song, “Leader of the Pack.”