New for 2017! Free entry to any show during your birth month (depending on availability). Call the box office at 518-674-2007 to reserve your ticket.
It’s all fun and games on May 16th as Sand Lake Center for the Arts – Matinee Theater Players presents the “Hoe Down Homicide”. Come and be a part of the guest audience who listens to the clues and figures out who the murderer is. Not only do you get to solve a murder but you also get to hear some of your favorite cowboy tunes, have a drink and eat some homemade sweets. The show begins at 2pm. All included for $10.00 per person. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.
January 1 till May 1: Submission period for writers
All plays will be TANYS adjudicated, and monetary prizes of $100, $75 and $50 awarded to the three adjudicated as best written.
Anyone living within a 50 mile radius of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts-generally the areas from Saratoga down to Hudson, Pittsfield to Schenectady, and all areas in between. This will allow the playwrights to attend performances of their plays.
Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Plays may be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Please include two attachments. One will be your cover letter which will include your contact information, the title and a brief synopsis of the play. The other attachment will be the play itself with NO contact information included except title. Please submit play(s) in Standard American Play Format. If you’re unfamiliar with this, there are many internet sites to help you. One would be https://pwcenter.org. If you are submitting electronically you should receive a confirmation received email, if you are submitting a hard copy, you may send it to SLCA-CTP, PO Box 179, Averill Park, NY 12018. Again, please include a separate cover letter.
Plays should be able to be staged with MINIMAL SET. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts has a number of black boxes, and you might consider submitting a play that could be staged with only these. Any play with an elaborate set will be disqualified.
Plays should be able to be performed in 15 minutes or less.
AND, here’s the challenge. Plays must have some connection with the prompt “COLD”. It can be a theme, a characterization or simply a word-cold heart, cold day in hell, cold shoulder, cold war, someone suffering from a cold, a woman putting on cold cream-or you may have a play that just mentions, “It’s cold outside”. Be as creative and as clever as you want.
Contact producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Lost Radio Rounders honor the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I with a performance of Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Over the last decade, the critically-acclaimed roots duo Lost Radio Rounders has presented themed programs of historic American music throughout the Northeast, and in 2016 toured its popular Politics and Patriots show from New England to New City. With the heartfelt, inspiring and often humorous Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck (joined by special guest, Mike Kelley, on piano) honor service folk of every stripe, from the American Revolution to World War II.
Selections like the inspiring “Battle Cry of Freedom,” rousing “Marines’ Hymn,” the winking “Battleship of Maine” and the comical “Mademoiselle from Armentières” reflect the Rounders’ broad reach, with Lindsay and Eck performing vintage-radio-style on a single microphone with a variety of acoustic instruments. Members of the armed forces have always created songs to lift spirits in the barracks and on the battlefield, to commemorate victories, to praise fallen comrades and to remember their sweethearts back home. With Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, you’ll want to sing along with all of them.
At SLCA, Lost Radio Rounders will feature a timely segment marking the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War, and Dr. Jon Hausman will present WWI era audio recordings and artifacts in the lobby before the performance and during intermission.
Dan Berggren is going to be bringing the sweet sounds and stories of the Adirondacks to life at this SLCA Benefit Concert.
A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. While his roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised, Dan’s music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning educator and musician has entertained audiences from Kentucky to Michigan, Belgium to Bulgaria, and Zimbabwe to Transylvania.
Learn more about Dan on his website.
Actors portraying Sand Lake residents from our town’s past in the Sand Lake Union Cemetery. Historic figures will include Dr. Smith Boughton (a.k.a. Big Thunder), James K. Averill, Sheriff William Griggs, Jesse Traver Moore, and others who made our community what it is today. Admission is $10.
More information can be found here.
Come to Sand Lake Center for the Arts’ “Classic Holiday Revue” and join in the Christmas spirit of fellowship, friendship and good feelings – or what the Germans call gemütlichkeit! The best of our local performers will carry you back to the days of auld lang syne with a nostalgic night of classic standards, holiday cheer and wintry merriment. Musical accompaniment provided by the T.L. Holloway jazz group. One performance only, Saturday, December 10, at 8pm. Tickets are $18. Adults, $10. Under 18.
Join Matinee Theater Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Nov. 15 for an afternoon of seven short plays about Turkeys and technology, crazy families, confessions, and Christmas shopping…long lasting love and chances for new beginnings. Are you starting to feel a bit stressed about the holidays? Or perhaps by the “year of the election”? Don’t worry. Matinee Theater Players has the remedy you need with our one act comedies along with homemade desserts, you’ll leave the theater smiling and feeling renewed. These comedies tackle some of life’s important questions: What do turkeys REALLY want? Why does technology seem like a gift….and a burden? What do we do with retirement now that we’ve got it? How do we find that perfect Christmas present for our spouse? And what do we do when we’re offered a chance of a new beginning? You’ll find the answers to these questions as you nibble some homemade confections and drink a cup of steaming tea or coffee. What more can you ask for? One performance only, Tues., Nov. 15, at 2pm. Tickets are $10.ea. including beverages and desserts. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007.
Although the Beatles played an unannounced concert on the rooftop of London’s Apple Building, the their last concert performance is often considered to have taken place in 1966 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. While the audience was unaware that it was their last show, the Beatles themselves knew the significance of the event and performed a spectrum of hits from their live concerts.
On Saturday November 12, you can come party and sing along to some of the greatest songs in Rock n Roll history!
For the 50th anniversary this concert, the Sand Lake Center for the Arts will host a performance on November 12th. A band consisting of regional experienced rock & roll musicians will perform this epic Beatles concert in a song by song re-creation of the set lists actual order. The band will include guitarist Graham Tichy, bassist Steve “Clyde” Davies, drummer Pete Vumbaco, pianist Mike Kelley, and guitarist Dave Maswick. The band has performed a series of local shows commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles phenomenal effect on every generation of music lovers that has followed their magnificent musical output in the 1960’s.
This group of local all-stars will also perform many other selections from Beatles albums that have reached it’s golden anniversary, such as “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Meet the Beatles,” “Rubber Soul”, “Help” and others! This is not an event to miss!
Graham Tichy is a guitarist, vocalist and instructor from upstate New York specializing in Rockabilly, Swing Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Country, British Invasion, and Rock and Roll. Take a listen to some of Graham’s wonderful music!
Join us October 1st for an evening of fiery and passionate music as we present ALEGRIA in Concert. This talented group of musicians, features Maria Zemantauski, along with Monica Roach, Joses Miralles, and Brian Melick. They will bring to our stage stunning original compositions and delightful arrangements with a foundation of Spanish and flamenco music, along with the one and only La Nina, who will perform flamenco dancing for your entertainment!