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Is there anyone not already familiar with the music of the legendary folksinger/songwriter/storyteller, Bill Staines? For over 40 years Bill has been traveling back and forth across North America presenting around 200 concerts each year and has received international acclaim as well. Bill has recorded 22 albums of his songs and Peter, Paul & Mary, The Highwaymen, and Makem and Clancy are among the artists who have also recorded his work. He appears frequently on many PBS TV and radio shows including the popular A Prairie Home Companion, has composed and performed a 15 piece suite based on Alaskan motifs for strings and brass, and has produced several songbooks. Bill Staines’ ability to see the beauty and excitement in ordinary things is unparalleled as he weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances. He delights in having his audiences participate in many of his songs and you’ll be delighted to sing along.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh.
DATES: Auditions will be held on Nov. 12th at 6 pm and 6:30 on Nov. 14th at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Call backs Nov. 16 at 6:30. Sides will be provided. Knowledge of the setting, plot and theme of the play are suggested.
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 16,17,18,22,23,24,25, Rehearsals begin January 22.
This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie-and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.
John Proctor: 27-50
Rev. Samuel Parris: 30-50
Thomas Putnam: 30-60
Giles Corey: 50-80
Reverend John Hale: 20-45
Francis Nurse: 50-80
Ezekiel Cheever: 20-50
Judge Hathorne: 40-70
Deputy-Governor Danforth: 50-75
Betty Parris: 13-20
Tituba: African American, 20-55
Abigail Williams: 17-25
Susanna Walcott: 16-25
Mrs. Ann Putnam: 30-50
Mercy Lewis: 17-25
Mary Warren: 17-25
Rebecca Nurse: 50-80
Elizabeth Proctor: 27-45
Sarah Good: 60-80
Please contact Val email@example.com for any questions.
With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, this dynamic, two-act concert tells the story of how American women won the right to vote.
The power of song was used to effect change and convince women to support the cause of seeking equality. Song gave women a voice at a time they were not able to speak in public. Many voices raised in song carried into the 20th century when parlor songs became the rage and helped bring the suffrage movement to a vast audience. With little financial and political power, women printed banners, postcards, buttons, marched in parades, stood in silence and sang to gain the 19th amendment to the Constitution known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment.
In this concert we bring the suffrage songs back where they belong in American music, important documents of protest and rhetorical thought. We hear their voices, strong, persuasive, and determined to make a difference in the America of the future. Featuring a cast of nine singers and musicians: Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson. Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence.
Old Songs events are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This SLCA production is made possible by a grant from The New York Council for the Humanities
Three accomplished musicians with eclectic tastes – fiery flamenco, classical, Baroque, Latin & Appalachian – collaborate to create something totally unique: GX3+. The name GX3+ refers to the fact that we play (at least) three very different guitars: flamenco, classical & Baroque PLUS mandolin, charango, guilele, cajons (percussion boxes), banjo and mountain dulcimer. The result is innovative arrangements of the traditional, classical and Latin repertoire as well as stunning original compositions by Maria Zemantauski, arranged for the trio. Ray Andrews: Baroque guitar, charango, banjo, dulcimer. Sten Isachsen: Classical guitar, mandolin, cajon. Maria Zemantauski: Flamenco guitar, guilele, cajon.— “These musicians sounded incredible, blending flamenco, classical and bluegrass, among other things, into a fresh, vibrant and rich sound. Be sure to check them out if you get the chance!” Daily Gazette
Sand Lake Center for the Arts welcomes featured Holiday Art Fair artist Zhong Hua Lu’s artwork to the Dan Sekellick Visual Arts Gallery from Oct 1 – Nov 15. Please join Zhong Hua Lu along with our other talented Holiday Art Fair Artists on Nov 4 & 5 for the annual SLCA “Holiday Art Fair”.
Zhong-hua Lu grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Born in Shandong Province, he learned brush painting, martial and healing arts from his father and uncles during a time when the Chinese government condemned traditional arts. Zhong-hua continued to paint in secret. In 2000, Zhong-hua married Ellen Graf, an American artist and writer. Zhong-hua teaches traditional Chinese arts, including brush painting, Tai Chi, and Qigong, in Upstate NY. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant for painting in 2005 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Traditional Arts in 2015. Zhong-hua has taught brush painting at Mass MOCA, The Capital District Center for the Arts, and the Chinese Community Center in Latham, NY. He has taught Tai Chi at the NYS Theatre Institute and Williams College. Zhong-hua currently offers private instruction in his home studio.
“Annie” the Musical Dec 8-17 – Directed by Claudia DiMartino and Brooke Hutchins
“The Crucible” Mar 16-25 – Directed by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh
“The Importance of Being Ernest” June 1-10 – Directed by Criss Maccione
More information will be added as it is released!