The students of the Seagle Music Colony’s class of 2016 proudly present a special performance for kids of all ages in July.
The company performs the children’s opera Jack and the Beanstalk at the Boathouse Theater in Schroon on July 9.
Another terrific opportunity for the whole family to see the world class talent who will call Schroon home for the summer is this coming Saturday, when the Colony kicks off its second century with a Community Concert at the Schroon Lake Central School at 7:30 pm.
The show will be part season preview and part revue of favorites from season’s past. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for students and children and can be purchased at the door, online at www.seaglecolony.org, or by phone at 518-532-7875.
You can also see the SMC singers at the patriotic July 4 concert in the Town Park prior to the fireworks display.
After a huge centennial season in 2015, the crew at Seagle Music Colony plan yet another ambitious season of performances for 2016. Following the Community Concert is the traditional concert Old Friends and New that will introduce this year’s crop of 32 talented young singers to Schroon Lake. The concert takes place on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 pm at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theater on the SMC campus on Charley Hill Road.
The mainstage season of productions at the Colony this year includes two favorite musicals, a traditional comic opera and an exciting world premiere. Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, will be presented July 6-9 with a matinee performance on July 8. This will be followed by Donizetti’s comic opera, The Elixir of Love, sung in Italian with projected English supertitles, July 20-23, with a matinee on the 22nd.
In the third slot is the world premiere of Roscoe by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire, based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning Albany author William Kennedy. “The world premiere will be a highlight of the season, and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the first year of our second century than with something that’s never been performed anywhere else,” said Tony Kostecki, SMC General Director. He continued, “we’re thinking of this premiere as something that will be another real milestone in our history, and are excited for our audiences to see it, and for our young artists to perform it.” The opera will be presented August 3-6 with a matinee performance on August 5.
Then there’s the annual Patrice Munsel Gala fundraising event on July 16 and two Vespers Concerts on Sundays, August 14 and 21 – one of SMC’s longest running traditions
Rounding out the mainstage season is the perennial favorite The Music Man by Meredith Willson, which will be presented August 17-20 with a matinee on August 19.
In case you can’t make it to any of SMC’s summer performances, make plans for Seagle Music Colony’s fifth annual fall season which this year includes the musical revue called Great Songs & Great Singers, which will be a part of the Schroon Lake Labor Day Weekend celebrations on Sunday, September 4 at 7:30 pm, and will also be on tour across the North Country throughout September.
In any case, there will be a lot going on at Seagle Music Colony this summer and fall! Find more information, buy tickets or contribute to the cause at www.seaglecolony.org.