The Humans

By Stephan Karam

April 19-28, 2024

Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts

The Humans is a Tony Award – winning play filled with equal parts humor and hurt.

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Also winner of a 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, and a 2016 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize from Drama.

“Drawn in subtle but indelible strokes, Mr. Karam’s play might almost qualify as deep-delving reportage, so clearly does it illuminate the current, tremor-ridden landscape of contemporary America…THE HUMANS is a major discovery, a play as empathetic as it is clear-minded, as entertaining as it is honest. For all the darkness at its core…a bright light shines forth from it, the blazing luminescence of collective artistic achievement.” —The New York Times.

“THE HUMANS explores, across an enthralling spectrum of ups and downs, what being a family is all about.” —The Washington Post.

“Great plays are usually great in one of two ways. Either they are culminating examples of existing ideas, or groundbreaking examples of new things entirely…THE HUMANS, it turns out, is not just one of those culminating genre pieces but also, at the same time, one of those ‘new things entirely.’ Into the familiar dinner-table-drama genre the playwright has mixed the unexpected element of terror—or, rather, he has created a new element by bombarding one with the other. I should add that, for all this, the play is rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” —New York Magazine.

“[An] inestimably kind, rich and beautiful play…truly remarkable and exceptionally moving…Few writers of his generation have achieved anything quite like THE HUMANS, a play about the horrors of ordinary life and the love we need to counter them.” —Chicago Tribune.

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The Secret Garden

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

June 7 – 16

Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Saratoga City Music Hall

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants! This one-hour edition of the hit Broadway musical, brilliantly adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, is specially tailored for young actors.



Ample and accessible parking will be available at an onsite parking lot.

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223 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



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Elevate Your Students’ Educational Experience with Home Made Theater!

Prepare for an extraordinary journey of learning and wonder as we proudly present not one, but two captivating student matinee performances this season. We are thrilled to provide your students with unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of performing arts.

Experience “Peter Pan” – Where Dreams Take Flight

  • Date: February 29, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 A.M.
  • Venue: The Spa Little Theater

Step into the enchanting world of “Peter Pan,” based on the timeless tale by Sir James M. Barrie. Watch in awe as Peter and his mischievous sidekick, Tinkerbell, sweep the Darling children away on a journey that defies gravity and imagination. Prepare to be captivated by daring escapades, fearsome pirates, and the infamous Captain Hook. This beloved family favorite comes to life through a mesmerizing musical production that will leave an indelible mark on young hearts and minds.

Uncover the Magic of “The Secret Garden”

  • Date: June 13, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 A.M.
  • Venue: Pitney Meadows Community Farms
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