All performances will be held at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 12866, unless otherwise noted.
Nine – October 7 , 8 , 9 , 14 , 15 , 16
Book by Arthur Kopit;
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston; Adapted from
the Italian by Mario Fratti
Nine is the spectacular musical adaptation of Fellini’s 8 1/2. It features one man and the myriad of women in his life. Celebrated but impetuous film director Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest film epic, suffers a midlife crisis. One by one, women from his past and present – including his mother, his wife, his mistress, and his leading lady – haunt, instruct, scold, seduce and encourage him until he finally learns to grow up.
She Loves Me – December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Book by Joe Masteroff
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. She Loves Me showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of memorable characters of all ages – and each with their moment to shine. She Loves Me is an intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. The Mikos Lazlos play Parfuemerie, on which it is based, has inspired many adaptations, including the beloved films In the Good Old Summertime and You’ve Got Mail.
The Lifespan of a Fact – February 10,11,12, 17, 18, 19
Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.
‘Night, Mother – March 24, 25, 26, 31; April 1 & 2
by Marsha Norman
‘Night, Mother is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s
service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build.
The Sound of Music – June 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 @ Pitney Meadows Community Farm
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Sound of Music was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs,
including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number. The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide,
earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
OTHER PRODUCTION PLANS
Verbatim Theater Project – Dates and place TBD
This project is part of our expanding community outreach
and all proceeds will go to benefit organizations supporting
the needs of frontline workers. This docu-drama, created
from interviews with local people working in healthcare, will
tell the story of what frontline workers experienced during
the pandemic, using their own words. This project will allow
the community to better understand and empathize with the
ongoing crisis faced by healthcare workers.
Youth Theater Conservatory – Dates and place TBD
The Lightning Thief
Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki