The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz

July 5-13

Fed up with a world filled with plagues, pestilence, and poor personal hygiene, a ridiculously optimistic young man sets out on a quest to end the Dark Ages. As he attempts to bring the light of hope to the world, Percival von Schmootz meets with hilariously disastrous results at every turn. Yet in this outrageous, Monty Python-esque musical comedy, it is only when things look the darkest that Percival is able to discover what true enlightenment means, as he finds hope (and humor) in impossibly bleak circumstances.

Music by Michael Kooman
Book & Lyrics by Chris Dimond
Directed by Scott Weinstein
ATF Show Poster for 'ATF's Greatest Hits'

ATF's Greatest Hits

July 7-8

Join us in celebrating ATF’s 25th Anniversary with a look back at the theatre’s most memorable musicals! Revisit your favorite men in Guys on Ice and Altar Boyz, your favorite sea creatures in Mimi Le Duck and Loch Ness, and all of your favorite explosions in Tick, Tick…BOOM and Bomb-itty of Errors. You’ll be tapping your toes to Heartbeats and Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at ATF’S GREATEST HITS, an evening we promise will be Uncivil… and unforgettable.

Directed by Emily Maltby

PB&J CAFE: Alice in Wonderland

June 25-July 20

It’s about time kids get to have the same amount of fun in a theater that adults do! A revolutionary idea, the PB&J Café will give young theatre-goers the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in a pre-show art activity, dine during the live theatre performance, and come home with autographs from their favorite actors.

Avenue Q Show Poster

Avenue Q: School Edition

July 17-19

AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt (Many characters are puppets) and packed with heart. AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION (Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty) is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. and with his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
NOTE AVENUE Q: SCHOOL EDITION?
Because the original AVENUE Q has some content elements that previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI has worked with the AVENUE Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school audiences and performers.
PRODUCTION BY LAKE GEORGE YOUTHEATRE
ALL SHOWS AT LAKE GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL
Poster for ATF Show Start Again

Start Again

July 19-20

From the creator of Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat comes a moving new story about the love we lose, and the inspiring road back from heartbreak. Journey through the five stages of grief, as this powerful musical reminds us that no matter how shattered our world may seem… there’s always a way to Start Again.
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Nikko Benson

Sequence

July 23-27

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, Time Magazine’s “Luckiest Man Alive” has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 consecutive years. He’s getting ready to risk $800 million on the 21st when a young woman claims to have figured out his mathematical secret. Meanwhile, a staggeringly unlucky man believes his 150 consecutive wrong test answers are proof of a higher power. When both are asked to confront the true meanings behind their run of “luck” – guessing right and wrong can have dire (and fatal) consequences. This mind-blowing, award-winning drama will leave you breathless, as it seeks to finally answer whether luck is coincidence, divine intervention, or if its built into our DNA.

Award-Winning Drama by Arun Lakra
Directed by Marshall Pailet (Tesla, Loch Ness)
Woodward/Newman Drama Award Winner
Betty Mitchell Award Winner – Outstanding New Play
Calgary Theatre Critics Award – Best New Script
Alberta Playwriting Competition Grand Prize Winner
STAGE International Script Competition – FINALIST
Telluride Playwrights Festival – Official Selection
Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama
Poster for Bright Star stage show

Bright Star

July 24-26

From Grammy®, Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-time Tony®-nominated, new Broadway musical that The New York Times called “a shining achievement.” Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. Bright Star—as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful—is “Broadway’s most beautiful show” (WABC )

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning & 2016 Tony Award®-Nominated Best Musical
Presented by Theatrical RightsWorldwide

PRODUCTION BY LAKE GEORGE YOUTHEATRE
ALL SHOWS AT LAKE GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL

Poster for Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia!

July 31-August 2

“Mamma Mia!” has been seen by more than 60 million people around the globe, audiences have fallen in love with the characters, “the enchanting story” and ABBA’s “timeless music,” making the production “the ultimate feel-good show,” !

The story unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past to the island, which they have not visited for 20 years.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And, more than likely, sing and dance to ABBA’s magical songs, including: “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and, of course, “Dancing Queen,” making this “enchanting show a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget.”

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer
Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

PRODUCTION BY LAKE GEORGE YOUTHEATRE
ALL SHOWS AT LAKE GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL

Beau

August 3-9

Eight actor-musicians tell the story of Ace Baker, who spends the first decade of his life fatherless. At 12 years old, a phone call reveals that his grandfather, Beau, has been alive all his life…and his mother knew. Family secrets unravel as Ace rushes to make up for lost time with a man who changes his life and puts a guitar in his hand.

Concept, Book, and Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Directed by Adam Quinn

Footloose

August 15-18

Come see your favorite Broadway Upstate Actors cut loose in Footloose the musical. Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

The Man in Black

August 23rd

Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Shawn Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career; a one-of-a-kind tribute to Johnny Cash, one of America’s greatest musical icons. Universally considered the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist, Barker has an uncanny resemblance to Cash. His strikingly similar looks, voice, and spot-on mannerisms revitalize the true character of Mr. Cash himself and have led Barker to an immensely successful career performing his tribute to the original “Man in Black.” Barker’s path to his current success wasn’t a straight line from gospel choir.

After serving his country in the Army, Barker came home to Missouri, took a job as a carpenter, and spent all of his free time learning to play the guitar. He developed strength and versatility in his voice by modeling his crooning on a cast of American legends- Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Gene Vincent. His performances quickly turned from hobby to profession, but oddly enough, Barker’s first touring gigs were portraying Elvis, not Johnny Cash. Everything changed, however, when Barker was asked to audition for the part of Cash in a Hollywood production, as it became evident to the director and Barker himself that Johnny Cash was his true calling. From that point on, there was no turning back.

Kaena Show Presents: The Hawaiian Odyssey

August 24th

For the first time since 1995, Kaena is reviving her long running show made famous at Charles R. Wood’s Tiki Resort in Lake George! Join us for this exciting one night only event, full of traditional Hawaiian dance and music by special guest artists including Darlene Ahuna! A portion of each ticket will go directly to the Charles R. Wood Theater and its mission.

ADIRONDACON 3

September 7th & 8th

Third annual Tabletop Gaming Convention held in our area. Board Games, Role-Playing Games and more for all ages and skill levels. A chance for the gaming community to gather together to play games and help raise money for Extra Life.

THE CAT RESCUERS DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

September 28th

With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come to their aid. Their beat is Brooklyn, where the problem has exploded. Combing the borough’s alleys, backyards and housing projects, they trap the cats, get them fixed and returned to their colonies, or adopted. THE CAT RESCUERS shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging but rewarding work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has changed their lives.

BIG EASY BOUND

October 12th

Join us for the Charles R. Wood Theater’s annual fundraising event!

Enjoy New Orleans Cuisine with a Gourmet Twist & Cash Bar from [farmacy]

Entertainment By:
Magician TJ Clancy in the Voodoo Lounge
John Benware on piano in Josie’s Jackson Square
Mark Tolstrup Trio in The Renovation Jazz Club
Dance Lessons by Timothy M. Sherman of CM Fine Arts in the Timko Zydeco Cajun Dance Club & More!