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LPCA takes center stage in 2012

May 30, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, celebrating 40 years of Arts in the Adirondacks, invites you to experience a superb mix of events for both adults and children. While the stage is sizzling with outstanding music, theatre and dance performances as well as the new Live in HD programs, patrons will stay cool in the air-conditioned Center.



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‘Cinderella’ by the Missoula Children’s Theatre
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Grab your blankets and settle under the stars for an evening of Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park! Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival returns with the magical Tempest. A Native American drum circle, complete with headdresses, drumming, and dance brings to life one of Shakespeare's most fantastical plays; featuring comedic sailors, young lovers and a magical battle for the character's very souls! This one-night-only free performance is on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Rainsite is LPCA theatre.

Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 area youngsters will present "Cinderella" on Saturday, Aug.11 at Noon and 3 p.m.

Adirondack Shakespeare Company of Schroon Lake will bring three of their summer repertory performances to Lake Placid. Twelfth Night will take the stage on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will be onstage on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. The Company will end their season with a final performance of the classic Hamlet on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.



The LPCA proudly presents Nilas Martins and Friends: Stars of Ballet on Monday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. This outstanding evening of dance features guest artists appearing courtesy of the New York City Ballet Co. in a special program honoring the LPCA's 40th Birthday.

Once again, LPCA will host the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company for a two-week residency. The Company will perform a beautiful evening of contemporary ballet for the public on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. as part of their 22nd anniversary of performing for North Country audiences.



BluSeed Studios presents Frankenpine and Big Slyde in the LPCA Theatre on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Frankenpine's roots reach from the subway platform to the deep dark woods. This Brooklyn-based string band mines bluegrass, rock, folk and country to forge its own place in Americana and roots music. The band formed as a trio in 2007 and has since grown to include Kim and Matthew Chase, Liz Bisbee, Ned P. Rauch, Colin DeHond (of Saranac Lake) and sometimes Andy Mullen.

The LPCA welcomes to the stage the North Country's own bluegrass stars, The Gibson Brothers on Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. Winners of 2011's IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year and 2010's IBMA Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance. The Gibson Brothers also received Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriters of the Year honors from SPBGMA in Feb. 2012.

The Seagle Music Colony returns to the LPCA stage with Hooray for Hollywood a musical revue on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p,m.They will also perform an Opera Concert revue on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Seagle Music Colony is the oldest summer vocal training program in the United States and the premier opera and musical theatre producing organization in the Adirondack region of upstate New York.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. With its unique jazz sound, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time, the evening concert may feature such favorites as: Moonlight Serenade, Perfidia, Jukebox Saturday Night, Little Brown Jug, At Last, In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, and American Patrol.

Singer-Songwriter Martin Sexton will take the LPCA stage on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform a series of six summer Symphony Concerts. Performances are: Sundays, July 8, 15, 29, Aug. 5 and 12; and Saturday, July 21. In addition, the Sinfonietta will present a free concert as part of the LPCA Young & Fun Series on July 18 at 10:30 a.m.

High Peaks Opera presents Opera Gala 2012 Passion in the Pines! The program will feature La Boheme, Carmen, Faust, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, with composers Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Bizet. Be a part of an end-of-summer arts celebration on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.


Just for kids

The LPCA Young & Fun Series at the LPCA promises laughter for the little ones! Due to the immense popularity of this series, programs will be offered on most Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., when the summer schedule allows. As of press time free programs include: Magic & Comedy with Tim Dumas on July 11; Lake Placid Sinfonietta on July 18; Pendragon Theatre's Pinocchio on July 25; Seagle Music Colony's Little Red Riding Hood on Aug. 1; Adirondack Shakespeare Festival's Hercules on Aug. 15; and the Series also includes the eighth annual Salute to Arts Day! featuring numerous artists and performers with events from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 22.

LPCA Explore Arts Camp LPCA will offer 2 weeks of half-day camp programs for children from July 9 to 13, and Aug. 13-17. Classes include: Storming The Stage with Jessica Deeb (Ages 6-10); Camp Rock Finding Your Voice with Kim Weems (Ages 8 to 13) ; New Adventures in Junk to Funk with Nip Rogers (Ages 8 to 13); and Away With Clay with Brooke Noble (Ages 8 to 13).

Acting Out - Returning to the LPCA for the 13th consecutive year is the popular Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT). MCT will present Cinderella using the acting talents of approximately 55 area children, from 1st to 12th grade. Auditions for the play are Monday, Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m. prompt. Interested participants need to arrive at the LPCA by 9:30 and should be dressed comfortably. Drama Quest for grades 1-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; Chameleon Improv for grades 3-12 on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; and

Let's Make-Up for grades 1-12 on Thursday, Aug. 9, 9 to 9:45 a.m. The week-long residency program will culminate in two performances on Saturday, Aug. 20 at noon and 3 p.m.

Dance for Youngsters - The popular On Stage with Rebecca Kelly Ballet workshops begin July 23 and continue through Aug. 3 for ages 2-20. LPCA School of Ballet will offer a week of Dance Camp for Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5. Classes will meet Aug. 20 to Aug. 24. Download the registration form online at .


Live in HD?events

Returning to the LPCA this summer The MET: Live in HD Summer Encore Series. All screenings are on Thursday evenings at 7pm and tickets are $16 general admission, $14 LPCA Members; Series Subscription $72 or $60 members. The program extras are edited from their original live versions, to allow running times of under 3 hours. The programs include: Donizetti's Anna Bolena on June 21; Rossini's Le Comte Ory on June 28; Mozart's Don Giovanni on July 5; Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann on July 12; Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor on July 18; Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier on Aug. 9. For more information on this series, visit us online and click on special events!

National Theatre Live of London presents both the original and reversed cast versions of Frankenstein on Monday, July 9 and Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m.


On the big screen

The LPCA proudly screens films on a state-of-the-art DVD Projection System with outstanding Surround Sound System compliments of the Peter S. Reed Foundation. Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. and general admission is $6. The series includes: Magic Trip on June 8; Who The $%#@ Is Jackson Pollock on July 6; Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance on July 27; Gasland on Aug. 10; Salmon Fishing In The Yemen on Sept. 14.

There will also be three special film events: Lake Placid Film Forum June 15 to June 17; Kirk Sullivan Short Film Special with Q & A on Aug. 7; and Manhattan Short Film Festival on Sept. 28.


Visual arts

The Fine Arts Gallery will present a variety of exhibitions for the summer season. Artists for Animals will open with a public reception on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be on display through June 16.

From June 22 to July 29, the gallery will exhibit Breaking Boundaries: Works of Zemma Mastin & Peter Shrope. There will be a Meet-the-Artists Opening Reception on Friday, June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Gallery will feature In the Air and On the Water - The Magic World of Bird and Wildfowl Art from Aug. 3 to Sept. 9 with an Opening Reception on Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sponsored in part by Ducks Unlimited.

The LPCA Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists will be on exhibit from Sept. 14 to Oct. 20 with an Opening Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

New in 2012?- LPCA ADULT Explore Arts Camp - Ever wanted to try your hand at the arts? LPCA will offer several adult workshops this summer. These week-long, half-day classes offer an exciting hands-on intensive introduction to the medium of your choice. Workshops include: pottery, weaving, painting, basket making, and more.


Special events

The Freshest Meal in Town is being served up at Green Market Wednesdays beginning June 20 and continuing through Sept. 26. Stop in for a smaller 'Taste of the Market' on June 6, 13 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Every Wednesday morning, the Lake Placid Farmers' Market will occupy the LPCA grounds with an assortment of fresh vegetables, breads, herbs, plants, featured entertainers and artists, and more. Rain or shine the Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will delight visitors of all ages. Mark your calendar for Aug. 22 the eighth annual Salute to Arts Day expanded market with crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Market online at .

The 26th Annual LPCA Summer Benefit will be held on Thursday, July 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. We'll be enjoying a fantastic evening at the Lake Placid Club Golf House while supporting the LPCA. We hope you can join us for this benefit for the Arts.


For reservations and more information on upcoming events at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, contact the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 online at



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