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Summer Theatre tour July 13 to Aug. 5

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival on tour from July 13 to Aug. 5.

Sponsored, in part, by NYSCA, and David Myers in memory of Anne Vaccaro, the program strives to have visiting and local community actors working together to bring the performing arts to communities throughout the Adirondack Park.

This summer’s productions are “Proof,” Macbeth” and “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”

The Summer Theatre Festival kicks off their season with Proof, touring from July 13 to 18.

“Proof,” written by David Auburn, is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Proof will feature Hannah Jay and Dan Studnicky from Queensbury, Jennifer Bine from Indian Lake, and Jordan Hornstein from Long Lake. The production is directed by Jordan Hornstein, with Robin Jay, from North River, as the assistant director and stage manager.

“Proof” touring schedule:

7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 – Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek

3 p.m. Sunday, July 14 — Woods Inn in Inlet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 — Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 – Wild Center in Tupper Lake

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18 — View in Old Forge.

“Macbeth” will be touring from July 19-28. Shakespeare’s tale of a brave Scottish general, Macbeth, who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

This abridged version is set in a post-apocalyptic setting, and stars Kiara Wade, Ali Regan, Myles Wright, Britt Hewitt, Mason Barber, Charlotte Moon, Dave Meyers, Orrin, Marley, and Keira Tracy-Deuss, and Jayson Grigsby. Macbeth is directed by Jayson Grigsby of Brooklyn and Blue Mountain Lake, with Robin Jay as stage manager.

“Macbeth” touring schedule:

7 p.m. July 19 — Prospect Point Cottages, Blue Mountain Lake

7 p.m. July 20 — Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Long Lake

7 p.m. July 21 – Byron Park, Indian Lake

7 p.m. July 23 – Lions Bandshell, Tupper Lake

7 p.m. July 24 — Paul Smiths College VIC, Paul Smiths

7 p.m. July 25 – Newcomb Town Beach or Pavilion, Newcomb

2 p.m. July 27 – Arrowhead Park, Inlet

4 p.m. July 28 — Wanakena Town Green, Wanakena

“Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” is a jukebox musical celebrating the life and times of the Brooklyn-born Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the pop charts in the early to mid-1960s. Author Anne Beatts’ “liner notes” serve as the book that links the songs and provides a look into the songwriter’s professional triumphs and personal misfortunes. Professional actors Kiara Wade, Ali Regan, Mason Barber, Britt Hewitt, and Myles Wright working alongside community actors Evelyn Harr and Ruby Lewin make for an outstanding cast. Directed by the Arts Center’s Artistic Director, Gwen Tracy, a native of Old Forge, along with Stage Manager, Charlotte Moon, of Rochester and Boston, and pianist, Sterling Brownell of Old Forge this is sure to be an outstanding show. The production will be on tour the first week of August.

“Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” touring schedule:

7 p.m. Aug. 1 — Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek

7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 — Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake

7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 — Ausable Central School, Ausable Forks

7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 — Newcomb Central School, Newcomb

7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 — View, Old Forge

“Macbeth” is a free show. Tickets for “Proof” and “Leader of the Pack” are $15 for members, $25 for general admission, and $10 for students and youth 17 and under.

Tickets are available to purchase on the Arts Center’s website, www.adirondackarts.org or on-site the day of performances.

Visit adirondackarts.org for the most up-to-date information.

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