Hubbard Hall’s 2016-2017 Season!
Introducing new Hubbard Hall Passes for the 2016-2017 Season with opera, dance, music and theater – and three levels to fit your lifestyle.
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August 10, 12, 13, 18, 20, and 21
La Pizza Con Funghi
August 17, 19, and 20
Summer Touring Shakespeare: Othello
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Erin Ouellette
July 7-16 at 7 p.m.
Hubbard Hall’s Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer with our first-ever production of this extraordinary and timely classic. In a country beleaguered by wars and finally at peace, a soldier and trusted advisor seeks to destroy their leader – because of the leader’s achievements, his place in society, and the color of his skin. Join us for this thrilling exploration of envy, jealousy, racial hatred, and one man’s quest to destroy another.
Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10 – Cambridge Community Garden* – Washington & Spring St., Cambridge, NY
Wednesday, July 13 – Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
Thursday, July 14 – The Georgi, Shushan, NY
Friday, July 15 – Wood Park, Hoosick Falls, NY
Saturday, July 16 – The Commons, Greenwich, NY
*Rained out performances from the Garden to be performed in Hubbard Hall at 25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY.
Children’s Theater (Ages 5-7): Peter and the Blue Witch Baby
Showcase Performance at 6pm on July 8
Youth Theater (Ages 8-12): Alice in Wonderland
Showcase Performances July 22 at 7pm and July 23 at 2pm
Evening Shows in the 2016 Summer Season are at 7:00pm. Evening shows in the 2016-2017 Main Season (starting October 2016) will be at 7:30 p.m.! All full productions run Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays at 2 p.m. *Note: Opening Night Dinners are sold separately and require an additional reservation.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Written by Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by David Snider
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
The smash Tony Award-winning hit comes to Hubbard Hall for the first time. Join Peter Pan, before he became Peter Pan, as he, the Lost Boys, and a band of pirates battle to find their way through Neverland! This magical show with music is suited for all ages. Bring the kids and rediscover the magic of live theater from a child’s perspective. Directed by David Snider, director of Hubbard Hall’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
My Journey to the Center of the Earth
Written and performed by John Sheldon
November 11 and 13 – One Weekend Only!
Friday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Guitarist, writer, and actor John Sheldon returns from his hit run of The Red Guitar at the Hall in 2015 with his new play about this beautiful earth all around us and his journey to the center of it all.
Third Annual Winter Carnival of New Work!
Jan 21-29, 2017
Hot New Work Right in the Heart of Winter!
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sundays at 2pm
The Carnival is an energizing, fun, and heartfelt annual series of new work. Your Flex, Theater, or All Access Pass gives you all access to the entire Carnival. Come once – come often. This year’s Carnival will focus on The Farming Plays Project, an ensemble-based new work created in collaboration with hundreds of local public school students and members of the farming community in Washington and Rensselaer counties. The play, a tapestry of poetry, stories, scenes and monologues culled from approximately 20 hours of interviews and over 50 hours of free workshops in Cambridge, Greenwich and Hoosick Falls Public Schools, will be performed by an ensemble of ten local artists, including members of the farming community. Hubbard Hall is proud to partner with the Agricultural Stewardship Association and Young Playwrights’ Theater of Washington, DC to create and share this new work.
The Book Club Play
By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Kirk Jackson
March 4-19, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
This hit comedy by nationally-award winning playwright Karen Zacarias focuses on the fun, frivolity, and deeply serious politics found in our beloved Book Clubs. When a new member is hastily invited into this Club, will this group of friends ever be the same? Uproariously hilarious, this contemporary comedy lets us celebrate our love for reading while allowing us to laugh at ourselves – and our loved ones. Accompanied by opportunities for each audience to share their favorite book titles, this play is a celebration of why we love to love – and talk about – our books. Produced in partnership with Battenkill Books, which will host a series of workshops and book club parties throughout the run.
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
April 22-May 7, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
Starring Cambridge’s own Christine Decker, this American classic tells the tale of Tom, his sister Laura, mother Amanda, and the Gentleman Caller.
A meditation on how the past can haunt our present, this American classic made playwright Tennessee Williams famous and is perhaps his most personal work – giving us a window into his love for his real life sister Rose. Filled with laughter, love, and longing, The Glass Menagerie is a great play about family, forgiveness, and our desire to let go of the past.
*Note: Opening Night Dinners are sold separately and require an additional reservation.
Theater Spotlight for more information
Village Harmony Concert
Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
This extraordinary singing ensemble of young people returns to Hubbard Hall to thrill us once again with their inspiring, exuberant music. Join us for an amazing evening of singing and celebration! More info at http://northernharmony.pair.com
Art Lande & Bruce Williamson Jazz Concert
September 17 at 7pm
Prepare yourself for an exciting evening of jazz from two local masters! Grammy-nominated Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others. His band, Rubisa Patrol, was formed in the mid 70’s and worked through 1983, traveling to Europe often and recording with ECM Records. Live performances are not to be missed, an occasion full of musical adventure and inspiration, spontaneity, warmth and soul. Bruce Williamson has lived in New York since 1983 and has performed over the years with jazz artists such as Toshiko Akiyoshi , Dave Douglas, Benny Green, Tom Harell, Fred Hersch, Mark Isham, Art Lande, Mark Levine, Jack McDuff, Dave Stryker, Gary Peacock and Jack Walrath. He can be heard on 50+ recordings and over the last two decades has worked with composer Elliot Goldenthal and director Julie Taymor on many of their theatre and film projects (including Across The Universe the Academy award-winning Frida). He also has received grants from the National Endowment for his work as a composer. Williamson is on the music faculty at Bennington College, Vermont.
Steven Hancoff – One Night with Bach
September 23 at 7pm
Jazz Review Magazine describes Steven Hancoff as “an interpretive master who plays with fluidity, grace and passion.” For fifteen years, Hancoff toured the world – about 50 countries – as an official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America. Originally embarking on a journey to transcribe and record the Six Suites for Cello Solos into music for the guitar, his project has expanded to include an intense study of Bach’s life and the influence it had over his music. This musical presentation including performance, narration, and multimedia elements highlights the abundance of majesty, poignancy, grace, regality, tenderness, and the mighty intelligence of one of this world’s greatest virtuosi.
CCS Drama Club & Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale Fall Cabaret
November 4-5 at 7pm
The CCS Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale join forces for an exciting evening celebrating the sounds of Broadway from the classics of the Golden Age through modern Tony-award winning hits! With exciting group numbers, beautiful solos, and fun duets/trios to showcase our local talent, this is a must-see performance!
Songs & Singers 2 – Hosted by Bob Warren
February 11 at 7pm
$20 General Admission/$10 Students
Based on the enthusiastic response to last year’s (sold out) show Songs & Singers, Bob Warren, his band, and special guests are back with Songs & Singers 2! Featuring Jeanne O’Connor, Mallory Donnelly, Ron Comstock & Kim Britton, (Take 2), Mary Nell Morgan Brown, Joy MacKenzie, and a surprise guest or two, this year’s show offers an entirely new line up of songs that will warm your heart from February’s winter chill.
Spring Youth Chorale Concert
May 12-13 at 7pm
The Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale returns for their second Spring concert, performing beautiful and fun pieces ranging from modern hits and showstopping musical numbers to choral classics.
*Music dates subject to change
SPECIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
FILM FORUMS (New this year!)
Hosted by David DeVries
Check back soon for a list of this year’s film titles!
FREE – Suggested Donations of $10
September 24, December 3, February 18, and June 17
Take in a flick from forgotten days gone by with friends in our Freight Depot!
Ubaka Hill Concert
August 28 at 7pm
Hubbard Hall is pleased to welcome master hand drummer and recording artist Ubaka Hill: a performer, composer, songwriter, recording artist, public speaker, and has been teaching hand drumming for more than 30 years throughout the United States and other countries. Her primary focus as a teacher of hand drumming is to encourage, motivate, empower, and stimulate joyfulness. Hill creates environments to reconnect with ancient wisdom and drumming traditions using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing, and celebration; to re-activate our relationship to rhythm and pulse; to learn how to participate in community drum circles and group music making; to recognize ourselves as active participants on the continuum of folkloric drumming and musical traditions; and to foster positive public recognition, awareness, and appreciation of the evolving women’s drumming culture.
The Freight Project
Saturday August 27, 7pm
Rachael Shane grew up acting on the Hubbard Hall stage. Her love for the Hall brings her back to Cambridge each August with Oscar + Lottie Productions, where clusters of artists emerge gratefully from NYC for a week in residence here. This year, several new projects will workshop new shows. Rachael and friends would love to see you there!
Opening Night Dinners for Theater Performances
Oct 8, Jan 21, March 4, and April 22
Once again, Scott Carrino and the Roundhouse Bakery Cafe are providing delicious menus for Theater Season’s Opening Nights. Reservations for the Opening Night Dinners DO need to be made in advance.
After last year’s Spooktacular Success, we’re bringing BACK Hubbard Hall-O-Ween! Fun for the whole family, we’ll have games & activities, baked goods, local businesses, and a costume parade on the Hubbard Hall Lawn. Make sure to come back later that night for scary stories and haunting performances at Whispering Bones!
Once again, Kelvin Keraga hosts an evening of creepy and chilling tales, told by some of the region’s best storytellers! It’s a great mix of great stories and the proceeds from the show will go to help Hubbard Hall’s Arts Education Scholarship program. This program helps to ensure that no student at Hubbard Hall is ever turned away from a class based on financial limitations.
Blues and Brews
A Smokin’ Hot Fundraiser for Hubbard Hall featuring the Road Side Blues Band. Admission includes chili, cornbread, jambalaya, desserts, and soft drinks. Cash bar for beer and wine with ID. All ages welcome. Dance the winter blues away!
Spring Perennial Sale
If you’d like to support Hubbard Hall and give/ get some great perennials for your garden, come to our annual perennials sale. People who bring freshly dug perennials to donate may begin “shopping” any time after 7 am, otherwise the shopping begins at 9 am and is mostly done by 11. There will be knowledgeable people on hand to help you make good choices for your particular site and garden needs. These are the best bargains of the season AND you help Hubbard Hall keep art and community happening.
Rites of Spring Gala
Join us for our annual Rites of Spring Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year and a time to come together and celebrate our swing into spring! There’ll be, as always, a delicious dinner by Sal & Piper Catering, a silent auction for some amazing prizes, gorgeous music provided by David Cuite’s Freight Yard Quartet and a relaxed atmosphere of community and camaraderie.
Special Events Spotlight for more information