Our 40th Anniversary Season!
2017-2018

The Hubbard Hall Pass Returns for the 2017-2018 Season!
Call now or buy your Pass ONLINE!
Box Office: 518-677-2495, ext. 311
In honor of your support, you gain one ticket to each designated event.  This year you have four different options to suit your interests and lifestyle.
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OPERA

Many thanks to our Artists, Musicians, Supporters, and Patrons who made Opera 2017 happen!

L’elisir d’amore
(The elixir of love)
August 2017

Gaetano Donizetti
Directed by: Andrew Nienaber
Conducted by: Maria Sensi Sellner
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
Photo Album
Video: Una Furtiva Lagrima
Berkshire Onstage Review: “I can’t remember ever having so much fun at an opera.”
The Troy Record Review: ” The material is fun, the singing brilliant, the staging clever and the orchestra lush.”

Opera Spotlight for more information

THEATER MAINSTAGE

All Evening Mainstage Theater Shows in the 2017-2018 Season will be at 7:30pm! All full productions run Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays-Sundays at 2pm.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A New Version of this Tony Award-winning Musical Comedy! A Family Friendly Musical Murder Mystery! A part of Christmas in Cambridge!
Book, music, and lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by David Snider
November 17-December 3
Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm
(No performance, Sunday, November 19)
Preview Performances: Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 18 at 2:00pm
Special Matinees:
Tuesday, November 21 at 10am  and Friday, December 1 at 10am
Opening Night Dinner* and Performance: Saturday, November 18 at 5:30pm
Preview Price $20 Adults/$10 Students Ages 6-22    Regular Price $30 Adults/$15 Students Ages 6-22

This wildly funny show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and has some of the most gorgeous music and lyrics heard on stage in decades. Based on Dickens’ last, unfinished novel and murder mystery, Hubbard Hall will be the second theater ever to produce this new version, adapted by creator Rupert Holmes, into a lightning quick and hilarious 90 minute version. The show stops just before the murderer is revealed – and so you, the audience, choose who done it! The results are different at every performance – and just like the fun with The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, you’re a part of the show! Rupert Holmes is slated to join us for this production, adapting the script to be set at our own Hubbard Hall. Join us for the fun!

Whispering Bones – An Evening of Spooky Storytelling

October 27 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 Adults/$10 Students Ages 6-22
Our annual fundraiser and evening of spooky stories returns just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by our company of storytellers.

The Tarnation of Russell Colvin

A one-man tour de force about a local, real-life murder mystery.
Written by Oliver Wadsworth
Directed by Kirk Jackson
January 19-28, 2018
Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm
Opening Night Dinner* and Performance: Friday, January 19 at 6pm
Tickets: $30 Adults/$15 Students Ages 6-22
From the team that brought you The Book Club Play comes an original murder mystery based on a true story in nearby Manchester, VT. In 1812 Russell Colvin was murdered. His ghost haunted Manchester, VT, until the murderers were brought to justice. Playing more than a dozen roles in this extraordinary piece of theater, Oliver Wadsworth takes us on an adventure both local and cosmic, as we follow his pursuit of the truth – to find who murdered poor Russell Colvin – and why.

The Velocity of Autumn

A hilarious, heartfelt Broadway comedy about what happens when life becomes too hard to handle.
Starring Christine Decker & Oliver Wadsworth
Written by Eric Coble
Directed by David Snider
February 23-March 11, 2018
PWYW Preview: Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
Opening Night Dinner* and Performance: Saturday, February 24 at 6pm
Tickets: $30 Adults/$15 Students Ages 6-22
Alexandra, a retired painter, has been told she must move out of her house and into a retirement home.  As the play begins, we find her at home in her Brooklyn brownstone, surrounded by Molatov cocktails, ready to ignite them and go out in a blaze of glory rather than be taken from her home.  Just as she’s about to light the place up, her estranged son Chris climbs into the second-story window: “Hi, Mom.”  So begins a hilarious and harrowing comedy, that explores the roadblocks we all experience in life and asks the eternal questions “who will remember us once we’re gone?”

Cambridge Central School Drama Club Musical

Another Broadway-smash musical, produced with our resident youth drama club.
March 16-25, 2018
Fridays-Saturdays at 7:00pm,
Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: $10 Adults/$5 Students Ages 6-22
From the young artists who brought you The Fiddler on the Roof last spring comes another Broadway hit that’s sure to put a spring in your step.  Final title will be determined by late fall.

*Note: Opening Night Dinners are an additional $30 per subscriber and require a reservation to secure seating at these special events.

Check out our Production Archives for a glimpse of Seasons Past!
Learn about our Children’s Theater and Summer Programs!

 

Theater Spotlight for more information

MUSIC

2017-2018 Music Season

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Music from Salem

October 15 at 4pm
Tickets: $25 Suggested Donation
Music from Salem brings together musicians of international reputation to prepare and perform chamber music in the peace and beauty of rural Washington County, New York, and environs. Chamber music is classical music written for a small group of performers, and includes a range of styles, from the 18th century to today.

The Roadside Blues Band

September 30 at 7pm
Tickets: $25 General Admission/$15 Student
From the group that has brought you joy and helped you warm up from winter’s chill during our Blues & Brews Fundraiser each year, The Roadside Blues Band is BACK with an all new fall concert! Featuring the dynamic vocals of Bill Lanchantin and soulful strains & rhythms from Mitch Throop, Michael Krauss, and Peter Maine, this special concert performance will surely have you movin’ and groovin’! Make sure to come back to hear them in February at our ever-popular Blues & Brews Fundraiser where you can enjoy chili, jambalaya, and local brews while dancing the night away!

CCS Drama Club & Hubbard Hall
Youth Chorale’s Fall Cabaret

October 20 & 21 at 7pm
$10 General Admission/$5 Student
The Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale and CCS Drama Club come together once again for an evening of choral harmony, fully staged group numbers, and plenty of solos and duets.

The McKrells

November 4 at 7pm
$25 General Admission/$15 Student
Singer/Songwriter Kevin McKrell has toured extensively in both the US and Ireland with his unique celtic bluegrass sound. An Irish and Folk Festival top-pick, we are thrilled to have him and his band here with us at Hubbard Hall. Make sure to check out their Christmas Show as well!

 

The McKrells’ Christmas Show

December 10 at 4pm
$25 General Admission/$15 Student
Kevin McKrell returns to Hubbard Hall for a charming Christmas Show; a perfect blend of storytelling and music that is amusing, sentimental, and full of Holiday Cheer! Featuring his popular celtic and bluegrass song-style, this Holiday Treat is not to be missed!

 

A Bob Warren Cabaret

February 10, 2018 at 7pm
$25 General Admission/$15 Student
Based on the enthusiastic response to last year’s show Songs & Singers 2, Bob Warren and special guests are back! This year’s show offers an entirely new line up of songs that will warm your heart.

 

Youth Chorale Spring Sing

May 1112, 2018 at 7pm
$10 General Admission/$5 Student
Come hear a carefully curated selection of choral classics and 4-part harmonic mixes of modern Broadway hits! Enjoy the incredible talent from the teens of Cambridge, Argyle, Shushan, Bennington, and beyond. The Cambridge Youth Chorale is in its 3rd Season and they would love to share what they have learned with you!

Music Spotlight for more information

 

DANCE

Hubbard Hall-o-ween Monster Mash Ball

October 28 at 7pm
$10 General Admission/ $5 Students/$20 Family of three or more
Hubbard Hall-O-Ween moves INSIDE the Hall this year for a Monster Mash! Costumes are encouraged as you dance your way through spooky corners and delicious treats like Apple Cider and Pumpkin Bread will surely please all members of your party from the tiniest trick-or-treater to the strongest super hero. Tickets and concession sales go to support the Hubbard Hall Dance Costume Fund!

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Ceili Dance

Wednesday March 7, 2018
7:00pm
Cambridge Central School Auditorium
FREE EVENT!
Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish dance. Bring friends or family members, anyone who’d like to watch some Irish dancing, or try it. A “ceili” is like an Irish square dance, where dances are taught and anyone can participate or watch. Free Admission! Bake Sale to support the Irish Dance Costume Fund.

Year-end Dance Showcase

Part I at 4pm, Part II at 7 pm
June 2018
The Annual Year-end Dance Showcase will be back to thrill audiences with the graceful forms of Ballet and Lyrical, the fun moves of hip hop and jazz, and the classical styles of Bollywood and Irish Step!

Dance Spotlight for more information

SPECIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

Free Summer Library Programs at Hubbard Hall
Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Hubbard Hall Mainstage Theater

In additional to performance based programming and classes, Hubbard Hall also offers several Special Events and Fundraisers throughout the year!

 

Whispering Bones

Friday, October 27 at 7:30pm 
$20 General Admission/$10 Students

(This event is also covered under your Hubbard Hall Pass this year!)
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.

Hubbard Hall-o-ween Monster Mash Ball

October 28 at 7pm
$10 General Admission/ $5 Students/$20 Family of three or more
Hubbard Hall-O-Ween moves INSIDE the Hall this year for a Monster Mash! Costumes are encouraged as you dance your way through spooky corners and delicious treats like Apple Cider and Pumpkin Bread will surely please all members of your party from the tiniest trick-or-treater to the strongest super hero. Tickets and concession sales go to support the Hubbard Hall Dance Costume Fund!

Holiday Breakfast – Jerusalem: The Heart of the World

December 9 at 9am and 11am
$12 General Admission/$7 Students
Our 22nd Annual Holiday Breakfast continues to celebrate holiday traditions around the world with food, dance, music, and holiday specialties from various cultures!

Blues & Brews Fundraiser

February 17, 2018 at 7pm
$20 General Admission/$10 Students
Cash Bar available for 21+ with ID; all ages welcome!
A Smokin’ Hot Fundraiser for Hubbard Hall featuring the Road Side Blues Band. $20 admission includes chili, cornbread, jambalaya, desserts and soft drinks ($10 Admission for Kids 12 and under). Cash bar for beer and wine with ID. All ages welcome.

Hubbard Hall’s Annual Springtime Perennial Sale

April 28, 2018 at 9am (7am for early bird specials!)
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 7am, otherwise the shopping begins at 9am 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

May 19, 2018 at 6pm
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