Check out our 2018 Season Schedule
103rd Season Starters
Old Friends & New
Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre – June 23, 8 pm
Our traditional opening concert will feature songs and arias from all 32 of our 2018 Emerging Artists, and will be followed by a reception where audience members can meet and greet the singers. Get your tickets early; this concert is always a sellout!
Mainstage Season at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
By Leonard Bernstein – July 5, 6, 7 at 8 pm, July 6 at 2 pm
Seagle Music Colony’s 103rd season will begin with our tribute to the 100th birthday of the great American composer, conductor and musical icon, Leonard Bernstein. This fantasitcal romp through time and cultures is based on the novel by Voltaire and features plenty of memorable tunes and quick-witted action.
By George Friderick Handel – July 18, 19, 21 at 8 pm, July 20 at 2 pm
Julius Caesar (Giulio Cesare), is one of the most performed Baroque operas in the canon, but will be Seagle Music Colony’s first production in the genre in many years. With a compelling plot and an incredible amount of virtuosic music, this opera will be a real showcase of the emerging artists’ talent, and a joy for our audiences.
Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.
Pre-Show lecture – 1 hour prior to curtain.
The Great Gatsby
By John Harbison – August 1, 2, 4 at 8 pm, August 3 at 2 pm
This opera based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald had its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of James Levine with the Met. Seagle Music Colony is excited to be able to mount a new production of this beautiful and lyrical opera, and continue our tradition of cultivating new operas and giving our emerging artists a chance to sing the work of living composers.
Sung in English with projected English supertitles
Pre-show lecture – 1 hour prior to curtain.
By Jerry Herman – August 15, 16, 18 at 8 PM, August 17 & 18 at 2 PM
Seagle Music Colony’s 2018 mainstage season will close with this Broadway classic in its first SMC production. Based on the novel Auntie Mame, the story follows the eccentric title character as she finds her way from riches to rags and back again. A surefire favorite for young and old, this show is sure to please.
ADDED PERFORMANCE: Saturday, August 18 at 2 PM
Billy Goats Gruff
Children’s Opera – July 14 at 10:00 and 11:30 am – Boathouse Theater
John Davies’ take on the traditional fairy tale uses music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini in a delightful 35 minute show that teaches audiences about the perils of being a bully. Performances are free and are sure to please young and old alike.
Also on tour across the North Country
- July 10, 6pm – Elizabethtown Social Center, Elizabethtown
- July 13, 10am – The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing
- July 17, 10am – Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
- July 18, 10:15am – Knights of Columbus Pavillion, Ticonderoga
- July 25, 10:30am – Caldwell-Lake George Library, Lake George
- July 26, 11:00am – Hillview Free Library, Diamond Point
- July 27, 11:00am – The Park Theater, Glens Falls
- July 28, 10:30am – Chester Municipal Center, Chestertown
Other Performances and Events
Seagle Music Colony Gala – July 14, 6 pm
The Seagle Music Colony Gala is our largest annual fund-raising event. Its goal is to raise substantial funds to support the emerging artist program of Seagle Music Colony. The Gala is a full evening including an elegant dinner, drinks, dessert and dancing, as well as entertainment by the Seagle Music Colony Emerging Artists. Each year’s Gala honors one outstanding Seagle Music Colony Alumnus/a as well as at least one of our valued long-time supporters.
Piano Duo Concert – July 22, 5 pm – Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
Local pianists Milton Farbstein & Suzanne Fremon present this annual concert as a fundraiser for the Seagle Music Colony Guild Scholarship Fund.
SMC Alumni Concert – July 27, 8 pm – Boathouse Theater
Join several returning SMC artists for this special concert at the Boathouse. All proceeds of the concert will benefit the Seagle Music Colony Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Guild Scholarship Luncheon – August 8, 11 am – The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY
This annual luncheon is the largest fund-raising event for the Seagle Music Colony Guild Scholarship Fund and is a highlight of the summer social season in the North Country. Highlights include an elegant luncheon with stunning views of Lake George, a basket-raffle, and entertainment by the Seagle Music Colony emerging artists.
Vespers Concerts – August 12, 19, 5 pm – Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
Our concerts of sacred choral music and vocal solos have been a Schroon Lake tradition for most of our 100 year history. All Vespers concerts are open to the public and seating is first-come, first-serve, so arrive early to find your preferred seat.
The Ghosts of Gatsby – Friday, August 24, 3:00 pm
The American Center for New Works Development @ Seagle Music Colony presents a workshop performance of this new opera by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire. Tickets available at the door – $15
Hey Big Spender – September 8, 7:30 pm
Join the 2018 Seagle Music Colony fall season artists for a fun-filled revue of the music of Broadway great Cy Coleman. Song’s like “Big Spender”, “Come Follow the Band” and other from shows like SWEET CHARITY, BARNUM and many more.
Also on tour across the North Country:
- The Depot Theater – Westport, NY – August 30-Sept 1
- Tannery Pond Community Center – North Creek, NY – Sept 15, 7:30 pm – presented by Our Town Theatre Group.
- Keene Valley Community Church – Keene Valley, NY – Sept 16, 4:00 pm – presented by East Branch Friends of the Arts.
- Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts – Blue Mountain Lake, NY – October 5, 7:30 pm
Pooch – September 9, 7:30 pm
The American Center for New Works Development @ Seagle Music Colony presents a workshop performance of this new musical with music and book by Scott Eyerle. Tickets available at the door – $15
The Falling & The Rising – fall touring opera
Seagle Music Colony is excited to be a co-commissioner of this important new opera that explores the experiences of wounded US Veterans. The 2018 SMC fall season artists will take a intricate production of the show on the road to venues across upstate New York.
- Sunday, Sept. 23, 3:00 pm – VIEW – Old Forge, NY
- Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 pm – Charles R. Wood Theater – Glens Falls, NY
- Saturday, Sept. 29, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Hubbard Hall – Cambridge, NY
- Sunday, Sept. 30, 3:00 pm – Tannery Pond Community Center – North Creek, NY
- Saturday, October 6, 7:30 pm – Strand Center for the Arts – Plattsburgh, NY