Check out our 2019 Season Schedule
104th Season Starters
Old Friends & New
Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre – June 22, 8 pm
Our traditional opening concert will feature songs and arias from all 32 of our 2019 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 Andrew Lloyd-Webber – July 3, 5, 6 at 8 pm, July 5 at 2 pm
Watch the rise and fall of one of Argentina’s most beloved political figures Eva Peron. She ascends the social ladder from a life of village poverty to fame and fortune first as a model and actress, and ultimately as the second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron, where she was active in both politics and charity work before her tragic demise. When this powerhouse lady delivers the iconic “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” you’ll see why Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita won seven Tony Awards, including the first British musical to earn a Tony for Best Musical.
The Marriage of Figaro
By W.A. Mozart – July 17, 18, 20 at 8 pm, July 19 at 2 pm
Based on the hilarious play by Beaumarchais, this Mozart jewel follows the antics of the valet Figaro and his bride Susanna. The entire opera takes place in a single day as the happy couple outsmarts their employers (both the greedy Count Almaviva and his long-suffering wife), their friends – and even each other – to make it to their wedding night. Packed with popular arias, witty comedy, and a sassy female heroine, you don’t want to miss this action-packed journey to Seville!
Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.
Pre-Show lecture – 1 hour prior to curtain.
The Manchurian Candidate
By Kevin Puts & Mark Campbell – July 31, August 1 & 3 at 8 pm, August 2 at 2 pm – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Decorated Korean war veteran Sergeant Raymond Shaw is brainwashed into becoming a KGB assassin in an elaborate plot to overthrow the US Government. Will his former fellow soldier be able to break through and stop him in time? A political thriller based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon, this opera is the highly anticipated second collaboration by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell, the team behind the Pulitzer-winning Silent Night.
Sung in English with projected English supertitles
Pre-show lecture – 1 hour prior to curtain.
Thanks to our media-sponsor for THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE – North Country Public Radio
By Rodgers & Hammerstein – August 14, 15, 17 at 8 PM, August 16 & 17 at 2 PM
It’s 1906 in the Oklahoma Territory, and the stubborn country gal Laurey is courted by two men – the dashing cowboy Curley, and the sinister farmhand Jud Fry. Who will win her basket at the Box Lunch Social, and her heart? This, the first of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s many successful collaborations, will have you humming along and wishing for a beautiful mornin’ in no time.
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers
Children’s Opera – July 13 at 10:00 and 11:30 am – Boathouse Theater
By Kamala Sankaram & David Johnston
Utilizing music from both Western and non-Western styles, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers is an action-packed tale of bravery, smarts, and family ties. Brave Monkey and clever Francine work together to escape the clutches of a dishonest Crocodile and the evil Lord and Lady Tiger to save their family and their kingdom. Their teamwork and bravery show them and their parents that when they work together, they can do anything.
Also on tour across the North Country:
Sembrich Opera Museum, Bolton Landing, NY – Wed. July 17, 10am
Hillview Free Library, Diamond Poin, NY – Mon. July 22, 11am
Chester Town Center, Chestertown, NY – Sat. July 27, 10:30am
Caldwell-Lake George Library, Lake George, NY – Wed. July 31, 10:30am
Other Performances and Events
Seagle Music Colony Gala – July 13, 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.
SMC Alumni Concert – July 26, 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 7, 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 11, 18, 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.
Fall-Season Performances & Events
The Tragedy of Carmen
August 19, 6:00 pm, Lake George Club
Seagle Music Colony is excited to collaborate once again with the Lake George Music Festival in this semi-staged production of La Tragedie de Carmen (The Tragedy of Carmen) which combines the hit tunes from Bizet’s famous opera in a one-hour package of music and drama. Seagle Music Colony singers will combine with chamber orchestra for this dynamic evening of entertainment. To find out more or to purchase tickets, go to www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com
HOT! The Music of Cole Porter
September 1, 7:30 pm, Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
Join the 2019 SMC Fall-Season artists as they sing music by beloved American composer Cole Porter.
Also on Tour Across the North Country:
Sept. 8, 3:00 pm – VIEW Arts Center, Old Forge
Sept 14, 7:30 pm – Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
Sept 15, 4:00 pm – Keene Valley Community Church
Sept 21, 7:30 pm – Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake
Oct 5, 2:00 & 7:00 pm – Hubbard Hall, Cambridge
The American Center for New Works Development @ Seagle Music Colony
Workshop performances of the following:
YELTSIN IN TEXAS by Evan Mack & Joshua McGuire – August 31, 7:30 pm – Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
PATRA by Sharon & David Ohrenstein – Sept. 7, 7:30 pm – Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre
HARMONY by Robert Carl & Russell Banks – Sept. 13, 4:00 pm – Keene Arts