Syracuse Stage, Landmark Theatre, Redhouse Arts Center Announce Plans for 2021/22 Season
Live theater is returning to downtown Syracuse.
Syracuse Stage recently announced that it will present six shows during its 2021/22 season: Eureka Day (October 13-31); Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (November 19-January 2); Yoga Play (January 19-February 6); Somewhere Over the Border (February 23- March 13); The Play that Goes Wrong (April 13-May 1); and salt/city/blues (June 8-26). The season will also feature several family programs, including Doodle POP and the Young Playwrights Festival. Subscriptions will go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 6.
“Our new season is uplifting,” said Artistic Director Robert Hupp in a press release. “We wanted to craft a season that celebrated our return to live performance. We also wanted to explore the world as it emerges from this unprecedented time. We do so with humor and with music. We also celebrate new voices on our stage—voices that we believe have relevance for right here and right now. We’re creating new ways to connect with Syracuse Stage, and we invite everyone to share this journey with us.”
Two other Syracuse venues will return to the stage during the 2021/22 season. Five shows will visit the Landmark Theatre: Roald Dahl’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (October 12-16); Waitress (December 7-12); Blue Man Group (February 24-27); Hamilton (March 15-27); and Cats (April 26-30). Across the street, Redhouse Arts Center will present four shows: Sister Act (December 3-19); Fences (February 25-March 6); MacBeth (April 1-10); and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (June 10-19). Both venues will also host national touring companies – Cats, Tootsie, and Blue Man Group will hold rehearsals at Redhouse Arts Center, while Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will hold a technical rehearsal at the Landmark Theatre.
“The introduction of theatrical techs has been a game changer for the Landmark, providing over 47,000 labor hours for our local stagehands, and allowing Landmark to launch high profile national tours before they get to larger markets,” said Mike Intaglietta, Landmark Theatre executive director, in a press release.
WonderWorks Syracuse Adds New STEM Exhibit
Now that school is out for the summer, are you looking for an educational activity for your family?
WonderWorks Syracuse recently introduced a new STEM exhibit – Sphere We Go! It educates children about the Earth’s four layers (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere) using text, images, and a 3D hologram video. The new exhibit is included in the price of admission.
“This exhibit is great for helping people to learn more about our planet,” said Jon Cascella, general manager for WonderWorks Syracuse, in a press release. “Not only is it a great exhibit, but the public voted to help us pick out the name for it, which makes it even more special.”
For more information, visit wonderworksonline.com/destiny.
Auburn to Host Movie Nights, Concert Series
Looking to catch an outdoor movie or concert this summer?
Grab some popcorn and a chair or blanket and check out the City of Auburn’s “Monday Movie Mania.” Held each week at a different city park or playground, it will feature family-friendly movies such as Scoob! (July 19), Raya & the Dragon (July 26), Sonic the Hedgehog (August 9) and The Croods: A New Age (August 23). The free event will run from July 12 – August 30. The city will also host a free concert series, “ROCK the TOP,” at the parking garage downtown. Performances are scheduled for July 21 (The Oddz), August 18 (Seattle Sons), and September 15 (Diana Jacobs Band).
“Due to the pandemic, we are taking a look at providing summer concerts at some different venues this summer,” said City Manager Jeff Dygert in a press release. “We tried a roof top concert a couple years ago that was very well received so we are confident this series will gain a following.”
For more information about both events, visit auburnny.gov/home/news.
Everson Museum Introduces New Website
The Everson Museum of Art has a new website.
It includes educational resources and an interactive map of the museum – and an online shop that features garments, stationary and more is in the works.
“Each week, more and more visitors are returning to the Museum, and we can’t wait to bring people back together again for classes, events, and incredible performances in our auditorium,” said Everson Director Elizabeth Dunbar in a press release. “We hope the new site will encourage people to reacquaint themselves with the Everson if it’s been a while or inspire others to get to know us for the first time!”
For more information, visit everson.org.
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