One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I had the greatest time at Proctors Bash last Monday where we found out about the amazing shows coming to the area. I was invited by Proctors to cover the event. If you want to see clips of the event, check out my Instagram page.
Make sure you check out what’s coming to Capital Repertory Theatre this season as well HERE.
October 7- November 14, 1017: The Color Purple
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Set in Georgia in the early 20th century, the musical is centered on a character named Celie. Celie and her friends tell a story of overcoming racism in the rural South. The show is 2 hours and 25 minutes. What’s most exciting is that the National Tour will be teching at Proctors meaning that we’re the first stop where they will be building a lot of the set for the rest of the tour. We had the pleasure of hearing Moeisha McGill sing the song “I’m Here” from the show.
October 31- November 5, 2017: Fun Home
Fun Home is winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home introduces us to Alison in three different ages dealing with the troubles of growing up and the mysteries of childhood. The show is not recommended for children under 13 for adult themes. We had the pleasure of hearing the song “Telephone Wires” by Nicole Van Giesen from the Broadway production.
December 5-10, 2017: Finding Neverland
The story behind the character Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers an their widowed mother. Enchanted by their make-believe adventures, Barrie sets out to write a play to astound London theatregoers. The performance is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
January 30- February 4, 2018: The Bodyguard
Former secret agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to represent superstar Rachel Marron. Originally just a position to protect, but eventually a romance grows. Including recognizable hit songs like “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You” originally performed by Whitney Houston.
February 20-25, 2018: Les Miserables
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love. Originally a novel by Victor Hugo, the novel tells the story of the interactions between the various characters, especially that of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year. We got to hear Will Ray from the Broadway production sing the song “Bring Him Home.”
March 6-11, 2018: The Humans
The play takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Eric Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. The Humans won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.
May 1-6, 2018: The King and I
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher the King brings to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, we hear Amy Decker sing “Hello Young Lovers.”
May 29- June 3, 2018: On Your Feet!
From their beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to American and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the top of the pop world. Just when they thought they had it all, the almost lost everything. We saw an amazing performance by the Dance Connections Team from Schenectady High School.
Also, I’m sure you heard all over that already announced for the 2018/2019 season was Hamilton: The Musical. A musical about the story of Alexander Hamilton inspired by the 2004 biography “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. Hamilton won the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, among 8 others.
[Quote by Bob Marley]