Summer Events -
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Special Events:

Tuesdays at the AC: Arts Center Annual Meeting
Tuesday, July 5th: 8:00pm
Join us at the Arts Center for our annual member meeting. All members and supporters are invited to discuss the ever-evolving mission of the Arts Center in our community.

Flame at Tupper Lake High School
Wednesday July 6th: 8:00 pm
A rock band with a message, comprised of 11 people with developmental disabilities, including autism, Down’s syndrome and blindness. As seen on Good Morning America.
$12 adults / $10 kids General Admission
* Sponsored by the Tupper Lake Arts Council

Tuesdays at the AC: Danny Brooks in Concert
Tuesday, July 12th: 8:00 pm
An evening of Christian Blues Rock by soulful musician Danny Brooks. “Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning.”
$20 / $10 members / $5 kids (under 12)

Conference of the Birds
Family Friendly Event
Legendary stage director Peter Brook’s provoking & exciting work is re-imagined as this year’s ALSTF Marquee Event. A nation of birds is in crisis as they chart a path to find their king. Through masks, dance, & song, the stage becomes an astonishing aviary as this beautiful adaptation of the 12th Century poem comes to life inside the 100 year old church at St. William’s on Long Point. This is sure to be a magical evening of theater. Book Now, last year’s Marquee performances of Metamorphoses sold out, so guarantee your tickets now before they’re gone!

July 8th & 9th at St. Williams in Long Point
Ferry begins at 7:00 pm with performance at 8:00 pm and champagne moon light cruise on the W.W. Durant to follow.
$75 / $65 members

Conference of the Birds ENCORE!
August 8th at 8:00 pm: The Wild Center, Tupper Lake
Due to popular demand the Arts Center’s fantastical production comes to the Grand Hall of the Wild Center!
$12 / $10 Members* & Kids under 12
*Arts Center & Wild Center Members

Forever Wild Day
Saturday, July 9

Join Friends of the Adirondack Council at the Irondequoit Inn on Piseco Lake, near Speculator as they recognize the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program as the Conservationist of the Year. For more information please visit

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Family Friendly Event
“Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Broadway’s greatest farce is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written! Enjoy this non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, (but slow-witted) courtesan for his young master.

July 14th 8:00 pm Long Lake Town Hall
July 15th 8:00 pm Tannery Pond, N.C.

July 16th
2:00 pm The AC
8:00 pm Old Forge Arts Center

July 17th
2:00 pm Newcomb C.S.
8:00 pm Indian Lake Theater

$20 / $15 Members / $5 Kids (under 12)

Encore Performances*
July 18th: 8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts BUY NOW
July 20th: 8:00 pm Clifton-Fine High School
July 21st: 8:00 pm Tupper Lake High School Auditorium

*Encore performances at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Clifton Fine Central School, and Tupper Lake High School

Tuesdays at the AC: Folkstrings in Concert
Tuesday, July 19th: 8:00 pm
Their music is of the late 60’s and early 70’s, and includes Peter, Paul and Mary, Tom Paxton, John Denver, The Kingston Trio and Bob Dylan. Folkstrings performs all over Central New York. Folkstrings plays a little gospel, a touch of blues, a hint of bluegrass, and a whole lot of folk.
*Presented through the Tom Fagan Memorial Fund.
$20 / $10 members / $5 Kids (under 12)

Movie Madness Cabaret
An evening of famous movie songs performed by our talented company from the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. Enjoy classics from films like The Way We Were, The King and I, Titanic, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Dirty Dancing and funky a capella arrangements from Jaws, Star Wars and Halloween. Enjoy a madcap collection of music from your favorite cinematic gems of the last century.
$20 / $10 members / $5 Kids (under 12)

July 23rd: 8:00 pm Newcomb
July 24th: 8:00 pm Strand Theater Old Forge
July 26th: 8:00 pm Arts Center – Blue Mountain Lake
August 3rd: 8:00 pm Copperfield Inn – North Creek

Encore Performances:
July 31st: The Lawn at Sunmount, Tupper Lake at 2:00 pm (suggested donation $5)
August 10th: 8:00 pm The Woods Inn – Inlet $20 for dessert and the performance (cash bar)

Tuesdays at the AC: Movie Madness at the AC
Tuesday, July 26th: 8:00 pm

Enjoy a madcap collection of music from your favorite cinematic gems of the last century, including classics from films like The Way We Were, The King and I, Titanic, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Dirty Dancing and funky a capella arrangements from Jaws, Star Wars and Halloween. Performed by company members from the ALSTF.
$20 / $10 members /$5 Kids (under 12)

Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park
Family Friendly Event
Six actors armed only with their costume rack & trunk of props perform all the roles in the most famous play of all time- complete with epic romance, sword fights & the tragic ending! Join us as the bard takes to the bark in our annual ADK tradition!
Click here for complete listing of performances

July 28th at 7:30 pm - The Lover’s Picnic:
Before Shakespeare opens to the public, join us at The Hedges in Blue Mountain Lake for fantastic desserts, a “talk back” with the performers, and a sneak peak of Romeo & Juliet!
Only 140 seats available exclusively for ALSTF subscribers! ($40 Value )

Tuesdays at the AC: Lullaby of Broadway Musical Revue performed by the Seagle Colony
Tuesday, August 2nd: 8:00pm
The greatest Broadway tunes of the past six decades performed by some of the best young voices in the country. That’s a winning combination that you won’t want to miss.
$20 / $10 members / $5 Kids (under 12)

Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE IN CONCERT!
The cult classic film comes to life with live performers and full-on audience participation! Join our special guest performers as they sing and dance in front of the film. Audience participation kits will be sold at the door. Costumes optional!
$10 general admission

August 4th 9:00pm: Newcomb Central School
August 5th 9:00pm: Indian Lake Theater
August 6th 9:00pm: Tannery Pond, North Creek
August 9th 9:00pm: The Strand Theater, Old Forge
August 11th 9:00pm: Long Lake Town Hall
August 12th 9:00pm: State Theater, Tupper Lake

Dar Williams in Concert at the Indian Lake Theatre
Friday, August 12th: 8:00 pm
A favorite among the adult-alternative set, Dar Williams has a unique voice that can dance from lyrical and ethereal to playful and gritty. Her lyrics are funny, sharp, lively and fresh, yet they include thoughtful insight into life, the environment, gender and other complex issues. Williams is a literate singer-songwriter with a genuine gift as a storyteller. She weaves word-poems with a catchy beat and a catchy tune. She has been described as a synthesis of the Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.
$35 / $25 members

Great Arts Benefit at Camp Mange Takk in Long Lake
August 13th: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The 2011 Great Arts Benefit (yes, we know we changed the name) hosted at the Long Lake Ball Field will feature dinner from the world-famous Dinosaur BBQ, a guided tour of Camp Mange Takk in Long Lake, and a silent auction filled with Adirondack treasurers.

This year’s exclusive tour will feature the gorgeous ‘New’ Great Camp, Camp Mange Takk (Norwegian for “Many Thanks”), owned by Ed and Rebecca Russell. Architect James Copeland of Hudson Design had envisioned a tree house with windows that followed the property’s curve into Keller Bay. The renovation was completed by Bill Blumhagen of Adirondack Concepts. The White Pine that holds the structure is a Great Room centerpiece unlike anything you’ve seen before. Not just Great, Spectacular!
Arts Benefactors $100, Patrons $75, $55/$45 members

7:30 pm: Watch the sunset in Long Lake during a free concert of classic and contemporary rock and roll performed by the members of the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival

Tuesdays at the AC: Foundation in Concert
Tuesday, August 16th: 8:00pm
Foundation’s gospel flair appeals to the mind, heart and soul of people of all ages. Foundation has performed with gospel greats The Mighty Clouds of Joy and The Gospel Four.
$20 / $10 members / $5 Kids (under 12)

Violet the Musical
Teen and Adult Event
Set in the South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet follows the growth and enlightenment of a scarred young woman as she travels across the country in search of a TV evangelist to heal her. An Off-Broadway hit, don’t miss this powerful story and its energetic, toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and R&B score.
$20 / $15 members / $5 Kids (under 12)

August 18th: 8:00 pm Long Lake
August 19th: 8:00 pm North Creek

August 20th:
2:00 pm Blue Mountain Lake
8:00 pm Arts Center Old Forge

August 21st:
2:00 pm Newcomb
8:00 pm Indian Lake

Encore Performance
August 22nd: 8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for Arts BUY NOW


The Yod Squad
Tuesday, August 23rd: 8:00pm
Winner of the 2010 ADK Battle of the Bands, the Yod Squad features local favorites Yod Crewsy, Brian Beaudin, Steve Signell and Seth Hart and rocks classic tunes from the 80’s and 90’s. This is a performance you don’t want to miss!
$20 / $10 members

Janis Ian in Concert at Great Camp Sagamore
Saturday, August 27th: 7:30 pm
Janis Ian is a world famous songwriter, performer, and author with 9 Grammy Nominations. Her songs “At 17” and “Society’s Child” are in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Join us at the barn at Great Camp Sagamore, only 120 seats, for an intimate night of music with this American music legend.
$30 / $20 members