Seagle Festival is proud to announce its 2023 summer and fall season. Season and group tickets will be available beginning February 1, 2023, and single tickets will be available beginning April 1, 2023.
MAINSTAGE SUMMER SEASON
The 4-show mainstage production season at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theater:
Roméo et Juliette
July 5, 6, 8 at 7:30 pm, July 7 at 2:00 pm
Music by Charles Gounod, Libretto by Julies Barbier and Michel Carré
Based on “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
Sung in French with English supertitles
Last seen on the Seagle stage in 2010, this tuneful opera closely follows the original source work and has become a staple of the operatic repertoire. Highlights include a haunting choral prologue, striking and memorable arias for each of the star-crossed lovers, exciting sword fighting scenes, and of course – a tragic ending.
A Little Night Music
July 19, 20, 22 at 7:30 pm, July 21 at 2:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Audiences are invited to enjoy ‘A Weekend in the Country’ alongside the various couples in this well-loved show, a staple of both opera and musical theater producing organizations around the world. Featuring one of the late composer’s best know tunes, ‘Send in the Clowns’, this eclectic musical was last produced by Seagle Festival in 1998.
With Blood With Ink
August 2, 3, 5 at 7:30 pm, August 4 at 2:00 pm
Music by Daniel Crozier
Libretto by Peter Krask
Premiered in 2014, this dramatic opera is based on the extraordinary life of the 17th century Mexican nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, beloved poet, intellectual, and heroic champion of women’s freedom. Her choice of life in a convent over marriage protected her brilliant creative life until she was betrayed by ecclesiastical authorities. Celebrated as the “Phoenix of America,” Sor Juana is the first great literary figure in the Americas. The opera explores how an individual destiny tragically collides with the implacable forces of history and community.
Fiddler On the Roof
August 16, 17, 19 at 7:30 pm, August 18 at 2:00 pm
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein, based on “Tevye and his Daughters” and other tales by Sholem Aleichem
This Tony Award-winning musical is one of the most well-loved in Broadway history. Premiered in 1964, it was the first Broadway show to surpass 3,000 performances in its initial run. Unforgettable tunes, a compelling and heart-felt story with a full range of emotions have made Fiddler a favorite around world, though not seen on the Seagle stage since 2002.
OTHER CONCERTS AND EVENTS
Old Friends and New
Saturday, June 24 – 7:30 pm
Seagle Festival’s traditional opening concert returns to the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theater once again to start off the summer season. Join all thirty-two 2023 Seagle Festival emerging artists as they introduce themselves through song. A one-night-only performance.
The Boys of Summer (an all men’s concert)
July 28 at 2:00 pm, July 29 at 7:30 pm
Location – TBA
Come and enjoy the talents of the 2023 Seagle Festival tenors, baritones and basses in this exciting concert of solos, duets, and ensembles from opera and musical theater.
The Ugly Duckling – children’s opera
July 8 at 10:00 and 11:30 am – Boathouse Theater
Also on tour across the North Country – dates and locations TBA
Music by Andrew Duncan, Libretto by Steven Malone
Based on Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale, this charming children’s opera is sure to charm young and old alike. The 30 minute show is full of accessible tunes and a story of acceptance of the differences in others.
Almost Like Being In Love – the music of Lerner & Loewe
Dates and locations TBA
Join the 2023 Seagle Festival Fall Artists for a revue of tunes from this classic composer and lyricist duo. See the show at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theater, or at venues across the region.
Seagle Festival Gala
July 15, 6:00 pm – Seagle Festival Campus
Our largest annual fundraising event will feature entertainment by the 2023 Seagle Festival emerging artists, an elegant seated dinner, live auction, paddle-raise and more. Stay tuned for additional details.
Seagle Festival Guild Luncheon
August 8, 11:00 am – Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY
This don’t-miss event includes a delicious 3-course lunch, entertainment by the 2023 Seagle Festival emerging artists, basket raffle and more. All proceeds benefit the Seagle Festival Guild Scholarship Fund. Stay tuned for details.