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Street Car Named Desire at Pendragon
SARANAC LAKE — A Streetcar Named Desire, the Tennessee Williams’ classic is to be performed at the Pendragon Theater on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.
An enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets. This 1948 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play cemented William’s reputation as one of America’s best playwrights. From the infamous “STELLA” to the oft quoted “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers, ” the ride on this Streetcar is guaranteed to be a steamy and scintillating one. Presenting Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley and including MacKenzie Barmen, Jordan Hornstein, Harrison Ewing, Chris McGovern, Jason Arnheim, Leslie Dame, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Jerome, Sam Balzac and Peggy Orman. Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham.
Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors and $12 for those 17 years old and younger. Matinee tickets are $12. For more information call 891-1854.
The Blind Spots, Stone Ground Express
LAKE PLACID — The Blind Spots with special guests Stone Ground Express will perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, at 8 p.m. on Aug 16.
Blind Spots, an Ithaca, based, performs all original music and style, female-fronted, five-piece band.
Electrifying lead vocalist, Maddy Walsh, can hang with the best of them, continuing to reach new heights with her voice. Walsh possesses that instantly recognizable raw talent that makes each Blind Spots show an experience to be remembered. The band is built by members Mike Suave on axe, Captain Doobie Zuben on keys, Francois Dillinger on bass and Mike Parker on drums. To hear samples of their music go to their website www.theblindspots.com.
The Blind Spots will be joined by Larry Stone’s Stoneground Express performing country rock and blues.
Universal Transit brings electric performance
PLATTSBURGH — Universal Transit will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on Aug. 16.
Universal Transit, formerly known as Quinn’s Eskimo’s Band, is an electric band based out of the Adirondacks.
Members Brian Intrary, Miles Mattison, Rob Steates, Josh Green, and Gabe Lockwood play a diverse blend of musical renditions including blues tunes, twangy tuns, Allman Brothers Band, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead and original material.
For more information call 563-2222.
Funked Up Fairy Tales at Depot Theater
WESTPORT — “Funked Up Fairy Tales” opening performance to be held at the Depot Theater, 6705 Main Street, on Friday Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be held through Aug. 25.
Funked Up Fairy Tales is a collection of delightfully twisted fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. Welcome to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya, and Magikwanda, three street-smart teenage fairies with plenty of wise-cracking attitude - and a final Fairyland Academy exam that they must pass to graduate and earn their Happy Ending Crowns. In the process, they turn things upside-down, all to a soundtrack of genre-bending songs that all ages will be singing for days afterward. Funked Up Fairy Tales is an off beat cartoon brought to life onstage, with jokes, songs, and characters that will appeal to all ages, those young of years and those young of heart.
Tickets are $29. For more information call the theater at 962-4449.
Pleasuredome will perform at Naked Turtle
PLATTSBURGH — Pleasuredome will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, at 9 p.m. on Aug. 16.
The ‘80s band, PleasureDome, have made it their mission to bring back all the excess that was 80’s rock – from Bon Jovi to Guns n’ Roses – with a heavy dose of anything else that was trimmed in fringe, wrapped in spandex and soaked in Aquanet. If it rocks, PleasureDome is on it.
PleasureDome is fronted by Jayson Argento, a multi-talented vocalist/actor/filmmaker, Ed Fletcher is a well known guitarist in the New England metal scene, Travis Beaudette on guitar, Tom Dunn on guitar, and Joe Villemaire on drums.
For more information call 523-2512, or go to LakePlacidArts.org.
Theatre camp to perform “Charlie Brown”
LAKE PLACID — LPCA Summer Musical Theatre Camp musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16.
The play opens as “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
The cast consists of 10 talented area student performers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid; Autumn Buerkett, Jadalena Bujold, Lucky Cerruti, Annachristi Cordes, Noah Cordes, Emily DeLancett, Will Gray, Danielle LaMere, Jack Martin, and Sasha Van Cott.
Admission is $10.
For reservations or more info, call 523-2512 or visit www.lakeplacidarts.org.
George Boone Blues Band at Delta Blue
LAKE PLACID — George Boone Blues Band will perform at Delta Blue, 2520 Main Street, from 9 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 16 and 17.
GBBB has been called a “commanding presence,” this veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist promises an intensely explosive marriage of emotion and technique in performance.