The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) has announced its lineup of programming for the 2022 season, “Back in Blue, Act II: The Magic Returns!” featuring a return to live music and theatre, along with new art exhibits and the first workshops and kids’ activities.
The Arts Center will reopen its doors to the public on Friday, May 27th, and remain open through the summer and fall of 2022. Hours will be Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 4 pm, with gallery exhibits featured all season in the Arts Center’s first-floor spaces. The Gift Shop will also reopen to the public.
The Arts Center lineup will include classical, folk, rock, alternative, and Broadway music through its Weekend Series, including legendary pianist Misha Dichter performing on the Arts Center Steinway on August 6th. Followed by three Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival productions, all with the theme of enchantment and love.
The Weekend Series kicks off on Saturday, June 11th, with the classic rock of Tri-Lakes band Spring Street. On Saturday, June 18th, Ryan Leddick & George Kuubetesuri bring original alternative, African rhythm-influenced music. Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel rounds out the month with a program of classical violin and piano on Saturday, June 25th.
The Weekend Series continues in July when the Canadian Juno-Award-nominated group, Sultans of String, return to the Arts Center on Friday, July 15th, followed by the classical cello and piano music of the Daurov/Myer Duo on Saturday, July 23rd.
August begins with pianist Misha Dichter and his wife, Cipa, performing a solo and duo classical program on Saturday, August 6th. The Adirondack folk trio Jamcrackers – featuring Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, and Dan Duggan – performs Saturday, August 20th, and Annie & the Hedonists bring their vintage blues and jazz to the Arts Center on Friday, August 26th.
September’s Weekend Series schedule will include folk duo Brillhart & Smith on Saturday, September 10th; the touring Seagle Music Festival on Friday, September 16th; and the pop/rock/folk-influenced music of the Vermont group Phil Henry and the News Feed, on Saturday, September 24th. All concerts of the Weekend Series begin at 7 pm.
In addition to the Weekend Series, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival returns with three touring productions: the romantic comedy 2 Across by Jerry Mayer, with performances July 7th-11th; an abridged A Midsummer Night’s Dream, free and outdoors, July 30th-August 4th; and Beguiled Again, the Music of Rodgers & Hart, with performances August 12th-15th. The festival concludes with Bewitched at Sagamore: A Concert featuring Rodgers & Hart favorites at Great Camp Sagamore on Wednesday, August 17th.
Visual-arts exhibits at the Arts Center will resume with its Members’ Show, along with the return of the macro photography of Cathy Marczyk and drawings on shelf mushrooms by Robert Hameline. A number of artists have applied for 2022 gallery shows, and a list of subsequent exhibits will be released in the coming weeks. In-person workshops, lectures, and Kids’ Camp activities will also be reintroduced in the 2022 season, with more information to come.
To close its season, the Arts Center welcomes back the songs and skits of Adirondack neighbors in Forever Wild, with two performances on Friday, October 7th, and Saturday, October 8th for ALCA’s season finale. Both shows begin at 7 pm.
Plans are also underway for the return of events as the Merry Brunch of May, the Annual Auction, and the Great Arts Benefit.
For more information visit the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts website.