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Albany Events for April 18, 2014 - May 03, 2014 : Performing Arts

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When: Today until Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Where: Various Locations Around Albany
The Albany Word Fest has grown from an afternoon poetry open mic in Thatcher Park to an entire week of events including featured readings, open mics, poetry slams, films, and much more.
When: Today until Fri, Apr 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: 309 Union St., Schenectady
Cost: Tuition is $175
The Mop & Bucket Co. announces a special five-day improv camp for young people aged 11-15. Monday through Friday, April 14-18, 10:00AM-2:00 PM. The camp will cover all the basics of improv for performance. Members of Mopco, including directors Michael Burns and Kat Koppett, will teach. The program will conclude with a brief show on Friday.
When: Today until Fri, Apr 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Mopco. 309 Union St., Schenectady
Cost: $175
Mopco Improv Camp For Kids this April14-18 (tuition based program) The Mop & Bucket Co. announces a special five-day improv camp for young people aged 11-15. Monday through Friday, April 14-18, 10:00AM-2:00 PM. Tuition is $175. Camp location: 309 Union St., Schenectady The camp will cover all the basics of improv for performance. Members of Mopco, including directors Michael Burns and Kat Koppett, will teach. The program will conclude with a brief show on Friday. The Mop & Bucket Co. is the Capital Region's premiere improv theatre troupe. The company has been in residence at Proctors Theatre since 2007. The recently moved into their studio at 309 Union Street in Schenectady. Mopco performs regularly at Proctors, as well as at private parties and special events. The company also offers classes, and delivers organizational development programs to companies nationally and internationally.
When: Today until Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Women's Building
Cost: $10.00
ABB Event and J.A.M Productions proudly presents "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer" as part of V-Day 2014: Albany. Join us for an evening of staged readings arranged by V-Day coordinator Eve Ensler with written works by various authors including Edward Albee, Kate Clinton, Patricia Bosworth and Christine House. It's a dramatic night dealing with the world wide epidemic of violence towards women and how it effects us all.
When: Today until Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Where: Proctor's Theatre
Cost: $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65
Bring It On: The Musical gives the cult-classic a new face with pumped up stunts and even more thrilling choreography. This musical takes an old favorite and makes it even harder to resist with an original story by Tony Award Winner Jeff Whitty. Brush off that high school spirit and come see a reinvented version of everybody's favorite cheerleading tale. Showtimes at 2 pm and 8 pm.
When: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: $34
Italian music superstar Zucchero, whose music is inspired by gospel, soul and rock music has sold over 50 million records around the world and has achieved numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy Award nomination.
When: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: House of Praise 1688 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
EASTER Services. You've probably heard the expression YOLO, You only live once. Live in the moment because you only live once! Well...Jesus lived twice. He was dead and buried but rose again, alive! Did you know we all live twice? The only question is "Where will your second life be lived?" :earn more about this second life in an exciting, theatrical Easter service titled YOLT - You Only Live Twice!!
When: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 until Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Cafe 217
Cost: $35.00+ tax, tip and bar
ABB Event and J.A.M. Productions proudly presents it's 7th installment of "Dinner and Vagina!" Part of V-Day 2014: Albany and raising money locally for The Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and nationally for the V-Day Campaign it's a night of dinner theater you won't soon forget. For the price of admission $35.00 (+tax, tip, bar) you receive a three course meal followed by a full staged reading of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." Reservations Required. Call (518) 253-9821
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Meader Little Theater, Theatre Institute at Sage
Cost: $15 Adults, $12 Students/Seniors
By Eric Overmeyer | Directed by Leigh Strimbeck Second Stage Production Meader Little Theater Meet Mary, Fanny and Alexandra, each with a passion for travel and boundless curiosity. Join us in an expedition with three proper Victorian lady travelers who are headed to "terra incognita." With real tools and fanciful language, they unearth artifacts from the future that lead them on a journey to truly uncharted territory - the future April 24 - 25 - 10am (preview) Friday, April 25 - 8pm Saturday, April 26 - 8pm Sunday, April 27 - 2pm
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Emma Willard School Kiggins Auditorium
Cost: Free
The Emma Willard School Dance Company will perform its Spring Dance Concert: "CONTINUUM," Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Kiggins Auditorium on the Emma Willard campus, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY. The concert and following reception are free and open to the public. The concert features choreography by Artistic Directors and Emma Willard School dance faculty Barbara Magee and Sue Lauther, as well as Kevin Magee, guest artist in residence at Emma Willard.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: $34.50
An evening with the soulful singer and songwriter Martin Sexton. Opening the concert will be The Brothers McCann.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Cost: $20 - $28
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It's all improvised and it's all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway's Next H!t Musical "Hilarious!"; Time Out NY says, "At last! A musical of, for, and by the people." In this hysterical, unscripted theatrical awards show, master improvisers gather song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15
Peter Bradley Adams was formerly one half of the duo, Eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records in 2002. Since then, Peter has released four solo records as well as an EP with his side project, "Down Like Silver". He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: Price is $25 per ticket.
Piano Duet: Ms. Susanna Kirakosyan and Ms. Marina Abrahamyan, laureates of the International Contest-Festival, are professional Armenian pianists who are teachers of piano in the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Music School in Yervan, Armenia. They have performed in some of the most prestigious concerts in Armenia.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush
Cost: TBA
Choral Extravaganza - The first half of the concert consist of selections by individual choruses, while the second half consists of selections sung by all the choruses in mass. Selections include patriotic, show tunes, spiritual and popular music.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: The Palace Theatre
Cost: $19
Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world-aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Palace Theatre
The orchestra combines with the magic of acrobats, aerial flyers, jugglers, contortionists and more to dazzle and entertain an audience of all ages! Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to classical concert venues. Each artist's performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
Cost: $25 for General Admission, $35 for VIP
Last years Thickness Appreciation Show was an explosive event that took over social media in the Capital District. The excitement swirling around this production resulted in great success. This was evident by the large amount of beautifully confident women who came out in droves and their supporters who packed the house. Everyone was eager to see exactly how an event that acknowledged more than standard beauty would unfold.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Cost: $25 for General Admission or $35 for VIP
Last year's Thickness Appreciation Show was an explosive event that took over social media in the Capital District. The excitement swirling around this production resulted in great success. This was evident by the large amount of beautifully confident women who came out in droves and their supporters who packed the house. Everyone was eager to see exactly how an event that acknowledged more than standard beauty would unfold.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: MASS MoCA
Cost: $15 general / $10 students
Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an intimate evening of solos that span his two-decade career. Effervescent, delightfully odd, and frequently funny, the oeuvre is anchored by his obsession with the line between theater and dance, action and voice, audience and performer.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: $44.50–$54.50
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to The Egg.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Proctor's Theatre 432 State Street Schenectady NY
Cost: $15
Come see what happens when four National Comedians embark on a road trip through upstate NY and perform all points in between.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Palace Theatre
Cost: $20-$60
The magic of Cirque Comes to the Palace! Don't miss this exciting combination of great orchestral music with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and more!
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: 19 Clinton Avenue Albany, NY 12207
Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself. Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of “Chappelle’s Show,” Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular performer on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $124-$54
AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! With classical Chinese dance, live orchestra, dazzling costumes and animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Millions have seen Shen Yun. Standing ovations at sold-out theaters around the world have made it a global sensation. Experience a performance that will touch your soul.
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 9:30 AM
Where: Congregation Ohav Shalom
Cost: $5
Take a trip with Cowboy Dave and the Albany Symphony all over the world, from England to Spain, Hungary to New York! He needs your help saving the world's music from the "miserable music miser" by dancing, marching, flying and singing the music of Strauss, Copland, Sousa, Brahms, Bizet and others.
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Palace Theater - 9 Clinton Ave., Albany NY 12207
Cost: $43-58
With sold out audiences in Chicago and New York screaming for more, and a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a 4-star review, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL-THE ORIGINAL PARODY is premiering in Albany, NY at the Palace Theatre on April 30 at 7:30pm!
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: St. Madeleine Sophie Church 3500 Carmen Road, Guilderland
Cost: $10
The Choraliers of Schenectady and The Clifton Park Community Chorus Present, "Time After Time" - a collection of inspiring music from Broadway tunes from Rogers and Hammerstein to uplifting spirituals and everything in between!
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: $10 (Students) - $25
The Albany Berkshire Ballet performs Carmina Burana
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 3:00 PM
Where: Clayton A. Bouton High School, 432 New Salem Rd., Voorheesville
Cost: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $6.
Repertory Orchestra will be conducted by David Beck. Wind Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Robert Hansbrough.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: The Egg - Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12210
Cost: $26–$50
An evening Miranda Sings.Presented by AEG Live
When: Today until Wed, Dec 31, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: 340 First Street, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15.00
African Drum and dance classes. Saturdays at Family community center. Drum Class, 3:00-4:00 Pm. Dance Class,4:00-5:30 pm. All Levels Welcome.
When: Today until Fri, Jun 27, 2014 | 12:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Where: eba Theater- 351 Hudson @ Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Cost: varies
2014 Class Schedule - Adults & Teens: January 6 - June 27, 2014 | Kids Dancespace @eba: January 6 - June 15, 2014
When: Today until Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: The Barrel Saloon
Cost: www.barrelsaloon.com
Join us every Friday for live acoustic music followed by our weekend bands. Check out the schedule on our website.
When: Today until Wed, Dec 17, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Geno's on the Avenue, 2197 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
Cost: 0.
Weekly Open Mic -Every WEDNESDAY Night - 8-11pm. Bring your vocals, instrument & cords or what have you....Full back line provided. 21+ only.
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 until Sun, May 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Brunswick Grange
Cost: Adults $15, Seniors & Students $12
Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say Yes - one, a student actress, says No. The verdict, the solution, and the climax of the play arrive together in a single, smashing conclusion! For reservations call Ethel at 518-237-6936
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 until Sun, May 18, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Albany Civic Theater
Cost: $15
Miller's powerful drama of intrigue brought to an energetic climax.

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