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2015 SUMMER SEASON
 
 
JULY 25 & 26, AUGUST 1 & 2/SATS & SUNS AT 2 PM, SAT 8/1 ALSO AT 8 PM
TSA

The Fort’s popular touring group, The Singing Anchors, comes home for the debut performance of a brand new musical adventure, a salute to the guru of twentieth century popular music, Burt Bacharach. From “Do You Know the Way to San José” to the score of the Broadway musical Promises, Promises, through “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and more recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Spring Awakening’s Steven Sater, the anchors’ enthusiastically explore Bachrach’s unique blend of irregular rhythms with soaring melodies.
An opportunity to see your favorite newscasters in an up-close-and-personal setting, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn, from Newschannel 13, are joined by CBS6 anchor emeritus, Jerry Gretzinger. Formed in our cabaret in 2009, this musical trio has headlined at Saratoga’s First Night, shared their holiday show at Vapor at the Saratoga Racino, entertained at benefits for Capital Region charities, including the Schenectady ARC and My Brothers’ Keepers, and filled a variety of venues, including the Clifton Park-Halfmoon and Guilderland libraries and Chatham’s MacHaydn Theatre.

 
AUGUST 7-16/FRIDAY 8.7 AND SATURDAYS AT 8 PM; SUNDAYS AT 2 PM
DRAC

Since first appearing in book for in 1897, Bram Stoker’s gothic vampire novel, Dracula,  has fascinated audiences, playwrights, and movie makers alike. Shortly before publication, Stoker himself produced a one-time-and-one-time-only dramatic production of his story at London’s Lyceum Theatre, which he managed. Dracula’s Grandmother takes off from that historical point.
Stoker’s boss, Shakespearean actor Henry Irving, the first actor ever to be knighted, asks to play the title role and then starts demanding re-writes. “Dracula must not die at the end!”  Mrs. Stoker, who hasn’t acted for years, insists on playing the female lead, to keep the young girls away from her husband. The virile young actors lament that there are no show girls to ply with their charms. The most celebrated actress of the era, Ellen Terry, not yet cast because the roles are for young women, begs Stoker to create a role for Dracula’s grandmother.
The real dramatic debut of Dracula was a disaster. With mirth and melody, Jay Kerr presents this year’s World Premiere Musical as the fabulous explanation as to how such a sure-fire hit was dead on arrival.

 
THE SINGING ANCHORS & DRACULA'S GRANDMOTHER SPONSORED IN PART BY
WAMC

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FARM TO TABLE DINNER THEATER, JUNE 20, JULY 11 and AUGUST 8

FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCHEON, JULY 18
 
 
 
 
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