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Summer Times 2015: Stage Calendar

Live theater listings

Bristol Valley Theater.
151 S. Main St., Naples.
(716) 374‑6318, bvtnaples.org.
This 200-seat theater in a former church has been presenting both durable evergreens and offbeat efforts since 1986. This season includes the updated version of Godspell (June 11-21), the leprechaun comedy Who Is Theo? (June 25-July 5), the AIDS-themed rock musical Rent (July 9-19),Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy (July 23-Aug. 2), the Steven Dietz comedy Becky’s New Car (Aug. 6-16) and the musical Family Matters (Aug. 20-30). Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., with additional 2 p.m. matinees throughout the summer. Adults, $33; seniors, $31; students, $17; ages 18 and under, $12.

Capitol Theater.
220 W. Dominick St., Rome.
337‑6453, romecapitol.com.
This 1,700‑seat theater, built in 1928, will bring two musical offerings for its Summerstage season: the spooky and ooky The Addams Family (July 9‑11) and the delightfully ditzy Legally Blonde (July 30-Aug. 1). Thursday through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Adults, $17; seniors, $16; children and students, $12.

Cortland Repertory Theater.
Dwyer Pavilion, Little York Lake, off Route 281, Preble.
(607) 753‑2627, (800) 427‑6160, cortlandrep.org.
Another card of surefire hits should lure patrons to the tiny pavilion adorning the Little York Lake shoreline: the broad comedy Always a Bridesmaid (June 3-7, 9-13); the patriotic musical 1776 (June 17-21, 23-28, 30, July 1, 2, 4); the musical version of The Addams Family (July 8-12, 14-19, 21-25); Sherlock Holmes and the West End Terror (July 29-31, Aug. 1, 4-8); the family comedy Miracle on South Division Street (Aug. 12-16, 18-22); and Suds: The Rockin’ 1960s Musical (Aug. 26-30, Sept. 1-5). Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; select Wednesday and Friday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $33. The company’s annual children’s show will be The Jungle Book, running at 10 a.m. on July 9, 11, 17 and 18. Tickets are $7.

Glimmerglass Opera.
Route 80, Cooperstown.
(607) 547‑2255, Glimmerglass.org.
The company celebrates its 40th anniversary of performances in the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake, one of four in the country solely devoted to opera. The repertory season includes Mozart’s The Magic Flute (July 10, 20, 23, 25, 28, Aug. 2, 7, 10, 14, 18, 23); Verdi’s Macbeth (July 11, 17, 21, 26, 31, Aug. 8, 13, 15, 17, 22); Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica (July 18, 24, 27, Aug. 1, 4, 9, 16, 20, 22); and Leonard Bernstein’s Candide (July 19, 25, 30, Aug. 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 15, 21), all presented with projected supertitles. The theater is eight miles north of Cooperstown and two miles south of the junctions of routes 20 and 80. Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays through Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $144.

Hangar Theater.
801 Taughannock Blvd. (Route 89), Ithaca.
(607) 273‑ARTS, HangarTheatre.org.
The 41st season of professional theater again takes place in a renovated airplane hangar located in picturesque Cass Park, an area with picnic grounds, a marina and other recreational facilities. Hangar’s four-play roster includes Yazmina Reza’s domestic farce God of Carnage (June 11-14, 16-20); the controversial rock romantic tragedy Spring Awakening (June 25-28, 30, July 1-5, 7-11); murder is afoot in the Sherlock Holmes romp The Hound of the Baskervilles (July 16-19, 21-25); and the season wraps with the Lanford Wilson play Talley’s Folly (July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 4-8). Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $47.

The Hangar’s Lab Company of director and actor interns will stage a free late-night series of eight cutting-edge one-act plays at “The Wedge” –originally named after a small overhang in the theater lobby, but now presented under the Hangar’s tent. The shows take place 15 minutes after the main show ends on June 18 and 19, and July 2, 3, 9. 10, 23 and 24. And Kiddstuff, the Hangar’s children’s theater series, presents five new programs: The Emperor‘s New Clothes (June 18-20), Stuart Little (July 2-4), Red Riding Hood (July 9-11), Charlotte’s Web (July 23-25) and Bye Bye Birdie (Aug. 6-8) on Thursdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $10.

Hill Cumorah Pageant.
603 State Route 21, Palmyra.
597‑5851, hillcumorah.org.
Since 1937, thousands have made the trek to Palmyra for a dose of old‑time religion, presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This year’s passion play spectacle will feature opulent props, sets, special effects and a cast of more than 600. Although there are 8,000 seats available, the crowds often reach as high as 14,000, with plenty of room for lawn chairs and blankets. Food is available from 4 to 9 p.m. from local Lions and Rotary clubs, interpreters for the hearing‑impaired will be on the premises, and it’s handicapped-accessible. The free outdoor event begins at 9:15 p.m. July 10 to 11 and July 14 to 18. It’s about two miles north of Thruway Exit 43.

Merry‑Go‑Round Playhouse.
Emerson Park, 6877 East Lake Road (Route 38A), Auburn.
255‑1785, (800) 457‑8897, fingerlakesmtf.com.
As the main component of the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival, MGR’s crowd‑pleasing musicals in the park’s renovated carousel near Owasco Lake will include West Side Story (June 3-6, 8-13, 15-17); the romantic Tony-winning The Light in the Piazza (June 24-27, June 29-July 3, July 6‑11, 13-15); the disco hit Saturday Night Fever (July 22-25, July 27-Aug. 1, Aug. 3-8, 10-12); Stephen Sondheim’s black comedy Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Aug. 19‑22, 24-29, 31, Sept. 1-5); and The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding (Sept. 9-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29, 30). Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Mondays, 2 p.m.; select Tuesday and Wednesday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $49, plus a $2 parking fee.

The musical theater festival will also host the irreverent comedy Late Night Catechism (July 14-18, 21-25, 28-31, Aug. 1, 4-8) at the Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets are $25 to $45. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 p.m. And Theater Mack, located in the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, will host The Pitch, the fourth annual presentation of new musicals (June 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, July 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31, Aug. 1). Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Redhouse Arts Center.
201 S. West St. 362-2785, theredhouse.org.
Before its eventual relocation to South Salina Street, the Armory Square venue will offer the classic musical Oliver! (July 16-18, 23-25) and the adolescent joys of 13: The Musical (July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 6, 8, 9) Tickets are $25.

Spaghetti Warehouse.
689 N. Clinton St. 475-1807.
The Acme Mystery Company combines interactive mysteries with dinner theater items on Thursday nights. The mayhem goes on with Death Takes a Bow (June 4, 11, 18, 25) and Die Another Death (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20). Dinner and show, $27.95, plus tax and gratuity; seating begins at 6:45 pm.

Also at the Spaghetti Warehouse, Magic Circle Children’s Theatre continues on Saturday afternoons with its interactive family-friendly show Beauty and the Beast (June 6, 13, 20, 27). Show tickets are $5; call 449-3823.

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