7/16/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: Justin Timberlake @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Are you ready for JT? No, not James Taylor – that’s at SPAC on Saturday. We’re talking Justin Timberlake and his stylin’ 20/20 Experience Tour. 8pm. $48, $98 & $178.
MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Singer, songwriter, two-time Grammy Award-winner and Lilith Fair founder returns for an amphitheater-only concert in support of her new album, Shine On. 8pm.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9” – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through August 10.
THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.
DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Ballet 2014 in the Ted Shawn Theatre features New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht with a select ensemble of top ballet stars including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, Teresa Reichlen and others. 8pm. $45, $65 & $75. Plus Dorrance Dance is at the Doris Duke Theatre for two weeks featuring Michelle Dorrance and her phenomenal tap ensemble. 8:15pm. $22 & $45.
THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 7pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.
THEATER: “Benefactors” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn’s play about an architect who struggles to follow his dream of transforming the slums at Basuto Road into affordable mass-housing projects, while his firm pressures him to design McMansion-style apartments instead. Directed by Eric Hall. 7pm. $48. Through July 26.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Catskills Irish Arts Week @ various locations, East Durham. A celebration of Celtic culture, music, art, dance and more… Through Saturday.
OPERA ON FILM: “Rigoletto” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera takes on a new twist in director Michael Meyer’s innovative rendition from the Metropolitan Opera. 12:55pm. $15; $12 students.