7/25/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday
MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. They’re one of the premier alt-country-rock groups, boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics and character studies. With the Seratones. 7:30pm. $29.50 & $34.50.
MUSIC: The Stray Birds @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Over the course of five albums, multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench have honed their sharp songwriting and mesmerizing three-part harmonies. With Brian Dunne in support of his new album, Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements.
READING: William Kennedy @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues with its Pulitzer Prize-winning founder. With Francine Prose. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Chicago @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Really? Again? With the Doobie Brothers. 7:30pm. $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 & $125 for reserved amphitheater seats; $25 for general admission on the lawn.
THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 7pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.
THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 1:30m. Through August 22.
THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.
THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 13.
THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Wesley Broulik directs the opening production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through July 29.
MUSIC: Capital Brass @ Clark Art Institute Lawn, Williamstown. The swinging brass ensemble plays everything from Jimmy Buffett to John Philip Sousa to Tower of Power. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
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