The 2022-2023 Capital Region Theater Season

We just finished the Summer season with the fantastic productions of Thirst at Dorset and Waiting for Godot at Barrington Stage closing this weekend, when the new calendar page shows the Fall Season arriving Thursday with Shelley’s Shadow at Bridge Street and the Pearl Side Community Arts Festival at theREP. The next night brings How I Learned to Drive at Albany Civic and The Lyons at Sand Lake. As Calvin and Hobbes used to say, “The days are just packed!”

This season has well over 50 Capital Region Premieres, a bunch of World Premieres (aided by Creative Action and Troy Foundry crafting their own scripts), and a new one-act play festival from Bunbury Players in addition to the Foothill Arts Council and the venerable ConfettiFest. Many playwriting groups have cropped up in the area recently, and the one at Caffe Lena is boasting a full production of Grant’s Ghost by Warren Schultz at Hubbard Hall November 18-20.

Black Theatre Troupe enters its second season as a resident company at theREP and they continue to seek out Premieres with Knock Me a Kiss and Hoodoo Love scheduled. Callaloo is back and presenting Seven Guitars which I believe is a Capital Region Premiere. Checking another August Wilson off my list!

Sure, Neil Simon is still the most produced playwright, and there are still a couple of Christies, but there’s also a season filled with Capital Region Premieres by Curtain Call. We are getting the delayed premiere of a favorite of mine – The Wolves – at UAlbany and finally (!!!) The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at Schenectady Civic Players. Is it possible that this is its Capital Region Premiere after 23 years? 

Sondheim continues to be celebrated with productions of Assassins by Playhouse Stage at Cohoes Music Hall, Company at Siena College, A Little Night Music at SLOC, and two tribute concerts at Hubbard Hall and Mac-Haydn.

It’s my favorite time of year due to the new season of new plays, and the Capital Region has certainly stepped up and offered a wide array of first-time experiences for its audiences.


Greater Capital Region Theater 2022-2023

Adirondack Regional Theatre

  • The Rocky Horror Show 10/28-10/30

Albany Civic Theater 

  • How I Learned to Drive 9/9-9/25
  • Perfect Arrangement 11/4-11/20
  • Jump 2/3-2/19
  • American Buffalo 5/5-5/21

Ancram Opera House

  • Still Life 9/30-10/9

Barrington Stage Company

  • All of Me 9/21-10/9

Berkshire Theatre Group

  • Edward Albee’s Seascape 9/29-10/23

Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate, NY Inc.

  • Knock Me a Kiss 10/28-11/6
  • Topdog/Underdog 3/2-3/12
  • Hoodoo Love 6/1-6/11

Bridge Street Theatre

  • Shelley’s Shadow 9/8-9/18
  • Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes 10/13-10/23
  • The Lion in Winter 11/10-11/20

Broadway Utica

  • The Book of Mormon 9/23, 9/24
  • Chicago 10/4
  • Tootsie 11/1, 11/2
  • Elf 11/16, 11/17
  • 1776 2/10, 2/11
  • Annie 2/21, 2/22
  • My Fair Lady 5/1, 5/2
  • Legally Blonde 5/4
  • Jesus Christ Superstar 6/6, 6/7

Bunbury Players

  • The Heidi Chronicles 11/4-11/6
  • A Christmas Carol 12/17
  • An Evening of One Acts 1/28
  • Twelfth Night 4/21-4/23
  • Spring Awakening 7/14-7/16

Callaloo Theatre Company

  • Seven Guitars 10/1-10/9

Capital Repertory Theatre

  • Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors 9/30-10/23
  • The Wizard of Oz 11/18-12/24
  • Secret Hour 1/27-2/19
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream 4/14-5/7
  • Honky Tonk Angels 7/14-8/30

Circle Theatre Players

  • The Lyons 9/9-9/18
  • Fools 11/11-11/20

Classic Theatre Guild

  • The Mousetrap 10/20-10/30
  • ‘Twas the Land of the Night Before 12/9-12/15
  • London Suite 1/26-2/5
  • Enter Laughing 3/?

Colonial Little Theatre

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns 9/23-10/2

Confetti Stage

  • Confetti Fest 18 10/7-10/16
  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui 

Creative Action Unlimited

  • Sides 11/18-11/26
  • Ma’ Space 2/24-3/4
  • Release 5/5-5/13

Creative License

  • The Flick 11/18-11/27
  • Afterlife: A Ghost Story 5/19-6/4

Curtain Call Theatre

  • Tiny Houses 9/15-10/9
  • All the Days 11/3-11/27
  • Misery 1/12-1/29
  • Fireflies 3/2-3/19
  • Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 4/13-5/7
  • Grand Horizons 6/1-6/25
  • Popcorn Falls 7/20-8/13

Denizen Theatre

  • The Tell-Tale Heart 9/29-10/30

Foothill Arts Council

  • Short Play Festival 9/16-9/18

Fort Salem Theatre

  • Drag Me to Salem 9/17
  • Bright Star 9/30-10/9
  • Whispering Bones 10/28
  • I Love You Because 11/4-11/13
  • There’s No Business Like Snow Business 12/2-12/4

The Ghent Playhouse

  • Buyer & Cellar 10/7-10/23
  • Beauty and the Beast: Ugly is as Ugly Does 11/25-12/11
  • Invitation to a March 2/3-2/19
  • Ruthless! 4/14-4/30
  • The Nether 6/2-6/18

Glens Falls Community Theatre

  • Radium Girls 9/22-9/25
  • School of Rock 11/17-11/20
  • Forbidden Broadway 2/9-2/12

Harbinger Theatre

  • Andy and the Orphans 9/22-10/1
  • The Agony & the Agony 12/8-12/17

Home Made Theater

  • Nine 10/7-10/16
  • She Loves Me! 12/9-12/18
  • The Lifespan of a Fact 2/10-2/19
  • ‘night Mother 3/24-4/2

Hubbard Hall

  • Happily Ever After 10/1
  • Grant’s Ghost 11/18-11/20

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

  • Romeo & Juliet 7/7-9/18
  • Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play 7/8-9/17

Lake George Dinner Theatre

  • First Night 7/21-10/8

Mac-Haydn Theatre

  • The Full Monty 8/18-9/4
  • Xanadu 9/9-9/18
  • Forever Plaid 9/9-10/2
  • Showstoppers 9/3-9/28
  • A Call to Places: Gabe Belyu 8/24-9/10
  • To Sondheim, With Love 8/10-9/16
  • Major Arcana 9/23-10/1

Majestic Theatre

  • Mamma Mia! 9/8-10/16
  • Love, Milly & Murray 10/27-12/4
  • Native Gardens 1/5-2/12
  • The Glass Menagerie 2/23-4/2
  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story 4/13-5/28

Not So Common Players

  • Guys & Dolls in Concert 1/?

Oldcastle Theatre Company

  • It’s a Wonderful Life 12/9-12/18

Playhouse Stage

  • Assassins 10/13-10/30
  • Disney’s Frozen Jr. 12/15-12/23
  • (title of show) 1/26-2/12
  • The Lightning Thief 4/13-4/23
  • Pinkalicious: The Musical 5/3-5/14
  • Something Rotten 6/29-7/22
  • The Secret Garden 8/3-8/19
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8/23-8/26

Proctors

  • Aladdin 10/11-10/23
  • Hairspray 12/6-12/11
  • Tootsie 4/11-4/16
  • Jagged Little Pill 5/2-5/7
  • Ain’t Too Proud 5/23-5/28

Schenectady Civic Players

  • The Sunshine Boys 9/16-9/25
  • Murder on the Orient Express 11/11-11/20
  • The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? 1/20-1/29
  • The Revolutionists 3/17-3/26
  • Dinner with Friends 5/12-5/21

Schenectady Light Opera Company

  • Once 9/16-9/25
  • First Date 11/4-11/13
  • A Little Night Music 1/20-1/29
  • The Wedding Singer 3/17-3/26
  • It Shoulda’ Been You 5/5-5/14
  • Comp Works of William Shakespeare 7/14-7/23

Schuylerville Community Theatre

  • Butterflies Are Free 11/11-11/13

Shadowland Stages

  • Almost Heaven 8/12-9/11
  • In the Continuum 9/16-10/2
  • The Lifespan of a Fact 10/7-10/23
  • Holiday Show TBA 12/2-12/18

Shakespeare & Co.

  • Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues 9/23-10/30

Siena College

  • Company 11/10-11/19
  • Eurydice 2/17-2/19
  • Dr. Faustus 3/23-4/1

Skidmore College

  • Destination Unknown 9/19, 11/30
  • The Sandbox 9/26, 9/27
  • Silent Sky 10/15-10/19
  • Antigone 10/21
  • Cowboy Mouth 11/14, 11/15
  • Eurydice 11/18-12/4
  • Caged Birds 12/5, 12/6

SUNY New Paltz

  • The Useful Citizen 9/17, 9/18
  • As You Like It 10/28-11/6
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress 12/2-12/4
  • Everybody 3/3-3/26
  • Batboy 4/21-4/30

Theater Voices

  • Ghost-Writer 2/10-2/12
  • Typhoid Mary 3/31-4/2
  • Assisted Living 5/19-5/21

Theatre Institute at Sage

  • Happy Days 9/23-10/2
  • Benjamin Franklinstein Lives 11/30-12/11
  • Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey Lily 2/9-2/19
  • Ladies, How Dare You (Suffragette Musical) 3/31-4/2
  • Junie B. Jones, The Musical 5/17-5/26

Troy Foundry Theatre

  • City of Myth: Illium Sings

UAlbany Theatre

  • The Wolves 10/19-10/23
  • The Latehomecomer 11/3, 11/4
  • The Piano Lesson 11/16-11/20
  • Rent 3/2-3/5
  • White Rabbit, Red Rabbit 3/26
  • Savion Glover 4/22

WAM Theatre

  • Cadillac Crew 10/13-10/29

Walloomsac River Theatre Company

  • Vanities 9/30-10/2

Weston Playhouse 

  • Woody Sez 9/28-10/22

Will Kempe’s Players

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 10/?

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