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Next from Adk. Theatre Fest: Dark Ages vs. eternal optimist

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Next up on the main stage at the Adirondack Theatre Festival is a comedy musical about one unreasonably optimistic young man in seriously dark times,

The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz opens Friday, July 5, at the Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. It continues to July 13. Box office: 480-4878.

ATF bills it as “a Monty Python-esque musical comedy.”

Percival is the story …

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Cathy: 25 thoughts at Theatre Fest’s 25th

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Adirondack Theatre Festival opens its 25th anniversary season this week. Here are 25 random facts and thoughts.

1. Big-time from the start. ATF launched in 1994 with a winter fund-raiser performance of Love Letters starring Broadway icons Jason Robards and Elaine Stritch at the Lake George RV Park. The playhouse was filled and rapt. “Where did you get that audience!?” Robards marveled …

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Throngs flocking to local events

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local venues and community events are drawing big crowds.

Sunday’s Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Glens Falls High School drew 875 people. The prior Tuesday’s Adirondack Voices Winter Glow attracted a record 472 people at Christ Church United Methodist.

The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls drew a standing room crowd exceeding 375 people for its Ballet Meets the Beatles event that combined …

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‘Loch Ness’ not only big but also — huge!

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

From opening number to the final tearjerker snapshot scene, Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Loch Ness is massive, impressive, show-stopping, larger than life and utterly likable. It’s also not afraid to laugh.

At core the story of a stubbornly rebellious, resourceful and precocious little girl searching for her lost mother, Loch Ness dares to dip into wildly funny side eddies even as it chases heartbreaking emotional …

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ATF’s ‘Boy in Bathroom’ is quirky & sweet

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“Knock, Knock,” she says — but it’s anyone’s guess whether he’ll ever open.

The Adirondack Theatre Festival invited this observer to sit in for a sneak look at rehearsal for its new musical, The Boy in the Bathroom.

The show was to have opened yesterday, July 26. With our weekly Chronicle schedule, we’ll not get to publish anything about the finished production until the …

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