- Max Bernstein
- Becca Blackwell
Hannukah is here in the Hudson Valley, and Santa’s just around the corner. Enjoy these specially selected seasonal activities.
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Hosts Reading | December 16On December 16 at 7:30pm, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present a streamed reading of the new musical “TL; DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix.” Described as “a fantasy-driven, irreverent, queer, rock musical” remake of the 1991 film Thelma & Louise, the play features a book and lyrics by EllaRose Chary and music and lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn; it’s directed by Sherri Eden Barber. The cast includes Hannah Cruz and Sara Porkalob (the Broadway revival of “1776”), downtown artist Becca Blackwell (TV’s “High Maintenance” and “Shameless”), Ari Groover (“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”), Nora Schell (“Jagged Little Pill”) and Jen Anaya (Constellation Chor). See website for more information.
“A Very Slambovian Christmas Broadcast” | December 18
Comedy Classics on Unison Silent Movie Night | December 18-20
- Ben Model
New Paltz’s Unison Arts offers timeless slapstick laughs from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with an online showing of the silent classics The Adventurer and The Scarecrow as part of the ongoing series “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Hosted by musician and commentator Ben Model from his New York apartment via YouTube, the showings feature live piano accompaniment by Model. The screenings take place December 18-20 at 7pm; the $10 ticket benefits Unison’s maintenance costs during the pandemic closure.
Shadowland Stages Presents “Christmas 1953” | December 19-22
Ellenville’s Shadowland Stages performing arts center is getting into the online events game with a special, star-studded online benefit reading of “Christmas 1953,” a short story written by Tom Hanks and adapted for the stage by Shadowlands’ artistic associate James Glossman and starring David Strathairn, Sharon Washington, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Leyu Girma. The production will premiere on December 18 at 8pm and remain available for viewing until December 22. Described as “a Yuletide fable of love, loss, redemption and hope,” the play tells the touching Christmas story of Virgil Buell and his wife Delores, their kids, and Virgil’s old Army buddy, Bud. Tickets to stream the recorded reading help to keep Shadowland operating and are available for a suggested donation of $5 or more.
Holiday Lights at Orange County Fairground | through January 4
Outdoor Holiday Concert with the B2’s | December 19
- The B-2's
Vanaver Caravan and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater Stage “Into the Light” | December 20
“Rock Wood Paper Scissors” at Lockwood Gallery | through January 24
- It's In the Air (2020) by Susan Spencer Crowe
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