While the long, cold winter has finally settled in the Adirondacks, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is just warming up. Celebrating 40 years of arts in the Adirondacks, the LPCA offers excellent programming to North Country residents and visitors throughout the year. Join us as we highlight some of this winter's events.
The Holiday season kicks off with "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., presented by the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance, and the North Country Ballet Ensemble.
The Joy to the Children 26 Benefit will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, donated by Lisa and Ed Weibrecht. This holiday benefit will feature a silent auction, gingerbread house competition, area artist embellished treasures, music, scrumptious goodies, and the chance to mingle with friends both old and new in the beautifully decorated Mirror Lake Inn. All proceeds from Joy to the Children are used directly for young people's programs.
The North Country Ballet Ensemble and Lake Placid School of Ballet present “The Nutcracker,” a classic holiday ballet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and at 1 p.m. Dec. 2.
Celebrate the season with the 12th annual "An Adirondack Christmas," featuring Dan Duggan, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn, Frank Orsini, Tom Hodgson and Henry Jankiewicz on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
The winter at the Center for the Arts is flurried with special events in the theatre as several nationally and internationally known groups grace the stage. From music, theatre and dance to opera, comedy and film there's something for everyone this season! Here are a few items we are able to announce as of press time but don't worry, almost every weekend throughout the season will have something exciting to attend! Check our website in mid-December for a full listing of winter events.
The season is chock full of music, theatre and dance starting with The Adirondack Woodwind Ensemble on Jan. 26. In February, enjoy a two-week residency of professional theatre as Pendragon Theatre moves onto the LPCA stage with their winter comedy on Feb. 8, 10, 15, 16 and 17. The very popular The Glengarry Bhoys return to the stage on Feb. 22. Rusty DeWees, The Logger, will have audiences laughing out loud with two evenings of comedy on March 1 and 2. Elisa Monte Dance will complete their week-long residency with a public performance on March 8. Burlington Taiko will visit the LPCA in mid-April. And, the list goes on!
National Theatre Live offerings this winter will include: "The Magistrate" in March, "People" on April 12, and "This House" on June 7.
The LPCA is proud to present The MET: Live in HD series throughout the season. Transmitted live on Saturdays, programs begin at 1 p.m. or noon as noted.
From January to April, the LPCA invites you to the Friday Night Film Series. The season kicks-off with "Sleepwalk With Me" on Jan. 18 "Barrymore" on Jan. 25. These award-winning films are shown throughout the season for one-night only. Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $6 general admission. In addition to our regularly scheduled Film Series, enjoy the Banff Mountain Film Festival's - Best of the Fest on Sunday, Jan. 27.
When the days look dreary, visit the Fine Arts Gallery to brighten your view. "The Big Little Art Show," presented in collaboration with the Adirondack Artists' Guild will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery from Dec. 1-28. The LPCA "Black & White Juried Art Show" will be on exhibit from Jan. 11 through Feb. 17. The North Country Middle/High School Juried Art Show will be on exhibit from Feb. 22 to March 8. The LPNE Historical Society Exhibit will be on exhibition from March 15 to April 12. The North Country Community College Exhibit, featuring works by students, will be on display from April 19 to May 4. The Elementary School Art Show will be on exhibit from May 10 to May 26. The Nancie Battaglia Solo Show will be on exhibit from May 31 to June 22.
The Arts Center will be offering myriad Winter Adult Workshops beginning in January and continuing through the spring.
The LPCA is always looking for volunteers to help usher, if you are interested or for more information or reservations, contact the Box Office at 518-523-2512 or visit us online at www.LakePlacidArts.org.