Corley's Brush the Summer and Musical Murder for Two Will Premiere in 2010 Adirondack Fest

News   Corley's Brush the Summer and Musical Murder for Two Will Premiere in 2010 Adirondack Fest
The six-week season at the Adirondack Theatre Festival will offer surprising fare for a summer theatre: two world premieres, one East Coast premiere and a new musical workshop.

Producing artistic director Mark Fleischer announced the June 23-July 31 season on May 13. Performances play ATF's home in Glens Falls, NY, in upstate New York.

The season includes:

What a Glorious Feeling
East Coast premiere
Written and directed by Jay Berkow
Choreography by Christopher G. Patterson
Music direction by Kenney Matthew Green
June 23-July 3

"Inspired by true events, this play with music and dance, explores the behind the scenes drama of the making of Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain.' What a Glorious Feeling brings to life the tempestuous love triangle between Gene Kelly; Jeanne Coyne, the film’s dance captain; and Kelly's co-director (and Coyne's ex-husband), Stanley Donen. Jay Berkow's new play, fittingly filled with music and dance, celebrates the genius of this artistic collaboration as it explores the emotional complexity of the trio's lives behind the scenes. You'll experience great music and the thrilling choreographic process behind some of Hollywood's most enduring dance sequences."

Brush the Summer
World premiere
By Hal Corley
Directed by Mark Fleischer
July 8–17

"Set in the Adirondacks, Brush the Summer By brings together a reserved divorcee from Maryland on a leaf-peeping trip and a local bartender who exposes her to nature, late love and more. With equal parts comedy and drama, Corley explores the joys and dangers of living in the moment and the challenges and rewards of forgiveness."

Murder for Two
World premiere
By Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair
July 22-31

"Learn how one plus one equals 13 in this hilarious two-man murder mystery musical. Created by Joe Kinosian (music and book) and Kellen Blair (lyrics and book), the fast-paced comedy features two actors — one playing a detective and the other portraying 12 suspects in the murder of a well-known novelist — and one piano. Along the way, you'll meet a distraught but ditzy widow, a comely ballerina, the town psychiatrist, a grad student aspiring to become a detective, a 12-member boys' choir that's nine members short, a squabbling middle-aged couple, and more." Loving Leo
A musical in progress
By Sara Cooper and Zach Redler
Directed by Mark Fleischer Music direction by Andy Einhorn
July 25 & 26

"It's common wisdom that the addition of a third person into a household can complicate the formerly serene life of a married couple. But what if that addition is not a child but the 73-year-old stepfather of the wife? A one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx is the setting for this humorous and poignant examination of the way we adapt to major changes in our lives. Loving Leo is another in ATF's ongoing Play in Progress series, part of our commitment to the presentation of new works. It's your chance to be a part of the creative process that produces the hit shows of tomorrow. Following the reading, get a glimpse of the art of writing and composing as you discuss the show with the writers, an up-and-coming team whose previous play, The Memory Show, will receive its world premiere this summer at Barrington Stage."

Late Night Cabaret: An Evening With Gilles Chiasson
July 28–31 at 9:45 PM

"Playwright. Composer. Lyricist. Arranger. Producer. Singer. Musician. Television and film performer. Member of the Original Broadway Casts of blockbusters such as Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Rent. Join ATF for four special nights of cabaret presented by ATF founder and board member Gilles Chiasson."

Tickets for Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 2010 Summer Season are now on sale. For information, call (518) 874-0800 or visit

ATF's home is in the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls.

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