News & Events 2017-10-27T00:15:52+00:00

News & Events

Performance Weekend

October 27th, 2017|The Art of Living|

True, the performances are over and done, but we've been reminiscing and wanted to share these photos of the fun we had in the Strand. Thanks to Kaitlyn Donovan for the wonderful images! [...]

Feedback from School Performance

October 26th, 2017|The Art of Living|

We've said it before and we'll say it again: the school performance was really special for us. Our playwright, Dan, is a lifelong educator, and many of the other members of the creative team [...]

The View from Stage Right

October 10th, 2017|The Art of Living|

Obviously, the view from the front is best. But if you weren't able to join us at the Strand, here are some photos taken from stage left by our wonderful stage manager, Nikki Hilchey! [...]

Mention in the Press Republican

October 7th, 2017|Press|

Photo by Gabe Dickens of Press Republican. Local paper, the Press Republican, gave our show a nice little mention yesterday! We love the photo they got, too, of Shakespeare and Elvis vying for Tiffany's [...]

The Art of Living Easter Eggs

October 7th, 2017|Announcements|

Here are a few Easter Eggs from The Art of Living: Eleanor Rigby relates to a favorite of the playwright's family: The Beatles! Oherlihy is the last name of the playwright's childhood friend. Sophie Manon [...]

Opening Night Photos

October 7th, 2017|Announcements|

We call this series "A View from the Wings" — photos taken during opening night by our fabulous Assistant Stage Manager Olivia Storms!

Opening Night!

October 7th, 2017|Announcements|

We officially opened tonight with our first public performance. Most of the theater's seats were sold and the audience was amazing. (And we're not just saying that because they gave us a standing ovation!) It was [...]

WIRY Interview

October 6th, 2017|Announcements|

Dan Gallagher, Jackie Robertin, and Chad Hubert were on the local radio station, WIRY, this morning talking about the show. It was so fun to get to dish about the experience!

School Performance a Success

October 5th, 2017|Announcements|

Today was our school performance, when we filled the Strand Theatre with students and teachers from our community to give them a truly unique experience: a live musical in a newly-renovated historic theater. The response [...]

Lake Champlain Weekly – From Page To Stage

October 2nd, 2017|Press|

More press coverage for the show! The Art of Living got a spread in this week's Lake Champlain Weekly. You can read the whole thing here, starting on page 10. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

HGL – The Making of The Art of Living

September 26th, 2017|Press|

The Art of Living is featured in this month's Northern Home, Garden & Leisure Magazine, with an article written by our very own Allie Racette! Here's a little taste of what she has to say: [...]

Q&A with Chad Hebert

September 21st, 2017|Q&A|

Chad is doing double-duty, playing both Elvis and Toby the dog in The Art of Living. Here, we asked him a few questions about musicals, the show, and what trick he uses to get [...]

Q&A with Tracy DeCoste

September 14th, 2017|Q&A|

Tracy is playing Vivian Lund in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about what makes musical theatre so special and what she's looking forward to with the show. Q: [...]

We’re On A Billboard!

September 10th, 2017|Announcements|

No need to have a car accident doing a double take — cast member Gina Lindsey snapped a pic for you! Spotted at the Y of Cornelia and Broad. And that bit of info at the [...]

An International Audience

September 9th, 2017|Announcements|

The Art of Living is excited to be welcoming a group from Montreal for the Sunday performance. The day trip includes brunch at Irises Cafe in the historical downtown district of Plattsburgh. Yum! SaveSave

Q&A with Ayhan Ozyesil

September 7th, 2017|Q&A|

Ayhan is playing Casanova in The Art of Living. Here, we asked him a few questions about musicals, the show, and what he enjoys about playing a renowned lover. Q: What was your first [...]

Rehearsals Are Underway!

September 2nd, 2017|Announcements|

On Monday this week, we held our first rehearsal and it was a blast! Our wonderful cast is fun and talented and so professional! Seeing this play take form is such a joy and we [...]

Q&A with Jackie Robertin

August 31st, 2017|Q&A|

Jackie is playing Rocco in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and that perfect moment when things start coming together. Q: What was your first [...]

Q&A with Sara Welch Munson

August 24th, 2017|Q&A|

Sara is playing Gloria in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and how she goes about getting into character. Q: What was your first acting [...]

Q&A with Laura Palkovic

August 17th, 2017|Q&A|

Laura is playing Dr. Watson in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and how she approaches a new character. Q: What was your first acting [...]

Q&A with Samara Latremore

August 10th, 2017|Q&A|

Samara is part of the Ghost Ensemble in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and playing a ghost. Q: What was your first acting experience? [...]

Q&A with Beth Abair

August 3rd, 2017|Q&A|

Beth is playing Sophie Manon in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and how she got her start as a performer. Q: What was your first [...]

Q&A with Gina Lindsey

July 26th, 2017|Q&A|

Gina is playing Eleanor in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, community theater, and getting into character. Q: What was your first acting experience? A: I took [...]

Q&A with Gabrielle Dion

July 20th, 2017|Q&A|

Gabrielle is playing Ily in The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about how she got her start, musical theater, and what she does to get into character. Q: What [...]

Time Flies When You Have A Cast!

July 16th, 2017|Announcements|

We can't believe it's already been a month since we held auditions. Here's a little throw back to that eventful day, when we assembled a kick-ass bunch of actors who will bring this thing [...]

4th of July Parade Fun

July 5th, 2017|Announcements|

We had a blast at the Plattsburgh 4th of July parade! We sang and danced and walked and sang. If you were able to come out and see us in all of our costumed [...]

School Performance is Fully Booked

June 22nd, 2017|Announcements|

We're very pleased to announce that the school performance is fully booked! On the Thursday before our public run, The Art of Living will be giving a free performance for local students and their [...]

Join Us on the 4th of July

June 15th, 2017|Announcements|

The Art of Living will be repping at Plattsburgh's 4th of July parade, with members of the cast in costume and singing selections from the show. We're very proud to be participating in this [...]

The Art of Living Has Its Cast!

June 11th, 2017|Announcements|

After an exciting weekend of auditions and callbacks, we have officially set our cast! We are looking forward to exploring and playing with these talented folks over the next few months as we prepare [...]

Alive Again A Cappella Teaser

May 29th, 2017|Announcements|

Here's another little glimpse into the evolution of a new show. As part of the creative process, some songs are sung a cappella; the true test of a song is whether it can be [...]

A Dog’s Life Song Teaser

May 13th, 2017|Announcements|

Here's a little taste of A Dog's Life, one of the songs for The Art of Living. This version is being sung by Vivienne Deane, our musical director and composer. In the show, it [...]

Q&A with Stage Manager Nikki Hilchey

April 27th, 2017|Q&A|

Nikki is the stage manager for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals and being a stage manager. Q: What do you like about working on musicals? A: I love how [...]

Q&A with Set Designer Tim Palkovic

April 20th, 2017|Q&A|

Tim is the set designer for The Art of Living. Here, we asked him a few questions about musicals, the show, and his design inspirations and influences. Q: What is your favorite thing about working on [...]

Ticket Sales Have Begun!

April 7th, 2017|Announcements|

Tickets are officially available for purchase! We hope you'll join us in October for this exciting production. You can get your tickets HERE, and you save $5 by purchasing in advance. Your ticket also enters [...]

Q&A with Pianist Jennifer Moore

April 6th, 2017|Q&A|

Jennifer is the musical director and pianist for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and what, exactly, the pianist does. Q: What is your favorite thing about [...]

Inside the Process: Set Design Beginnings

March 30th, 2017|Inside the Process|

Designing the set for The Art of Living (as with any show!) is a collaborative process that involves both creative and technical considerations. The design should support the narrative and help communicate place and time [...]

Q&A with Head Make-Up Artist Elizabeth Ashley Smyth

March 23rd, 2017|Q&A|

Elizabeth is the head make-up artist for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and (of course) make-up! Q: What is your favorite thing about working on a [...]

Q&A with Producer Liane Tusa

March 16th, 2017|Q&A|

Liane is the producer for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and assembling the creative team. Q: What do you love about musicals? A: [...]

Mark Your Calendar: Auditions!

March 11th, 2017|Announcements|

Auditions for The Art of Living will be held at The Strand on Friday June-2 from 5-9pm. Callbacks will be by invitation on Sunday June-4 from 4-8pm. The auditions are open call, so you do [...]

The Art of Living Finds a Home at The Strand

October 10th, 2016|Announcements|

The Art of Living finds the perfect location to haunt - the historical landmark of the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh New York. Josh Kretser, Executive Director of The Strand, is excited about hosting an original [...]

CCC Run in the Press Republican

January 27th, 2016|Press|

Photo by Rob Fountain of Press Republican The Press Republican covered the original run of this show back when it hit the stage at Clinton Community College in 2015! Read the full [...]