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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know… …that Syracuse Stage was founded in 1974, and has produced more than 300 plays in 40 seasons.  In addition, it maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 30,000 students from 24 counties.  Many of America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Syracuse Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipients Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, and Ben Gazzara. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre.  For this holiday season, Syracuse Stage will be performing the family classic A Christmas Carol, which opens this weekend.

Please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts here.

For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a look at our website www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:08 am by Curt
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Music, Moonlight Set Stage for Mid-Lakes Navigation Theme Cruises
Pirates return, too!

As if champagne, a prime rib dinner, and Central New York’s majestic waterways weren’t reason enough to take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, now there are a few more.

Throughout the summer, Mid-Lakes Navigation will offer a variety of special events and theme cruises.

“We’ve been in business many years, and we know that people are looking for different kinds of experiences,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “So, to keep things fresh, we’ve added new sightseeing and dinner options.”

Included among them:

DJ Dinosaur Dinner, July 23 and Aug. 6

This three-hour dinner cruise along the Erie Canal, departing at 6 p.m., features entertainment by the Great Music Company and catering by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Tickets are $53 adults, $38 children.

Full Moon Cruise, July 25, Aug. 24 and Sept. 23

This one-hour sightseeing cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 9:30 p.m. in July and August and 8:30 p.m. in September, offers a romantic nightcap aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, with “moon music” in the background. Tickets are $12.

Glen Haven Excursion, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5

This four-hour cruise, departing at 10 a.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, visits the south end of Skaneateles Lake, recounting the Glen Haven Water Cure and other historical attractions. Tickets are $50 adults, $38 children, and include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Donna Colton Live, Aug. 2

This two-hour cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 7 p.m., features musical entertainment by Donna Colton and Sam Patterelli. Tickets are $30 per person and include one cocktail.

Dixieland Dinner Cruise, Aug. 4

This three-hour dinner cruise, departing at 6 p.m., travels the Erie Canal and features entertainment by Dick Sheridan’s Soda Ash Trio. Tickets are $50 adults, $41 children.

Pirate Day, Aug. 11

All cruises throughout the day, on both Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal, will have a pirate theme. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, and drink specials and pirate loot will be offered, along with lots of other surprises.

Reservations are required for most theme cruises, and may be made by calling 315-685-8500.

For more information on Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises—and coupons—go to http://www.midlakesnav.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm by Curt
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Every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, area musicians gather at Auburn Public Theater for Jammin’ Tuesday, an informal jam session which provides an opportunity for area musicians to perform original tunes and covers with one another. This evening is always free and open to the public. A light café menu is offered along with general seating. WiFi is also available. Music sessions are recorded with the intention of later streaming the musical offerings of each Tuesday night on the internet.  Look for a link coming soon on the APT website.

If you are a musician and would like to get involved, come on down to APT any Tuesday night between 7:00 and 11:00pm.  If you are not a musician and would just like to listen, come on down to APT between 7:00 and 11:00pm any Tuesday night.  If you have a question, please feel free to send us an email at info@auburnpublictheater.com or call us at (315) 253-6669.

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 2:42 pm by Curt
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Continues through 6/29/2008
    Menopause The Musical
Location:  Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St, Syracuse
For More Info:  315-443-3275     Website:  www.syracusestage.org

Onsale Now to Season Subscribers. Call the Box Office @ 315-443-3275. General Tickets Onsale March 24th.
Play •  Menopause The Musical® 
production •  book & Lyrics by Jeanie Linders • directed & choreographed by Patty Bender #
scenic design Bud Clark • lighing design Jean-Yves Tessier • sound design Gary Faller 
description •  Menopause The Musical® brings together four women (a Power Woman, Earth Mother, Soap Star and an Iowa Housewife) at a NYC Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale, who have nothing in common but a black lace bra and hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex, plastic surgery and more! Menopause The Musical® joyfully parodies 25 of the top “baby boomer“ songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s celebrating women who are or will be experiencing The Change. 
cast •  
venue •  John D Archbold Theatre 
setting •  Bloomingdale’s, New York City 
run time •  90 minutes. Performed without an intermission. 
miscellany •  
 All dates, times, plays, players and prices subject to change 

Posted: Friday, June 20th, 2008 @ 4:03 pm by Curt
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