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42 North Main St.
Gloversville, NY 12078
In the heart of downtown Gloversville, the Glove
Theatre presents a wide variety of music performance, comedy,
family, cultural and holiday shows and events. Our goal is that
you have a wonderful experience at our theatre and that each
performance you attend will make an average night memorable.
at the Spa Little Theater
P.O. Box 1182
Saratoga Springs,NY 12866
(518) 587-4427 email@example.com
Made Theater's mission is to offer
high quality theater productions of outstanding plays, produced
by a dedicated group of professionally minded artists, to
offer classes in the theater arts to people of all ages,
and to provide the opportunity for exciting and rewarding
participation in all aspects of the theater.
PO Box 517
Indian Lake, NY
The downtown movie house is gone from most
small towns across the country. But in Indian Lake, NY, (population
1,400) the historic theater begins a new life as the result
of community spirit.
Great Sacandaga has a rich history in Theatre...
From the Adirondack Inn a pathway highlighted by a sign of a
log and branch with
the words “Sacandaga Park” led to the Midway. The image of this
log entrance became a favorite on postcards and souvenirs. Along the pathway
would pass the Dance Pavilion and arrive at the Rustic Theatre.
The Rustic Theatre was the only one of it’s kind in the area. Built in
the late 1800’s in the Adirondack tradition of bark covered logs with the
natural scenery of fir trees providing the backdrop. The theatre was also shared
among the churches in Northville for Sunday morning services in the summer. School
children’s end of the year plays would be performed there before the
park opened in July.
A few of the summer performers in those early years were:
John Phillips Sousa: Sousa at the age of six was found to have
absolute pitch. When Sousa reached the age of 13, his father,
(a trombonist in the U.S. Marine
Band) enlisted his son in the Marine Corps as an apprentice. Sousa served
his apprenticeship for seven years, until 1875. Several
years later, Sousa left his
apprenticeship to join a theatrical (pit) orchestra where he learned to conduct.
Sousa Band toured 1892-1931, performing 15,623 concerts. The
most well known music of Souses’ was the “Stars and
Stripes Forever” to
which Sousa wrote lyrics, but they are not as familiar as the music itself.
of the theatre also featured the J. W. Gorman’s
Alabama Troubadours who toured the east coast during the late
Before the Civil
War mixed casts of white and African American performers were forbidden
by law in many parts of the U.S., but were secretly included
white companies. After the Civil War, mixed and all-African American
minstrel companies toured America and England. Most troupes were all
female impersonators in the skits. Both featured stereotyped caricatures
than genuine depictions of African Americans, and were usually demeaning
the entire article on
the GSL's Rustc Theatre by L.L. Decker written
originally for the Sacandaga