Dear Friends of the Academy,
It's hard to believe that August is nearly upon us and with it comes more warm days and evenings with friends and Northampton neighbors. Here at the Academy, we are excited to host an eclectic mix of performances to celebrate summer's final weeks.
Starting on August 4th we welcome Dweezil Zappa, who is coming to our stage to perform the legendary music of his father, Frank. August 5th brings us the Massachusetts-based Cirque Us for an evening of circus-inspired fun.
We are thrilled to have New Century Theatre join us this summer with The 39 Steps- a comedic adaptation of Hitchcock's classic thriller. Performances begin on August 17th and wrap up with a special matinee on Sunday, August 20th.
Finally, nothing marks the end of summer in Northampton like the Three County Fair. On August 25th we are thrilled to screen the documentary "Life Ain't Fair", which chronicles the fair and its upcoming bi-centennial anniversary.
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank
Friday, August 4th
Reserved- $48.50 & $38.50// VIP Soundcheck $78.50-includes show ticketBUY TICKETS
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, is the ever-evolving, decade-plus project honoring the music of Frank Zappa. Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Freak Out!, the debut from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank has been described as a loosely chronological tour of a Great American Songbook. “Dweezil takes his job as Frank’s musical ambassador seriously,” writes the LA Times, where Dweezil adds, “My concern is to just be able to continue to enjoy the music, live within the music, play the music, express that and allow new people to discover that in a live situation.”
VIP Soundcheck Party Information:
The VIP Soundcheck Party will start at 6:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes and includes a free show poster.
“Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass – Dweezilla On The Road” :
Starts at 3:30pm $75 (plus applicable fees) Please Note: does not include a show ticket.
Life Ain't Fair
Friday, August 25th
As part of its 200th Fair Celebration, the Three County Fair has joined with Digital Eyes Films to produce a documentary film titled "Life Ain't Fair"
The film weaves the history of the fair and changes in local agriculture in a story of continuous growth and challenge. All are welcome.
Cirque Us presents: DreamCycle
Saturday, August 5th
General Admission// Adult - $18 Child/Senior-$15 (plus applicable fees)
DreamCycle reimagines traditional circus, leading you on an adventure through a new, yet strangely familiar world. You'll find yourself immersed in a realm where shadow and light intertwine. Acrobats, jugglers and aerialists are woven into the fabric of a dream as fears tiptoe across the narrowest wire. Come join us this summer for DreamCycle, and let your imagination run free!
New Century Theatre presents: THE 39 STEPSThurs, Aug 17th
7:30pmFri, Aug 18th
7:30pmSat, Aug 19th
7:30pmSun, Aug 20th
Reserved Seating: Adult-$32 // Senior-$30 (Online purchase fees not included) // Group Rates for 10 or more available by calling (413)584-9032 x105
Two parts vaudeville style comedy, one part classic Hitchcock masterpiece, and a dose of edge-of-your-seat spy thriller, THE 39 STEPS is a raucous whodunit for theatre lovers everywhere. A man with a boring life meets a mysterious woman and is soon embroiled in international espionage culminating in a death-defying finale. This Tony Award-winner is a fast-paced delight packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters played by just four actors. The New York Times calls it, “Theatre at its finest!… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy.” THE 39 STEPS, with its wildly inventive stagecraft, is an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.
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- Event volunteering: Will call, ticket taking, and ushering
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