Dear Friends of the Academy,
With summer now in full swing, we are looking forward to warm days and cool nights. Here at the Academy we have a full line-up of great summer performances for every interest.
The month begins with three great dance performances: Pineapple Dance Studio on June 4th, Amherst Ballet on June 9th and 10th, and on Monday, June 12th, PVB brings us their Annual Demonstration of all their student's work.
Things heat up on June 13th when the Alabama-based St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring their distinct rock & roll sound to our stage. On June 15th, we will host the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Fest, a must-see for all of you two wheel fans!
Perennial favorite Django in June returns on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th, bringing an assortment of virtuoso musicians for fun-filled nights of music. The month wraps up with a special performances by Alegria Dance and Fitness on June 22nd and June 23rd.
Whether you spend your days out in the garden, exploring the trails or with family, we hope to be part of your evening fun this June!
Announcing Open Auditions
Auditions for the Academy of Music Theatre’s production of Robert Schenkkan’s new play Building the Wall will take place on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm. Directed by Sheila Siragusa. The show will run September 21-23, 2017.
One (1) Woman of color in her 30s. Intelligent, warm, modestly dressed.
One (1) White man in his 40s.
Please prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue under two minutes.
Auditions will be held on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Academy of Music Theatre at 274 Main Street in Northampton. Please enter through the portico door on South Street.
For further information, please contact Executive Director Debra J’Anthony at 413.584.9032 x102 or [email protected]
Pineapple Dance Studio presents: Broadway Bound!
Sunday, June 4th
Reserved//$15 ($16.54 online) Day of Show// $16 prices include all feesBUY TICKETS
Pineapple Dance School welcomes you to a night of Broadway! We have combined our unique Pineapple style and dedication with many timeless tunes from Broadway shows old and new, in this exciting performance! Sit back, relax, and sing along!
PVB Presents: A Celebration of Dance-
Monday, June 12th
General Admission// Adults-$20 / Senior and Children 10 and under-$10 (plus applicable fees)Buy Tickets
Pioneer Valley Ballet’s pre-professional training program celebrates it year’s end with a class demonstration and performance of all levels. From Pre-ballet through Advanced levels including Modern and Boys’ class all classes demonstrate learning and growth from the year of training at PVB.
Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
Thursday, June 15th
General Admission - $10 // VIP Admission - $25 (includes tasting beforehand of drinks from Artisan Beverage Coop and cheeses, wine, and beer from Provisions)BUY TICKETS
Join us at the Academy of Music for first-ever Pioneer Valley edition of the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like hopping on a bicycle and going for a ride. Now in its 8th year, the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel – but you don’t have to love bicycles to enjoy these tales of adventure from places both exotic and familiar! From New Zealand to the Rocky Mountains, our films will be a treat for anyone with a love of adventure and open roads.
Before the films, come early for our VIP tasting event, where we’ll have the delicious drinks of Artisan Beverage Coop from Greenfield to sample as well as a selection of fine cheese and beverages to pair them with from Provisions in Northampton.
Every attendee gets a free raffle ticket (additional tickets available for purchase!) for our amazing giveaway of bike jerseys and other goodies, with all proceeds from the evening going to Massbike and the Adventure Cycling Association.
For more information and updates on this year’s films, please visit www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest
This event organized by Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works (http://www.speedandsprocket.com/), benefitting the Adventure Cycling Association (https://www.adventurecycling.org/) and MassBike (http://www.massbike.org/), and made possible by Provisions (http://www.provisionswine.com/), Artisan Beverage Coop (http://artbev.coop/), The Murphys Realtors (http://www.murphyrealtors.com/index.php), Rivers Edge Cycling (https://www.riversedgecycling.com/), the Sugar Maple Trailside Inn (http://www.sugar-maple-inn.com/), and Pedal 2 Pints (http://pedal2pints.com/).
Django in June presents: Serge Krief and Tim Kliphuis
Saturday, June 17th
Reserved Seating// Advance - $25 Adults, $20 Senior 65+/Students w/ID // Day of $5 increaseBUY TICKETS
On Saturday we close our week with a performance featuring Serge Krief and Tim Kliphuis with special guest Emmanuel Kassimo. Krief first came to wider prominence in the late 1980’s when he was among those featured in the documentary, Django’s Legacy. Since then he has been among the most widely respected and influential of Parisian Gypsy jazz guitarists – a teacher and mentor to many of the younger artists we have featured at Django in June over the years. Tim Kliphuis is well-loved by Django in June audiences and well-known elsewhere as one of the world’s leading experts on Swing violin in the tradition of Stéphane Grappelli.
Opening this evening will be Giacomo Smith (clarinet) and Kourosh Kanani (guitar), both coming to us from London, and undoubtedly joined by other artists on the Django in June staff whom you can learn all about right here: http://djangoinjune.com/artists/
Amherst Ballet presents: The Magic Flute
Friday, June 9th
Saturday, June 10th
General Admission// Adults-$20 / Children(4-17 years old)-$10 (plus applicable fees)BUY TICKETS
This ballet version of the beloved Mozart opera focuses on theme of love: earthly love (embodied by Papageno and Papagena), spiritual love (embodied by Tamino and Pamina), and love gone wrong (embodied by Zarastro and the Queen of the Night). Come journey with Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno through their trials to enlightenment, community, and love.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Tuesday, June 13th
Reserved Seating- $55 & $35 (plus applicable fees)BUY TICKETS
Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band. Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute), and Chad Fisher (trombone).
Sea of Noise is a successor to the Broken Bones’ 2013 debut album Half the City, which introduced the group’s blazing mating of ’60s soul fire – daubed with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie, and Prince — to Janeway’s impassioned singing and writing. The new album witnesses a deepening and broadening of the unit’s musical reach and lyrical concerns.
Django in June presents: Marcel Loeffler
Friday, June 16th
Reserved Seating// Advance - $25 Adults, $20 Senior 65+/Students w/ID // Day of -$30 Adults, $25 Senior 65+/Students w/IDBUY TICKETS
Django in June is New England’s premiere event dedicated to the musical genre associated with the great French Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. During the week our Django Camp brings together serious students of the style from across North America and abroad for intensive study and “djamming” with world class artists. On Friday and Saturday night these same artists offer us all a grand finale of concerts at the Academy of Music.
Friday, June 16th: Marcel Loeffler accompanied by his son Cédric and Christophe Astolfi on guitar and William Brunard on bass. This concert marks the first time that an accordionist will headline one of our concerts. We could offer our local audience no better introduction to what that instrument can, in the right hands, bring to the Gypsy jazz tradition. Marcel has just the hands for the job. A master of French chanson, la musette and jazz, he sets the standard today for a tradition that included such early greats as Gus Viseur, Jo Privat and Tony Murena.
Opening for the Loefflers will be Duved Dunayevsky (guitar), Fiona Monbet (violin) and other artists on the Django in staff. You can learn more about all our artists right here: http://djangoinjune.com/artists/
Alegria Dance and Fitness presents: Celebrating and Counting our Blessings!
Thursday, June 22nd
Friday, June 23rd
Reserved Seating/ Advance- $14 // Day Of Show-$16 (plus applicable fees)BUY TICKETS
Since this is a special milestone year for Alegria, we are “Celebrating and Counting our blessings!”
The theme of this performance will be centered around numbers and counting! We are super excited about some of our new additions to the show including our “TOT HOP” class and our “Daddy and Dancer” group!
Join us in our celebration!
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Gail Yacuzzo, Vice President
Stuart Mieher, Treasurer
Linda McInerney, Clerk
Kathleen McCartney (Ex-Officio)
Mayor David Narkewicz (Ex-Officio)
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We have several volunteer opportunities for community members to get involved:
- Event volunteering: Will call, ticket taking, and ushering
- Occasional administrative assistance
Please email our Theater Manager, Addison MacDonald, or call 413.584.9032 x104.
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