Dear Friends of the Academy,
With summer in full-swing we are ready to start our 2017-2018 season with another month of fun-filled diverse programming.
Starting on July 9th, we welcome the 2017 Miss Latina Western Mass Pageant Competition to our stage. On July 22nd, come celebrate the music of the 1980's with local favorite Rock Voices. On July 28th and 29th, Generation IV Dance returns to the Academy for another virtuoso performance featuring some of the biggest names in dance. The month wraps up on Sunday, July 30th with a special evening with Irish singer Mary Black.
So come escape the heat and join us and your neighbors for a fun night at the Academy!
2017 Miss Latina Western Mass Pageant Competition
Sunday, July 9th
General Admission: $25 (plus applicable fees)BUY TICKETS
Join us for the 3rd Annual Miss Latina Western Mass Pageant Competition. When we will be crowning four young ladies who will have the opportunity to become the next tittle holders and represent their heritage during a one year term. The Miss Latina Western Mass Organization strives to empower our youth to develop the confidence they need to become great citizens of tomorrow. Our Mission is to cultivate the values of our culture, bring a positive message to the community, opening roads and encouraging young people to enrich and contribute to the advancement of Hispanics in this country. Our Queens serve as an example extolling the cultural values and displaying the seeds and roots of our culture, and the legacy of our ancestors. We hope to strengthen the education of our children and young people through culture and expanding the cultivation of talents. The Miss Latina Western Mass Committee understands that these efforts raise self-esteem and promote and enrich the Latin culture intertwining this form by linking with other cultures alike.
Sunday, July 30th
Reserved Seating // $45 - $35 (plus applicable fees)Buy Tickets
Mary Black is an international star and Ireland’s best-loved singer. For over 30 years, she has been a dominant presence on the Irish music scene and has achieved international acclaim in Europe and the United States. She has shared stages, television shows, and recording studios with some of the most revered performers—from Van Morrison and Joan Baez to Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and has played a frontline role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience.
Saturday, July 22nd
Tickets available soon.
Join Rock Voices, the area's only community rock choir, for an evening of rock from the 80's! Backed up by a professional rock band, this 200 voice choir will deliver the harmonies of your favorite songs like you've never heard them before. Performing the music of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Billy Joel, Eurythmics, me at Work, Cyndi Lauper, U2, Miami Sound Machine, Whitney Houston, and more!
Generation IV Dance
Friday, July 28th
Saturday, July 29th
Reserved Seating// $25 (plus applicable fees)BUY TICKETS
Hometown celebrity and Emmy Award winner Teddy Forance, along with the entire Forance/Hackworth family presents Generation IV Dance, a weeklong dance intensive workshop concluding with three high energy , entertaining performances at the Academy of Music. Each performance showcases an array of different dance styles, all of which will be choreographed & performed by some of today's top names in the dance industry. These names include Teddy Forance, Chaz Buzan, Devin Jamieson , Nick Lazzarini, Albert Cattifi, Hani Abaza , Kyle Robinson, Chantel Aguirre , Channing Cooke, Michael Keefe, Jeff Lapes, Noel Bajandas, Manny & Lory Castro, Scott Fowler, Billy Griffin, Nick Anthony , Cindy Salgado, Jonny Forance, Rory Freeman, Angelica Stiskin, Alicia Monaco, Katie Spreadbury, & Sandi Duncan. Dancing alongside these amazing artists in many of the group pieces will be all the students from all over the U.S., Canada, & Mexico participating in this year's workshop.
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Andrew J. Crystal, President
Gail Yacuzzo, Vice President
Stuart Mieher, Treasurer
Linda McInerney, Clerk
Kathleen McCartney (Ex-Officio)
Mayor David Narkewicz (Ex-Officio)
Kathy San Antonio
Debra J'Anthony, Executive Director
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Academy of Music Theatre's Season Series programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Tickets are available at the Academy Box Office Tuesday-Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are also available online. For further information by phone, please call 413.584.9032 x105.
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.
Technical information may be found on our website. For information about rental packages, please email our Executive Director, Debra J’Anthony or call 413.584.9032 x102.