Mainstage

La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

February 28 - March 22
This acclaimed Broadway musical features the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman.  La Cage is an outrageously funny and touching story of family values, love, diversity and acceptance.  Produced by Diana di Grandi for Up In One Productions.

Solas an Lae Illume

Solas an Lae Illume

March 27 - 29
Artistic Director/Choreographer Deirdre Lowry Brings Solas An Lae’s NY Premiere of “Illume” To the CENTER For The Performing Arts At Rhinebeck. March 27-29

 

Othello

Othello

April 10 - 26
William Shakespeare’s disturbing play of envy, jealousy, and murder in a modern interpretation focusing on a centuries’ old (and as yet unresolved) social problem: the acceptance of people of color in a white society.

Shakespeare on Broadway

Shakespeare on Broadway

April 11 & 18
A revue from musicals that have been adapted from the works of William Shakespeare.

Speaking Shakespeare

Speaking Shakespeare

April 26
Ending the Shakespeare Festival, Lou Trapani invites friends of The CENTER and fans of William Shakespeare to join him on the Globe Stage to read aloud their favorite scenes or monologues from the works of the Bard.

Dark Echoes

Dark Echoes

May 1 - 3
Dark Echoes is a psychological mystery thriller fraught with danger, deception, treachery and intrigue.    

Hudson Valley Playwrights

Hudson Valley Playwrights

May 8 - 10
The CENTER for Performing Arts presents Hudson Valley Playwrights’ First Annual Short Play Festival.  A reception and discussion follows.

The Producers

The Producers

May 15 - June 7
Adapted from the Mel Brooks 1968 film of the same name, The Producers took Broadway by storm and won a record breaking 12 Tony Awards.  A CENTERstage production directed by Lou Trapani.