Local schools, theaters as part of global musical performances

Russell Sage College Theater Major Tyler Cardona, pictured in a varsity production of “The 39 Steps,” will be a Theater Institute Featured Artist in Sage’s production of a global effort titled “All Together Now!” November 12 and 13 on the Sage campus in Troy. Other regional theaters and schools are participating with their staging of the Broadway Song Show that same weekend.

Tamara Hansen / Theater Institute in Sage

The regional theaters and schools of Troy in Saratoga Springs and Gloversville in Whitehall will be among the estimated 2,500 organizations from over 40 countries participating in “All Together Now!” : A Global Event Celebrating Local Theater ”, with live performances of songs from musicals including“ Annie ”,“ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ”,“ Come From Away ”,“ Fiddler on the Roof ”,“ Godspell ”,“ Guys and Dolls “,” Hairspray “,” Into the Woods “,” Les Misérables “,” Little Shop of Horrors “,” Mamma Mia! “,” Matilda “,” My Fair Lady “,” Once on This Island “and “Rent”.

The review was organized by Music Theater International, a New York-based agency that manages the licenses for many Broadway and off-Broadway titles. It is provided to organizations free of charge by MTI as a fundraiser and is meant to be played anywhere during the same timeframe, November 12-15. It is designed to be flexible and can be played in concert format or in costume and staged. stages of performances, depend on the resources of an organization.

“This is truly a collaborative effort, and we are all extremely excited that all types of theater, from schools to professionals, have the opportunity to produce ‘All Together Now!’ of MTI in their communities, ”said Drew Cohen, President and CEO of MTI Worldwide, in a statement.

Although the agency typically limits the number of productions of a particular show by region and over the same time period, for “All Together Now!”, According to a statement from John Prignano, chief operating officer and director of the MTI Education and Development, “There are no restrictions … on the number of theaters in a particular geographic area that may license the magazine. Instead, we hope that as many theaters as possible produce review themselves, or get together with other organizations in their communities to put on a joint production. We also wanted to give theaters as much creative input as possible. “

Here is where “All together now!” is produced in the greater capital region:

Gloversville: Mayfield and Gloversville High Schools perform together at Gloversville Middle School, 234 Lincoln Street, at 7 p.m. on November 15. Donations accepted at the door.

Troy: Theater Institute at Sage, Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater, Russell Sage College, First and Division Streets, 7:30 p.m. November 12-13. Tickets, at $ 20 each, are available online at theater.sage.edu or at the door.

Saratoga Springs: Home Made Theater Youth Conservatory, Saratoga Music Hall at Saratoga Town Hall, 474 Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-13. Tickets: $ 35 ($ 25 for children under 12). Available at the door, by calling 518-587-4427 or online at ci.ovationtix.com/35983/production/1085248.

Whitehall: Theater Club, Whitehall Central School, 87 Buckley Road. 7:12 p.m. and Nov. 13 Tickets: $ 8 at the door.