We have released our Summer Season 2013 information. Tickets are available now to Member Patrons (various levels; multiple benefits beyond early access to tickets). Tickets go on sale to the general public May 14.
Details of all events will be available on our web site soon.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Spring performances begin with The Amazing Kreskin on Friday, Apr. 19; Sunday, Apr. 21, brings Tennessee’s Runaway Home to the opera house stage performing Americana music.
TIPAF Teen Karaoke Nights take place every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning Apr. 10 and running through May 22. Karaoke nights are a free event and open to all teens in the region.
In May, the audience will assist the actors in creating a new musical comedy in the freewheeling, improvisational “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” Saturday, May 18. On Friday, May 31, troubadour Livingston Taylor, best known for his hit song “I Will Be in Love With You,” will come to Clayton.
In 2013, the Northern New York Community Foundation’s Sidney T. Cox Memorial Concert will become a classical and pops series beginning with the Northern Lights Orchestra from Potsdam. The orchestra makes its Clayton Opera House debut Thursday, June 13. The other major live performance in the series takes place Wednesday, Aug. 14, with pianist Christopher O’Riley, host of the NCPR program “From the Top.” Mr. O’Riley will share the stage with the most recent winner of the Cape Vincent International Chopin Piano Competition. Also part of the series are four Specticast pre-recorded HD digital theatre events presented on the opera house’s big screen every Sunday in July: July 7, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; July 14, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rites of Spring; July 21, Philadelphia Orchestra, Beethoven’s “Pastoral;” July 28, Philadelphia Orchestra, Mahler and Strauss. The Specticast programs begin at 4 p.m.
“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and “Deuce Bigalow” star Rob Schneider entertains with his special brand of comedy Thursday, June 20.
Presidential history as theater will make Independence Day come alive with “Teddy Roosevelt.” Actor Joe Wiegand is entertaining audiences nationwide with his portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt, and the show will come to Clayton Wednesday, July 3. A benefit for TIPAF, the “Teddy Roosevelt” performance begins at 7 p.m.
Nostalgia reigns Thursday, July 11 with folk icons, The Kingston Trio.
A bona fide Broadway star, Ben Vereen, arrives in Clayton Saturday, July 20, when TIPAF presents “Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen.” This performance by an American musical theater giant begins at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m., Watertown native Dr. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO of The Cleveland Clinic, will discuss “A Health Care System for the 21st Century: What Walmart, Zumba and the Performing Arts Have in Common.” This special event features the world-renowned cardiac surgeon, who is a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient and who has more than 20 patents to his credit. Dr. Cosgrove returns to the region to give a benefit lecture for the opera house; he will describe the system of health care developed at the clinic, a system that all sides of the economic and political spectrum have described as a model for the future. There will also be an optional reception to meet Dr. Cosgrove in conjunction with the lecture at $100 per person.
Illusionist Mike Super makes family-friendly magic in Clayton for a second time Thursday, Aug. 15.
The month of August at the Clayton Opera House ends with classic rock ‘n’ roll. Jefferson Starship will perform their hits, “Jane,” “Somebody to Love,” “Miracles,” “White Rabbit,” “Count on Me,” and many more Thursday, Aug. 22. Finally, onWednesday, Aug. 28, “Satisfaction – Rolling Stones,” one of the most respected Stones tribute bands, will help the audience celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.
Working with a new ticketing system, TIPAF now offers reserved seating for all seats; ticket prices for the three seating sections vary for each performance. Premium seating is available in the first four main floor center rows and the first two balcony center rows; ticket prices for premium seating range from $40 to $65. Main floor center and balcony center seating prices range from $30 to $55. Side seating on the main floor and in the balcony is available in the $25 to $50 range. All seats for Runaway Home are $20; for “Teddy Roosevelt,” $25; for Dr. Toby Cosgrove, $25; and for the classical Specticast programs, $15.
Performances other than those sponsored by TIPAF will take place this summer and into the fall. The Clayton Community Band, resident ensemble of the Clayton Opera House, will perform five concerts, each on a Tuesday at 7 p.m., on May 7, July 2, Aug. 20, Oct. 8 and Dec. 3. Tickets are $5 for all seats, and all seats are reserved.
Save the River will present its 10th annual Rock for the River Saturday, July 6. Details about the evening’s performers will be released by Save the River later this spring.
Clayton Country Jam, now in its third year, will take place Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 29-31.
Member Patrons, those who support TIPAF annually with donations beyond purchasing tickets, receive early access in March to the organization’s summer season shows; tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, May 14. Patrons also enjoy a variety of other benefits.
For information, to become a member Patron or to be placed on TIPAF’s mailing and email list, call the Clayton Opera House box office at 315-686-2200 or visit the TIPAF website at claytonoperahouse.org.