Newsletter June 25, 2019 with Topics and Guests – and Information

June 25, 2019 – Show #1090

Segment ONE

The Full Monty – the REP’s Summer Treat

Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director; Lyn Philistine “Vicki Nichols”; Christopher Sutton “Jerry Lukowski”

            Put the sizzle in your summer with the raucous pop-rock-musical that peels away stereotypes and reveals all!  

            The full Monty. It implies nudity, full frontal male nudity. And you’ll get a glimpse of that in the comic musical The Full Monty, but the show is about more than that. It’s about a group of men baring their souls, admitting fragility and finding strength through the desperate, delightful act of striptease.

            While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out” trip to a male strip club, a group of unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that the strength that they find in each other just might give them the individual courage to “let it go.” Based on the cult film of the same name, this ten-time Tony Award® nominee is filled with heart and will keep you wondering (and hoping) right up to the end if these lovable misfits will really pull it off – and go THE FULL MONTY!  

            Now available to purchase add-on tickets as a subscriber exclusive for all 2019-2020 Capital Repertory Theatre & Proctors subscribers.

  • Organization: Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP)
  • Event: The Full Monty
  • Location of event: Cap Rep Theatre at 111 N. Pearl St. Albany 12207
  • Date/Time: Friday July 5 to Sunday, August 11
  • Contact Info: 518-445-SHOW (7469)
  • Cost: various
  • Website:

Segment TWO

Class Afloat – Education on the High Seas

Chris Trow, Chairman, Class Afloat Foundation USA with Participants: Dominique Dunlop, Sch’dy HS Grad; Nyre Brown, Sch’dy HS Grad; Blessin Green, Sch’dy HS Grad

               Dominique Dunlap, Graduate Sch’dy HS 2018 Class Afloat 2019 has completed the 9 month course; Nyre Brown is in the Class Afloat for 2019 and Blessin Green will be in the 2019-2020 Class Afloat Class.

Segment THREE

Music Haven’s Concert Series

Mona Golub, Producing Artistic Director

Sixteen performances fill the stage during our 30th anniversary.

Sunday, July 7: Raghu Dixit. Indian folk-rock dashed with hip-hop. 

Sunday, July 14: Casuarina. Brazilian Samba. 

Wednesday, July 17: The Turbans. London-based world dance music 

Thursday, July 18: “Hamiltunes: An American Singalong.”

Sunday, July 21: Garifuna Collective. Caribbean roots music

Thursday, July 25: Huntertones. Brooklyn-based jazz fusion sextet

Friday and Saturday, July 26–27: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Sunday, July 28: Seamus Egan Project. Celtic music

Wednesday, July 31: A Tribute to Nick Brignola. 

Friday, Aug. 2: Screening of new PBS Documentary on Woodstock

Sunday, Aug. 4: Thornetta Davis. Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues.

This is also the night of the Summer Social, Music Haven’s only fundraiser.

Friday, Aug. 9: School of Performing Arts Proctors. “A Broadway Cabaret.”

Saturday, Aug. 10: The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday, Aug. 11: Cimarrón. Colombian Joropo

Sunday, Aug. 18: Jupiter & Okwess.

Rain site for most performances is Proctors. For more details, including information on an Aug. 4 “Summer Social” dinner, (see website)

  • Organization: Music Haven Concert Series
  • Mission: Our motto is Traveling the World One Concert at a Time as we bring diverse performing groups to the city of Schenectady during the summer. High quality international and national acts will perform at the Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage in Central Park in Schenectady on seven consecutive Sundays as well as additional concerts on specific week days and a film screening and theatre. We seek to provide a cultural experience that allows our audiences to hear or see or even taste (as ethnic fare accompanies different concerts) something that’s different, and beautiful, and carries with it a history. Talented local and international artists are also featured as special guests at each concert.
  • Event: Music Haven Concert Series
  • Location of event: Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Central Park Stage – rain site is Proctors at 432 State St. Sch’dy
  • Date/Time: July 7 to August  18 – starting at 7 pm
  • Cost: All concerts are free
  • Contact Information: see website
  • Facebook: Yes “Music Haven Concert Series”
  • Twitter: @MusicHavenStage
  • Instagram: @MusicHavenConcertSeries
  • Website:

Segment FOUR

Guilderland Band Concert Events

Kathleen Richards Ehlinger, Conductor; Bob Suss, Announcer & Board Member; James Corigliano, Composer, Educator and Band Member

            A free concert series for children and adults of all ages, with something for everyone.  Each concert during this season features something special commemorating the Band’s 50th anniversary.

  • Organization: Guilderland Town Band
  • Event: Guilderland Town Band 50th Anniversary Season
  • Location of event: Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park
  • Date/Time: (June 20), July 11, August 1 at 7:30 pm
  • Cost: no charge
  • Facebook: Yes “GuilderlandTownBand”
  • Website:

Segment FIVE

Iroquois Indian Museum

Stephanie Shultes, Director and Alicia Burnett, Marketing & Community Relations Manager

      Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place & Century & Women of Influence: Each Block a Story.  In addition to the 2 exhibits there are weekend summer dance & artist demonstrations, & their annual Iroquois Arts Festival.

  • Organization: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Mission: The Iroquois Indian Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering an understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The Museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople.
  • Event:
  • Location of event: Museum in Howes Cave NY
  • Date/Time: Now through November 30, 2019
  • Cost: Included with Museum Admission
  • Contact Information: 518-296-8949
  • Facebook: Yes “Iroquois Indian Museum”
  • Twitter: @iroquoismuseum
  • Instagram: @iroquoismuseumkitty
  • Website:

Segment SIX

Apollo: A Decade of Achievement

Joe Sweeney, Publisher

            The race for space begins on October 4, 1957 as the Soviet Union stuns the world and launches the first man made satellite – a feat until then only read about in science fiction. America is caught unprepared for 1957 and must answer this embarrassment to the world by proving its superiority; however, each time America tries to launch a satellite – let alone test a new rocket – it fails.

  • Organization: JS Blume Publishing
  • Book: Apollo: A Decade of Achievement by Paul Casey
  • Mission: Our mission is to provide part-time writers with resources and opportunities that will help them master their craft and become published.
  • Facebook: Yes “JS Blume Publishing”
  • Website:
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