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Upbeat on the Roof concert series begins July 11 with The Future of Broadway

July 11 @ 6:00 pm

The Tang teams with The Orchard Project to present showtunes from works-in-progress

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the opening of its Upbeat on the Roof summer concert series on Thursday, July 11, at 6 pm. The evening is called The Future of Broadway, a new collaboration with The Orchard Project, a theater and performance incubator in residence at Skidmore. The event features contemporary showtunes from works-in-progress, including an upcoming theatrical version of the 2012 feature film Safety Not Guaranteed, with music by Guster’s Ryan Miller and Nick Blaemire.

The Orchard Project’s summer residency at Skidmore College includes nurturing new works for musical theater with an eye on Broadway. The project-in-residence, Safety Not Guaranteed, will have a major production this fall in New York City. The Future of Broadway concert also includes selections from composers-in-residence Jesse J. Sanchez, Anna DeNoia, and others.

In addition to the Future of Broadway, the Tang presents the return of Crafts on the Grass: Tang museum educators will offer art-making activities for kids starting at 5:30 pm. A different craft project will be available each week. All projects are suitable for children age 5 and up, with adult supervision. Materials will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors are invited to bring blankets, camping chairs, food, and drink to picnic on the lawn. Craft kits will be available at 5:30 pm; concerts begin at 6 pm. The Tang galleries will be open before and after the concerts. In the case of inclement weather, the art-making activities and concerts will be held inside the museum.

Admission is free. For more information, please call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit https://tang.skidmore.edu/visit.

About The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project is a preeminent artistic development laboratory and accelerator for creators of performance and dramatic stories, in residence each summer in Saratoga Springs. Works developed at OP have gone on to production on Broadway and the West End, and independent theaters worldwide. Projects from the Orchard Project’s Performance, Episodic and Audio labs have also gone on to be produced, optioned, and/or developed with outlets such as HBO, Amazon Prime, Audible, Universal Pictures, and more.

About Skidmore College          

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a highly selective private, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,700 students. Skidmore is consistently named one of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report and has recently been recognized as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” by Forbes, a “Top College Value” by Kiplinger, and one of “The Best 389 Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Travel and Leisure has also called Saratoga Springs, home to Skidmore’s campus, one of “America’s Best College Towns.”

About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the Tang’s approach has become a model for college and university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Tang is honored to be a Blue Star Museum again this summer, offering free admission to active military members and their families through September 2. The Tang is open Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays. https://tang.skidmore.edu


July 11
6:00 pm
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