School Day Cabaret on stage at Colton's Zion Episcopal Church June 20
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:54 am

COLTON -- Sunday Rock Legacy will present “School Day Cabaret” June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church, 9 Main St.

Sunday Rock Legacy brings together the Colton Historical Society, the Colton-Pierrepont School and the Grasse River Players in projects of historical, educational and theatrical interest.

This year’s theme is “Abracadabra: School House Magic” which highlights the one-room schoolhouses in Colton.

The production, an original revue by Elaine Kuracina, entertains with songs, dance and stories from school days long ago. It includes songs with alphabet connections like “Take the A train,” “Tea for Two,” “ R_O_C_K,” “B_I_N_G_O, “ and “Y_M_C_A.”

Performers are Jeannie Blake, Carole Berard, Barbara Burdick, Jennifer Freego, Mary Egan, Lorie Gruneisen, Morgan Hastings, Julie Manders, Michael Terrell, Willow Terrell, Frank Vaisey, Karen Wells and a film clip from Sunday Rock, the Folk musical.

Special guest artist is Bill Smith, famous Adirondack storyteller. He will recall his adventures from his one-room schoolhouse days. Bill is a master of traditional arts and has won the North Country Heritage Award from TAUNY. He has produced recordings of his beloved stories and songs.

After “School Day Cabaret,” the Colton Museum next to the Church will open its exhibit on “One Room Schoolhouses” with a special reception. Donations are appreciated.

There will also be a preview of songs from the Tony Award winning musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

A full production of this quirky and fun-filled musical will be presented at the air conditioned and handicapped accessible Colton-Pierrepont School Auditorium July 17-18 at 7 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m.