COLTON -- Twenty-one local actors and actresses and an orchestra of eleven will be making music on the Colton-Pierrepont Central School stage in just a few weeks as they perform Sunday Rock—The Folk Musical on July 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and on July 22 at 2 p.m.
The stage director is Karen Wells of Canton; and Bill Riehl, son of author/composer Evelyn Riehl, is music director.
The lead roles will be played by Megan Leger and Bruce Hanson who bring the skills of teachers and barbershoppers as well as dancers, singers and actors to their respective roles as Margaret and Michael in this revival of Evelyn Riehl’s 1992 show. Their characters’ early antagonisms lead to good tunes and no small amount of drama. The growing-up leads Shawntel Courtney and Michael Burns are just graduating from High School and are beginning to discover young love, off-to-school panic and artistic conflicts. Of course this too leads to some good tunes, both solos and duets as Kathleen and Robert navigate family and teenage angst.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Tickets are available at four locations including: Northern Music and Video, 29 Market Street in Potsdam; The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street in Canton; Colton Information Center at Stone Valley in the Museum at 95 Main Street in the hamlet of Colton; and the Raquette River Information Center on State Highway 56 in the hamlet of South Colton across from the Post Office.
Tickets also can be requested by e-mailing: [email protected].