Community Performance Series presenting Broadway star, comedy, jazz for its 30th season in Potsdam
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:36 am

POTSDAM -- The Community Performance Series will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an exciting season of guest artists. For the 2019-20 series, CPS has packed its calendar with concerts that will deliver exciting Broadway vocals and improvisational comedy, jazz and percussion to North Country audiences.

The 2019-20 CPS Guest Artist Series season features:

The Fretless (co-presentation with Ives Park Concert Series): Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., in Ives Park, downtown Potsdam

"Broadway's Next Hit Musical" (Cania Visiting Artist): Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theatre at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

Paul Jacobs (Ranlett Organ Recital): Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, Crane School of Music

Percussions Claviers de Lyon with Hélène Tysman (McElheran Visiting Artist): Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Snell Theater

Hot Club of San Francisco (McElheran Visiting Artist): Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Snell Theater

"The Rainbow Fish" (Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia): Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at 6 p.m., Snell Theater

Broadway star Kelli O'Hara (Maresca Visiting Artist): Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., Hosmer Hall

"We are very excited by this year's line-up and thrilled to be celebrating 30 years of great performances. In addition to our amazing 30th CPS Guest Artist Series season plans, we hope that people will enjoy something a bit new (and free!) as we co-present the folk group The Fretless with the Ives Park Concert Series on Sept. 14," said CPS Executive Director Jason L. Dominie.

Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center, by calling (315) 267-2277 or by visiting Single tickets can also be purchased in-person at Brick & Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam.

A 25 percent discount is available exclusively through the CPS Box Office when purchasing tickets to three or more Guest Artist Series events. Regular ticket prices differ depending on the event and seat location. Student tickets cost as little as $5, and regular prices range from $10 to $60. Discounts are also available for senior citizens and SUNY Potsdam faculty/staff.

For more information regarding CPS's 30th anniversary season, visit, or check out the CPS Facebook page, at