SCHROON LAKE - The Seagle Music Colony will host its 16th annual Patrice Munsel Gala Saturday, July 10, under a tent on colony campus.
The evening will be highlighted by a gourmet dinner catered by The Lily and the Rose of Saratoga Springs, entertainment by the 2010 Seagle Music Colony artists, a silent auction and dancing until midnight with the Frank Conti Band.
This year's gala will honor long time Seagle Music Colony supporters Dr. Martin and Phyllis Shames Korn and the Alumnea Honoree will be soprano Holli Harrison.
The 2010 Summer Season opens with the traditional introductory concert, "Old Friends and New," that will feature all 32 young artists in opera arias and musical theatre songs at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre on June 19 at 8 p.m.
Four productions comprise Seagle Music Colony's mainstage season at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre, beginning with Jerry Herman's classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! which will run June 29 to July 2 at 8 p.m.
This fun-filled show will be followed by two classic operas, The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart, which plays July 14-17 at 8 p.m. and Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod, which plays July 28-31 at 8 p.m. Figaro will be sung in Italian and Romeo & Juliet in French, both with projected English supertitles above the stage.
Rounding out the mainstage season is the Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical Carousel, which will perform Aug. 11-14 at 8 p.m.
Seagle Music Colony will again present a children's opera in Schroon Lake as well as locations across the North Country this summer. This year's selection is a hilarious adaptation of the fairy-tale Jack and the Beanstalk that combines the familiar story with music from Gounod's opera Faust.
Jack and the Beanstalk first performs at the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre July 10 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Admission to the Boathouse performances is free.