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North Creek welcomes Cultural Arts Festival

NORTH CREEK - Several performances of the musical and stage variety will visit North Creek during the week of July 20 as part of the Upper Hudson Musical Arts Cultural Arts Festival Week.

Famed actors and musicians will show off their talent to local participants in four different performances.

"This is an exciting time for North Creek," said festival committee member Brenda Foley. "There are a lot of noteworthy performers and performances involved in this year's festival."

Seagle Colony Children's Opera will perform an operatic re-telling of the classic fairy-tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Tannery Pond Community Center. The performance is underwritten by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation and admission is free.

The show will mix music from Gounod's opera "Faust," put together by Denise Page Caraher.

The Dohnanyi and Dvorak piano quintets, presented by the Upper Hudson Musical Arts, will visit Tannery Pond Friday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 and performers include Aniko Szokody on piano, Mitsuko Suzuki and Amanda Brin on violins, Yi-Ping Yang on viola and Jonathan Brin on cello.

The following evening, Saturday, July 24, Tannery Pond Community Center will host "Broadway Gold: A Salute to the Tony Awards," at 7:30 p.m. Our Town Theatre Group will present this musical review, featuring tunes from Tony Award-winning musicals, performers and composers. Admission is $15.

"These supremely talented singers will stir your memories from musicals past and present," said Foley.

The final evening, Sunday, July 25, will feature a collaborate performance of Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park's Twelfth Night presented by Our Town Theatre Group, Upper Hudson Musical Arts and and the Johnsburg Youth Committee

The performance will take place outdoors at the North Creek Railroad Depot complex with a rain location set for Tannery Pond Community Center. Admission is free.

For more information about any of the performances or the Cultural Arts Festival itself, contact Brenda Foley at 251-3636 or Jill Harrington at 681-1715.

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