Visitation Safety Protocols 

Masks Optional:  All guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the theatre or art galleries to protect themselves and others, but it is no longer required. 

 

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Joe McPhee with Strings

Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Ticket Information: $40 Advance or $30 Door / Purchase Online Tickets at Joe McPhee Eventbrite Tickets   

Joe McPhee

The legendary Poughkeepsie-based multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee, performs with a large string ensemble which includes such acclaimed musicians as bassists Michael Bisio and Hillard Greene, cellists Daniel Levin and Aliya Ultin, violists Melanie Dyer and Mat Maneri, violinists Rosi Hertlein and Gwen Laster and guitarists James Keepnews and Billy Stein. Elysium Furnace Works

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 2024 Annual Magnolia Party

Saturday, April 13, 2024 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm / 9 Vassar Street / $85 per person / Click HERE To Purchase Online Tickets through Eventbrite / To Pay by Check, call the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Administrative Office at 845-486-4571 / NOTE: Limited Capacity and No Door Sales

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s 2024 Annual Magnolia Party will be held in the beautiful historic Victorian-age Italianate building at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY , and will include:

  • “Live” music by Spanish Classical Guitarist Dan Garcia
  • Hot and Cold Buffet
  • Bar Service of wine, beer and soft drinks,
  • A celebratory champagne toast
  • Chances to win door prizes generously donated by our community business partners

This year’s honoree will be Susan Davidson, the founder and former Executive Director of Friends of Seniors – a 19 year old non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer-based organization (now under the auspices of Catholic Charities) that serves the older adult community of Dutchess County with non-emergency medical transportation, grocery shopping, visiting, respite for primary caregivers, and telephone reassurance.

EVENT SPONSORS

Gold Level

Vassar Brothers Institute

Bronze Level

Central Hudson

A. Page & Associates

Mackey Butts & Whalen, LLC

Jackie and Glenn Peterson

Wine Provided By

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Door Prize Donors: Shadows on the Hudson, Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse, The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, County Players Falls Theatre, Mark Pukmel Massage Therapy, Scott R. Halma-Way Reiki & Reflexology, Magnolia Tree donated by Nora and Charles Porter, Half Time Beverage (Gift Basket), Lowe’s Gift Card/Product Basket donated by Jackie and Glenn Peterson, and Basket of Wine donated by the CHAC Board of Directors

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Sunday, April 21, 2024
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Disney’s “Finding Nemo KIDS”

Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Sunday, April 21, 2024 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

 

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFunk

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at FayVictor’s SoundNoiseFunk

Fay Victor‘s SoundNoiseFunk — the superlative creative vocalist Victor convenes her acclaimed, kaleidoscopic supercollision of maverick virtuosi — guitarist Joe Morris, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome and drummer Reggie Nicholson — to unleash music of unrelenting energy unlimited by tradition.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Chourmo

Saturday, May 18, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at Chourmo

EFW presents this cataclysmic trio of leaders — guitarist David Torn, alto saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Tom Rainey — certain to ignite fire, intricate abstraction and passionate forward-motion.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 and Sunday, June 2, 2024
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Dreamworks “Shreck The Musical, Jr.”

Saturday, June 1, 2024 and Sunday, June 2, 2024 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

 

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 and Sunday, June 9, 2024
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Sweeney Todd – School Edition”

Saturday, June 8, 2024 and Sunday, June 9, 2024 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

 

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Jamaaladeen Tacuma / James Brandon Lewis: “On Your Shoulders”

Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at On Your Shoulders

This historic congregation of the legendary harmolodic bass pioneer from Ornette Coleman’s innovative electric ensemble Prime Time Tacuma with the DownBeat Magazine Rising Star on tenor saxophone Lewis is a multi-generational celebration honoring past trailblazers and offering, in Mr. Tacuma’s words, “a special thank you to all the mentors and elders in music sharing their knowledge and creativity with the next generation.”

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Peter Evans

Saturday, September 21, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at Peter Evans

Peter Evans — the fearsomely gifted trumpeter Evans astonishes with the sheer multiplicity of sounds and textures he is able to coax from his horn and the staggering inspiration that shapes his fathomless exploration in this rare Hudson Valley solo appearance.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Yuko Otomo

Saturday, October 19, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at Yuko Otomo

In her first solo Hudson Valley appearance, the exceptional poet and writer Yuko Otomo brings her revelatory work steeped in humane soul and omniversal epiphany, accompanied by musicians TBA.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents AM / FM (Ava Mendoza / Gabby Fluke-Mogul)

Saturday, November 16, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at AM/FM

This power duo of guitarist Ava Mendoza and violinist Gabby Fluke-Mogul synthesize a heady brew of avant jazz, blues and noise, radically upending experimental music(s) past, present, and future.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Harriet Tubman: the band (Brandon Ross / Melvin Gibbs / JT Lewis)

Saturday, December 7, 2024 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Advance Online Tickets at Harriet Tubman: the band

Elysium Furnace Works out their monumental 2024 season with the fiery intensity of this long-running eclectic, electric collective comprised of the insanely talented, accomplished trio of guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer JT Lewis.