Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 and Sunday February 26, 2023
Time: Performance Times and Tickets: srotheatercompany.com

Standing Room Only Theater Company presents “Annie, Jr.”

Saturday, February 25, 2023 and Sunday, February 26, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: Standing Room Only Theater Company

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023 and Sunday, January 15, 2023
Time: Saturday Performance Times: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm / Sunday Performance Times: 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm

From Stage to Screen Acting Studio presents “Into the Woods”

January 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm and January 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: From Stage To Screen

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023 and Sunday, January 8, 2023
Time: Saturday Performance Times: 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm / Sunday Performance Times: 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Disney’s “Frozen” Kids

Saturday, January 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm and Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: From Stage To Screen

Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

JG Dance Entertainers & Dance Ensemble presents “A Christmas Journey”

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm / 12 Vassar Street – The VBI Theatre / Tickets: Children $6.00 Advance Sales or $7.00 at the door – Adults $11.00 Advance Sales or $12.00 at the door / Call (845) 337-5467 to Reserve Tickets / Visit JG Dance for more information   

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 and Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: Saturday Performance Times: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm / Sunday Performance Times: 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm

From Stage to Screen Acting Studio presents “Elf, The Musical Jr.”

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: From Stage To Screen

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Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm

Broadway Sings For Pride presents “Broadway Holiday Spectacular” benefiting the Dutchess County Pride Center

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm / 12 Vassar Street – The VBI Theatre / Tickets: Starting at $15.00 / Visit Broadway Holiday Spectacular to purchase tickets

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / Visit the Elysium Furnace Works Facebook Page for Ticket Information

Elysium Furnace Works presents Guitarists Ava Mendoza & Susan Alcorn

Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Visit Elysium Furnace Works for Ticket Information

Ava Mendoza
Susan Alcorn

Ava Mendoza and Susan Alcorn – two of the world’s most singular guitarists (Mendoza an electric plectrist and Alcorn a pedal steel player) wax rapturous and incisive for the first time as a duo.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm

“About Love” – A Benefit Cabaret Concert for the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street

Tickets: $25 General Seating & $60 Premium Seating (NOTE: Premium Seating includes Post-Performance Reception/Limited Availability) /

Purchase ONLINE About Love Eventbrite Tickets HERE

***TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR – Cash or Checks ONLY!***

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center proudly presents About Love – a Benefit Cabaret Concert featuring professional stage performer/baritone vocalist John North, accomplished keyboardist Colin Rose, and acclaimed bassist Cary Brown. Artistically crafted and conceived by John North, this delightfully NEW and fun-filled cabaret is an homage to love and showcases some of the best classic Broadway Showtunes, Ballads, Standards and Pop Songs. Event Sponsors of About Love are Vassar Brothers Institute, Central Hudson and A. Page & Associates. Post-Performance Cocktail Reception Sponsors are Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse, Sugar & Spice Cafe/Spice Catering, Simply Gourmet, The Derb, Milanese Italian Restaurant and Adams Fairacre Farms. Posters printed courtesy of Prime Print Shop.

John North is a professionally trained singer, dancer and actor who was born and raised in Ulster County, NY. He began his professional vocal training at the age of 13 and received a BA in Dance/Theatre from Hope College (Holland, MI) with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. Moving to NYC in the mid-1980’s, John pursued his theatrical career performing in over 20 regional, summer stock and dance productions and choreographing an array of musicals. Some of his favorite leading roles have been in regional/summer stock productions of My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, and Godspell.  As a choreographer he has staged musical numbers for Their Playing Our Song, Guys and Dolls, On The Town, Stars, and Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to performing on the stage, John has had a successful administrative career employed by such notable organizations as the New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Pentacle DanceWorks, Gloucester Stage Company, Lema Production as assistant to the producer Jessica Levy, and working for producer Martin Richards of the Producers Circle Company on the Broadway production of Sally Mahr and Her Escorts starring Joan Rivers. His foray into the cabaret scene began when he wrote and starred in two solo cabaret shows – The Best of Broadway and A Jolly Jazzy Christmas – and an instructional cooking stage show entitled Easy Cooking With John! A Culinary Musical.  In 2018 he originated the role of Detective Sherlock Tracy, The Singing Detective in Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presentation reprising it again in 2019.

Colin Rose began playing the piano at age three and never stopped.  A Hudson Valley native, he trained in classical concert style throughout childhood and eventually decided to pursue music on a professional level.  He attended Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT, where he graduated in 2014 with a major in piano performance and a minor in music history. Since then, Colin has been employed at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase as a staff accompanist for both ballet and modern dance classes.  He has also provided musical accompaniment for classes and masterclasses for The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Limon Dance Company, American Academy of Ballet Summer School of Excellence and Youth America Grand Prix.  Colin enjoys playing in all styles performing with numerous rock and country bands, choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras.  

Cary Brown has always had an affinity for all styles of music – classical, jazz, rock, and film scores – ever since he was a child. Attending the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester and graduating with a double degree in Piano Performance and Film Studies, he has studied classical piano with master Jeffrey Marcus, Barry Snyder and Elier Suarez, jazz arranging and film scoring with the legendary Rayburn Wright, and jazz piano Harold Danko and Donald Brown. Upon graduation from college, he embarked on a performance, recording and touring career playing alongside The Skatalites, New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble (co-founder/composer), Sloan Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus Wainwright, John Scofield, Levon Helm, Yonrico Scott, Clark Gayton, Tony Mason, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Chuck Leavell, and saxophonist Matt Garrison. Cary has also been quite active as a pianist/composer in the dance world, holding the position of Dance Musicians’ Coordinator/Staff Pianist for the prestigious Purchase College Conservatory of Dance since 2000, and playing master-classes for American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mark Morris Company, and José Limón Company to name a few. Additionally, since 1995, he has served as the Musical Director for the Steffi Nossen School of Dance composing and recording an annual dance suite. When not providing musical accompaniment or performing live his own acoustic piano trio, The Cary Brown Trio, Cary devotes time to his thriving piano and guitar teaching practice in Westchester, NY.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / Visit the Elysium Furnace Works Facebook Page for Ticket Information

Elysium Furnace Works presents Pianist, Matt Mitchell, Acoustic Bassist, Kim Cass & Drummer, Katie Gentile

Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Visit Elysium Furnace Works for Ticket Information

Kim Cass, Katie Gentile & Matt Mitchell

Three of Brooklyn’s finest contemporary musicians and composers – Matt Mitchell, Kim Cass and Katie Gentile – super collide in this high-energy, eclectic and electric Fender Rhodes-bass-drums encounter.

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Bassist, Stephan Crump

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door the night of the performance. Advance ticket sales end at midnight the night before the concert. Purchase tickets at Stephan Crump 9/23/2022 Tickets.  

Stephan Crump

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump is an active bandleader with fifteen critically-acclaimed album releases in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Stephan’s solo performance, which explores his unique musical language through an expansive range of sonorities on the acoustic bass, is a culmination of decades of work as a bassist, composer, and improviser. From his home studio in Brooklyn, Crump released monthly solo recordings throughout the last year in a fan-supported series via his Bandcamp page. The new album, Rocket Love, is curated from this body of solo work.  

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / Visit the Elysium Furnace Works Facebook Page for Ticket Information

Elysium Furnace Works presents Electric Guitarist, Joe Morris & Saxophonist, Ken Vandermark

Friday, September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Visit Elysium Furnace Works for Ticket Information    

Joe Morris, Electric Guitarist
Ken Vandermark, Saxophonist

The premier modern Electric Guitarist and Educator, Joe Morris, performs in an incendiary duo setting with Saxophonist and MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Winner, Ken Vandermark, in this rare area appearance.

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm / Free Outdoor Event

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson present Summer Sampler Series

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm / 9 Vassar Street on the Front Porch & Lawn (NOTE: Outdoor Event) / Free Admission

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s Summer Sampler series is an opportunity for future Girl Scouts to gain an understanding of the Girl Scout experience and the many ways she can design a unique Girl Scout journey. Everything a Girl Scout does – from planting a garden, to putting on a skit, to exploring the world, and meeting new people is an opportunity for her to learn, grow, and make the world a better place! And there is room for your girl to be a part of the adventure! For more information visit girlscoutshh.org or Girl Scout Sampler – Poughkeepsie Facebook Event Page  Click HERE to download the Girl Scouts Sampler Series Flyer.

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm / Free Admission

Transart & Cultural Services, Inc presents “Buster Williams Bass To Infinity” – A Film by Adam Kahan

Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm \ VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Free Admission

Date: August 16, 2022 - August 18, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mental Health America of Dutchess County presents MHA Art Show

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 / Viewing Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Grand Parlor – 9 Vassar Street

The MHA Art Show, now in its eleventh year, features Dutchess County artists whose art inspires, raises awareness, and promotes the mission of Mental Health America. Each participant is unafraid to break through barriers and to push limits in support of the vision of Mental Health America of Dutchess County. Many of our artists are getting their first opportunity to demonstrate their talent within the community and this has lifted the aspirations of everyone involved. MHADutchessCounty

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Legally Blonde, Jr.”

Saturday, August 13 @ 3:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: From Stage To Screen

Date: July 9, 2022 - August 6, 2022 / Mondays and Thursdays OFF
Time: 7:15 pm

Christ for the Crisis Revival

July 9, 2022 – August 6, 2022 @ 7:15 pm (NOTE: Mondays and Thursdays OFF) / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street

Date: July 30, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $15 (advanced sales or at the door)

Elysium Furnace Works presents Double Bassist, Michael Bisio – A Solo Recital

Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $15 per person Michael Bisio Tickets

Michael Bisio, Bassist/Composer

Michael Bisio, a renowned Kingston, NY-based bassist/composer, has eighty-five recordings in his discography, twenty-four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass.  As a composer Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Collaborators include Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen. Michael Bisio’s July 30, 2022 solo recital at CHAC is in support of his new, already-acclaimed solo recording Inimitable on Mung Music.

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $11 (at the door or advanced sales)

JD Dance Arts presents their Annual Spring Performance – Hoping for Hollywood”

Sunday, June 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm in the VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street

The acting and dance students of JG Dance Arts in Hyde Park will present their annual spring performance, Hoping For Hollywood, on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in the VBI Theatre located at 12 Vassar Street. Directed by Ginnie Mazzello and Kristen Way, the storyline of this mini-musical play follows a major film studio that decides to hold a contest for children to win a trip to Hollywood.  A comedy of errors ensue when the film company arrives in Townsfield, Idaho, to select the winner.  Tickets: $11 per person (at the door or advanced sales). Call 845-337-5457 for ticket information. JG Dance or JG Dance Facebook Page

Date: Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Free Admission

Poughkeepsie Open Studios 2022

Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 2022 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Since 2015, Poughkeepsie Open Studios has been a popular and unique experience for art enthusiasts to personally interact with the many talented artists who live, work, and/or teach in our area.  Attendees to this event are afforded the opportunity to visit artist venues – studios, galleries, arts organizations, and temporary “pop-up” spaces – and explore the creative processes, inspirations and methodologies employed by participating artists as well as take in the rich history of Poughkeepsie, NY, the broad cultural diversity of our community and the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

For information on 2022 Participating Artists and Site Locations visit: https://www.poughkeepsieopenstudios.org

Date: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.fromstagetoscreen.net for ticket information and showtimes

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Raold Dahl’s “Willy Wonka – Junior”

Saturday, June 11, 2022 and Sunday, June 12, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit From Stage To Screen Acting Studio for ticket information and showtimes.