Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 7pm

Inappropriate Relationships – YER Productions

YER’s production of “Inappropriate Behavior” on Sat. 3/23.

As part of the series of stage plays entitled Inappropriate Relationships, YER Productions introduces the audience to several original works in one evening of diverse, humorous, and heart-felt theater. This production is an encore presentation after receiving its debut in early January in Poughkeepsie, followed by a performance at the Tuscon Fringe Festival in Arizona.
Gavin Kayner’s Misogynistic Shoes is a hard-driven suspenseful one act complete with an utterly shocking finale that will leave audiences ruminating long after the lights fade to black. Charlie, a middle-aged urbane man, roiling with inner turmoil, convinces Mavis, a free-spirited young woman to enact his darkest fantasy.

Date: March 2-3, 2019
Time: TBA

Mamma Mia!

Standing Room Only presents Mama Mia on March 2nd & 3rd in the VBI Theater 12 Vassar St.

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 8pm

New Deal Creative Arts Center

“New Deal Creative Arts Center” presents Almost, Maine Friday Feb. 15th and Saturday Feb. 16th at 8 pm in the VBI Theater 12 Vassar Street Poughkeepsie, NY.”

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting


Saturday February 9th, 2019 Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting 1:00 – 4:00 pm Grand Parlor 9 Vassar St. $20 pp

Celebrate the weekend before Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 9th in Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s Grand Parlor with a fabulous fundraiser that tempts the taste buds with pairings of a variety of wines, cheeses and chocolate desserts, all while listening to love songs. The warmth and ambiance in our historic parlor is the perfect on a chilly winter’s day. Come join us as we cheer to all that we love.; htpp://


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Date: January 12-13, 2019
Time: TBA

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: James & the Giant Peach

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.


Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 4pm

Artist reception

Saturday 1/12/19 at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm 9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Date: December 17, 2018
Time: 7pm

Cocoon Theatre Presents: Trio Speak

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: TBA

Stage to Screen presents ANNIE Jr.

From Stage to Screen presents “ANNIE Jr.” 12/15 & 16.

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 7pm

Star2B presents “ELF”

 Sat. 12/8 at 1 pm & 6 pm

12/9 at 1 pm

Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 5:30 pm

CreativesMX Panel Discussion

CreativesMX Panel Discussion 12:00 & 5:30 pm on Wednesday 11/28/18 at 12 Vassar St.

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 6pm & 1pm

Seussical Jr. presented by Star2B

Sat. mat.11/17 is at 1 pm; Sat eve. at 6 pm and Sun.11/18 mat at 1 pm. 

Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 7pm

Cocoon Theatre’s Parlor Soiree

Cocoon Theatre’s Parlor Soiree series Monday 10/29 at 7 pm. Always a fun and delicious time!


Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 6pm

Spirit of Unity

This Saturday 10/20 at 6:00 pm the “Spirit of Unity” performs at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s VBI Theater 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie. They will be joined by other exceptional musicians in a concert well worth attending. $15 donation.


Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 7pm

The Thing in the Forest

Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 2pm

The Hudson Valley Folk Guild Presents

The Hudson Valley Folk Guild Presents

“Beyond a Simple Folk Song”

Sunday afternoon, Sept 23rd, at 2pm

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 12 Vassar St, Poughkeepsie, NY

Tickets: $10 at the door & $8 in advance via this mailing only.

* Herstorians – Pat Lamanna and Sharleen Leahey are the Herstorians and will trace the history of the women’s suffrage movement through original and contemporary songs of struggle and triumph.

* Neil Okeson – will premiere Mdme. Olivia Toulon, an original song cycle about a fictional woman who lived in Paris in the early 1940’s. The character of Olivia is depicted as a chanteuse who endured Nazi occupation.

* Kevin Becker – has arranged songs written by four very creative women songwriters: Lori Cassels, Pat Lamanna, Jane March and Lu Anne Martucci.

* Helen Avakian – Helen’s program will include extraordinary instrumental arrangements as well as her own original material which will include some of her award-winning fingerstyle compositions and arrangements.

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Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner

Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner
September 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents its annual Fall fundraiser- A Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner. A sumptuous dinner in the Grand Parlor is the scene for murder and the guests must figure out “Who dun it” before another falls victim. The mysterious guests behind masks find themselves in an intriguing suspense and if they can deduce the motive, then perhaps from the suspects, the killer will be revealed.

Prizes will be given for the best masks and for solving the mystery. Grand Prize is an overnight stay with breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Admission is limited. Tickets are $75 per person.

Avoid the processing fee by sending your check directly to CHAC 9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Rossi’s Deli is partially catering with wine from Arlington Wine & Liquors and Southside Wine & Spirits.
Seating is limited, so please get your tickets today!

Thank you to our SPONSORS:
Rhinebeck Bank, Levine & Levine, William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Riverside Bank-a division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Company, Doris Adams, John & Sharon Gates, Mary Ann & Fred Lohrey, McCabe & Mack, Charles Porter Photography, Marshall & Sterling Specialty Risks



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Date: September 7, 2018
Time: 5-8pm

No Themers Art

Date: August 31 - Sept 2, 2018
Time: 7pm and 3pm

No theme performance festival

Date: August 27, 2018
Time: 7pm

Cocoon Theatre Presents Soiree in the Parlor


Date: August 5th - August 9th and August 12th - August 16th from 9 AM - 4PM (Early Drop Off is Available at 8 AM at $10/day) Some second week rehearsals will be from 12-8 @ Cunneen-Hackett.
Time: 9 AM - 4PM


Addams Family the Musical (young@part):

We are so excited to be offering our first ever Summer show camp! Get acting, voice, and dance lessons while rehearsing for a full-scale show with sets, lights, and costumes! 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Director/Acting Coach: Sally Kaplan, Music Director: Liz Toleno

Grades: Entering grades 7 – College for Fall 2019

Where: From Stage to Screen: 79 Vineyard Ave, Highland, NY 12528

When: August 5th – August 9th and August 12th – August 16th from 9 AM – 4PM (Early Drop Off is Available at 8 AM at $10/day) Some second week rehearsals will be from 12-8 @ Cunneen-Hackett.

Two Performances: August 17th @ Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, NY

​Cost: $500 or Early Bird: $450 if non-refundable $100 deposit received by 1/15. (Because space is limited, a non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold your spot in the camp.)

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