Members of Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artists Program will perform at the Oneonta Theatre Open House Gala on Saturday, July 31. The gala will celebrate the grand re-opening of Oneonta’s historic playhouse.
The Oneonta Theatre Open House Gala is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Oneonta Theatre, 47 Chestnut Street in Oneonta. Right now, it looks like our Young American Artists will be performing at about 9:40 p.m.
Young American Artists J’nai Bridges, Alison Bates and Juan José de León will perform, accompanied by pianist Jonathan Kelly. This summer, Bridges understudies the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Mrs. Jenks in Copland’s The Tender Land and will perform as a soloist in a concert at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Bates returns for her second year in the Young American Artists Program and understudies the title role in Puccini’s Tosca. De León serves as an understudy for both Basilio and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro.
The gala will also feature performances by Brian Miller Comedian & Magician, the Central New York Radio Group’s Junior Idol Winners, Clayton Bink, City of the Hills Sweet Adelines, Donna Decker Fokine Ballet, Elite Dance Company, Guava Smash, Orpheus Theatre, Party of Two, Roundhouse Rockers, Stamp Collectors, Stanley-Wade School of Dance, Tom Joy, Too Many Divas, Upstate Bellies, Wine Cellar and more. For more information on the gala, visit www.oneontatheatre.com.