8/7/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
OPERA: “An American Tragedy” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Blinded by ambition, a promising young man makes a series of unfortunate choices culminating in a mysterious death in the Adirondacks. Based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel and inspired by a sensational murder trial in Herkimer, Tobias Picker’s opera explores a small-town boy’s pursuit of his idealized dreams. Conducted by George Manahan and directed by Peter Kazaras. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Bramwell Tovey conducts with special guest pianist Jeremy Denk. Featuring Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and “Egmont Overture,” Mahler’s “Blumine” and Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier Suite.” 8pm.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9” – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…
STORYTIME: Animal Tales @ Barker Park, Troy. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Children’s Museum presents this hands-on educational opportunity using live animals. Listen to some fabulous animal stories such as Eric Carle’s “The Greedy Python,” and then meet the live stars of the stories from their animal collection. 11am. FREE.