Schenectady Light Opera Celebrates Five Years in Its New Home with Gala Celebration [Berkshire on Stage]

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Volunteers work on the set of the play “The Drowsy Chaperone” at SLOC. (photo courtesy of Lori Van Buren / Times Union)
Volunteers work on the set of the play “The Drowsy Chaperone” at SLOC. (photo courtesy of Lori Van Buren / Times Union)

In April 2010, the Schenectady Light Opera Company finalized the purchase of the St. John the Baptist church on the road to creating its new home in the heart of downtown Schenectady. In the five years since, the company has transformed the facility into a premier performing arts venue, presenting a wide variety of productions to popular and critical acclaim, and welcomed over 27,000 patrons through its doors.

To celebrate this milestone, this weekend SLOC is presenting a cabaret/revue featuring songs from each of the shows that have been produced in the new Franklin Street Theater. Titled “The First Five Years,” an all-star lineup of Capital Region talent has been assembled to reprise the numbers that they performed on the SLOC stage. The list of shows is impressive and includes Les Miserables, Carousel, RENT, Ragtime, Aida, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Next to Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sound of Music, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls and a dozen others.

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