7/5/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Harry Allen Quartet @ the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the tenor saxman and his band – pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Joel Forbes and drummer Kevin Kanner – with special guest vocalist Hilary Gardner in a concert focused on the Great American Songbook. 7:30pm. $25;; $15 students.
MUSIC: Darlingside @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The magnificent Boston-based chamber-rock quartet returns, offering a sneak peek of some of the songs from their upcoming album, Birds Say. With Kyle Morgan. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Red Molly @ Clifton Common. The Americana vocal trio of Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar) play an outdoor concert fresh from their sold-out, two-night stand at Caffe Lena. 7pm. FREE.
PERFORMANCE: “Catch Takes the Hudson” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. “Catch,” the Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning, multidisciplinary performance series, comes to Hudson, featuring Gelsey Bell, Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade, Nick Hallett & Luciana Acuna, Jeff Larson, Sondra Loring, R.B. Schlather, the Squares, Adrienne Truscott, more. 6pm. $15.
THEATER: Hudson Air Radio Theatre @ PS21, Chatham. Classic and contemporary radio theater of Booth Tarkington, Mark Twain and others performed live on stage. Directed by Andrew Joffe; featuring Lora Lee Ecobelli, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino and Nancy Rothman; music by Lincoln Mayorga. 2pm. $20; $10 students.
CABARET: Songwriters Cabaret @ Barrington Stage Company’s Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield. Kate Chadwick charms with “Turn Out,” a musical look at the life of a ballet dancer, while John Blaylock captivates with his look at the humorous holidays. 8pm. $25. Also 8pm on Monday.
THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Director Julianne Boyd puts a fresh spin of the musical tale about tilting at windmills and dreaming the impossible dream, starring Jeff McCarthy. 5pm. Through Saturday, July 11. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Shining City” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Actor Mark H. Dold (stunning in last year’s production of “Breaking the Code”) returns in Conor McPherson’s drama about a Dubliner who seeks help from a counselor after claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. As their sessions unfold, secrets are exposed in this thriller where a simple tale turns out to be anything but. 3pm. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…