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THE MUSIC LEGEND


★★★★ CHICAGO TRIBUNE

‘EXTRAORDINARY’ ‘INTOXICATING’ ‘UPLIFTING’ ‘SPECTACULAR’ TORONTO STAR

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OUT OF THIS WORLD A CAPPELLA Ever play the game where everything you say has to be made up of song lyrics? We surround ourselves with music, we know plenty of the words, but carrying it on for an entire evening requires real experts. Meet Voca People. They don’t even use instruments. They’ve crash-landed on Earth, you see, these white-suited beings from “Beyond the Sun.” “I Get Around,” they say, but they won’t be “In the Mood” to “Hit the Road, Jack” until they ask you to “Take a Chance on Me” and help them vocalize. They’re a cast of six

singers and two beatbox artists who hope you’ll help turn their dilemma “Tutti Frutti.” Who are these singing aliens? Meet Soprana, Alta, Mezzo, Tenoro, Bari-Tone, and Tubas. And their fellow-travelers BeatOn and Scratcher. Their spaceship is powered by music, which they draw from audience members. But you don’t have to sing a note if they call on you – they draw the songs directly out of your head and render note-perfect versions entirely with their voices. If you loved the Yellow Jackets at

Proctors, you know what you’re in for. If you’re a fan of anybody’s close-harmony singing, this is a show for you. Part a cappella singing, part New Vaudeville, it’s a high-energy 90 minutes of music and comedy that picks up where Blue Man Group leaves off and throws in a bunch of Rockapella.

enjoys a cultural snapshot with a live-performance mix tape you’ll hear nowhere else. Categories no longer exist, so that Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor can sound alongside “Who Let the Dogs Out?” and vintage Irving Berlin (“Puttin’ on the Ritz”) nestles with Britney Spears (“Hit Me Baby One More Time.”)

Created in Israel, Voca People has traveled around the world, giving each country they visit a taste of its own musical history. The alien-visitor framework keeps the show flexible, and each audience

Aliens and their spaceships, crazy characters and audience participation combine for great fun on a marathon montage of a cappella mastery. Join them on their journey. It’s a “Celebration” you won’t soon forget.

IF THE WORLD WERE ENDING, HOW WOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR MARK? This is the poetic premise of TRACES, a show where life literally hangs in the balance. Seven international performers with unmatched dance, acrobatic and musical skills entertain for 90 minutes without pause. This evening of seemingly impossible movement features the talents of six men and one woman who explore the spectrum of human emotion through art, dance, circus-inspired acrobatics and aerial feats so daring and incredible that your heart will simultaneously drop into your stomach and lurch into your throat. Leaping between poles thirty feet in the air before plummeting toward the ground face-first and then jumping through impossibly small hoops, this group of entertainers will take you on an emotional journey; from fear of the unknown to exhilaration and joy, the romance and lively physicality of TRACES will leave you spellbound. TRACES is a limitless, awe-inspiring look at what the human mind, body and soul can do. The creative team behind TRACES is Les 7 Doigts de la Main, or “the seven fingers of the hand”—a twist on the French idiom (“the five fingers of the hand”) used to describe distinct parts of a unit that coordinate to achieve something magical. Founded in 2002, these “7 Fingers” exude a beautiful dexterity that is far beyond the scope of your typical circus. The rare and mind-boggling talents of each performer come together into a sensual, synchronized show with graceful danger and urban power. Dubbed “the sexiest circus in town” by Daily News, TRACES delivers a high-energy evening of epic entertainment. Millions across America were on the edge of their seats when they tuned in to see TRACES as special guest on America’s Got Talent in 2011 and 2012. Their highly-advanced skill level and acrobatic artistry led to rave reviews and a groundbreaking stunt-filled show in New York City’s Urban Square Theatre that became one of TIME Magazine’s “Top Ten of the Year” in 2011. TRACES has won international acclaim, most recently from William and Kate of Britain’s Royal Court, and this year the show is bringing its not-to-be-missed electric energy on tour across North America. If the world were ending, you can bet TRACES would be there celebrating the boundless physical power of the human spirit.


THE NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION DREAM THE DREAM Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”

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This OUTRAGEOUSLY fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!”

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A FEEL-GOOD SHOW with A BIG, JOYOUS HEART! PRISCILLA RAMPS UP THE THRILLS!” – New York Post

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THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE BLACKWATCH 3RD BATTALION THE ROYAL REGIMENTS OF SCOTLAND AND THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS Fri Feb 1 • 8pm Chris perondi’s STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE Thu APR 14 • 3:30pm & 6:30 PM

MOTIONHOUSE: SCATTERED Sat Feb 2 • 8pm Enter Motionhouse, a mind-blowing interplay between live dancers and psychedelic projections. Witness the laws of the physical world break down through the jaw-dropping, eye-popping creation of this world-renowned dance phenomenon.

Tartans, kilts, bagpipes and drums flourish in an evening of military marches, spirited Celtic dancing and legendary songs. Truly a royal experience.

A furry cast runs, leaps and jumps its way through harrowing obstacles and dangerous feats in Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. Over a dozen talented pound pups perform amazing tricks and big air stunts, and will have you laughing and dancing along.

Green day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Feb 5 – 7 // Tue – Thu • 8PM

BILLY ELLIOT the musical Jun 4-9

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Awardwinning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” *Mature Content

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Dead Cat Bounce • March 9 Afroskull • April 12

CAPITAL REGION WINE FESTIVAL - ROMANCING THE GRAPE Fri Feb 8 // 6:30PM // Sat Feb 9 // 1 PM The festival draws a diverse demographic ranging from fine wine connoisseurs drawn to a particular vintner to the weekend wine warrior eager to sample numerous wines in one setting. All share an interest in the finer things in life. Call for more info.

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT // Feb 13 – 17 // WED – Sat • 8 PM // Thu, Sat & Sun • 2 PM

PEKING ACROBAT // THU FEB 21 • 8pm They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skills. 10% Discount Group or Frequent Buyer Premium

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Black Watch & Band of Scots Guard 55.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 20.00 49.90 36.40 31.90 27.40 32.80 28.80 24.80 Motionhouse: Scattered 45.00 40.00 35.00 20.00 40.90 36.40 31.90 36.80 32.80 28.80 American Idiot 70.00 60.00 45.00 20.00 63.40 54.40 40.90 56.80 48.80 36.80 PRISCILLA Call for pricing Call for Group Pricing Peking Acrobats 35.00 30.00 30.00 20.00 31.90 27.40 27.40 28.80 24.80 24.80


TRACES // Wed Feb 27 • 8PM // Thu Feb 28 • 8 PM

SELLOUT COMEDY TOUR // SAT FEB 23 • 8PM Join a stellar crew of four headlining comedians that break down the walls of social stereotypes one joke at a time. Vince Morris, BT, Billy D. Washington and Louis Johnson rock the stage, showcasing a rare talent and comedic skill.

From New York’s Union Square comes TRACES, high octane urban acrobatics set to the music of Radiohead, Blackalicious and more! Fusing the traditions of circus and street performance, TRACES is one of Time Magazine’s “Top Ten of the Year.”

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE // Fri Mar 1 • 7 PM Shiver me timbers! Discover your own heart by a path that can’t be found on any treasure map! Ages: 4-8 $9 (adults) $7 (17 & under) Part of the Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds Family Series

IRISH COMEDY TOUR // Fri Mar 8 • 7:30 PM Don’t miss this boisterous, belly-laugh-inducing trio of irreverent comedians with their roots firmly planted in the Emerald Isle—Mike McCarthy, Derek Richards and Derrick Keane. *Mature Content

PARTY HORNS NYC: DEAD CAT BOUNCE // MARCH 9 • 7:30pm Third time on our stage, bringing the noise! Featuring Schenectady native Matt Steckler, DEAD CAT BOUNCE brings the region’s favorite funky jazz to the GE Theatre. Tickets are $15.

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HIS STORY INSPIRED A NATION. HIS MUSIC INSPIRED THE WORLD. FELA! is the story of legendary Nigerian musician FELA KUTI, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner BILL T. JONES. *Mature Content

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FINNEGAN’S FAREWELL Mar 14 – 17 // Thu – Sat • 7:30 PM // Sat & Sun • 1:30 PM // Sun • 6:30 PM

Tony & Tina had the Italian Wedding to end all weddings. Now, attend the Irish Wake to bury them all! *Mature Content

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THE IRISH TENORS // Fri Mar 15 • 8 PM Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song share the heartfelt and patriotic music of the Emerald Isle. These three virtuosic voices blend together so perfectly it’s sure to keep your Irish eyes smiling.

RICH LITTLE STARRING IN JIMMY STEWART - A HUMOROUS LOOK AT HIS LIFE // Sat Mar 16 • 8 PM Little pays homage to his close friend Jimmy Stewart through interactions with and stories about John Wayne, Johnny Carson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and more – all portrayed, of course, by Little himself. Accept no imitations.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD // Fri Mar 22 • 8 PM Take a tuneful journey through the most cherished movie musicals from the last 50 years. HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD features a cast of 14 singers and dancers donning over 300 costumes and backed up by a fabulous 6-piece band.

‘60s SPECTACULAR // Sat Mar 23 • 7 PM The annual Spectacular returns, starring PETER NOONE and HERMAN’S HERMITS, MARY WILSON of THE SUPREMES, JAY AND THE AMERICANS and THE HAPPENINGS.

INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS BOOK 1: TARGET EARTH Wed Mar 27 • 7:30 PM // Fri Mar 29 • 1:30 PM Three actors, one foley artist and one musician perform all the voices and sound effects, while overhead an illustrated outer-space graphic novel unfolds on our GIANT screen. Exciting, hilarious, unforgettable.

SLASK POLISH SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Sun Mar 24 • 4 PM This Polish cultural icon is sweeping the international dance scene with a vivid folkloric panorama that will take you on a whirlwind cultural tour through colorful Poland. Niestworzony!

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INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS BOOK 2: ROBOT PLANET RISING Mar 28 – 30 // Thu – Sat • 7:30 PM // Sat • 1:30 PM The sequel to last year’s GE Theatre hit! See either story or see them both! 10% Discount Group or Frequent Buyer Premium A B

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The Irish Tenors 65.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 58.90 45.40 36.40 27.40 Rich Little Starring in Jimmy Stewart 50.00 40.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 45.40 36.40 27.40 22.90 Hooray for Hollywood 55.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 20.00 49.90 36.40 31.90 27.40 60’s Spectacular 51.75 51.75 44.75 36.75 46.98 46.98 40.68 SLASK Song/Dance of Poland 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 20.00 45.40 40.90 36.40 31.90 Intergalactic Nemesis 50.00 30.00 15.00 45.25 27.25

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KODO // Fri Mar 29 • 8 PM Exploring the limitless possibilities of the taiko, Japan’s traditional drum, KODO forges new directions for a vibrant, living art form. You will fall under their rhythmic, hypnotic spell as Proctors itself becomes one giant drum!

STORIES THAT DANCE - A NORTHEAST BALLET COMPANY PRODUCTION, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF DARLENE MYERS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Thu Mar 28 • 7 PM

Join us for an inspiring and insightful journey, in which stories authored by local children come to life through dance, portrayed by both students and professional dancers of the Northeast Ballet Company and interpreted by the Broadway League stage crew of Proctors. Ages: all ages $9 (adults) $7 (17 & under) Part of the Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds Family Series

NEXT MOVE: FESTIVAL OF MODERN DANCE Fri APR 5 • 7 PM // Sat APR 6 • 7 PM

Entertaining and surprising, four world class dance companies deliver us 2 days of thrilling performance. This is modern dance at its most inventive, theatrical best. Tickets are $25 per evening, students with ID $10 . For both nights $40.

ARTURO SANDOVAL // Fri Apr 5 • 8 PM Cuban music legend Arturo Sandoval has traveled the globe trumpeting his genre-bending, soul-splitting jazz.

CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN Apr 9 – 14 // Tue – Thu • 7:30 PM // Fri. – Sat.• 8 PM // Thu, Sat & Sun • 2 PM “Peter Pan sparkles with fairy dust! Rigby has mastered the boy who wouldn’t grow up.” — Washington Post. Tony® Award nominee CATHY RIGBY takes flight in an all new production of PETER PAN! Discover the magic all over again of this two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony award nominated production. The New York Times says: “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.” Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!

PARTY HORNS NYC: afroskull april 12 • 7:30pm

ELVIS LIVES // Sat Apr 6 • 8 PM

Drop-dead jazz-infused funk-rock straight from New Orleans and NYC jams its way into the GE Theatre with AFROSKULL, a five-piece force with eclectic arrangements and bodymoving beats. Tickets are $15.

By special permission from ELVIS PRESLEY Enterprises — four unforgettable Kings from four iconic eras! ELVIS LIVES is a pulse-racing, multimedia, musical journey across Elvis’s life, starring the finalists from the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

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GOSPEL JUBILEE // Fri Apr 19 • 7 PM

CHRIS PERONDI’S STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE Thu APR 14 • 3:30pm & 6:30 PM A furry cast runs, leaps and jumps its way through harrowing obstacles and dangerous feats in Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. Over a dozen talented pound pups perform amazing tricks and big air stunts, and will have you laughing and dancing along.

Gospel Jubilee’s second annual celebration featuring Tony® Award winner and 4-time Grammy® Award nominee Melba Moore and the Jubilee Mass Choir (musical director Rev. Elgin J Taylor, Sr.) Praise dancers with special recording artist, Kenneth Hamber celebrating his gospel CD “Truly Blessed”.

VOCA PEOPLE // Sat Apr 20 • 8 PM

ASK MRS. HONEY B. // Apr 23 – 27 // Tue – Sat • 7:30 PM

Taking New York’s Capital Region by storm are eight incredibly talented…people? Aliens? Well, we’re not sure, but they recreate an orchestra with their marathon a cappella vocals and beat box effects that will blow away any mere earthly performance group.

Married? Single? If you’re in a relationship or would like to be, meet Mrs. Honey Buczkowski, a ‘Full Life Level’ certified life coach. She advises her clients – and you in the audience – in a rollicking coaching session guaranteed to improve your spirits. *Mature Content

CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA // Fri Apr 26 • 8 PM

JIM BRICKMAN // Sat Apr 27 • 8 PM

Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers and gymnasts band together for this high-flying, off-the-wall spectacle of pulsepounding African music and movement that could only be CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA.

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Fall in love with Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling pianist and songwriter JIM BRICKMAN. This promises to be one of the most entertaining and romantic concert events of the year. 10% Discount Group or Frequent Buyer Premium

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TOM CHAPIN AND FRIENDS // Fri May 10 • 7 PM

LES MISÉRABLES Apr 30 – May 5 // Tue – Sat • 8pm Thu, Sat & Sun • 2pm

The “Pied Piper of Children’s Music,” Tom Chapin performs a medley of his most clever and silly children’s classics. Ages 4-10 $9 (adults) $7 (17 & under) Part of the Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds Family Series

NOBODIES OF COMEDY // Sat May 18 • 8 PM We can’t tell you who the NOBODIES OF COMEDY are yet, but trust us – they won’t be nobodies for long! Always new, always raw and always damn funny. *Mature Content

PENN & TELLER // Fri May 17 • 8 PM Penn & Teller have graced the stages of the world craftfully walking the line between illusionists and comedians. Blurring the boundaries of entertainment, the two world rebound buddies explore just how far an act can go. They’ve sold out broadway stages, wrote three New York Times best sellers, been nominated for 13 Emmys®, commanded the entertainment market in Las Vegas and aren’t stopping anytime soon.

BILLY ELLIOT the musical // Jun 4-9 Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. A big musical with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliot the Musical will enchant the dreamer in all of us.

ANYTHING GOES // JUL 9 - 14 ALL ABOARD for Roundabout Theatre Company’s saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

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