CPS Musical Theater Sampler Features Local Artists and Deserts


Community Performance Series will present its second annual Musical Theater Sampler on May 12 at SUNY Potsdam, with a mix of Broadway favorites and locally made desserts.

The North Country audience is in for a treat when Community Performance Series presents its second annual Musical Theater Sampler, a delightful cabaret of musical theater and scrumptious desserts on Saturday, May 12.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Knowles Multi-Purpose Room on the SUNY Potsdam campus and will feature popular Broadway songs performed by local talent.

The evening will showcase a variety of songs from well-known classics to contemporary Broadway musicals, including: “Wicked,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Ragtime,” “Into the Woods,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Camelot,” “Shrek: The Musical” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” In addition to the “sweet” performances, audience will enjoy an array of desserts donated by local restaurants 1844 House, Scoopuccino’s and Vino Vidi Vici. CPS will also hold a raffle to benefit the upcoming summer production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Musical Theater Sampler will be hosted by Jerry Manor of Massena, with piano accompaniment by Chip Lamson of Potsdam. The cast will feature: Carina Sinclair of Madrid, Emily Robideau of Massena and Jen DeCoste, Frank Hartley, Zack Kelley, Kathleen Miller and Lonel Woods, all of Potsdam. Special guest artists SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John Schwaller and Crane School of Music Dean Dr. Michael Sitton will also grace the stage for an unforgettable duet.

“The Musical Theater Sampler is a great way to spring into the CPS summer season, with proceeds from the event going to support the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” said CPS Executive Director Amy Flack. “The artists performing have selected a fun assortment of music to share and the locally-made desserts promise to be fantastic! This is a social event and we are encouraging people to reserve a table so they can sit with their friends.”

Tickets are $25 and include admission to the sampler, along with desserts, coffee and tea. Tickets are available for purchase through the CPS Box Office, located in Sara M. Snell Music Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus and at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. You can also purchase tickets by calling the CPS Box Office at (315) 267-2277 or visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.

Established in 1989, CPS at SUNY Potsdam is a college-community partnership presenting world-class performing artists and arts education opportunities in Northern New York. A rich mixture of programs links community, classroom and audiences of all ages while preserving access to the performing arts for future generations.

For more information, please visit www.cpspotsdam.org.

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.