Calendar of Events

 

 
 

February

 

February 17, 18, 24 "Center Players presents George Orwell's Animal Farm"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. Tickets on sale soon! Animal Farm is a fable with a sting. In the staged adaptation of this timely allegory you will meet beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for many fearful years, and may dominate them for years to come...

 

February 18 "Paul Draper in Mysteries of the Mind"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 7:30pm. Prepare to be astonished! Direct from Las Vegas! Interactive, family-friendly and education, this fascinating evening of entertainment weaves mind reading, mystery and storytelling into a theatrical journey where YOU are you star of the show! Paul Draper is an anthropologist, magician, and mentalist who has traveled the world in search of magic and mysteries. He reaches into minds, tells what people are thinking and predicts a person's actions before they make them. From his research as anthropologist, he relates entertaining stories about ancient men and women of mystery who created stunning feats of the mind that are then recreated before your eyes. For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/pauldraper/

 

February 18 "Greek Peak WinterFest"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort 2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045. 2-6pm. Dress in your best retro ski gear and party on the deck. DJ on the mountain, giveaways, your favorite winter cocktails and more! For more information please visit: http://greekpeakmtnresort.com/activities-events/events 

 

February 18 "TK Sacco Band at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm

 

February 18 "Wine & Chocolate Night"

The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-8pm. Looking for a sweet time to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join us for a night of wine and chocolate tastings! Wine provided by Americana Vineyards & Winery and sweets provided by Sinfully Sweet Cafe. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Reservations can be made at the museum during open hours or by phone at 607-756-7551 For more information please visit: http://the1890house.org/events/

 

February 25 "The Royal Tease Band at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392. Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm

 


March

 

March 4 "Spartan Winter Race"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. For more information please visit: https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/2244/overview

 

March 4 "The Band Relic at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm. 

 

March 4, 10 & 11 "Death Joins the Club"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 6:30pm. The CRT Guild's Annual Mystery Dinner Theatre! Starring the Acme Mystery Company with Buffet style dinner by Linani's Catering with beer/wine cash bar. Noses up, everyone! You and the other members of the post Pfieffer Hills Country Club are gathering to consider applications for membership and you want to look your snobby best. Members of the wealthy elite are dying to get i, or rather, are waiting for you to die so they can get in. A word to the wise, dear members: some applicants are less patient than others. For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/murder-mystery/

 

March 4 "Scythian"

Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm.  Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience. Celebrating 10 years of getting people dancing all night,  Ed Helms's The Bluegrass Situation has chimed in with praise, calling Scythian a 'shine-fueled, fiddle-flying hoedown' and a 'blue-collar ballad we can all get behind.' Nashville's Music City Roots says Scythian is 'what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling.' For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=70

 

March 11 "Tru Bleu Band at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm

 

March 18 "Hold the Air Band at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm

 

March 18 "Comedian Ketih Barany"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 7:30pm. This former NYS native, now living in Utah has a "fresh, original, comic voice" and has been called "the wittiest comic working today!" A clean (PG-rated) comedian, he's worked as a TV writer for Seinfeld, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and the Emmys, and has been the comedy headliner on 9 overseas US military tours. A steady performer in Vegas, Keith has appeared at the Stardust, Excalibur and Caesar's to name a few, and appeared with Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano and Jon Stewart. For more information please visit:http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/keith-barany/

 

March 25 "Women of Folk: The New Revival"

Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm. What happens when you combine the vocals prowess of the Wainwright family with stunning harmonies of an all female international harmony group? You get the ultimate Folk Revival package not to be missed! For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=72

 

March 25 "Jeri Sager-'This is Broad's Way"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 7:30pm. A Broadway singer, actress and recording artist, Ms. Sager makes her CNY cabaret debut with a songbook of some of the best-loved Broadway songs! A veteran of numerous touring productions, she has delighted international audiences of all ages with her portrayals of Grizabella in Cats, Fantine in Les Miserables and Eva Peron in Evita! She performs all over the US, England, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico and Canada, and has had the honor of singing for Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and while with the USO, for both American and British troops. It's a classy musical night on the town, done New York City style...but right at home in Cortland! Don't miss this amazing talent! For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/jeri-sager/

 

March 25 "Savannah Harmon & Band at Trax"

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-9pm

 

March 29- April 9 "The Queen of Bingo"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. March 29 – April 1 at 7:30pm April 2 at 2:00pm April 5 – 8 at 7:30pm April 9 at 2:00pm. Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest to their lives, find it? BINGO! On any bingo night at St. Joseph’s, you can find Father Mac, Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, and the many colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and LOVE Bingo! Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has GOT to win. They compliment (and drive each other crazy) as only sisters can. “If there’s anything more Catholic than nuns, it’s bingo…this play explores the phenomenon…in surprising depth.“ – Chicago Reader. “…a jackpot of a show!” -Bingo Bugle. For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/queen-of-bingo/

 


April

April 1-2, 2017 "CNY Maple Festival"

The Village of Marathon celebrates the tapping season with crafts, entertainment, and maple products. For more information please visit http://www.maplefestival.org/

 

April 9 "David Sedaris"

Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 7pm. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=69

 

April 21 - 23 "Blackbird Film Fest"

For more information please visit: http://www.blackbirdfilmfest.com/program

 

April 28 & 29 "Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons- All Request"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 7:30pm. AN ALL REQUEST CONCERT! You’ve heard them tell the story of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, and re-create Buddy’s last concert. Now, hear them tell YOUR story! Audience members will have the opportunity to fill out request cards when purchasing tickets, naming their favorite song and explaining why it is special to them, their spouse…or anyone! Todd and the guys will share these stories and perform the songs. The result is a completely unique concert, chosen by YOU! Choose from a vast list of Buddy Holly favorites, classic 50’s hits by other great artists, and some of The Rave-Ons’ favorite pop songs by Buddy’s successors. For more information please visit:http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/rave-on/
 
 

 
May
 
May 6 "Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansy"
 
Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm. In a unique double bill featuring two of Folk music's most talented musicians, Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansky take the stage for a very special evening! For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=73
 
May 13 "Melanie"
 
Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm. Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. See her for a special "Mother's Day" performance at the Center for the Arts! For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=74
 
May 20 & 21 "Civil War Encampment Weekend"
 
CNY Living History Center. 4386 US Rt. 11, Cortland, NY 13045. More information to follow.
 

 
June
 
June 7-17 "The 39 Steps"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. HITCHCOCK MEETS HILARITY!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of brilliant physical comedy and you have this award winning, fast-paced comedy! This theatrical treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, a train chase, missing fingers, numerous hats and some good old-fashioned romance!
The Plot: A man with a boring life meets a woman who says she's a spy. When she is murdered, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt. This leads to an unforgettable evening of laughs and theatrical magic!  Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

June 21-July 8 "La Cage aux Folles"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE! This multiple Tony-Award winning musical is one of Broadway's all time greatest hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a closed-minded politician. Further complicating the situation is the "family business": Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer "Zaza"! When the families get together for a "normal" dinner, the results are anything but!   It's a family show...for EVERY kind of family! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/


July

 

July 12- 29 "Footloose"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. KICK OFF YOUR SUNDAY SHOES AND CUT LOOSE!  This explosive rock and roll musical based on the 1980s hit film sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, a rural backwater town. But things are worse than he could have imagined, because the town bans dancing of any kind! It isn't long before Ren can't resist breaking the rules...and he's not alone! With high-energy choreography and classic pop hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear it for the Boy, and of course the unforgettable title tune, this is a sensational musical the whole family can enjoy! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

July 15 and 21 "The Velveteen Rabbit"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. In the imaginative world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room! When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner. Adapted from the classic children's story, this unique "toy story" tells the "tail" of the unconditional love between a child and his toy bunny. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy to the show. They both will love it! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 


August

 

August 2-12 "Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045.  REGIONAL PREMIERE! "YOU SEE, DON'T YOU, THAT SHE'S GOT TO BE KILLED?" While touring Jerusalem, an international group of travelers, including a young English doctor, her French colleague, a debonair American, and the belligerent Lady Westholme are joined by the domineering American Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who are kept firmly under her thumb. On a sightseeing tour to the desert, one of the travelers is murdered...and one is a murderer! All are suspects, but in this unique Christie mystery, even the best amateur sleuth will never foresee the surprise twist ending! Adapted by Dame Agatha herself from her novel! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

August 4-6 "Seedstock Music Festival"

More information to follow.

 

August 10-13 "Brockway Truck Show"

18th Annual National Brockway Truck Show. More information to follow! http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/ 

 

August 16-26 "Nana's Naughty Knickers"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. REGIONAL PREMIERE! THIS SENIOR CITIZEN'S SEXY SIDELINE WILL LEAVE YOU IN STITCHES!  Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York City for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?  Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

August 20-September 9 "Life Could Be A Dream"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. REGIONAL PREMIERE! BOOM SH-BOOM!  FEATURING THE GREATEST DO-WOP HITS OF THE 1960's! Take another trip to Springfield (the home town of the Marvelous Wonderettes!) and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, and many more! This charmer will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! Let's hear it for the boys! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/


 

 October

 

October 5 and 6 "NYS Draft Horse Show"

Cortland County Fairgrounds.

 

October 7 and 8 "The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest"

Cortland Courthouse Park.