Ancram Opera House Seeks Volunteer Singers for Concert of Original Songs About the Roe Jan Region

Ancram Opera House, the award-winning theatre in southern Columbia County, invites regional residents to join open rehearsals for a performance of original songs created by the songwriters of DRIVE-IN: AMERICAN FUGUE, a workshop conceived by Obie Award winning composer/performer Heather Christian, Ancram Opera House’s 2019 Spring Artist in Residence. The DRIVE-IN: AMERICAN FUGUE project started…

Uplifting Stories and Cathartic Songs About Death

by Gail M. Burns Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die is described as “Part pop/indie rock cabaret, part storytelling—a life affirming show about one thing we all have in common.” That would be death. This is a show about the inevitability of death and dying. And according to Vogue it’s “goofily grim” and “wildly entertaining.”…

Ancram Opera Plans a Season of Cutting-Edge Theatre

by Gail M. Burns For this, their second full season as owners and artistic directors of the Ancram Opera House, Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi have an exciting schedule planned, bringing some cutting-edge artists to the small rural community in southeastern corner of Columbia County. The season already launched in June with another installment of…