Seagle Festival

Seagle Festival, Schroon Lake: Address, Phone Number, Seagle Festival Reviews: 5/5

Seagle Festival
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Seagle Festival is the premier opera and musical theater producing organization in the Adriondack Region of Upstate NY and the oldest summer vocal training program in the US. Our summer and fall seasons include performances of musicals and operas as well as several concerts throughout the region.
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Wayne G
Grapevine, TX179 contributions
Wow, wow, Wow!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited the Aria Concert welcoming old and new friends. We were blown away by the quality of the facility and the talent.

We can not wait to go back in July for the shows.
Written June 24, 2019
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efry2222
New York City, NY13 contributions
A treasure in the trees
Jul 2018 • Family
The Adirondacks are a spectacular place unto themselves. But when you add top flight music presented by dedicated professionals in this bucolic setting, it is almost inexpressibly fulfilling. The Colony is a unique facility, the oldest summer music training school in the country. Music and theater professionals from around the country selected in a highly competitive process. Only 30 slots. This land has been the center of music for decades. If you're in the area, check their schedule. Don't miss out. A treasure in the trees.
Written July 18, 2018
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Linda147
Cambridge, NY279 contributions
Loved it!
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a lovely place. We had tickets to an opera. First rate music. Lovely small theater. I will definitely go again!
Written July 9, 2018
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captainbobCt
CT68 contributions
A play
Jul 2017 • Couples
Saw a nice play put on in the barn. Very professional production , done by singers in training . Worth checking out.
Written July 10, 2017
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Nancy K
Ticonderoga, NY54 contributions
Great musicals presented by college students
Aug 2015 • Friends
This is an old theater that is in a beautiful setting. They present a variety of musicals in the summer performed by college students
Written March 6, 2016
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Christina B
25 contributions
Top notch
Aug 2015 • Family
I have sung at The Seagle Colony twice and you will be amazed at the quality of the productions that get performed in the converted barn. Don't miss Sunday Vespers.
Written September 1, 2015
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Roger K
Clifton Park, NY1,837 contributions
Guaranteed to hit a high note!
Aug 2015 • Couples
A hundred years have passed since the founding of the Seagle Music Colony. That should be reason enough to seek out this wonder of the Adirondacks. But the level of performances is the true reason for discovering this venue if you have never attended a performance.

We first learned about SMC from my sister a number of years ago, but never made the effort to attend one of the performances until this year. My wife was excited to attend a performance of Les Misérables and since it was the last evening performance of the season, my sister let us know that it would be followed by a gathering of the performers in the rehearsal hall to meet with the evening’s guests for champagne cocktails, sweets, and other munchies, and to say “Thank you” for supporting this season’s performances.

One cannot say enough about the young, mostly college age, performers who audition from all over the country to come here to learn and practice their musical skills in what will be their future careers. Many will become serious Broadway musical or classical opera stars. But they don’t just attend career development classes and practice performing here, they also have to build the sets, perfect their acting, learn choreography, hone their auditioning skills, and perform in most, if not all, of the different shows planned for the Summer season.

This year’s list of performances included: Verdi’s “Falstaff”; Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”; Sondheim’s Into “The Woods”; and Schönberg’s & Boublil’s “Les Misérables.” In addition, a children’s opera, “The Ugly Duckling” and Vespers concerts were also performed.

Our program informed us that the SMC was founded in 1915 by world renowned baritone, Oscar Seagle. His son, John, taught at SMC from 1945 to 1985 and the old barn that was Oscar Seagle’s studio in Schroon Lake was extended into a theatre in his memory. In the year 2000 “Classical Singer Magazine” declared SMC the “Best Summer Vocal Training Program in the United States.”

The performance of Les Misérables was wonderfully enjoyable. The theater is not large, it holds about 300 people. Every seat in the house has an excellent view, but the seats starting around row “i” are padded and more comfortable than the wooden ones in the rows with lower letters. The rehearsal building is relatively new with all necessary accommodations, compared to the old barn turned theater. But the folks behind SMC are already planning a new larger theater with air conditioning and indoor plumbing.

The final bow of the cast for Les Mis indicated that there were approximately 35 members. Tickets sell out fast once a new season is announced, so be forewarned and plan accordingly for 2016.
Written August 17, 2015
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winkpc
Schroon Lake, NY55 contributions
A HIDDEN GEM
Jul 2015 • Friends
The Seagle Music Colony has been around for 100 years and summer after summer they have done a great job producing both traditional operas as well as Broadway musicals. They have a nice program and they also have a screen up front with the translated libretto. Their casts consist of young college graduates who wish to hone their skills in musical theater. Since I live nearby, I have attended many of their productions over the last 10 years and I have never been disappointed. Two weeks ago I attended Falstaff and it was a pleasure t hear some fine young voices. Now they are doing Barber of Seville and into the Woods is after that. Unfortunately I understand Les Mis is already sold out.
SMC is conveniently located about 30 miles north of Lake George Village (take the Northway to Schroon Lake and then Charley Hill Road is i mile south of the town.)
Written July 16, 2015
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Johnathon P
Topsfield, Massachusetts, United States8 contributions
Falstaff at Seagle Music Colony
Jul 2015 • Family
Great production! Beautifully staged, well-sung, and in a charming location! Very enjoyable and professional!
Written July 13, 2015
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harste
New Port Richey, FL180 contributions
The Gem of the Adirondacks and any other place
May 2015 • Couples
Known by a few and missed by many. This is the 100th university of the Seagle Music Colony. It is a summer school for future opera singers. It is world renowned. Many graduates go on to be leading opera singers. But to the locals, it is a place to see incredible opera, Broadway shows and revues. If you are in the area, this is a must.
Written May 22, 2015
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