Arts & Culture Committee – Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – April 18, 2017
Councilwoman, New Castle
The new Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (former Wallace Auditorium at Reader’s Digest / Chappaqua Crossing) is right in your backyard!! I am proud to lead the charge to develop the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center into an amazing amenity for our town and the surrounding communities.
We own the theater and you can help kick off the opening of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center THIS SATURDAY NIGHT with a Fundraiser for ChappPAC.
Come see our very own Frank Shiner and his all star band this Saturday, April 22 at 8:00pm. Special guest appearance from the Greeley 2017 Senior cast of GREASE!! 100% of ticket sale profits go to the Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (which is the fundraising arm of the Performing Arts Center). BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Tickets are available here or at www.frankshiner.com.
ChappPAC is a gorgeous 425 seat theater and you will be helping to restore and upgrade this beautiful asset to our town, which will bring art, comedy, music, dance, lectures, virtual performances from the 92nd Street Y and the city, and provide children and senior programming.
Already we have hired a theatre manager – John Fanelli of Lighthouse Youth Theater to manager the Arts Center.
- DramaBee is in session and is bringing Broadway musicals to pre-school aged children.
- We will have a theater camp for older kids and teens this summer.
- We held our first distracted driving diversion course at ChappPAC on April 13th, and other courses are scheduled for May 23rd, July 10th and August 29th.
- On Wednesday, April 26 from 7:30-9 PM, the Chappaqua Coalition for Youth, Chappaqua Central School District and the Town of New Castle present Diversity and Inclusion in America Today: A Conversation
- On Saturday, April 29th at 4pm, the Chappaqua Orchestra will perform an encore presentation of Peter and the Wolf with narration by WQXR’s radio host Elliott Forest. They will also premier an original work featuring a solo performance by the NY Philharmonic’s principal piccolo, Mindy Kaufman. If you haven’t yet see the orchestra perform, they are truly amazing.
- On the evening of Saturday, May 6th, we are proud to present a fine art exhibit entitled REVOLUTION, Art for Positive Social Change. You will be hearing more about this soon but trust me, you will not want to miss it. The art is inspiring and really speaks to today’s social and political climate.
So come this Saturday to see Frank Shiner and make sure to buy tickets for all of our other events. Help us turn the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center into a regional destination for music and arts performances and events, and a fabulous new amenity for our community.