Arts at the Palace is thrilled to announce its 2018 NBT Bank Main Stage Series, featuring a dynamic lineup of new and exciting shows as well as returning favorites.

Kicking off the season on Saturday, March 10, 2018 is the Kristina Reiko Cooper Trio: Around The World With Love. The perfect centerpiece in a trio also featuring the talents of Or Matias (piano) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), cellist virtuoso Kristina Reiko Cooper is known for her artistic sense of adventure and passion for all genres of music—both classical and modern.

Following 2017’s triumphant portrayal of Henry V, NYC’s Shakespeare in the Square returns to Hamilton on April 13th- 14th for two special performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Please note that each performance has a maximum of 80 seats available. Founded in 2010, Shakespeare in the Square is a young company dedicated to performing classics to the hilt. “These are the youths that thunder at a playhouse!” ~ William Shakespeare.

On Saturday, September 15th, come witness the historical, heart-breaking, one woman play Magdalen by Erin Layton. Magdalen is a fictional exploration of the women and children who passed through the Magdalene Laundries as slave laborers to orders of nuns in mid-twentieth century Ireland, and the complicity of the church and society that tried to keep their stories hidden. Originally making its debut in New York City at FringeNYC in the summer of 2012, Magdalen received rave reviews by the theatre community.

On Saturday, October 13th, treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy  that gets the whole audience into the act. You’ll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic! You and your entire family will be captivated with dazzling spells, uproarious comedy and audience participation that gets all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins into the act! David Caserta is one of the top touring illusionists in the country. This is a magic spectacular like nothing else on tour today! Suitable for ages 5 and older.

The NBT Bank Main Stage Series will close for the season on Saturday, November 10th with Root Shock. Their unique blend of reggae and heavy drum & bass combined with American roots and soul, and a focus on conscious lyrics result in positive dance music that will make you want to move. The band has been surprising and delighting crowds across the New York region and beyond, bringing their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning soulful vocals and stage presence of Jessica Brown, who delighted Hamilton at Art at the Palace’s annual fundraiser, Winter at the Palace in December. The band’s dedication to spreading music with a positive message has paid off in entertaining, elevating, and energizing music lovers of all walks of life.

The Board of Directors and Staff of Arts at the Palace are pleased to dedicate all 2018 programming to Roger Bauman with gratitude for the extraordinary role he has played in the organization’s development and growth.
Arts at the Palace would not exist without him and we are profoundly grateful for his service.

Arts at the Palace is a community arts organization dedicated to presenting, developing and expanding the reach of the arts within the Central New York region. As an organization focused on inclusion, innovation and imagination, Arts at the Palace will nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and inspire creative exchange through community connection and collaboration.

For more information about Arts at the Palace, or to purchase tickets, visit www.artsatthepalace.org or call 315.824.1420. All show times are 7pm unless otherwise noted. AATP events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.