Chatham Summerfest 2016

Summerfest 2016, Saturday July 9th at 12:30pm
Columbia County Youth Theatre Performance of: “Three Billy Goats Gruff”

The Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT) will present a free performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at the Crandell Movie Theater Stage. The performance will take place on Saturday, July 9th from 12:30-1:00 PM as part of the 2016 Chatham Summerfest. This will be the first time that there has been a live performance on the Crandell Theatre stage since the early 1950’s.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a reworking of the classic children’s tale. Directed by Edgar Acevedo with musical arrangements by Paul Wyatt, the show leads us through the adventures of mischevious goats as they encounter a really big troll, three clowns, and two very focused narrators! The cast includes Emily Allen, Olivia Allen, Matthew Antalek, Erin Curry, Heather Damia, Shelby Kline, Kate Metcalf, Adam Salerno, and Lauren Wrigley.

This premiere performance at the Crandell is a collaborative effort between CCYT, the Chatham Film Club and the Mac-Haydn Theatre. It is made possible in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Further information regarding the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation can be found at: www.berkshiretaconic.org

The Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT), a 501(c) (3), was originally founded in 2007 by its President, Edgar Acevedo in 2007. The CCYT is guided by a mission to provide young actors with the skills, training and experience to enable them to succeed in the discipline of the performing arts, utilize these skills to further career goals, and to serve their community through their work and performances. Further information regarding upcoming summer performances can be found at www.columbiacountyyouththeatre.org
In addition to technical and media support provided by the Chatham Film Club, the Mac Hadyn Theatre’s Artistic Director, John Saunders, will offer audio related technical guidance and additional support for the performance. Information regarding the Mac Haydn is available at www.machaydntheatre.org The Chatham Film Club, a 501 (c)(3) member-supported nonprofit organization, owns and operates the historic Crandell Theatre on Chatham’s Main Street and produces the popular FilmColumbia Festival each October. For information on the Chatham Film Club, or to see what’s showing, please visit www.crandelltheatre.org.

Members of Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT) rehearse at Camphill Ghent for the upcoming children’s musical The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Members of Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT) rehearse at Camphill Ghent for the upcoming children’s musical The Three Billy Goats Gruff.