Theater, Comedy & Performance
Albany Civic Theater
285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.
Nov. 1-18: The Shape of Things.
Barrington Stage Company
Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St. and Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.
Sept. 19-Oct. 7 (Blatt): Dr. Ruth, All the Way. Oct. 3-21 (Mainstage): Lord of the Flies.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (800) 838-3006.
Oct. 12-28: WAM Theatre’s The Old Mezzo.
19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-1444.
Oct. 20: David Sedaris. Oct. 25: Lewis Black. Nov. 2: John Hodgman.
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7469.
Oct. 2-28: Pride @Prejudice. Nov. 27-Dec. 22: This Wonderful Life.
Charles R. Wood Theater
207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 798-9663.
Sept. 21-22: Pendragon Theatre’s Shipwrecked. Sept. 23: Gaslight Village Follies Reunion. Sept. 26: Titanic: The Musical. Oct. 6: Pendragon Theatre’s Pinocchio. Oct. 10-11: An Evening With Groucho. Oct. 13: Return of the Rat Pack. Nov. 2-11: Glens Falls Community Theater’s Guys and Dolls. Dec. 31: Laura Roth’s Wild Women Revival.
Classic Theater Guild
Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady.
Oct. 26-Nov. 4 (Arts District): Verdict. Dec. 14-23 (GE Theatre): A Christmas Story.
45 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.
Dec. 2: Alan Cumming with Lance Horne.
Cohoes Music Hall
C-R Productions, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.
Through Sept. 23: In the Heights. Nov. 1-11: Hello Dolly. Dec. 6-16: Holiday Special.
Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-8084.
Sept. 21-22: Found. Sept. 29: Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion. Oct. 20: Sandra Bernhard. Oct. 28: Mermaid Theatre’s Eric Carle’s Treasured Stories. Dec. 15-30: A Christmas Carol.
Comedy Works Albany
Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany. 275-6897.
Sept. 21-22: Ross Bennett, Eric McMahon. Sept. 28-29: Joey Kola, Warren B. Hall.
Comedy Works Saratoga
Starting Gate Bar & Grill, 12 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. 275-6897.
Sept. 22: Ross Bennett, Eric McMahon. Sept. 29: Joey Kola, Warren B. Hall.
Curtain Call Theatre
210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.
Through Oct. 6: Crimes of the Heart. Oct. 19-Nov. 17: Opus. Nov. 30-Dec. 23: Ding Dong.
Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.
Oct. 3: Margaret Cho. Oct. 6: Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat. Oct. 12: Ralphie May. Oct. 25: Henry Rollins. Dec. 2: A John Waters Christmas.
Route 66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264.
Oct. 12-28: The Countess. Nov. 23-Dec. 9: Robin Hood: Fifty Shades of Green.
Home Made Theater
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-4427.
Oct. 12-28: 9 to 5: The Musical.
25 E. Main St., Cambridge, (518) 677-2495.
Nov. 11-25: You Can’t Take It With You.
87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.
Oct. 13: Nerd Night.
19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
Sept. 28: Gabriel Iglesias. Oct. 11: The Second City. Oct. 21: Tell Hell I Ain’t Comin’. Nov. 10: Bill Cosby. Nov. 20: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012.
432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
Oct. 2-7: Mary Poppins. Oct. 19: Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. Oct. 30: Capitol Steps. Nov. 3: Mermaid Theatre’s Treasured Stories by Eric Carle. Nov. 7-13: Wicked. Nov. 30: Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss. Dec. 1: Pumps and Punchlines. Dec. 3: A Christmas Carol. Dec. 14-16: A Chorus Line. Dec. 28-30: Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Dec. 31: First Night of Funny.
Oct. 5: Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat. Nov. 2-4: Next Act New Play Summit. Nov. 16: The Rockabilly Riot.
Underground at Proctors
Through Nov. 16: MOPCO’s Theatresports. Oct. 26: MOPCO’s Spooky, Ooky, Pooky. Nov. 23: MOPCO’s Thanksgiving Show.
RPI Fieldhouse, 1900 Peoples Ave., Troy, 276-6503.
Nov. 9-17: Much Ado About Nothing.
Schenectady Civic Players
12 S. Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.
Oct. 12-21: Blithe Spirit. Nov. 30-Dec. 9: Mrs. Mannerly.
Schenectady Light Opera Company
427 Franklin St., Schenectady, (877) 350-7378.
Oct. 12-21: Next to Normal. Dec. 7-16: Little Shop of Horrors.
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St., Lenox., Mass. (413) 637-1199.
Sept. 22-Nov. 4: The 39 Steps. Nov. 15-18: Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Nov. 30-Dec. 30: The Santaland Diaries. Dec. 14-15: King John.
41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.
Oct. 3-21: The Rivalry.
Steamer No. 10 Theatre
500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.
Oct. 14-16: Theater Voices’ The Vanek Plays.
Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989.
Through Sept. 23: The Little Dog Laughed.
Theatre Institute at Sage
Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, 37 1st St., Troy, 274-3256.
Oct. 5-19: The War of the Worlds. Nov. 1-10: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nov. 30-Dec. 15: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Times Union Center
51 S. Pearl St., Albany. 487-2000.
Oct. 4-7: How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular.
University at Albany
Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
Oct. 24: Gothic at Midnight. Nov. 7: American Place Theatre’s The Things They Carried.
Albany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
Sept. 30: William Kennedy. Oct. 21: 38th Annual Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair.
Art Omi International Arts Center
59 Letter S Road, Ghent, (212) 206-5660.
Sept 29 (Charles B Benenson Visitors Center): Reading & BBQ.
110 Front St., Hudson, 822-1050.
Sept. 24: Bill Peters, Nervous System and Nathan Larson, Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality.
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4761.
Sept. 29: Eric Devine. Oct. 11: B. A. Shapiro. Dec. 8: Coleen Paratore.
College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series
Western Avenue, Albany, (800) 637-8556.
Sept. 20: Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers and Barbara Ungar. Oct. 18: Anne Trubek: National Day on Writing. Nov. 15: Melissa Febos and Eduardo C. Corral.
The Fenimore Gallery at Proctors
432 State St., Schenectady, 383-4620.
Sept. 23: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Combs Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Emily Herbert, Stephen W, Leslie, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.
Glen Sanders Mansion
1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 384-1700.
Sept. 30: Elizabeth Ellis. Oct. 28: Becky Holder, Jeannine Laverty. Nov. 18: Kate Dudding and Betty McCanty.
New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series
Recital Hall, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Science Library, Standish Room, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Campus Center 375, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany; Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-5620. Call for times.
Sept. 20 (Page Hall): Alison Lurie and Marie Howe. Sept. 27 (Assembly Hall): Paul La Farge. Oct. 2 (Science Library): Salgado Maranhao. Oct. 4 (Assembly Hall): Junot Diaz. Oct. 9 (Assembly Hall): James Mann. Oct. 11 (Science Library): Dorothy Driver. Oct 12 (Recital Hall): J. M. Coetzee. Oct. 16 (Campus Center 375): Ghassan Zaqtan. Oct. 18 (Assembly Hall): David Quammen. Oct. 26 (Assembly Hall):Performing Voices of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. Nov. 1 (Campus Center 375): Joy Harjo. Nov. 7 (Recital Hall): American Place Theater performance of The Things They Carried. Nov. 12 (Assembly Hall): Denis Johnson. Nov. 15 (NYS Museum): David W. Blight. Nov. 16 (Assembly Hall): Steven Levy. Nov. 19 (Campus Center 375): Trita Parsi. Dec. 7 (Recital Hall): J. Hoberman.
Old Songs Community Arts Center
37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, 469-0202.
Sept. 23: Suzanne Clearly, Beauty Mark.
Russell Sage College
Bush Memorial Hall, 1st and Congress streets, Troy, 244-2237. Readings at 7:30 PM.
Oct. 22: Miriam Katin.
The Women’s Club of Albany
725 Madison Ave, Albany, 465-3626.
Sept. 30: Meika Loe, Aging Our Way.