February Vacation Daze

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Feb. Vacation Daze - Tanglewood Marionettes - Cinderella

A giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting – the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom; with all your favorite characters, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince. More »

Feb. Vacation Daze - BubbleMania

Comedy With A Drip! — A BubbleManiac since 1989, Casey Carl, presents an event loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and amazing soap bubble manipulations. More »

Finish the Castle!

Never judge a Book by its Cover – But we have a tired looking cover of weather-beaten Tyvek. Frankly, it does not do justice to this books contents - a full season of 120-150 performances for kids, adults, everyone. To bring our cover closer to our dream we have embarked on a Capital Campaign to Finish the Castle. More »

The Original Steamer No.10 on parade on Madison Avenue in 1895

Original Steamer 10 Engine, to learn more about our history... More »

Feb. Vacation Daze - Magician Jim Snack

This is the show that just magically appeared! The region’s most renowned magician and a master of sleight-of-hand, Jim Snack brings everything he needs except an assistant. That’s where you come in. More »

 

Welcome

Outside view of Steamer No. 10

Exterior view of Steamer No. 10 at 500 Western Avenue Albany, NY

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt professional theatre producing and presenting shows for children and families, and touring to schools and theatres throughout the Northeast.

Located in Albany, NY Steamer No. 10 Theatre presents a variety of live stage and music productions, including children’s theater, Eclectic Performance Series, Vacation Daze, Theater Voices, and Too Deep Entertainment.

“We want to get children, adults, teachers, grandparents…everyone…excited about theatre and the performing arts. Everyone should attend live performances with a burning desire to see more.”

CAST Auditions – FIRST CONTACT & Taming of the Shrew

Auditions:  By appointment only.  Please email at:   info@steamer10theatre.org
We will be holding auditions for both shows.

First Contact  is an original Melodrama done in the 19th Century style. – Performance Dates: April 1 to 17

Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – Performance Dates: May 6-15

First Contact - A Melodrama about first contact between the New World and . . .  Alien visitors.  Are they Europeans, are they from the stars?  No portion of this show is historically accurate, but it may be hysterically funny.  This show involves a huge cast and crew with numerous set changes as the set is methodically destroyed by the performers as they valiantly attempt to make it – just once – from the beginning of the show to the end.

The show begins with a fairly extensive set and a small cast.  As it progresses, set and costumes are damaged, and cast members are “injured” or storm off.  Each time this happens the curtain closes, changes are made, and when the curtain goes up the show starts over from the beginning, but each time it has been transformed.

We will be looking for actors, designers, back-stage crew – entire crew makes it on stage for final scene. This is a tuition based program – $250 which covers 10 weeks of rehearsal/class twice each week for 2-3 hours; costumes, a DVD of the show, and a show T-Shirt.

The Taming of the Shrew- Two young noblemen, Grumio and Hortensio both long to wed the same beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, her wealthy father will not let his daughter marry unless her hot-tempered sister, Katherina, also has a suitor. Luckily, Petruchio is looking for an affluent woman to marry, so Grumio and Hortensio convince him to try to woo the extremely volatile Katherina.

CAST – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten is our Theatre Arts program.  We produce shows with students aged 7 to 17 with rehearsals at least twice each week over the course of a 10 week period.  The cast and crew create the sets and costumes for the show which has 6 to 8 performances over two weekends.

This is a tuition based program – $250 which covers 10 weeks of rehearsal/class twice each week for 2-3 hours; costumes, a DVD of the show, and a show T-Shirt.  Scholarships are available based on economic need.

 

Shrew Characters

Auditions – Taming of the Shrew

C.A.S.T. Auditions – Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Creative Arts at Steamer Ten – ages 7-17 – this is a tuition based program – scholarships available

January 18 from 5:30 to 7:00

Please note: there are many roles for older teens in this show.

Steamer No.10 Theatre – 500 Western Ave. Albany, NY
– Parking at Citizens Bank – 501 Western Ave.

Performance Dates: May 6 through 15, 2016

We only make appointments for students unable to make the audition times.

Auditions – Please come prepared to read from sides – pieces of the script – no preparation needed.

CAST – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten is our Theatre Arts program.  We produce shows with students aged 7 to 17 with rehearsals at least twice each week over the course of a 10 week period.  The cast and crew create the sets and costumes for the show which has 6 to 8 performances over two weekends.

This is a tuition based program – $250 which covers 10 weeks of rehearsal/class twice each week for 2-3 hours; costumes, a DVD of the show, and a show T-Shirt.  Scholarships are available based on economic need.

The Taming of the Shrew- Two young noblemen, Grumio and Hortensio both long to wed the same beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, her wealthy father will not let his daughter marry unless her hot-tempered sister, Katherina, also has a suitor. Luckily, Petruchio is looking for an affluent woman to marry, so Grumio and Hortensio convince him to try to woo the extremely volatile Katherina.

500 Western Avenue – Albany, NY 12203
518-438-5503
info@steamer10theatre.org
www.steamer10theatre.org

 

Photo - Castle - B&W

Finish the Castle! Help meet the CHALLENGE!

Times Union Article – Castle 3-10-15

Help us meet The CHALLENGE!

Never judge a Book by its Cover – But we have a tired looking cover of weather-beaten Tyvek.   To make our exterior reflect the quality and cultural quantity of the performances taking place at the theatre, we have embarked on a Capital Campaign.  Now, Steamer No.10 has been given a CHALLENGE!  If we raise $50,000 we will be given an additional $50,000.  We are currently one-third of the way to  reaching our goal having raised $17,000 of the match.  We must do this.

Put Your Name on a Seat

For a contribution of $250, you can buy a seat at Steamer No.10, and place your name on it, or contribute in honor of a loved one.  You have up to 32 characters (including spaces) and a maximum of two lines.

Finish the Castle

Steamer No.10 Theatre spent its first century as a working firehouse and the past two and a half decades as the Capital Region’s Children’s Theatre.  Our goal is to continue to serve our audience of kids, parents, grandparents, adults, seniors, and neighbors.

Why we need the Castle

Issues:

  • Create a Lobby for the comfort of our Patrons waiting for a show;
  • Improved handicapped accessibility;
  • Improve lighting for the entrance;
  • Improve the ability of audience to find the theatre – a distinctive entrance to serve as landmark – our Castle;
  • Get our Audience in out of the wind, rain, and snow.
  • Better signage to help the audience find us, and let everyone know what shows are taking place;
  • Additional space for classes and meetings.

The Plan – A Capital Campaign of $300,000

1. Brickwork and Permanent Roof, Windows & Doors
2. Finish: Interior, new Concession Exterior Landscaping & railings
3. Update Theatrical Systems – Replace the 20 year-old (failing) theatrical lighting system, upgrade other systems
4.  Air Condition the theatre – we currently use noisy window units – we have already installed 75% of a built-in system.

Name the Castle

We have numerous naming opportunities for portions of the Castle such as the towers, drawbridge, etc..  Contribute a significant portion of the total Campaign and we will Name the Castle for you.

Our Mission and How We Achieve It

We want to get children, adults, teachers, grandparents…everyone…excited about theatre and the arts. Everyone should attend live performances with a burning desire to see more.

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt professional theatre creating shows for children and families. We produce  nine shows each year, with an emphasis on fairy tales, children’s literature and local history, reaching 12,000 to 14,000 people annually.

We have been dubbed the mad scientists of children’s theatre. We rely on audience participation, so no two shows are ever the same and we never know what will happen at any given performance. We take risks, but it’s worth it. That ‘expect the unexpected’ atmosphere is what makes us unique and enjoyable for parents and children alike. In the process we are getting the next generation hooked on the performing arts.

 

Steamer No.10 Annual Campaign - WEB

Steamer No.10 Annual Appeal

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a small, 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.  We have a full time staff of one, and 5-7 part-time actors, teachers, directors, designers, whatever job needs doing.  We earn more than 80% of our $150,000 budget; however we still need to raise that other $30,000. Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move on toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.

As you may have read in the Times Union Preview article, Steamer No.10 is living in interesting times.  Several grants that we have received annually for decades did not materialize this year.  This is not to say we didn’t apply, we simply were not granted them this year.  Despite this setback we are still striving to produce as full a schedule for families as we possibly can.

This past year we offered more than 150 performances, 400 classes/rehearsals with our students, community meetings, a day-long street fair to promote the neighborhood and other events. We don’t simply pinch pennies, we make sure every one of them is spent in a way that serves our mission of introducing children and families to live theatre.

Steamer No.10 is the Capital Region’s Children’s Theatre, the place where kids are introduced to the performing arts.  Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.

We have launched our 2015 – 2016 season and here is an overview of what we have planned:

  • five family oriented productions using professional actors are planned for 60 to 70 performances;
  • we’re bringing in fifteen different artists for kids with our Vacation Daze series for 35 to 40 performances;
  • we host Theater Voices for free staged readings of four shows for 16 performances;
  • and the Eclectic Series will feature at least 10 different artists who will both entertain and challenge our adult audience.
  • our theatre arts school – C.A.S.T. – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten – offers classes and produces shows for students 8-18.  This year we will produce three C.A.S.T. shows – produced entirely by students, plus three C.A.S.T./Kids Fare shows where students work with professional actors.
  • Shakespeare in Lincoln Park – an opportunity for everyone to experience Free Shakespeare performances outdoors in a City Park.  It is also an opportunity for our students to experience the works of Shakespeare as well as Greek Classics both as performers and as audience.

Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family.  Your donation will make a difference.