Seagle Music Colony at Schroon Lake cancels season for first time in 105 years over COVID-19

Colony provides valuable training for those aspiring to career in opera and musical theater
A photo from a past production at Seagle Music Colony.
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A photo from a past production at Seagle Music Colony.

Categories: Entertainment, Life & Arts, Saratoga County

SCHROON LAKE — The 2020 Seagle Music Colony season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Monday.

The Colony, founded in 1915, brings young singing actors from around the country together to gain experience in opera and musical theater while delivering performances before live audiences.

“At this time, with the health and safety of all those involved in Seagle Music Colony activities [in mind]  — artists, staff, patrons and audience members — we have made the difficult decision to cancel,” read a statement from Tony Kostecki, general director, and Darren K. Woods, artistic director.

“While it’s almost unimaginable, since never in 105 years of Seagle has a season ever been cancelled, we sadly realize that this is the right decision in light of the unprecedented public health crisis into which we’ve all been plunged.”

Kostecki and Woods stressed the financial impact the closure will have on the Colony and is asking patrons who have purchased tickets to consider converting the purchase to a tax-deductible donation to support the organization. Staff members will be in touch with ticket holders.

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