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Best Shows Jul 14 - Sep 14

in Albany

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Capital Repertory Theatre

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel-good Broadway hit of 2014, scoring two Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as "A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star", Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is an inspiring story about the rocky road to superstardom!

Seared at Capital Repertory Theatre

Seared

Critically lauded American playwright Theresa Rebeck fuses her knack for challenging characters, witty dialogue and conjuring fresh theatrical perspectives with the sizzling heat and high pressures of the professional kitchen environment in Seared, served up by theREP this fall, kicking off its 2024/25 season.

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Includes the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live - including the most complex and challenging songs.

Philadelphia Orchestra - Carmina Burana at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Philadelphia Orchestra - Carmina Burana

No season is complete without a rousing performance of Carl Orff's lustful and triumphant Carmina Burana and its showstopping O Fortuna chorus. Conductor and Grammy winner (and perfumer!) Fabio Luisi conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra through this roof-raising piece, joined by the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Boys Choir and Philadelphia Girls Choir, as well as soprano Audrey Luna, tenor Sunnyboy Dladla and baritone Sean Michael Plumb.

Pete Davidson at Palace Theatre Albany

Pete Davidson

At the age of 20, Pete Davidson became the youngest ever SNL cast member to take up the honor of improvising and carousing with cast members and famous guests. This achievement comes off the back of an innate sense of comic timing and razor-sharp observational humor that speaks directly to the millennial Instagram set. Catch him live this year as he takes his show on the road!

Impractical Jokers at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Impractical Jokers

This interactive comedy show features never-before-seen videos, an audience question and answer session, stand-up comedy, and more. The Tru-TV stars of Impractical Jokers are four lifelong buddies on a mission to embarrass each other to the full. Here's your chance to see these talented comics perform live!

Ian Bagg at Funny Bone

Ian Bagg

Coming to a comedy club near you, get ready for the experience of a lifetime with Ian Bagg! A tenured comedian with appearances under his belt such as The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central specials and more, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity to see his stand-up in action!

John Legend at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

John Legend

EGOT holder and twelve-time Grammy award winner John Legend is hitting the road this year as he heads out on his 'Evening With John Legend' tour, he will be joined by full orchestra and gospel choir. You can expect to hear your favorite songs, with tracks like "All of Me", "Ordinary People" and "Green Light" in his back pocket, gear up for a night like no other with the "King of Valentine's Day".

New Kids On The Block at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

New Kids On The Block

In an era where boy bands, girl bands and bubblegum pop stars ruled the roost, New Kids On The Block were the first of the preteen sensations to hit multi-platinum. Expect to hear hits 'Hanging Tough', 'I'll Be Loving You (Forever)', and 'Step By Step'. Join all five members and dance the night away on The Magic Summer 2024 Tour!

Peter Frampton at Palace Theatre Albany

Peter Frampton

Back stronger than ever, Peter Frampton is back on tour in 2024 after his "Never Say Never" 2023 tour. In 2019, Frampton was diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease, and the news was followed by his "Finale - The Farewell Tour." However, the rock icon has returned to the stage and continues to perform for his fans once again on 'The Positively Thankful Tour.' He is also celebrating his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in October!

Kidz Bop Kids at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Kidz Bop Kids

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the Number One band in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kidz Bop Kids current line-up are heading out on tour and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music along for the ride!

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