The Essex Theatre Company 2014 Season

Over the River and Through the Woods ~ a comedy by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Kathy Poppino

WHEN: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7pm | July 13, 20 at 2pm
WHERE: Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY

TICKETS: $12 general seating at the door | $10 pre-pay *

Over the River and Through the Woods is written by the author of the musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. The story: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his granparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job--one that would take him awy from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. They plot to keep him in town. Enter single, beautiful Caitlin, a new guest at Sunday dinner...

Barbeque Benefit
A Variety Show of Song and Dance, Cash Bar, Chinese Auction and Desserts!

WHEN: Saturday, July 26 at 5pm
WHERE: Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY

TICKETS: $25 at the door | $23 pre-pay *

Smokey Joe's Cafe ~ Leiber and Stoller's musical revue
Directed by Antonette Knoedl
Co-sponsored by Adirondack Regional Theatre (ART)

WHEN: August 6 at 5 pm, August 7, 8, 9 at 7 pm, August 9 at 2 pm
WHERE: Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY

TICKETS: $15 at the door | $13 pre-pay *

Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, won a Grammy Award in 1996. The revue opened on Broadway in 1995, running for 2,036 performances, making it the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. It also had a London run in 1996.

Reservations for both shows can be made by calling (518) 526-4520 or e-mailing

* Pre-Pay Tickets - a non-refundable check for the correct amount must be received by Essex Theatre Company before the day of performance.

Download the Pre-Pay Form. Please complete and send to:
Essex Theatre Company, PO Box 117, Essex, NY 12936.