July 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – July 31, 2022 @ 9:15 pm
Fort William Henry Carriage House
48 Canada St
Lake George, NY 12845

Performances on July 22, 23, 24 and July 29, 30, 31

Nearby Faraway, the musical centerpiece of an “O’Keeffe Fest” here in Lake George this summer, premieres the last two weekends in July at the Carriage House Theater at Fort William Henry. This new musical dramatizes the turbulent 30-year, real-life love story of Georgia O’Keeffe, America’s favorite painter, and her husband/manager Alfred Stieglitz — the most written about couple of the 20th century — as they redefine art, marriage, and celebrity.

The musical drama features a score by International Alliance of Women in Music’s Catherine Reid, book and lyrics by Zigzag author Neal Herr and stars Actors Equity’s Hillary Parker. With an evocative set designed by Adirondack Scenic and animated projections of O’Keeffe-inspired paintings by local artists, this dynamic, groundbreaking musical will be the blockbuster event of the summer.

The Warren County Historical Society calls this festival, celebrating the Centennial of O’Keeffe’s breakthrough years here, “an enormous benefit to heritage tourism which will educate, entertain, and inspire residents and visitors alike.” The musical will conclude a free, two-week “O’Keeffe Festival,” including preview concerts, beginner and advanced painting classes, slides about Stieglitz at the Bolton Museum and an Alfred & Georgia Celebrity Lookalike Fashion Show at the Hyde Collection.

Adirondack Institute is producing Nearby Faraway with grants from Warren County Tourism, LARAC, Stewart’s and the Touba Family and Cloudsplitter Foundations and has put on concerts here for 20 years.

Composer Catherine Reid, a native of Queensbury with an MFA from NYU in musicals, has received numerous commissions locally and in NYC for oratorios, song cycles, student and adult musicals.

Bookwriter Neal Herr, credited with more than 800 songs, has an MFA in musical theater from NYU, has worked with Broadway stars and writers and is now a retired English professor, performer and producer.