by Dave Warner

The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a big way, bringing a Cabaret Show to the roof of Rock City Centre, 690 E Main St, on July 14th at 7 pm.

Broadway Through the Ages will be an evening of music under the stars, and the $15 per person ticket price will help support the MVCA’s mission to promote and facilitate the arts for all residents of the Mohawk Valley.

Kat Pierce with MVCA stated, “Eddie Rose proposed to Mary Ellen McGillan, Executive Director of the Art Center, that we have a cabaret to celebrate our 40th anniversary and kind of our first year back after Covid.”

She said that the show is designed to take you through the history of Broadway by decades. “There will be singers performing songs from shows that were born in the 30s, 40s, and later. We have Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl, Into the Woods, Ragtime, Little Mermaid, and others.”

“It’s a wide range of old to new, performed by local talent,” she said.

It’s a cocktail hour event mainly focused on adults, but children are more than welcome as long as parents believe they can handle a PG-13 show.

“It’s basically a concert with live music and sets,” said Pierce. “It’s our first live musical performance, which is something we love while providing something for the community.”

She said that it’s a big deal kind of celebration.

The $15 ticket includes appetizers provided by Bonita’s Sandwich Chef, and a cash bar will be available. For more information, visit https://mohawkvalleyarts.org/