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An original Essex County show offers a trip through time

If you’re looking to escape the year 2020, some creative kids have found a portal to the past.

Over the summer, a group of young students and adults in Essex County created the first original “physically-distanced” musical in the Adirondacks, a time-travel adventure.  This fall, it’s yours to enjoy. 

The Book & Blanket Players usually perform on a stage in Keene Valley.  The program gives kids ages eight to eighteen live theater experience after an intense week of rehearsals.  This year, however, the students did not appear on the same stage. They performed their parts from their separate homes, and the musical was edited together for a 2020-style virtual show.

View the musical

Thanks to the creative minds and talents of the Book & Blanket Players, you may enjoy the original online production: Piano Portal, a 20/20 Time Travel Musical here.

See the interviews

Spotlight producer Paul Larson spoke with Book & Blanket producer Kathy Recchia, plus performers Olivia Marocco and Cal Page-Bryant.

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.  Spotlight is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music.