A detective story turned on its ear, blending film noir whoduniting with a jazz age church revival like you've never experienced before. Taking over all 7000 square feet of Saratoga's historic Universal Preservation Hall, join us for a great story, fun music, dance, and fresh cookies (if you're lucky).
Join us for Speakeasy Saturday, a special performance Saturday, June 6th with a roaring late-night afterparty. Themed attire encouraged for this 1920s noir night out.
This is an immersive production, audiences are asked to stand and move around with the show.
Developed at the Orchard Project in 2014
Singer-composer-actor and celebrated multi-hyphenate Julian Fleisher shares his unique and hilarious take on the American Songbook. He'll be joined by his friend Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!).
An evening of song and stories from Scotland’s beloved man-child, to benefit the Orchard Project and its professional residencies. Joined onstage by his Emmy winning musical director, Lance Horne, and cellist, Eleanor Norton.
A musical, graphic-novel experience designed for small audiences. Told through music and hand-drawn visuals, UR Star takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal. Developed at the Orchard Project in 2014, UR STAR is an experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness.
UR Star is appropriate for audiences 18 and over.
We are all travelers.
Set off on an intimate yet expansive journey that invites you to become both viewer and participant in The Garden, where an individualized sound score will gently guide you as you navigate the shifting terrain of the performance.
Hours before he is to receive a lifetime achievement award, a world-famous film director receives a visit from the woman best known as his victim. A Foreign Body pairs playwright Neena Beber (Jump/Cut, Tomorrowland, and HBO's upcoming Ballers) with director Theresa Rebeck (Broadway's Seminar and Mauritius, Creator of TV's Smash) for an intimate and explosive theatrical event.
Tickets may be available for purchase at the hotel prior to show time, and a wait list will be taken for any available seats. Please show up at the Pavillion Grand no earlier than and we will take names or offer any available seats for purchase.
A week-long exhibition with four cutting-edge shadow puppeteers developing exciting new shows. This event will turn Universal Preservation Hall into a laboratory, inviting the public to participate with open workshops for all ages.
The Orchard Project will bid Saratoga Springs farewell for the summer of 2015 with a closing night celebration filled with resident artists, local guests, and special surprises. As a thank you to local patrons and supporters, tickets for this last cabaret are free and by invitation only.
Celebrate the culmination of a week-long development process with three cutting-edge shadow puppeteers developing exciting new shows. This event will turn Universal Preservation Hall into a laboratory, inviting the public to view snippets of the work in development.
The Exchange is a leading American institution committed to the to creation of bold new work by the most innovative artists from the US and around the world. Committed to providing necessary support to theater makers and other artists at the forefront of their form, the organization's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed through its work at the Orchard Project, its summer accelerator, which has propelled over 120 ideas to production in eight years.