Universal Preservation Hall has announced shows for the 2022 season, including an In the Round series, a silent disco, a few notable names sharing their talent, and holiday classics to bring in December.
Universal Preservation Hall, “UPH”, is the venue for performing arts and community events located in Saratoga Springs. It was rebuilt from an old 1871 Methodist church and transformed from a 19th century Victorian Gothic church into a state-of-the-art performance hall that will be nothing short of amazing.
Silent Disco — July 29 at 7 p.m.
A silent disco is an activity where people dance to music played on wireless headphones. Rather than using a traditional speaker system, music is streamed through a transmitter, with the signal picked up by wireless headphones worn by participants. Grab your headphones, choose your music, and customize the Silent Disco as you tear up the dance floor.
An evening impossible to refuse with Gianni Russo — 7:30 p.m. August 5
Gianni Russo, known for his iconic role in The Godfather, as well as other film and TV credits. Join us as Gianni Russo inspires audiences with the legendary journey of his music, the storytelling of his life and his acting career.
Country Thunder: Country Legends Tribute — 7:30 p.m. August 20
Country Legends Tribute Tour is now firmly established as North America’s #1 country music tribute show, featuring music from the biggest names in the American scene including Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and Keith Urban !
In the Round Series: KAINA and LI & The Little Idea — 7 p.m. October 1
KAINA has created generational music that crosses borders, a unified expression of her native Chicago coupled with her Venezuelan and Guatemalan heritage. LI & the Little Idea is a true music lover’s dream band offering listeners an experiential journey through various regions and eras of American music. It’s lyrical, it’s “dancing”, it’s authentic and it’s real.
Cordâme – Da Vinci’s Inventions — 8 p.m. October 14
Composer Jean Félix Mailloux performs music inspired by the Italian Renaissance. This music and jazz show will make you experience a whole range of emotions with surprising music, transcending beauty and wonder.
Isaac Mizrahi — 7:30 p.m. October 29
Isaac Mizrahi, actor, animator, writer, designer and producer for 30 years, now brings his talent as a singer to UPH for the first time! A cabaret-style show not to be missed.
Justin Roberts (Not Ready for Nap) — 6 p.m. Nov. 10 / School Day Show at 10:30 a.m.
For nearly 20 years, Justin Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to family life, helping children through the joys and sorrows of growing up while allowing parents to remember their own childhoods.
It’s a Jazzy Christmas — 7:30 p.m. December 16
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and It’s a Jazzy Christmas has all your favorite holiday songs!
Remembering the 50s Holiday Show — 7:30 p.m. December 17
Celebrate the holidays with a tribute to The Platters! This four-person tribute band brings their hits like “Only You” and “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” to life with a live band from Motown!
The Queen’s Cartoonist — 7:30 p.m. December 22
The Queen’s Cartoonists perform music from classic cartoons and contemporary animations. Performances are synced to videos from the original films as the band leads the audience through a world of multi-instrumental mayhem and comedy!
Samara Joy — 8 p.m. December 23
Samara Joy dug deep to uncover her jazz roots, without losing sight of the innate simplicity that makes her sound shine. With a voice as smooth as velvet, Joy’s star seems to rise with every performance!
Tickets are available at the Proctors box office or online at protors.org.