Chenango Arts Council Announce 2021-22 Performance Season
Published: September 29th, 2021

Chenango Arts Council  announce 2021-22 performance season Local musician Nate Gross performing at the Summer Concert Series on August 19. The band will perform on October 30 at the Chenango County Arts Council. The show, “Blues is Dead” is a celebration of the Blues music of The Grateful Dead. (Photo by Timothy C. Brown)

NORWICH – Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce their full 2021-22 Performance Season, bringing live performance, music and laughter back to the Martin W. Kappel Theater after COVID-19 forced arts organizations nationwide to shut down last year.

“After so long of having nothing, it was especially important to include something for everyone this season,” reflects CAC Executive Director Alecia ONeill. “It’s been a year and a half, and we needed to provide programing the whole community could come together and enjoy. “

October 30 marks the first show, a Halloween Happening headlined by Nate Gross and his All Star Band. “Blues is Dead” is a celebration of the Blues music of The Grateful Dead.

The very next Saturday, Nov 6, Chenango Arts Council presents “Film and Strings: The Gold Rush Revisited”. This free event combines a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s movie The Gold Rush with a one-of-a-kind score performed live by Violinist Elizabeth Simchik, making for a unique evening of comedy, music and film history.

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will be the Arts Council’s Holiday Show for 2021. An improvised musical comedy, this production will be created fresh from audience suggestions on December 10. All the characters, plot twists, songs and dialog will be literally written especially for them.

“Magic by Michael” hits the stage May 21, 2022, when Michael Gray will delight audience members of all ages with his skills of illusion.

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Performances in the 2021-22 Season have a 7 pm start time in the Martin W. Kappel Theater, 27 West Main Street, Norwich NY 13815.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 607-336-2787. Discounts for members, seniors and students are available. Purchase of season tickets ensures not only savings but preferred seating throughout the season. Find out more by contacting the Arts Council at 607-336-2787 or

Chenango Arts Council would especially like to thank NBT Bank, Preferred Mutual and the regranting program administered by Earlville Opera House for making this season possible. “Film and Strings: The Gold Rush Revisited” is made possible with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House.

– From the Chenango Arts Council