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Wait Until Dark

Oct. 7-18, 2015
Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater
Troy, NY

Wait Until Dark LogoFrederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark, directed by Leigh Strimbeck.

An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theater’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal sidekicks and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of the stage favorite Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you.

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The Wizard of Oz
Dec. 4-17, 2015

Directed by Sean Fagan, music direction by Alex Sovronsky. Based on L. Frank Baum’s novel and the 1939 film.

Number the Stars
Feb. 24-March 6, 2016

Directed by David Bunce. Adapted by Dr. Douglas W. Larche from the juvenile novel by Lois Lowery.

Romeo and Juliet
April 13-24, 2016

Directed by David Baecker

Backbeard The Musical
June 1-12, 2016

A new musical based on local author and Sage Faculty Matthew McElligott’s children’s book series.


Saturdays on StageSaturdays on Stage
Ages 5 – 16
Sept. 26 - Dec. 12, 2015


Established in February of 2011, the Theatre Institute at Sage is dedicated to providing quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents.The Institute also provides opportunities for Russell Sage students as performers,  technicians and teachers.

Programs include educational support services for Sage productions, a Saturday theatre arts school, and camps during school breaks and the summer for children ages 5-18.

Programs take place on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy, which is home to three performance spaces as well as numerous studios and classrooms.