The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Academy of Music Theatre Announces 18/19 Season Series

The Academy of Music Theatre announces its programs for the 2018–2019 Season Series

The season begins with a fan favorite as the Academy of Music Theatre and New England Public Radio present Best of Valley Voices Story Slam (October 13)!  Stories by top local storytellers will be shared on the Academy stage as they compete for the top prize of “Best of Valley Voices”; next we bring Asking for It with Adrienne Truscott (October 27), a performance that will straddle the world of stand-up and performance art while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape culture and comedy; The Other Mozart (November 17) written and created by Sylvia Milo, is the true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer whose work and story faded away, lost to history; then we welcome back playwright and performer Tanya O’Debra with her new production of Shut UP, Emily Dickinson (January 19), a pseudo-historical, quasi-biographical, hysterically existential, sadomasochistic psycho-romance about America’s most brilliant and annoying poetess; this year National Geographic Live! takes “A Rare Look: North Korea and Cuba” with David Guttenfelder, photographer and photojournalist who focuses on global geopolitics and conservation; next Academy Youth Productions presents the ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street (March 7 & 8), a Broadway classic that never fails to sweep audiences off their feet; and the season closes with (IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project, a drama by Kent Stage University students Emelia Sherin and Zach Manthey, based on interviews with opioid users, counselors, and family members, that exposes the reality of the opioid crisis to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and elevate the voices of the oppressed.

The Academy of Music is one of the historical, architectural, and cultural treasures of Northampton and the entire Pioneer Valley, with a mission to enrich greater Northampton's quality of life. The Academy of Music will continue its mission to bring an array of diverse artistic programming to the Pioneer Valley with the 2018 - 2019 Academy of Music Season Series.
Tickets are available now for all 2018 – 2019 Season Series performances.  Tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the Academy of Music Box Office.  We are open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM and can be reached at 413-584-9032 ext.105.  Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting

Best of Valley Voices Story Slam
October 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Tickets – Reserved Seating // $20 (plus applicable fees)
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Asking for It
with Adrienne Truscott
October 27, 2087 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets – Reserved Seating // $20 (plus applicable fees)
Info/Ticket Link

The Other Mozart
written & created by Silvia Milo
November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets - Reserved Seating// $20 (plus applicable fees)
Info/Ticket Link

Shut UP, Emily Dickinson!
By Tanya O’Debra
January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tickets - Reserved Seating// $16 (plus applicable fees)
Info/Ticket Link

42nd Street – An Academy Youth Production
Book by Michael Steward & Mark Bramble | score & lyrics by Harren Warren & Al Dubin
March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
March 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Tickets: General Admission// $5 (plus applicable fees)
Info/Ticket Link

(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project
March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tickets: Reserved Seating// Adult: $15 (plus applicable fees)// Student: $10 (with valid student ID/plus applicable fees)
Info/Ticket Link

For more information please visit


Academy of Music Box Office
Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
413-584-9032 ext.105

Emily Curro, Development & Marketing Manager
413-584-9032 ext.101

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