SPOOKY STORIES BROUGHT TO LIFE!
We invite you to join us for local tales of treachery, legends and lore staged by ghoulish characters at a haunted venue near you. Part mystery, part history and all spooky this show is site specific and has three actors playing multiple parts. Theatre on the Road's venture into living ghost stories is at times hilarious, at times horrific and always entertaining. Live music included.
At the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York, the Rhinebeck Cemetery and the Beekman Arms Hotel in Rhinebeck you'll journey back in time and meet some of the most fascinating people who have ever lived, some of whom may still haunt the area! Actors, in period costume, portray historic figures from military heroes to artists, business leaders to servants. With a guide, who may or may not be a ghost, you’ll visit a series of locations, where you’ll encounter stories and characters from the Hudson Valley's celebrated past.
Now in its 21st year, this family show is a tribute to the spirit of a traditional holiday. You will experience the joy of Christmas as you're invited to feast with the Cratchit family including Bob, Mrs. Cratchit, Belinda and everyone‘s favorite - Tiny Tim. In scenes right of out Dickens’ classic book, you’ll be treated to visits from Ebenezer Scrooge, his Nephew Fred, the Man of Goodwill, the ghost of Jacob Marley and the three spirits of Christmas. In addition, holiday carolers will entertain at your table.
Edgar Allan Poe, desperate and destitute, has agreed to read from his poems and tales of mystery at your event. During the evening characters from his stories will make surprise appearances and Poe's sanity is tested as each visitor seeks revenge on him. Both entertaining and enlightening, this will prove to be the eve of Poe's mysterious death. This entertaining and educational theater experience is available to school groups, libraries and fundraising events.
Our 2020 season is a work in progress. Come back soon for a list of exciting plays and performances.
You will not be disappointed.
Dracula videos from the 2018 performances on Bannerman Island.
Copyright 2013. Frank Marquette. All rights reserved.
Murder at the Mansion
The year is 1897 and the Vanderbilt family is hosting a summer garden party. You'll mingle with the Vanderbilts and their wealthy neighbors John Jacob Astor IV, his wife Lady Astor, and Percy Longfellow, a Vassar professor. You'll be fussed over by loyal butler Horace, and fortune hunting maid, Charlene. Katherine Kerry, a reporter on the scene, observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder!
“As a tradition my family and I would go every year to NYC to see the production of A Christmas Carol. We moved to Cold Spring five months ago and was very excited to hear we could see the production at the Hudson House. It wasn’t only excellent it was better than the musical in NYC! The actors were professional and the music and costumes were first rate.” – Mary Ann Giocastro, Cold Spring, NY
“We’ve been to quite a few dinner shows and this one is by far the best we’ve ever seen! Thank you so much. Very enjoyable! Costumes professionally done and actors first rate!” – Rhonda Allen, Hudson, NY