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The Comedy Works @ The Wood Series Presents: Rory Albanese

Friday January 26th at 8PM

Enjoy a great evening of comedy with Emmy award winning comedian Rory Albanese - executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart & correspondent on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore!

Rory Albanese is a national headlining stand-up comedian and a 9-time Emmy winning writer and Executive Producer.  After graduating college Rory set out to fulfill his life-long dream to be a stand-up but he also heard the echoes of his Italian Father’s work ethic telling him to get a day job.  So in the summer of 1999, he talked his way in to a job as a production assistant at The Daily Show, 6 months after Jon Stewart took over as host.

As he worked his way through most every job at The Daily Show, Rory would take any free time away from the show to perform stand-up.  He opened for Lewis Black on Lewis’ 2007 Red, White and Screwed theater tour; he starred in his own Comedy Central Presents (2010) half hour special and was featured on John Oliver’s New York Comedy Show (2011) on Comedy Central.  From 2010 through 2013 he teamed up with fellow Daily Showcomedians John Oliver, John Hodgman, Rob Riggle and Al Madrigal, and did stand-up gigs across the country on their days off.  In 2012, Rory traveled with John Oliver and other Daily Show comedians to Afghanistan for a USO tour to entertain American troops. 

From 2010-2013 Rory joined Jon as the only two Executive Producers of The Daily Show and in 2015, Rory became Executive Producer, writer and on-air correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Now with a full-time focus on stand-up, Rory is planning to tape his first hour-long special and he is touring the country non-stop.


The Comedy Works @ The Wood Series presents: Kevin Downey Jr.

Saturday February 3rd at 8PM

Enjoy an evening of huge laughs with comedian Kevin Downey & guests! Kevin is one of the best one-liner comics touring America today and was a finalist on "America's Got Talent". Recommended for 18+ audiences.


The Gender Defenders - A Valentine's Day Comedy Show

Wednesday February 14th at 7:30PM

This Valentine's day enjoy a great night of comedy that you'll BOTH enjoy - featuring 2 male and 2 female comedians sharing their funny perspectives.

This event is part of The Comedy Works @ The Wood Series!


U R Here

Thursday February 15th at 8PM
Friday February 16th at 8PM
Saturday February 17th at 8PM
Sunday February 18th at 2PM

The world premiere of  "U R Here"  written and directed by Toni Anderson-Sommo will take the Wood Theater stage February of 2018! This production will serve as a fundraiser, with all proceeds going directly to the Charles R. Wood Theater and its mission.

  In a Cyber-cafe called Jitters’ Java, a cast of characters believe they may find the answers to life’s dilemmas on a new social media site, U R Here —  a site "for people who want to know where to go to get to where they want to be.” Jitters and his life partner, Dante, are anxious to find a surrogate mother for the child who will make their family complete. Gwen is hoping the site might help her make connections that will further her waning acting career.  Charlotte Mason is certain this is where she might find a man who wil be satisfied dating “a mature woman” rather than someone her daughter’s age. Simone is determined to find a way to re-ignite her loveless marriage and Claire, her sister, wants what she can never have.  U R Here just might be the place where all their dreams are realized — or it just might be the place where they come to understand that the truest connections are the ones we’ve always know.

  Join us for this comedic romp through social media, and while U R Here you might just realize that Jitters’ Java is exactly where you need to be!


APE's 24 Hour Play Fest

Saturday February 24th at 8PM

It's the ultimate play fest, Art in the Public Eye style. 10 teams of one writer, one director and 3 or 4 actors are randomly selected and meet for the first time on Friday night 2/24. A theme is announced and each team has one hour to meet before dispersing for the night. Writers set to work writing a 10 minute play which is complete by 5 AM the next morning. Directors and writers rehearse all day for an 8 PM performance on 2/24! Plus – audience votes decide the best play, actor and actress. And yes, extra votes can be purchased for $1!

We're looking for writers, directors and actors so please let us know by emailing erinlcoon@gmail.com or sending us a Facebook message if you're planning to share in the mayhem of the weekend! You need to be available for the Friday night team selection and all day Saturday

2018 Writers will be announced by January 31!


Glens Falls Community Theatre presents "Crimes of the Heart"

Friday, March 2nd at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30PM
Sunday March 4th at 1:30PM

"‘Crimes of the Heart” is Beth Henley’s comedy about the Magrath sisters, and how the family is drawn together on “…a bad day…a real bad day.” The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three sisters are reunited to give support to sister, Babe, who’s been charged with shooting her husband. Lenny, the eldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects. Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the west coast. Babe, the youngest sibling is out on bail after shooting her lawyer husband in the stomach because “I just didn’t like his looks.”


Nick Di Paolo's "Nick is Right" Tour

Saturday March 17th at 8PM

Nick Di Paolo is one of the sharpest minds (and tongues) in stand-up comedy today. While 95% of comedians lean liberal, Nick leans the other way and he's not afraid to call it as he sees it. Adult language comedy. Presented by The Comedy Works.

This event is part of The Comedy Works @ The Wood Series!


Get Your Irish On!

Saturday March 17th at 6PM

Come enjoy the traditional Irish music of The Grafton Street Trio on St. Patrick's Day! There will be complimentary snacks and a cash bar featuring some Irish brews, beer, wine, soda and water. All proceeds will benefit WAIT House and its mission to help homeless youth in our community.

NOTE: This event will take place at the Charles R. Wood Theater's Cabaret Space. This space is located directly on Glen Street, with the entrance to the left of the main lobby entrance. *Seating will be assigned based on party size, if you have a special request or would like to sit with another party, please e-mail this information to afuller@hycwaithouse.org


Regional Radio & Davidson Bros. Brew Pub present The Jersey Four

Saturday March 24th at 2PM & 7PM

The Jersey Four is an explosive tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, in which they preform all their original hits while incorporating Trivia, Narratives, Humor, and encourages the audience to sing-a-long with the wonderful cast of accomplished singers and musicians from Jersey. This fabulous stage show also features The Jersey Bounce Horns, authentic costumes and musical equipment. So if you're a fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who are still preforming world wide today, then this performance of The Jersey Four is a must see!



The Holidays are upon us, a perfect time to grab a gift card to The Wood Theater for you or someone you love! Select any amount, and the recipient can use their gift card for ANY performance at the Wood! Purchase online, in the box office, or by phone. We'll hold it at the box office for you or send it out in the mail!