Chris Isaak, '1776' top Hudson Valley weekend events
If you’re feeling “Wicked” or revolutionary, there’s a variety of entertaining options in the Hudson Valley this weekend.
Friday: Chris Isaak at Paramount Center for the Arts
It’s been more than 20 years since Chris Isaak and Helena Christensen were romping on a beach in the music video for his notoriously romantic song, “Wicked Game.” While casual music fans may label him a one-hit wonder, the more informed cite soundtrack sleeper-hits “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.” Isaak’s also celebrated for his live shows, whose encores often feature him in a suit that’s covered in tiny mirrors, reflecting stage lights like a disco ball. Isaak is touring to promote his new album, “Beyond the Sun,” a collection of covers by southern-rock legends, ranging from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, July 6
Info: Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-2333; paramountcenter.org; $55-$75
Friday-Sunday: ‘1776’ at The Center for Performing Arts
Sometimes you don’t need fireworks to celebrate the birth of a revolution. The Center for Performing Arts is staging a production of “1776,” a three-time Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone.
When: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7; 3 p.m., Sunday, July 8; additional performances at 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays, through July 22
Info: The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3080; centerforperformingarts.org; $26 adults, $22 for senior citizens and children
Friday: Ben Taylor at the Bearsville Theater
Ben Taylor may have the cadence and tone of his famous father (James Taylor), and the quiet confidence of his mother (Carly Simon), but the emerging singer-songwriter has quietly forged a musical identity of his own. His fourth album, “Listening,” is his first in four years, and is slated for release next month.
When: 9 p.m., Friday, July 6
Info: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406; bearsvilletheater.com; $15-$20