Our History

Shadowland was founded in 1985 by a group of 30 theatre artists who moved from New York City to Ellenville, NY and purchased the aging 400+ seat, 1920’s art deco vaudeville/movie theatre. 2019 marks Shadowland Stages’ 35th year of live theatre in the (now renovated) “neo-deco” 179-seat theatre.

But our history stretches back much further than even those 35 years. We’ll be sharing some of the milestones along the way below. . .

The 2006 Season

The 2006 Season   Circumference of a Squirrel by John WalchThe Drawer Boy by Michael HealeyMy Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra conceived by David Grapes and Todd OlsonLend Me a Tenor by Ken LudwigThe Good German by David Wiltse

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The 2005 Season

The 2005 Season   Lobby HeroStones in His PocketsAll My SonsThe Devil's Music (The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith)The Woman in Black

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The 2004 Season

The 2004 Season   ProofWrong Turn at LungfishPerfect WeddingMeshuggah-NunsFrankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune

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The 2003 Season

The 2003 Season   A Walk in the Woods Steel Magnolias What the Butler Saw The Taffetas Romantic Fools

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The 2002 Season

The 2002 Season   ARTSylviaLove, Sex and the I.R.S.Always, Patsy ClineA Couple of Blaguards

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The 2000 Season

The 2000 Season   Visiting Mr. GreenDomestic Tranquility Noises Off Bluff The Speed of Darkness 

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The 1999 Season

The 1999 Season   Hedda Gabler The Twilight Of The Golds The Mystery Of Irma Vep Wait Until Dark The Memory Of Water 

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The 1998 Season

The 1998 Season   The Glass Menagerie The Compleat Works Of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) The Fourposter Six Women With Brain Death Taking Sides 

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The 1997 Season

The 1997 Season   The Diary Of Anne Frank To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday 1959 Pink Thunderbird Forever Plaid Valley Song 

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The 1996 Season

The 1996 Season   Of Mice And Men The Immigrant Pump Boys & Dinettes Veronica’s Position The Sea Horse 

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The 1993 Season

The 1993 Season   Frontiers The Mousetrap Other People’s Money Larry Park’s Day In Court

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The 1992 Season

The 1992 Season   The Rainmaker Dracula, The Vampire Play Chapter Two The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds The Woolgatherer

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The 1991 Season

The 1991 Season   Biloxi Blues Murder At The Howard Johnsons Italian-American Reconciliation Orphans Greater Tuna  

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The 1990 Season

The 1990 Season   Broadway Bound Butterflies Are Free I’m Not Rappaport Crossing Delancey Strange Snow 

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The 1989 Season

The 1989 Season   Nonna Mass Appeal A Frog In His Throat 6 Rms Riv Vu The Gin Game The Subject Was Roses 

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The 1988 Season

The 1988 Season   And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little Bus Stop Luv California Suite Talley’s Folly True West 

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The 1987 Season

The 1987 Season   The Glass Menagerie The Odd Couple Dames At Sea Dial M For Murder Same Time, Next Year 

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The 1986 Season

The 1986 Season   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Vanities Star-Spangled Girl Crimes Of The Heart Key Exchange

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The 1985 Season

The 1985 Season     Light Up The Sky Trixie True: Teen Detective Cat Among The Pigeons Private Lives Deathtrap You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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June 1st, 1985

Shadowland Theatre was founded as an outgrowth of Cooperative Artists, a collective of 35 theatre artists working together in New York City in the early to mid-1980s. The members of Cooperative Artists moved en masse to Ellenville in 1984-85 when the vacant, art-deco...

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