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Arc Stages to present Woody Guthrie’s American Song, beginning July 14th

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Contact Information: Adam Cohen

[email protected] / 914-747-6206

Arc Stages to present Woody Guthrie’s American Song beginning July 14.

Pleasantville, N.Y. — Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages presents Woody Guthrie’s American Song  for their Community Stage. The Community Stage is the second wing of a company that also includes a thriving Educational Stage and a professional stage, the Next Stage.

Performances will be held at Arc Stages, located at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville NY.

Thursday July 14 at 7pm

Friday, July 15 at 8pm

Saturday, July 16 at 2pm

Saturday, July 16 at 8pm

Tickets are $28 for adults, $22 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, please visit www.arcstages.org or call 914-747-6206.

Woody Guthrie’s American Song will be directed by Stephanie Kovacs Cohen, with musical director Jeff Raab. Starring: Nancy Jane Blake, Shannan Buckley, Rena Gavigan, Gerry Hazel, Kevin Howat, Rich Hunter, Andrew Laden, Julia McCarthy, Kimmi Naus, John Palacio, and Luís Quíntero. 

An exuberant musical celebration of America, Woody Guthrie’s American Song tells the life of the folk singer through his words and music. After its debut in 1989, the musical has traveled all over America to rave reviews. The New York Times said it “manages to find both the high beauty and the earthly humor of Guthrie’s love affair with America.” The musical follows Guthrie as he travels from the Dust Bowl to California and east to New York City. It includes many beloved songs, including This Land is Your Land, So Long It’s Been Good to Know Yuh, Pastures of Plenty, Hard Travelin’, and Bound for Glory.  A fun, passionate, heartbreaking, yet heartwarming evening for the whole family.

About Arc Stages

Arc Stages is a multifaceted arts organization in Pleasantville, New York, which is composed of three theatre companies under one roof. 

The Educational Stage: an educational theatre company where students of all ages (youth and adult) can explore the world of theatre through a professional rehearsal process, master classes, outreach and intensive ensemble work.

The Community Stage: a community theatre company for actors, singers and technicians from all walks of life that offers the best in musicals and dramas.


The Next Stage: a professional theatre company that produces innovative, contemporary theatre as well as new works, cabaret, workshops and staged readings.


These three theatres, all under one roof, strive to better serve the community and its artistic needs.