50th Anniversary Events

Spring Calendar Spring is finally here in the Hudson Valley!  Mark your calendar for these exciting 50th anniversary events at Mount Saint Mary College.  All events are free and open to the public. 

Saturday, April 10, 7 pm
Mohonk Mountain Stage

Gerald, Lucy and Minka have all been very naughty! In fact, they are murderers. They also happen to be residents of Riddle Key Retirement Community in Florida. That these disparate characters committed murder is not in question, but as for why...well, that is left up to the slightly twisted imagination of playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. Hatcher's keen and offbeat sense of the ridiculous thrives among the cul de sacs, manicured lawns and electric golf carts. You may or may not be a murderer yourself, but everyone will ultimately be charmed by this glorious evening of crime. Directed by Christine Crawfis, featuring Michael Frohnhoefer, RoseMarie Navarra and Elizabeth Barrows. Whittaker Hall;  admission is free.

The Golden Age of Hollywood

Thursday, April 15, 4 - 5 pm
Dr. Brian Rose

From the late 1920s through the end of World War II, studios like MGM, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and RKO would dominate film production, not only in America but throughout the world. The reasons for Hollywood's success during this period are intriguing. Despite the economic problems posed by the Depression, the studios became virtual entertainment factories, with each studio producing more than 50 movies a year. These years of frenzied activity have created some of the best-loved and most significant films ever made. This presentation will examine the forces that made Hollywood the giant of world filmmaking and the special nature of its achievements during its Golden Age, including discussions of studio politics and economics, the star system, and the nature of the movie-going experience. There will also be an analysis of why this period was so short-lived and Hollywood's desperate attempts beginning in the 1950s to recapture its faded glory. MST Building, Room 163. Refreshments will be served.

German History and Heritage in New York

Thursday, April 22, 4 - 5 pm
Dr. Joe Lieby

From the earliest days of European colonization of New York, German immigrants were here. They were craftsman, merchants, farmers and leaders who contributed to the growth of the state. They came when it was a Dutch colony, and stayed. They came as Palatines immigrants, and settled the frontier. They served in war and peace. They came to our cities and brought their language, culture and talents. Villa Library.  Refreshments will be served

Beauty and the Beast

Sunday, May 23, 2 pm
American Family Theater

“The timeless story of Beauty and the Beast comes to life with sparkling music, magic and adventure…a perfect production for all ages.” (American Family Theater). Aquinas Hall Theatre Adults: $10; Children: $5

Please visit our special 50th anniversary web pages to learn more about Mount Saint Mary College and its 50th anniversary celebration.

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