Auburn Public Theater Presents Lucy Kaplansky

New York songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 on the main stage at   Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., at Genesee, in downtown, Auburn.

Tickets are $20. They can be purchased through the box office (315) 253-6669 or online at

Kaplansky started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, she took off for New York City.

There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers – Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt and others – where she fit right in.

With a beautiful flair for harmony, she was everyone’s favorite singing partner and she often appeared in a duo with Shawn Colvin.

The New York Times found it “easy to predict stardom for her.”

She harmonized on Colvin’s Grammy-winning Steady On, Nanci Griffith’s Lone Star State of Mindand Little Love Affairs and four of John Gorka’s albums.

Kaplansky also landed soundtrack credits, singing with Vega on Pretty in Pink and with Griffith on The Firm, and several commercial credits, including “The Heartbeat of America” for Chevrolet. She can also be heard on the Greg Brown tribute album Going Driftless (also featuring Ani DiFranco, Iris Dement, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gillian Welch, Eliza Gilkyson and others).

She teamed with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to form the supergroup Cry Cry Cry, celebrating the amazing revitalization in contemporary songwriting. The resulting album, Cry Cry Cry – given an “A” rating by Entertainment Weekly and hailed by The New Yorker as “a collection of lovely harmonizing and pure emotion” – has been a success in sales and airplay, and the trio’s national tour has introduced Kaplansky’s luminous voice to a new audience of eager listeners.

The Auburn Public Theater (APT) is a nonprofit arts center in downtown Auburn which encourages creativity within its community.

The theater offers an engaging environment with its variety of activities and events, including films, music and plays, some of which the APT produce themselves. The theater suggests an intimate setting for those who are artistic or enjoy the arts.