The Millay Sisters Cabaret:
A Special Benefit Performance to Help Save Steepletop

Date: October 6
Time: 2pm
Location: The Lawn at Steepletop

Direct from their Off-Broadway performance, this rousing and inspiring performance presents the story of the girl poet who became an American icon, as seen through the eyes of her fierce and charming younger sister Norma, the cabaret hostess. Using Millay’s transcendent poetry, her personal letters and popular songs throughout her lifetime, the cabaret depicts the deep love between the sisters, gives voice to the poet’s playfulness and sensual intelligence, and celebrates her artistic genius.

Longtime professional actors and singers Rachel Murdy and Margi Sharp Douglas, together with director Cynthia Croot and musical director Steven Katz, conceived and created The Millay Sisters Cabaret twelve years ago to keep the spirit and the words of Millay ringing. Szep, co-creator of the New York Opera Alliance and creator of the Indie Opera Podcast joined the cabaret as musical director and accompanist in 2012. They have performed the show at numerous venues in New York City as well as in other cities including Stonington, Maine and Orlando, Florida.

TICKETS: Tickets are $35 each and may be reserved by calling ahead at 518-392-3362, or may be purchased at the door. Light refreshments after the performance are included in the ticket price.

Note: Space is limited so reservations in advance are highly encouraged. 








Steepletop: Behind The Scenes 

Steepletop:  Behind the Scenes House Tour
Time: By Appointment

Description of Tour:  This exclusive tour includes the regular tour of Millay's house plus access to the unrestored rooms not open to the public, including the Withdrawing Room with double grand pianos and the "modern" kitchen designed for a Ladies Home Journal magazine article in 1948. We will also include a private look at some of Millay’s personal accessories not seen on the regular tour. The tour lasts about one and half hours. A Grounds and Garden tour is also included in the fee if you wish to take that also; plan another hour.

Fee:  $50  

Please register in advance by calling Martha Raftery at 518-392-3362 or by email at








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The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.