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‘Addams Family’ actor likes to change his looks

‘Addams Family’ actor likes to change his looks

If at first you don’t quite recognize Gabe Belyeu when he steps out on the Mac-Haydn stage, that’s the general idea.

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

Donald “The Soul Man” Hyman knows the “Stomp,” knows The Dovells and knows dozens of other dances from the 1960s.

Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1.

SCHENECTADY

Young actors lead way in musical fantasy

Will Heatley and Kelsey Jessup aren’t even out of their teens yet, but when it comes to performing, they’re a pair of tried and true veterans.

Actress is thrilled to play memorable woman

Annette Miller’s experience at Shakespeare & Company has included playing a number of wonderfully crafted female characters, and Bernadette Kahn is no exception.

Young playwright is Cap Rep winner again

Young playwright is Cap Rep winner again

Jaimie Gaskell isn’t convinced just yet that she’s going to spend her life as a playwright.

Actor relates to author of ‘Hello Muddah’

Actor relates to author of ‘Hello Muddah’

Jared Spigler stays pretty busy down in the Big Apple. So when the opportunity came to spend most of the summer in upstate New York, he didn’t have to think twice.

Oldcastle Theater play should spark discussion

Can a politically “blue” mom love a “red” child? Playwright Anthony Giardina explores this brilliantly in his play “The City of Conversation,” now receiving its regional premiere at Oldcastle Theater Company in Bennington, Vermont.

Clothing, culture a good fit at Curtain Call

Clothing, culture a good fit at Curtain Call

“You have such a pretty face. You could be so attractive if you lost a little weight.” Yikes!

Theater camps: At Proctors, students learn backstage jobs during musical

SCHENECTADY

Theater camps: At Proctors, students learn backstage jobs during musical

Thea Dimin and Kayla Petersen aren’t looking for a career on stage. They won’t require any makeup artists, curtain calls or adoring fans. They do, however, want a career in the theater, and at this summer’s Broadway Camp at Proctors, they’re learning exactly how that could all come to pass.

Theater camps: Park Playhouse gives kids a professional experience

ALBANY

Theater camps: Park Playhouse gives kids a professional experience

Owen Smith doesn’t expect to discover the next Brando or Sutton Foster. He’s just looking for some young people with acting chops, and he thinks he’s found them.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYC Ballet closes stay at SPAC in fine form for big crowds

Four of the new ballets that premiered at the recent New York City Ballet gala at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were on view Friday and Saturday before huge crowds.

Grant stepping down as ballet solo pianist

Grant stepping down as ballet solo pianist

Like James Bond, Cameron Grant will return. But the adventures will be a little different next time around. Grant has played his last piece as soloist for the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Actress says ‘Love, Loss’ resonates with women

Actress says ‘Love, Loss’ resonates with women

For Amy Lane, a huge fan of Nora Ephron’s movies, the opportunity to be in one of her plays was a no-brainer. Lane will be one of five actresses making up the cast of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” opening Friday at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham.

‘Richard III’ was impetus for soldier’s story

‘Richard III’ was impetus for soldier’s story

Stephan Wolfert doesn’t have any great war stories. The soldier turned actor, however, does appreciate as well as anyone the difficulty of leaving the Army and heading back to civilian life.

Marni Nixon, the singing voice behind the screen, dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the singing voice behind the screen, dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died Sunday in New York.

Former apprentice happy to get role of Juliet in play

Former apprentice happy to get role of Juliet in play

For Raya Malcolm, spending a month or so working in Saratoga Springs is a great way to spend the summer.

Review: NYC Ballet in splendid form for opener

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Review: NYC Ballet in splendid form for opener

Wednesday night was an historic night for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as the New York City Ballet opened the 50th anniversary celebration with the same ballet that inaugurated the first SPAC season in 1966: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

‘Cyrano’ actress extols value of outdoor theater

‘Cyrano’ actress extols value of outdoor theater

For Sarah Luz Cordoba, there’s very little that can match the spectacle of free outdoor theater.

SCCC student in director's chair

SCCC student in director's chair

Kids don’t faze Julie Jaster. Why, not too long ago she was one herself.

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