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Actors make collective’s first play worth seeing

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Creative License, a theater collective formed last year, is performing its first play, a two-hander by Keith Huff starring a couple of the area’s most gifted actors, Aaron Holbritter and Ian LaChance. While the 90-minute script wears out its welcome long before the show is over, the production itself keeps our interest alive.
 
ACT actress says play spoofs Hitchcock thriller

ACT actress says play spoofs Hitchcock thriller

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Jill Wanderman got such a late start on her performing career that her opportunities to play the young, romantic lead were a bit limited.
 

Brooks’ newest work is least interesting of night

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Choreographer Brian Brooks finds beauty in simplicity. A whirl of an arm, a hop and a run all enhance his vision. So too do the lines and circles that define, and ultimately intensify, the liquid flow of the Brian Brooks Moving Company.
 
High drama: We profile 6 actors and actresses from upcoming school plays

High drama: We profile 6 actors and actresses from upcoming school plays

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
From Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally, to "Noises Off" stage director Lloyd Dallas, we talk to six local high school actors and actresses for their thoughts on their roles in theatrical productions.
 
Aidan Quinn to appear at Albany's Capital Rep Monday
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Aidan Quinn to appear at Albany's Capital Rep Monday

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Aidan Quinn will play Francis Phelan in the staged reading of William Kennedy’s new play, “The Light of the World,” Monday at 7 p.m. at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.
 
Kennedy work to be part of showcase of new plays

Kennedy work to be part of showcase of new plays

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for his novel “Ironweed,” and the author of seven other books relating to Albany’s history, Kennedy is about to see his newest creation on stage.
 

Squabbling family finds a touch of harmony in ‘The Lyons’

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
The promo for “The Lyons” calls the Lyons family “deliciously dysfunctional.” Indeed.
 
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Lin dancers offer soothing drama at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Choreographer Kun-Yang Lin's works, as seen through his Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at the Egg on Friday night, both soothe viewers into a meditative state while at the same time alerting them to an inherent but unspoken drama.
 
Halloween brings ‘Evil Dead’ to life at Proctors

Halloween brings ‘Evil Dead’ to life at Proctors

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Without “The Rocky Horror Show” there would probably be no “Evil Dead — The Musical.” That’s according to Christopher Bond, who along with three other writers created “Evil Dead — The Musical," coming to Proctors in Schenectady on Tuesday.
 
Curtain Call founder enjoys edgy role in ‘Lyons’

Curtain Call founder enjoys edgy role in ‘Lyons’

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
When Carol Max first started reading the script of Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons,” she knew she wanted to produce the play at Curtain Call Theatre. And then she realized that she wanted to be in it, too.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Civic Players offer novel ‘Liar’

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Dear Joseph Fava: You’re the one I blame for drawing me into your wordy game.
 
SCHENECTADY

City a big hit with ‘Newsies’ cast and crew

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
About 20,000 people will have seen “Newsies” at Proctors by the time the show closes tonight, and when cast members weren’t on stage, they were exploring the Electric City along with everyone else.
 
Cast of ‘Newsies’ welcomes its own brand of fan
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Cast of ‘Newsies’ welcomes its own brand of fan

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
There are fans and there are “fansies.” What’s the difference? A “Newsies” fan is one who simply likes the show and has seen it once or twice. A fansie is someone who has seen the show multiple times, knows the words to every song and dresses like a Newsie.
 
Actor at Civic Players began appearing on stage as singer

Actor at Civic Players began appearing on stage as singer

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
It was his voice that helped get Bob Hegeman up on the stage, but after more than two decades of community theater he says his singing days are, for the most part, over.
 
Talented cast, great dancing make paper-thin ‘Newsies’ entertaining

Talented cast, great dancing make paper-thin ‘Newsies’ entertaining

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Disney’s Tony winning Broadway musical “Newsies” is, without question, a whirlwind of non-stop youthful energy.
 
 

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