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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

SARATOGA SPRINGS

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.

City Ballet, SPAC to mark 50 years together with old favorites, Peck premiere

SARATOGA SPRINGS

City Ballet, SPAC to mark 50 years together with old favorites, Peck premiere

On July 20, the New York City Ballet and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center begin the celebration of their 50-year collaboration. SPAC’s president and executive director Marcia White and ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins have a lot planned.

Cap Rep’s ‘Joplin’ a stunning production

Cap Rep’s ‘Joplin’ a stunning production

WMHT recently showed an absorbing documentary about Janis Joplin. And now you can see Janis in the thrilling performance of Kelly McIntyre

Janis Joplin show calls for poetic response

Janis Joplin show calls for poetic response

Tuesday’s opening night of Cap Rep’s homage to Janis Joplin was so thoroughly — and brilliantly — immersive, that a poem seemed the only appropriate way to describe it.

Actor will revisit role as adult Charlie Brown

Actor will revisit role as adult Charlie Brown

Greg Anderson is playing the famous “Peanuts” character this weekend at the Fort Salem Theater in a new musical, “You’re an Old Man, Charlie Brown.”

Play about Shaker founder to be staged at historic site

Play about Shaker founder to be staged at historic site

“Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers” will be performed in the Shaker Meeting House on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society in Colonie where Lee founded the Shakers in 1774.

Palace Theatre up for $65M renovation, expansion

ALBANY

Palace Theatre up for $65M renovation, expansion

A new 600-seat theater is coming to downtown Albany. So is a larger stage for the city’s Palace Theatre.

Don’t miss Park Playhouse’s sparkling ‘Chicago’

When you go — and you should — to Park Playhouse’s sparkling production of “Chicago,” you may find yourself recalling their searing staging of Kander & Ebb’s other big hit, “Cabaret,” a few years ago.

Star says Joplin show celebrates singer’s life

Kelly McIntyre doesn’t see herself playing Maria Von Trapp or Eliza Doolittle. At least not anytime soon.

Twyla Tharp Dance to premiere new work

Twyla Tharp Dance to premiere new work

Dancer Matthew Dibble has worked with many choreographers, including Christopher Wheeldon and Benjamin Millepied. But none, he says, compares to Twyla Tharp. “She’s very refreshing to work with because she never rests on her laurels,” said Dibble who has performed with Tharp since 2002.

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