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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.
 
Proctors to hold lottery for 'Newsies' tickets
SCHENECTADY

Proctors to hold lottery for 'Newsies' tickets

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Some of the last few seats for “Newsies” will be available through a lottery today and Wednesday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Stellar HMT cast gets the most out of dead musical

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Review: There are moments in Home Made Theater’s handsomely mounted "The Addams Family" that manage to give a good giggle. And all credit goes straight to a talented cast in their often successful attempt to get life out of truly dead material.
 
SCHENECTADY

SLOC delivers timeless 'Horror'

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
The musical is receiving an all-hands-on-deck-or-somewhere-on-the-body treatment, under the sweet lash of director Michael Gatzendorfer, and you might find yourself standing and swaying at the end of the evening while the cast sings and dances to “The Time Warp.”
 
Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'
SCHENECTADY

Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Restaurants in downtown Schenectady are preparing for more customers with Disney’s “Newsies” coming to Proctors this weekend.
 
Bizarre, spooky plays will creep onto local stages

Bizarre, spooky plays will creep onto local stages

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
The October offering at Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs may be pretty “creepy and kooky,” but it’s the Schenectady Light Opera Company that’s really pushing the envelope this month.
 
'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Peter Pan inspired Dan DeLuca to forge a life in the theater, and Charlie Brown and other characters like him have kept the 22-year-old actor from the Pittsburgh area very busy. But last year, suddenly, something was missing.
 
With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Proctors, Schenectady’s landmark theater, will begin its 2014-15 Broadway Series on Saturday when “Newsies the Musical” begins a seven-day engagement. The State Street theater has also been a place for big shows, movies, magicians and musicians.
 
ALBANY

Review: Cirque's acrobats amazing, but 'Dralion' tale falls flat

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Review: Over the past few years, circus arts troupes have popped up in theaters everywhere. Cirque de Soleil has the reputation of being the biggest and best among them. The Montreal-based company is large and flashy. However, as seen this past weekend at the Times Union Center, its Las Vegas-style show, “Dralion,” was more dress than polish.
 
Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Raul Martinez didn’t plan to live in the United States. A native of Mexico, he imagined he would live in Europe after he retired as a professional ballet dancer.
 
ALBANY

Confetti Fest feels incomplete

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The playbill for Confetti Fest X, Confetti Stage’s one-act play festival, lists bios of the writers, performers, directors and production crew, many of whom have won awards for their work, and past shows certainly attest to their fine contributions. Unfortunately, this mounting of five original pieces is not, as they say, ready for prime time.
 
ALBANY

Parsons Dance gives ‘soaring’ show at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In a program of five works, including the ubiquitous solo “Caught,” Parsons Dance soared to the delight of its admirers Friday night at The Egg.
 
Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Capital Rep’s “Other Desert Cities” is a stellar production of John Robin Baitz’ satisfyingly good play.
 
Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
As head of wardrobe for Cirque du Soleil, Melody Wood can’t afford to overlook any detail, no matter how unglamorous it might be.
 
 

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