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Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

It’s been 25 years since Ellen Sinopoli devoted her dancing life to choreography. And while she has accomplished and explored as much or more than the average choreographer, her artistic curiosity remains keen.

Confetti Stage play tells story of circus tragedy

ALBANY

Confetti Stage play tells story of circus tragedy

When Mary the Elephant, a circus animal, went rogue and killed one of her handlers, the people of the small Tennessee town demanded blood, and Charlie Sparks, owner of Sparks World Famous Shows, reluctantly obliged. The story is retold in George Brant’s 2009 play, “Elephant’s Graveyard,” being produced by Confetti Stage.

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

SCHENECTADY

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

Jonathan Beller, head of the new drama concentration within the liberal arts degree program at Schenectady County Community College, wrote and is directing a new SCCC Student Theatre Ensemble production called “Alienation.”

William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, is dead at 52

William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, is dead at 52

“To be or not to be,” said Hamlet, prince of Denmark, “that is the question.” Yesterday, Hamlet’s creator was; today, he is not. Of that there is no question.

Actress identifies with 'Trip to Bountiful' role

ALBANY

Actress identifies with 'Trip to Bountiful' role

Having seen “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway a few years ago, Barbara Howard immediately saw herself in the role of Carrie Watts. “I enjoy doing roles that people can identify with,” said Howard, an Albany resident who will be in the Capital Repertory Theatre production of Horton Foote’s classic story beginning Friday and running through May 15.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater's ‘Calendar Girls’ covers up script’s bare spots

It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who said there are no second acts in American lives. The same might be said of “Calendar Girls,” whose first act rises to a glorious and fun-filled climax, but whose second act is a long denouement.

‘Calendar Girls’ director has everything covered

‘Calendar Girls’ director has everything covered

There’s a big cover-up going on at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs, and Dianne O’Neill-Filer is the mastermind.

Schenectady High School theater company ready to let ‘Mockingbird’ fly

Schenectady High School theater company ready to let ‘Mockingbird’ fly

At rehearsals, the student actors dug into their characters one layer at a time, adding and refining mannerisms, cultivating persona.

LATHAM

‘Living on Love’ keeps the laughs coming

You’ve got your visual humor when Robert (Sean Baldwin) loses his shirt and covers up his nipples with his tie and when diva Raquel (Pat Brady) enters as Aida, holding her dog, Puccini (Ozzie), similarly dressed.

Actress enjoys portraying opera diva at Curtain Call

LATHAM

Actress enjoys portraying opera diva at Curtain Call

Pat Brady says she's no opera singer, but she plays one in Joe DiPietro’s “Living on Love” opening Friday at Curtain Call Theatre.

 ‘Lion King’ at Proctors a feast for the senses, and the kids

SCHENECTADY

‘Lion King’ at Proctors a feast for the senses, and the kids

This spectacle is just fine for kids. Maybe it’s best for kids.

Classic Theater Guild actor has eyes on New York

Classic Theater Guild actor has eyes on New York

When Barry Williams had an opportunity to move to the Capital Region three years ago, he didn’t think twice about it. Schenectady is a lot closer to New York City than Buffalo.

'Lion King' ready to roar in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

'Lion King' ready to roar in Schenectady

When head carpenter Billy Kimbley shouts “Rock moving,” people take notice.

‘Blue-Sky Boys’ a whimsical mash-up of science, history

ALBANY

‘Blue-Sky Boys’ a whimsical mash-up of science, history

Thanks to playwright Deborah Brevoort’s whimsical mash-up of discovery, history and comic book heroes you really don’t need to. She has captured that it all, creating an entertaining and winning evening of theater.

Ready to roar: 'Lion King' to begin month-long run

SCHENECTADY

Ready to roar: 'Lion King' to begin month-long run

It doesn’t take long to find yourself getting wrapped up in “The Lion King.”

SCHENECTADY

'Hair' starting to gray in fine production by SLOC

“Gee, your hair smells terrific,” said no one who has ever experienced a production of "Hair.”

SCHENECTADY

Civic Players have 'Measure' of success with tough Shakespeare play

Shakespeare's never easy and "Measure for Measure" is harder still. So kudos to Schenectady City Players for tackling the play with gusto.

NYC Ballet members cherish SPAC memories

NYC Ballet members cherish SPAC memories

In the summer of 1965, New York City Ballet headlined a top-tier tour of Europe with stops in Athens, Venice, London and Paris. So when the dancers got word that their 1966 summer season would be in a small city in upstate New York, it was a letdown. That is, until they arrived in Saratoga Springs as the curtain raiser for the brand new Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

'Blue-Sky Boys' at Cap Rep celebrates science, creativity

ALBANY

'Blue-Sky Boys' at Cap Rep celebrates science, creativity

The play was inspired by the women of Lockerbie, Scotland, who collected clothes from the bombing victims of Pan Am 103 in December of 1988, washed them and returned them to the families. There were 243 passengers and 16 crew killed in the tragedy.

SLOC cast to bare all in production of 'Hair'

SCHENECTADY

SLOC cast to bare all in production of 'Hair'

“Hair” is coming to the Schenectady Light Opera Company stage this month, and while some members of the cast might do a little late-show improvising when it comes to baring all, Nick Muscatiello is ready to take the plunge.

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