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Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Friday, May 22, 2015
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and the calendar is crammed with theater, music, dance and art shows. The Gazette’s arts writers have pored over the calendar, and chosen a few highlights. Here’s what they say you shouldn’t miss.
 
Actress enjoys challenge of egocentric character

Actress enjoys challenge of egocentric character

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Christina Reeves can’t think of too many good things to say about her character in Christopher Durang’s 2013 Broadway hit, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” so she’ll just cut to the chase.
“She is likable,” said Reeves, who plays Masha in the Curtain Call Theatre production of Durang’s 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, opening Friday and running through June 27.
 
Opera adds comic note to Ukrainian history
ALBANY

Opera adds comic note to Ukrainian history

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Commonwealth Lyric Theater production from Boston and the local Zorepad Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will join forces to stage "Cossack Beyond the Danube," a comic opera, in Albany Friday.
 
 High-flying ‘Pippin’ brings Adrienne Barbeau back to stage
SCHENECTADY

High-flying ‘Pippin’ brings Adrienne Barbeau back to stage

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
“Pippin,” the medieval musical about a young prince in search of the meaning in life, is coming to Proctors for a six-day run.
 
Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance
ALBANY

Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ancient traditions from Taiwan — the songs, dances and highly adorned costumes — swept across The Egg stage on Tuesday night in a parade that was beautiful for its simplicity and sincerity.
 
Oddball podcast 'Night Vale' landing at Egg

Oddball podcast 'Night Vale' landing at Egg

Thursday, May 14, 2015
A stage version of the quirky twice-a-month Internet podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" is set to descend on The Egg. There are no elaborate sets, no gaudy costumes. It’s a lot like watching an old-time radio show in production.
 
Broadway hit ‘Mamma Mia!’ returning to Proctors
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Broadway hit ‘Mamma Mia!’ returning to Proctors

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The most successful “jukebox musical” in history is coming to Proctors for the fourth time since 2006.
 
Mavis Staples, Wynton Marsalis added to Proctors lineup
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Mavis Staples, Wynton Marsalis added to Proctors lineup

Monday, May 11, 2015
Proctors has added dozens of new shows for the fall, winter and spring.
 
‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

Monday, May 11, 2015
Not memorable theater, but 'Becky' is worth a spin
 
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Schenectady Light Opera Company hams it up in amusing ‘Spamalot’

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Schenectady Light Opera Company closed its 88th season in hilarious fashion, exploiting the considerable musical and comic resources at its disposal and turning over the whole royal mess to director — and clown prince himself — Adam Coons and producer Jennifer Larsen.
 
Show brings iconic ‘I Love Lucy’ stars to life

Show brings iconic ‘I Love Lucy’ stars to life

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The great ones, Mark Tracy will tell you, never get old or outdated.
 
Comic Regan mines laughs from everyday events
ALBANY

Comic Regan mines laughs from everyday events

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Brian Regan, appearing Friday at the Palace in Albany, was in the Chris Rock movie, “Top Five,” and has made 27 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.
 
Funny, touching 'Becky's New Car' spotlights middle-age

Funny, touching 'Becky's New Car' spotlights middle-age

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
After years of teaching, actress Emer Geraghty finds being on stage a piece of cake.
 

Young playwrights’ works set for Cap Rep stage in August

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Five brand new plays, fresh from the minds of Capital Region high school students, will be mounted by Albany’s Capital Repertory Theatre during the 2015 summer season.
 
Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'
ALBANY

Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Review: Albany Civic’s production of "The Night of the Iguana" successfully captures the author’s themes, offering a relatively compelling evening exploring Williams’ journey into the misery of loneliness.
 
 

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