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Arnold a hero in outdoor ‘Drums Along Mohawk’
MOHAWK

Arnold a hero in outdoor ‘Drums Along Mohawk’

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The story of Gil and Lana Martin, a young couple heading west in the Mohawk Valley to start a new life at the time of the American Revolution, is based on actual history that took place in upstate New York during that time. A 1939 movie with Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert popularized the story, which is set in central New York near what is today Herkimer.
 
Songs fit the story at Theater Barn's 'John & Jen'
NEW LEBANON

Songs fit the story at Theater Barn's 'John & Jen'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Andrew Lippa’s “John & Jen” is the kind of musical production that all kinds of theater fans will enjoy, says Trey Compton, who is directing the 1995 off-Broadway hit at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon.
 
GLENS FALLS

‘Spun’ is one for theatergoers to care about

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Place: the cluttered garage of a falling-down house in a disintegrating city in the Rust Belt.
 
Four new works, eight incredible dancers in ‘Intensio’ at  Pillow
BECKET, Mass.

Four new works, eight incredible dancers in ‘Intensio’ at Pillow

Thursday, July 23, 2015
American Ballet Theatre’s crackerjack Daniil Simkin joined talents with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal’s Celine Cassone in a project on stage this week at the Pillow.
 
Classical training helps ‘West Side Story’ actress

Classical training helps ‘West Side Story’ actress

Thursday, July 23, 2015
More than half a century after Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim created the sounds and words of “West Side Story,” the songs continue to resonate with musical theater fans of all ages.
 
Evening of Shakespeare in the park is a delight
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Evening of Shakespeare in the park is a delight

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
With Saratoga Shakespeare in Congress Park, no matter the play or the production, you will always have an entertaining evening.
 
Review: Chinese ballet is beautiful, but slow
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Chinese ballet is beautiful, but slow

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Saratoga Springs is a ballet town. Thus, when Saratoga Performing Arts Center booked the National Ballet of China for three shows this week, fans flocked to the amphitheater.
 
NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC

Thursday, July 16, 2015
As seen on Wednesday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in two August Bournonville ballets, it is clear there is nothing the New York City Ballet dancers can’t do, and do well.
 
Lavish ‘Peony Pavilion’ to be performed at SPAC

Lavish ‘Peony Pavilion’ to be performed at SPAC

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Choreographer Fei Bo compares his ballet “The Peony Pavilion” to “Romeo and Juliet.” It was written just one year before and is just as familiar and beloved by Chinese audiences everywhere.
 
Shakespeare’s timeless tales on 2 area stages

Shakespeare’s timeless tales on 2 area stages

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tim Dugan and other countless Shakespeare fans know exactly what it is that makes the Bard and his work so very special.
 

Actors in Cap Rep show display delightfully uncanny skills

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
You'll be treated to knock-your-socks-off performances in “Murder for Two”?
 
NYC Ballet keeps genius of Balanchine fresh
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYC Ballet keeps genius of Balanchine fresh

Saturday, July 11, 2015
It’s hard to believe that George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments” is nearly 60 years old. At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, the ballet looked as fresh as any contemporary ballet.
 
Proctors to help operate Preservation Hall
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Proctors to help operate Preservation Hall

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Proctors is once again extending a helping hand to a Capital Region entertainment venue.
 
NYC Ballet heeds call of the West in marvelous romp at SPAC

NYC Ballet heeds call of the West in marvelous romp at SPAC

Thursday, July 9, 2015
New York City Ballet embraced the great outdoors on Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with three works that celebrated the romantic American idea of wide-open spaces.
 
Actor brings multiple skills to musical mystery at Capital Repertory Theater
ALBANY

Actor brings multiple skills to musical mystery at Capital Repertory Theater

Thursday, July 9, 2015
American musical theater will continue to celebrate its talented “triple threats,” but in the years ahead many Broadway producers may start looking for performers with yet another skill. Perhaps playing the piano.
 
 

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