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Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This production of a theater warhorse is handsomely mounted and produced with loving care.
 
Lily Tomlin to bring famous characters to the Music Hall

Lily Tomlin to bring famous characters to the Music Hall

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lily Tomlin knows why Ernestine — the nosy, noisy telephone operator — has always had admirers.
 

Sherlock Holmes tale will get comic touch at Curtain Call

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Opening Friday night at Curtain Call Theatre will be “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” starring Jack Fallon as Sherlock Holmes, Alex Peron as Watson, Conrad Browne Lorcher as Sir Henry and Jacob Luria as the Stage Hand. Dianne O’Neill is the director.
 
Capital Rep show tells story of famously bad singer

Capital Rep show tells story of famously bad singer

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Florence Foster Jenkins performed at Carnegie Hall exactly once, on Oct. 25, 1944.
 
Andrews enjoys playing a meanie in touring production of ‘Annie’

Andrews enjoys playing a meanie in touring production of ‘Annie’

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Being loud and obnoxious doesn’t come naturally for Lynn Andrews. That’s why playing the colorful Miss Hannigan in the classic Broadway musical “Annie” is so much fun.
 
His enthusiasm curbed, Larry David hits Broadway in new play
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His enthusiasm curbed, Larry David hits Broadway in new play

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
In his thumbnail-size dressing room just offstage at Broadway's Cort Theatre, Larry David is on dinner break from rehearsals for "Fish in the Dark," the new comedy he wrote and stars in, and that opens March 5.
 
National Ballet of China bringing ‘Peony Pavilion’ to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

National Ballet of China bringing ‘Peony Pavilion’ to SPAC

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
The National Ballet of China will bring its masterwork “The Peony Pavilion” to Saratoga Performing Arts Center for three performances July 21 and 22.
 
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Home Made Theater remakes American history in classic humor

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Take a gifted funny man like Aaron Holbritter. Put him in charge of three actors without a shred of self-consciousness (or dignity?) — Jonathan Hefter, Ashley L. Evenson and Evan Jones. Toss them a hodgepodge script of hit-and-miss humor and — voila! — you have the silliness now on stage in Saratoga.
 
Thousands come from near and far for Dance Flurry
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Thousands come from near and far for Dance Flurry

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
The 28th annual Dance Flurry festival in Saratoga Springs was described in promotional materials as “a cabin fever smorgasboard of music, dancing, singing, jamming and storytelling.”
 

Irresistible ‘Shaping Sound’ brings TV dance stars to Proctors stage

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Never underestimate the power of TV. On Thursday night, crowds of enthusiastic and often screaming fans poured into Proctors to see the pop dance stars from the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance” perform in “Shaping Sound.”
 
Humorous history, Ibsen classic on area stages

Humorous history, Ibsen classic on area stages

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
As a comic actor, Jonathan Hefter isn’t bothered by playwrights who take poetic license when re-imagining history for the stage. That especially holds true this month at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park.
 
Swing dancers ready for weekend's Flurry

Swing dancers ready for weekend's Flurry

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Ron Miller of Rotterdam walked briskly across the auditorium floor at the Albany Elks Lodge.
 
More than magic
SCHENECTADY

More than magic

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
“The Illusionists — Witness The Impossible,” coming to Schenectady next Tuesday through Sunday, brings seven different and distinct magicians to the Proctors’ stage.
 

Obscure Simon play only mildly amusing

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Hearty applause to Albany Civic Theater with their choice to stage Neil Simon’s seldom seen comedy-drama, “Proposals.”
 
NYC Ballet bringing new, classic works to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYC Ballet bringing new, classic works to SPAC

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
The ballet company will be at SPAC from July 7-18, presenting 17 ballets by seven choreographers.
 
 

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