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Cap Rep's 'Outside Mullingar' a graceful Irish comedy

ALBANY

Cap Rep's 'Outside Mullingar' a graceful Irish comedy

The Rep's lovely Irish comedy "Outside Mullingar" keeps us alert to mystical moments — weather, coincidences, dreams — that betoken grace.

Capital Region students get peek behind the curtain

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region students get peek behind the curtain

When a new show gets to town, there’s a lot to do - and now some aspiring actors and backstage crew from high schools across the region get a chance to see what it takes.

‘Annie’ misses mark at times, hits the target too

SLOC's latest production, "Annie Get Your Gun," is a hit and a miss, but still shines.

Radio drama to be presented live in Amsterdam

Before you hear it on the radio, see it live at the Century Club. That’s what creator/director/writer Jay Towne hopes people are thinking on Saturday when the Minutiae Radio Players perform episode three of “Minutiae” live at 2:30 p.m. at the Century Club at 130 Guy Park Ave. in Amsterdam. The show will air be broadcast on WCSS, 1490 AM early next year.

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

The talents required to be a successful actor are vast and varied, and for Laurie O’Brien, one of those skills came surprisingly easy.

'Time Stands Still' a thoughtful drama in 7 snapshots

At Curtail Call Theatre, Donald Margulies’s thought-provoking drama 'Time Stands Still' is a set of seven snapshots in the lives of four people keenly aware that time marches on.

Actress enjoys real feel of ‘Time’ conversations

At times in Donald Margulies’ 2010 play, “Time Stands Still,” the action gets really real, according to Allison Tebbano. “The dialogue has people cutting off other people and talking over other people,” said Tebbano, who plays Mandy in the Curtain Call production of Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated work, opening Friday.

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

ALBANY

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

Fifty-five years ago, playwright Gore Vidal’s "The Best Man," a biting drama about political posturing and pursuit of power, premiered on Broadway. Currently running at Albany Civic Theater, the play is timely, and it seems almost prescient.

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

African dancers are among best bets for the fall dance scene.

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

“Leaf peepers” aren’t the only ones out and about this time of year trying to determine which weekends might be peak.

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

Tiffany Engen isn’t going to suggest she has a lot in common with her “Kinky Boots” character, Lauren, but if anyone else sees a similarity or two she’s just fine with that.

ACT evokes another presidential campaign

ACT evokes another presidential campaign

If you’re getting a little tired of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there’s another entertaining campaign for president about to be played out on the stage at Albany Civic Theater. “The Best Man,” Gore Vidal’s 1960 play about the presidential nominating process, opens Friday at ACT.

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

ALBANY

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who wrote the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" upon which Lin-Manuel Miranda based the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," will receive the 2016 Empire State Archives and History Award in Albany this November.

‘Addams Family’ actor likes to change his looks

‘Addams Family’ actor likes to change his looks

If at first you don’t quite recognize Gabe Belyeu when he steps out on the Mac-Haydn stage, that’s the general idea.

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

Donald “The Soul Man” Hyman knows the “Stomp,” knows The Dovells and knows dozens of other dances from the 1960s.

Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

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Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1.

SCHENECTADY

Young actors lead way in musical fantasy

Will Heatley and Kelsey Jessup aren’t even out of their teens yet, but when it comes to performing, they’re a pair of tried and true veterans.

Actress is thrilled to play memorable woman

Annette Miller’s experience at Shakespeare & Company has included playing a number of wonderfully crafted female characters, and Bernadette Kahn is no exception.

Young playwright is Cap Rep winner again

Young playwright is Cap Rep winner again

Jaimie Gaskell isn’t convinced just yet that she’s going to spend her life as a playwright.

Actor relates to author of ‘Hello Muddah’

Actor relates to author of ‘Hello Muddah’

Jared Spigler stays pretty busy down in the Big Apple. So when the opportunity came to spend most of the summer in upstate New York, he didn’t have to think twice.

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