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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.

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‘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

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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

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'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

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‘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

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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

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'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'

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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.

Today! Sunday with Sophia Loren

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Today! Sunday with Sophia Loren

In “A Sunday with Sophia Loren” at Proctors, the actress will talk about her career, her family and her friends. It is the first of four shows on her U.S. tour, including two stops in Florida and one in Dallas later this month.

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Nacre’s annual spring concert a disjointed affair

Last year, Beth Fecteau, artistic director of Nacre Dance Company, had a great idea.

New arts consortium will promote dance

ALBANY

New arts consortium will promote dance

“Pathways to Dance” means a path to the Catskill Mountains and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Choreographer Tharp to discuss career at UAlbany Tuesday night

Choreographer Tharp to discuss career at UAlbany Tuesday night

Renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp will discuss her career at a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., on the University at Albany Downtown Campus.

Rock musical shines light on Andrew Jackson

ALBANY

Rock musical shines light on Andrew Jackson

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is a rock musical that tells the story of the nation’s seventh president and the creation of the modern Democratic party. Michael Friedman wrote the music and lyrics and Alex Timbers penned the book and directed the show when it premiered in Los Angeles in 2008 and for its Broadway debut in September of 2010.

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Theatre Review: 'Glengarry Glen Ross’ a fascinating character study

At one point in this crackling good production of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winner, a desperate Shelly Levene (Jack Fallon) says to boss John Williamson (Patrick White), “You got an advantage on me.”

Actors’ instincts bring ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ to life

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Actors’ instincts bring ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ to life

Steve Fletcher is directing “Glengarry Glen Ross,” David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner about four high-end real estate salesmen, at Curtain Call Theatre.

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