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'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Peter Pan inspired Dan DeLuca to forge a life in the theater, and Charlie Brown and other characters like him have kept the 22-year-old actor from the Pittsburgh area very busy. But last year, suddenly, something was missing.
 
With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Proctors, Schenectady’s landmark theater, will begin its 2014-15 Broadway Series on Saturday when “Newsies the Musical” begins a seven-day engagement. The State Street theater has also been a place for big shows, movies, magicians and musicians.
 
ALBANY

Review: Cirque's acrobats amazing, but 'Dralion' tale falls flat

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Review: Over the past few years, circus arts troupes have popped up in theaters everywhere. Cirque de Soleil has the reputation of being the biggest and best among them. The Montreal-based company is large and flashy. However, as seen this past weekend at the Times Union Center, its Las Vegas-style show, “Dralion,” was more dress than polish.
 
Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Raul Martinez didn’t plan to live in the United States. A native of Mexico, he imagined he would live in Europe after he retired as a professional ballet dancer.
 
ALBANY

Confetti Fest feels incomplete

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The playbill for Confetti Fest X, Confetti Stage’s one-act play festival, lists bios of the writers, performers, directors and production crew, many of whom have won awards for their work, and past shows certainly attest to their fine contributions. Unfortunately, this mounting of five original pieces is not, as they say, ready for prime time.
 
ALBANY

Parsons Dance gives ‘soaring’ show at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In a program of five works, including the ubiquitous solo “Caught,” Parsons Dance soared to the delight of its admirers Friday night at The Egg.
 
Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Capital Rep’s “Other Desert Cities” is a stellar production of John Robin Baitz’ satisfyingly good play.
 
Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
As head of wardrobe for Cirque du Soleil, Melody Wood can’t afford to overlook any detail, no matter how unglamorous it might be.
 
Playwright says he’s a storyteller, has 2 entries in festival

Playwright says he’s a storyteller, has 2 entries in festival

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Don’t ask Stephen Henel if he prefers writing plays to performing in them. You won’t get a straight answer.
 
Review: Theater Guild offers intimate look at a struggling jury
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Review: Theater Guild offers intimate look at a struggling jury

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Review: As you watch Classic Theater Guild’s in-your-lap treatment of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Men” (1955), you will soon ask, “Who’s on trial?”
 
TV veteran Platt delighted to be one of McCourt brothers

TV veteran Platt delighted to be one of McCourt brothers

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Howard Platt’s big breakthrough role didn’t come in “Sanford and Son,” “The Bob Newhart Show” or “Evening Shade.” It came much earlier, on the stage.
 
Actress says Cap Rep drama delivers message of hope

Actress says Cap Rep drama delivers message of hope

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Theater is at its best, according to Brenny Rabine, when it delivers an important message.
 
The play’s the thing — but which one?

The play’s the thing — but which one?

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Picking a lineup of shows for the coming season is quite a challenge for local theater companies. You get just the mix you’re looking for and then you hope nobody within your area code had the same ideas.
 
Mohonasen teacher’s musical to open Friday

Mohonasen teacher’s musical to open Friday

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Writing songs was always something Gail Sparlin enjoyed doing, and turning them into a full-fledged musical has also been great fun.
 
LATHAM

'Family Furniture' at Curtain Call is a winner

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
A.R. Gurney once wrote a stage adaptation of Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory,” that ironic portrait of a rich, educated and stylish man who, to the shock of the working-class residents of a small town, commits suicide.
 
 

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