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SLOC cast to bare all in production of 'Hair'

SCHENECTADY

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

SCHENECTADY

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.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

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.

LATHAM

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

LATHAM

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.

Opera-to-Go creates superhero show for kids

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Opera-to-Go creates superhero show for kids

Opera Saratoga’s Opera-to-Go program, which annually brings a kids’ opera to more than 50 schools in three states, starts its free local public performances this Saturday.

Flurry of activity: Festival provides lots of dancing, music

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Flurry of activity: Festival provides lots of dancing, music

One room was so full of eager dancers on Saturday that the attendant at the door was turning people away. That’s not uncommon at the Flurry, the annual three-day “smorgasbord of music, dancing, singing, jamming and storytelling” that regularly draws about 5,000 people to the city.

Dance based on passionate ‘Kiss’ takes clinical, not fiery, approach

Choreographers Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly based their “Reusable Parts/Endless Love” on Tino Sehgal’s “Kiss,” an art installation featuring two people rolling around a museum floor in a desirous kiss. Expectations are bent toward the hot and impassioned, but it's a work that is clinical and even humorous.

Stand-up comic says family inspired his act

ALBANY

Stand-up comic says family inspired his act

When Sebastian Maniscalco left Chicago and headed west to Los Angeles 18 years ago, his goal was to make it as a comic. TV and film work were not really in the picture. “When I moved out here my goal was to make a living doing stand-up,” said Maniscalco, who is bringing his act, “Aren’t You Embarrassed,” to The Egg in Albany for two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A Flurry of dance on tap for Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

A Flurry of dance on tap for Saratoga

Bruce Hamilton teaches country-style, and knows dances like the “All Saints Day,” “Jack’s Health” and the “Three Sea Captains.”

Actress revels in drama for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Actress revels in drama for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Alyssa Jones loves to sing, but she won’t be limiting herself to the musical theater anytime soon. “At Hudson Falls [High School], you weren’t allowed to do the spring musical if you didn’t also audition for the fall play,” said Jones, who is starring as Maggie in Tennessee Williams’ classic story, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” opening Friday at Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs.

ALBANY

Strong cast turns in hot performance of 'Ain't Misbehavin'

Deceptively simple, the musical revue “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” is a stealth social snapshot of race and race relations in the great American jazz age of the 1920s and ’30s.

Singer calls ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ’ truly American

ALBANY

Singer calls ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ’ truly American

Hayes Fields, one of five singers in a cast of nine performers sharing the stage in the Albany Civic Theater’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin,’ ” says jazz music "truly is an American form of music."

Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’

SCHENECTADY

Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’

Molly Ringwald, voted the top teenager star of all time by VH-1, will be at Proctors Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for “Molly Ringwald Revisits the Breakfast Club,” a screening of the 1985 blockbuster and then a conversation and question-and-answer session.

Out of the fog comes a stellar ‘Sweeney Todd’ at SLOC

Out of the fog comes a stellar ‘Sweeney Todd’ at SLOC

Actors Molly Rose McGrath and Michael A. Bellotti lead a rich, technically strong show.

'An American in Paris' to kick off Proctors' season

'An American in Paris' to kick off Proctors' season

It wasn’t much of a secret. Most everyone suspected that “An American in Paris” would begin its first national tour in Schenectady at Proctors, and they were right.

Garth Fagan Dance exuberant, explosive at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Garth Fagan Dance exuberant, explosive at Proctors

Garth Fagan dancers spring straight into the air without any seeming preparation, have iron cores that allow them to bend and sway on one leg and they also can stop, stark still, in mid-momentum.

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