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'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.

Manic and jolly, 'Explorers Club' an audience delight

SCHENECTADY

Manic and jolly, 'Explorers Club' an audience delight

A jolly good production of a jolly good script.

Quibbles aside, Cap Rep play an absorbing study

This world premiere of "Naked Influence" is worth your attention.

Reading script won actress over to role in farce

Reading script won actress over to role in farce

Cristine M. Loffredo has a lengthy list of credits with the Schenectady Civic Players. But she hasn't done a farce like “The Explorers Club.”

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

Despite 'Subtle’ bump, Brown program proves inspiring

For the past two years, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence has spent creative time at Williams College. While there, he and his band of eight dancers enjoyed the privilege of uninterrupted time and space while the community soaked up his artistic teachings and, consequently, inspiration.

Cap Rep premiere spotlights women’s issues

ALBANY

Cap Rep premiere spotlights women’s issues

Suzanne Bradbeer’s new play,“Naked Influence,” will have its world premiere at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.

'Prairie' host Garrison Keillor coming to Proctors

'Prairie' host Garrison Keillor coming to Proctors

“A Prairie Home Companion” isn’t coming to Proctors in Schenectady, but the man most responsible for its success, Garrison Keillor, is.

Singing, acting, sets delight in ‘Cinderella’

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Singing, acting, sets delight in ‘Cinderella’

The new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, playing at Proctors through Sunday, is a glorious visual treat, beautifully acted, and a great deal of it is truly enchanting.

Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy lives in ‘Cinderella,’ others

Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy lives in ‘Cinderella,’ others

For two guys born at the height of ragtime, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are doing pretty well in the 21st century. Will they ever get old?

Musical ‘Cinderella’ star called ‘sweet perfection’

SCHENECTADY

Musical ‘Cinderella’ star called ‘sweet perfection’

To play someone like Cinderella, an actress must be prepared to sing, dance and act, and by all accounts Kaitlyn Davidson can do it all.

Children's theater gets grant for new van

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Children's theater gets grant for new van

Nonprofit children's theater is looking to buy a new van.

Musical ‘Joseph’ opens Monday at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Musical ‘Joseph’ opens Monday at Proctors

“Joseph” was first presented as a 15-minute sketch in London in 1968 and was recorded as a concept album in 1969. After Rice and Webber scored big with “Jesus Christ Superstar,” they went back to work on “Joseph,” producing the show as a full musical in London in 1973. Several major revivals and a 1999 straight-to-video film, starring Donny Osmond, kept the show in the spotlight.

Best of 2015: Dance

Best of 2015: Dance

As funding opportunities narrow, as do audience wallets, the area dance scene is reverting back to its earliest days here — when summer was the only season when dance could be enjoyed.

Best of 2015: Theater

Best of 2015: Theater

Scissors closed, glue sticks capped. Fellow Gazette theater reviewers Paul Lamar and Matthew Moross have just finished pasting up their “Best of” theatrical scrapbook for 2015.

Comedy and magic on tap to entertain kids

Comedy and magic on tap to entertain kids

A man of generous proportion lands a flying sleigh on top of a house and jumps down the chimney. Chad Dietz can appreciate the timing, balance and strength required for such an athletic gag. But the stunt isn’t in his bag of tricks.

Flashy ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ brings audience to its feet

“Hip Hop Nutcracker” has turned the classical ballet on its head.

Christmas sets stage for holiday traditions

Christmas sets stage for holiday traditions

In the category of Best Christmas Ever, the Franklin family Tony Award goes to 2015.

‘Nutcracker’ gets hip hop makeover

‘Nutcracker’ gets hip hop makeover

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker" show features DJ Boo, 11 dancers, an electric violinist and digital scenery that changes the traditional “Nutcracker” date from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. The opening party scene has become a block party in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan.

Two friends share lead in ‘White Christmas’

Two friends share lead in ‘White Christmas’

Kerry Conte and Rachel Rhodes-Devey have been rubbing elbows on the stage for quite a while now, as most people in the Indian Hills neighborhood of Slingerlands will tell you.

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