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Best of 2014/Dance: Fans saw bright spots, farewells

Best of 2014/Dance: Fans saw bright spots, farewells

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
This year will be remembered as the year the Bolshoi Ballet captured the hearts and minds of Capital Region dance lovers.
 

Best of 2014/Theater: Drama, comedy, musicals will linger

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Once again, this area can be thankful for many remarkable theatrical productions that graced Capital Region stages in 2014.
 
You don't have to be a kid to love 'Elf: the Musical'
SCHENECTADY

You don't have to be a kid to love 'Elf: the Musical'

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
The colorful shenanigans of “Elf: the Musical,” are now tearing it up at Proctors.
 
ALBANY

Albany Berkshire Ballet's flawed ‘Nutcracker’ still entertains

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Saturday’s matinee of the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s staging of the Christmas classic "The Nutcracker" at the Egg was not up to its usual par.
 
Musical ‘Elf’ at Proctors will be homecoming for choreographer

Musical ‘Elf’ at Proctors will be homecoming for choreographer

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
While his work has been praised in major cities such as New York, Washington and Chicago, Connor Gallagher thinks next week’s production of “Elf” at Proctors in Schenectady will be one of the high points of his brief but busy career as a professional choreographer.
 
Melodies of Christmas producer enjoys intricacy of setting the stage

Melodies of Christmas producer enjoys intricacy of setting the stage

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Thousands of people have watched the annual Melodies of Christmas extravaganza on television and even that many more have actually attended the four-day show, which opens today at Proctors Theatre.
 
Dad, son act together in 'Jungle Book'
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dad, son act together in 'Jungle Book'

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Matthew Crowley may be putting his acting career on hold, but another member of the family, his 10-year-old son Ethan, is making his debut.
 
SCHENECTADY

‘Game’s Afoot’ not up to Schenectady Civic Players' effort

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
“The Game’s Afoot” — winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and currently in production by the Schenectady Civic Players— is new to me, but I won’t be seeing it again.
 
Still a 'Wonderful Life'

Still a 'Wonderful Life'

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
For actors playing George Bailey in any stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” there’s an obvious issue that must be addressed. How do you deal with the iconic specter of Jimmy Stewart?
 
Dancers work seasonal magic in ‘Nutcracker’

Dancers work seasonal magic in ‘Nutcracker’

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The Christmas party season has arrived with area productions of 'The Nutcracker'
 
ALBANY

Capital Rep's ‘Secret Garden’ solid, but long

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Cap Rep production of "The Secret Garden" has stellar cast, strong singing.
 
ALBANY

Cap Rep's 'Secret Garden' cancelled tonight

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Because of the illness of an actor in the cast of “The Secret Garden,” tonight’s 7:30 performance at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany has been cancelled
 
SCHENECTADY

Ballroom dance champs sizzle in Proctors show

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Ballroom dance champions gathered at Proctors on Saturday for a dance contest that cracked and sizzled.
 
TROY

Erciyas' audience-participation piece ‘uncomfortable’

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
As seen on Friday night at EMPAC, “This Piece Is Still to Come,” an audience-participation show from Turkish dance maker Begum Erciya, was a typical RPI experience, which generally feels like slipping down a portal into an unknown and often uncomfortable exercise.
 
Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
NEW YORK

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, has died.
 
 

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