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Passionate Ballet BC opens Pillow season
BECKET, Mass.

Passionate Ballet BC opens Pillow season

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ballet BC's “Consagracion,” choreographed by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, made for a strong opener to the 83rd season at Jacob's Pillow.
 
Masterful performance by Lubovitch dancers
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Masterful performance by Lubovitch dancers

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company returned to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night in a trio of works that confirmed its reputation as a dance ensemble of excellence.
 
Infectious ‘Kinky Boots’ gets crowd ready to strut
SCHENECTADY

Infectious ‘Kinky Boots’ gets crowd ready to strut

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hightail it to Proctors to catch “Kinky Boots” before it bolts out of town on Sunday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fine music, excellent players close Saratoga Chamber season

Monday, June 15, 2015
The Saratoga Chamber Players closed their 28th season Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church with a program of rarities bolstered by family connections.
 
Sizzling 'Dancing with Stars' wow at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sizzling 'Dancing with Stars' wow at SPAC

Monday, June 15, 2015
The superstars of “Dancing with the Stars” sizzled on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center stage on Sunday night, with a dazzling, distilled version of the best of the television series. And audience responded with onslaught of whoops and cheers that are rare at a dance concert.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Colonial Little Theatre closes season with ‘laugh-out-loud’ production

Saturday, June 13, 2015
“Moonlight and Magnolias,” a two-act comedy played at a frantic pace under John Birchler’s whip-smart direction, lets us witness the intersection of art, business, egos, competition, personality disorders and politics in that melting pot of all things wonderful and woeful, Hollywood.
 
Review: Dark homage to 'Peanuts' funny, absorbing
ALBANY

Review: Dark homage to 'Peanuts' funny, absorbing

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Review: “Dog Sees God,” the second offering of a new troupe that has corralled some of the area’s best actors/techies to mount unusual scripts, is an homage, of sorts, though unauthorized by the Charles Schulz Estate, to the comic strip “Peanuts.” And, except for an unnecessary peroration, it’s a funny and absorbing piece of theater, expertly performed.
 
‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents
SCHENECTADY

‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
“Pippin” is a groaning board of desserts, and for the first act, it is worth the money you have to spend on a night out. Fill up on those colorful costumes; gorge on the acrobatics; smack your lips over the dancing; savor the stage effects; and tickle your belly with sugary pop ’70s tunes (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz).
 

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha...' and not enough humor

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lacks the humor needed to give it the spark
 
Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance
ALBANY

Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ancient traditions from Taiwan — the songs, dances and highly adorned costumes — swept across The Egg stage on Tuesday night in a parade that was beautiful for its simplicity and sincerity.
 
‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

Monday, May 11, 2015
Not memorable theater, but 'Becky' is worth a spin
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Light Opera Company hams it up in amusing ‘Spamalot’

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Schenectady Light Opera Company closed its 88th season in hilarious fashion, exploiting the considerable musical and comic resources at its disposal and turning over the whole royal mess to director — and clown prince himself — Adam Coons and producer Jennifer Larsen.
 
Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'
ALBANY

Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Review: Albany Civic’s production of "The Night of the Iguana" successfully captures the author’s themes, offering a relatively compelling evening exploring Williams’ journey into the misery of loneliness.
 
Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'
ALBANY

Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Full of shadows and revenge, rage and tragedy, 'Hamlet' is a beacon for those who love drama and the theater.
 
Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The 1939 comedy by Kaufman and Hart is being given a handsome production by the forces at Home Made Theater, with a 24-member cast under the sure direction of Dianne O’Neill Filer.
 
 

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