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Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors

Friday, April 17, 2015
In all the musical mayhem, the actors in ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ work their craft.
 
Review: Study of 2 marriages lacks passion
LATHAM

Review: Study of 2 marriages lacks passion

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Review: “People change and forget to tell one another.” Words have seldom proved more bracingly true than Lillian Hellman’s curt and pithy observation of marriage and relationships. And that quote is brought to life in a delicate play currently on stage at Curtain Call Theater.
 
ALBANY

Dance company honors its roots at The Egg

Saturday, April 11, 2015
A quintet of dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company appeared Friday night at The Egg in a program of older works, dating from the 1980s and '90s.
 

Keigwin dancers bring magic to stage

Friday, April 10, 2015
Choreographer Larry Keigwin speaks a language that everyone can understand. His works embrace authentic humanity, without the taint of pretensions, but with a tinge of humor.
 
SCHENECTADY

Theater Review: With a ‘Will,’ it’s worth it to find a way to SCP

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Del Shores’ 1987 offering suffers from its length. Scissors, anyone? Then there are the stereotypes, the unsubtle humor (no wit or irony here), the shouting, and the push-me-pull-you tension between comedy and drama.
And yet.
 
TROY

Dance Review: From Dorvillier, a 4-square show

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Everyone knows that a point of view can change when looked at a different perspective. Choreographer DD Dorvillier underscored that truth in enticing ways in her triptych of sorts, “Extra Shapes.”
 
Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala
COLONIE

Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Neil and Jane Golub, known for their philanthropic work throughout the Capital Region, will be honored as co-chairs of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2015 New York City Ballet Gala
 
Review: 'Song of Jasmine' fails to blossom
ALBANY

Review: 'Song of Jasmine' fails to blossom

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Review: Jazz and classical Indian dance are an odd couple. Yet that didn’t stop the directors of Ragamala Dance from collaborating with jazz alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. Their mysterious fusions of forms unfolded on Saturday night at the Egg.
 
Les Violons du Roy offer sparkling performance
TROY

Les Violons du Roy offer sparkling performance

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Canadian ensemble Les Violons du Roy played music from the 1700s Tuesday at t the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.:
 
Side-splitting ‘Souvenir’ a must-see show
ALBANY

Side-splitting ‘Souvenir’ a must-see show

Monday, March 9, 2015
There is something hysterically thrilling about Steven Temperley’s play “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.”
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: 2 new Nacre works sharply different

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Review: Two works had their official Nacre Dance premieres on Saturday night at the Spa Little Theatre, but that was about the only thing these two had in common.
 
CAMBRIDGE

Poetry shines in satisfying production of ‘Tartuffe’

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Though 350 years old, "Tartuffe" is as fresh a commentary on religious hypocrisy as any Jon Stewart monologue.
 
Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This production of a theater warhorse is handsomely mounted and produced with loving care.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater remakes American history in classic humor

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Take a gifted funny man like Aaron Holbritter. Put him in charge of three actors without a shred of self-consciousness (or dignity?) — Jonathan Hefter, Ashley L. Evenson and Evan Jones. Toss them a hodgepodge script of hit-and-miss humor and — voila! — you have the silliness now on stage in Saratoga.
 

Obscure Simon play only mildly amusing

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Hearty applause to Albany Civic Theater with their choice to stage Neil Simon’s seldom seen comedy-drama, “Proposals.”
 
 

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