Saratoga Performing Arts Center opened its 50th anniversary classical season with a champagne toast. But what got heads swirling was the first dance on SPAC’s summer stage — “Castles” as danced by Doug Varone and Dancers.
By Wendy Liberatore/For The Daily Gazette
April 30, 2016
In the past 25 years, choreographer Ellen Sinopoli created more than 75 works. And some of her best were on display Friday night at The Egg where her Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company celebrated its silver anniversary with a stellar, glowing retrospective of some of her best creations.
It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who said there are no second acts in American lives. The same might be said of “Calendar Girls,” whose first act rises to a glorious and fun-filled climax, but whose second act is a long denouement.
You’ve got your visual humor when Robert (Sean Baldwin) loses his shirt and covers up his nipples with his tie and when diva Raquel (Pat Brady) enters as Aida, holding her dog, Puccini (Ozzie), similarly dressed.
By Matthew G. Moross /For The Daily Gazette
March 18, 2016
Thanks to playwright Deborah Brevoort’s whimsical mash-up of discovery, history and comic book heroes you really don’t need to. She has captured that it all, creating an entertaining and winning evening of theater.
By Paul Lamar/For The Daily Gazette
February 20, 2016
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.”
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.