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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.”
 
SCHENECTADY

Review: SLOC offers enchanting evening in the South Pacific

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Review: Schenectady Light Opera Company offers a deeply moving and frequently hilarious production of the classic musical "South Pacific."
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Civic Players present tale of loss with pathos, humor

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole” is a series of scenes exploring a family’s reaction to this unthinkable event, culminating in two powerful moments.
 

Patience required in funny, thought-provoking ‘Water’

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Overheard at intermission: “I’m not sure where this is going.”
 
‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening
SCHENECTADY

‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
“Oh, what a night!” Lyrics from the Four Seasons’ hit “December, 1963,” the song that opens “Jersey Boys” and serves as an encore that had Tuesday night’s full house on its feet. And it’s what you’ll be saying to your friends the next day at work.
 
 

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