By Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette
July 22, 2016
| Updated 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday night was an historic night for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as the New York City Ballet opened the 50th anniversary celebration with the same ballet that inaugurated the first SPAC season in 1966: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
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.