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Cast, audience have a ball with ‘Charley’s Aunt’

Cast, audience have a ball with ‘Charley’s Aunt’

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
From Carol Max’s typically amusing curtain speech to the final bows, Curtain Call's fast-paced production of "Charley's Aunt" will have you — to use an old-fashioned word — chortling.

Weare Company showcases magnetic dancers in informal setting

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Watching Kate Weare Company is like being lured into an orbit. Her dancers are magnets, drawn to each other in a way that they can hardly be separate for long.
Power of music shines through self-indulgent ‘Motown’

Power of music shines through self-indulgent ‘Motown’

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Sitting through “Motown: the Musical” is not unlike sitting with aging relative as they fumble through an old scrapbook.

Superb flamenco performance electrifies Egg

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

There is something about flamenco that sets it apart from every form of music and dance.

Choreographer finds relation between language and movement

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Assigning words to movement is an inexact art, maybe even an impossible one. But for choreographer and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company performer Silas Riener, words intrigue.

ACT play an emotional story on the power of love

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
“Looking for Normal” is a very good play. It is a play that you will enjoy — you’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry.
Smoldering Italian dance troupe shows off astounding technique

Smoldering Italian dance troupe shows off astounding technique

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
The Italian dance troupe Spellbound Contemporary Ballet won new fans in two memorable performances this weekend, at The Egg in Albany on Friday and at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli on Saturday.
Top-notch ‘Book of Mormon’ a wild ride at Proctors

Top-notch ‘Book of Mormon’ a wild ride at Proctors

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
“The Book of Mormon” — stuffed with big ensemble numbers, like the charming “Hello”; the irreverent (a word that comes to mind frequently here) “Man Up”; “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream”; and “Joseph Smith American Moses” — unequaled in its humor and ribaldry.
‘The Night Alive’: Much more than a little sunshine

‘The Night Alive’: Much more than a little sunshine

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
Conor McPherson play is receiving a stunning production at Curtain Call Theatre.

Theater review: ‘Dracula’ a bloody good show

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Immortality: by any means necessary.
HMT cast excels in dazzling 'Chorus Line'

HMT cast excels in dazzling 'Chorus Line'

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
From the opening number, “I Hope I Get It” right on through to the gold top hats and tails, this cast excels.

Play on Meriwether Lewis has dense script, but is riveting theater

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
“Grinder’s Stand” is fascinating theater, an experience that will send you back to the books for further study about explorer Meriwether Lewis.

Theater review: Score sabotages performances in uneven ‘Blonde’

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Friends and family of the cast were evidently in the audience at Friday’s opening of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” because there was a lot of appreciative hooting and hollering after every number.
‘Gentleman’s Guide’ offers pitch-perfect entertainment

‘Gentleman’s Guide’ offers pitch-perfect entertainment

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
A wacky story of a serial killer in London, 1909, one Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey), who bumps off the eight members of the D’Ysquith family standing in his way to becoming the ninth Earl of Highhurst.

Dance Review: Drama shows promise, needs improvement

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Hip-hop, funk, jazz and contemporary dance thrive on tricks that thrill. It’s not often that these slinky styles seek to tell a tale — especially an evening-length one.

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