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Out of the fog comes a stellar ‘Sweeney Todd’ at SLOC

Out of the fog comes a stellar ‘Sweeney Todd’ at SLOC

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Actors Molly Rose McGrath and Michael A. Bellotti lead a rich, technically strong show.
 
Garth Fagan Dance exuberant, explosive at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Garth Fagan Dance exuberant, explosive at Proctors

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Garth Fagan dancers spring straight into the air without any seeming preparation, have iron cores that allow them to bend and sway on one leg and they also can stop, stark still, in mid-momentum.
 
Manic and jolly, 'Explorers Club' an audience delight
SCHENECTADY

Manic and jolly, 'Explorers Club' an audience delight

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
A jolly good production of a jolly good script.
 

Quibbles aside, Cap Rep play an absorbing study

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
This world premiere of "Naked Influence" is worth your attention.
 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

Despite 'Subtle’ bump, Brown program proves inspiring

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
For the past two years, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence has spent creative time at Williams College. While there, he and his band of eight dancers enjoyed the privilege of uninterrupted time and space while the community soaked up his artistic teachings and, consequently, inspiration.
 
Singing, acting, sets delight in ‘Cinderella’
SCHENECTADY

Singing, acting, sets delight in ‘Cinderella’

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
The new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, playing at Proctors through Sunday, is a glorious visual treat, beautifully acted, and a great deal of it is truly enchanting.
 
Best of 2015: Dance

Best of 2015: Dance

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
As funding opportunities narrow, as do audience wallets, the area dance scene is reverting back to its earliest days here — when summer was the only season when dance could be enjoyed.
 
Best of 2015: Theater

Best of 2015: Theater

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
Scissors closed, glue sticks capped. Fellow Gazette theater reviewers Paul Lamar and Matthew Moross have just finished pasting up their “Best of” theatrical scrapbook for 2015.
 

Flashy ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ brings audience to its feet

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
“Hip Hop Nutcracker” has turned the classical ballet on its head.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

A fine staging of 'Miracle on 34th Street' offered for Christmas

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Niece Katie was once my co-reviewer for shows like this one, but she is now 17, a high school senior and a waitress, so our 10-year granddaughter, Hannah, was my companion for Saturday afternoon’s performance of the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street."
 

Moscow Ballet’s uneven ‘Nutcracker’: from tepid to astonishing

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
The Russians are known for their ballet, so expectations always run high when the Moscow Ballet makes its annual visit to the Palace Theatre for “The Nutcracker.”
 
Poor diction makes musical ‘Matilda’ hard to understand

Poor diction makes musical ‘Matilda’ hard to understand

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
One of the first rules of any kind of sharing in the theater is accessibility and sadly, a good deal of “Matilda: The Musical” is inaccessible.
 
Fine actors can't save weak script in radio play
SCHENECTADY

Fine actors can't save weak script in radio play

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
Radio play on stage? Let’s be honest: You go to the theater (from the Greek for “a seeing place”) to watch things.
 
Cast, audience have a ball with ‘Charley’s Aunt’
LATHAM

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.
 
 

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