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Squabbling family finds a touch of harmony in ‘The Lyons’

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
The promo for “The Lyons” calls the Lyons family “deliciously dysfunctional.” Indeed.
 
ALBANY

Lin dancers offer soothing drama at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Choreographer Kun-Yang Lin's works, as seen through his Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at the Egg on Friday night, both soothe viewers into a meditative state while at the same time alerting them to an inherent but unspoken drama.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Civic Players offer novel ‘Liar’

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Dear Joseph Fava: You’re the one I blame for drawing me into your wordy game.
 
Talented cast, great dancing make paper-thin ‘Newsies’ entertaining

Talented cast, great dancing make paper-thin ‘Newsies’ entertaining

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Disney’s Tony winning Broadway musical “Newsies” is, without question, a whirlwind of non-stop youthful energy.
 
Proctors to hold lottery for 'Newsies' tickets
SCHENECTADY

Proctors to hold lottery for 'Newsies' tickets

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Some of the last few seats for “Newsies” will be available through a lottery today and Wednesday.
 
SCHENECTADY

SLOC delivers timeless 'Horror'

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
The musical is receiving an all-hands-on-deck-or-somewhere-on-the-body treatment, under the sweet lash of director Michael Gatzendorfer, and you might find yourself standing and swaying at the end of the evening while the cast sings and dances to “The Time Warp.”
 
ALBANY

Confetti Fest feels incomplete

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The playbill for Confetti Fest X, Confetti Stage’s one-act play festival, lists bios of the writers, performers, directors and production crew, many of whom have won awards for their work, and past shows certainly attest to their fine contributions. Unfortunately, this mounting of five original pieces is not, as they say, ready for prime time.
 
ALBANY

Parsons Dance gives ‘soaring’ show at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In a program of five works, including the ubiquitous solo “Caught,” Parsons Dance soared to the delight of its admirers Friday night at The Egg.
 
LENOX, Mass.

Durang’s farce both moving and hilarious

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
In “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s Tony-award winning play running at Shakespeare & Company, you see another side of Durang: He’s finally grown up.
 

Barrington’s ‘Dancing Lessons’ is stale story

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Barrington Stage’s world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new play “Dancing Lessons” can't be saved by the fine performance of its lead actor.
 

A hit or miss offering by Brazilian hip-hop troupe

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Hip-hop is a solo art. Thus, it takes effort, a lot of effort, to transform a crew of house and break dancers into a cohesive ensemble.
 

Chita Rivera magnificent in musical version of ‘The Visit’

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Vibrant, vital and in fabulous voice, Chita Rivera is nothing short of wonderful in Williamstown Theatre Festival's "The Visit."
 
SCHENECTADY

Cirque Eloize returns with high-flying entertainment

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Cirque Eloize is back at Proctors this summer, and just like last August, the troupe of Canadian circus artists and dancers are captivating audience with its “iD,” a daring showcase of physical control and strength artfully framed in a gritty urban setting.
 
Audience flips for high-flying Australian ensemble

Audience flips for high-flying Australian ensemble

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
The acrobatic adroitness of Circa, now at Jacob's Pillow, ventures well beyond the confines of dance.
 
Bolshoi amazes at SPAC with ‘Don Quixote’
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bolshoi amazes at SPAC with ‘Don Quixote’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
People protesting Russian actions in Ukraine lined the entrance of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop thousands from taking in the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra in its flashy version of “Don Quixote.”
 
 

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