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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
“Pippin” is a groaning board of desserts, and for the first act, it is worth the money you have to spend on a night out. Fill up on those colorful costumes; gorge on the acrobatics; smack your lips over the dancing; savor the stage effects; and tickle your belly with sugary pop ’70s tunes (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz).
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lacks the humor needed to give it the spark
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ancient traditions from Taiwan — the songs, dances and highly adorned costumes — swept across The Egg stage on Tuesday night in a parade that was beautiful for its simplicity and sincerity.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Not memorable theater, but 'Becky' is worth a spin
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Schenectady Light Opera Company closed its 88th season in hilarious fashion, exploiting the considerable musical and comic resources at its disposal and turning over the whole royal mess to director — and clown prince himself — Adam Coons and producer Jennifer Larsen.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Review: Albany Civic’s production of "The Night of the Iguana" successfully captures the author’s themes, offering a relatively compelling evening exploring Williams’ journey into the misery of loneliness.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Full of shadows and revenge, rage and tragedy, 'Hamlet' is a beacon for those who love drama and the theater.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The 1939 comedy by Kaufman and Hart is being given a handsome production by the forces at Home Made Theater, with a 24-member cast under the sure direction of Dianne O’Neill Filer.
Friday, April 17, 2015
In all the musical mayhem, the actors in ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ work their craft.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Review: “People change and forget to tell one another.” Words have seldom proved more bracingly true than Lillian Hellman’s curt and pithy observation of marriage and relationships. And that quote is brought to life in a delicate play currently on stage at Curtain Call Theater.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
A quintet of dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company appeared Friday night at The Egg in a program of older works, dating from the 1980s and '90s.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Choreographer Larry Keigwin speaks a language that everyone can understand. His works embrace authentic humanity, without the taint of pretensions, but with a tinge of humor.
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.
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.”
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