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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.

Theater review: Victorian thriller ‘Angel Street’ shows its age

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Exiting the theater the other night from Albany Civic’s sturdy revival of Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller “Angel Street,” I was reminded of a quote.

‘Pensacola’ is a fitful success at Curtain Call

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Judith (Barbara Richards) is trapped in a one-bedroom condo in Pensacola, Florida.

Yingling, Wemitt stand out in Mac-Haydn’s ‘Millie’

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Pair shine in production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time

'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Peter Shaffer’s long one-act “Black Comedy” is pure, unadulterated fun, and for the 80 minutes you’re in your seat, you will thoroughly enjoy both the clever script and the ensemble work of Oldcastle’s fine cast.
Amanda Quaid shines in amusing ‘Engagements’

Amanda Quaid shines in amusing ‘Engagements’

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Playwright Lucy Teitler’s new play “Engagements” explores themes of connection in an insightful and often amusing manner

Choreography fails to serve ‘Midsummer Night's Dream’ story

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Mother Nature was on the side of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre on Friday night. But the choreography put a damper on Shakespeare's classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' outside The Egg.

Seagle Colony hits perfection in sold out ‘Les Miz’

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
'Les Miserables' at Seagle featured uniformly excellent singing from the huge cast, a singular use of the small stage, exceptional lighting choices and picture perfect period costumes.

‘Spun’ is one for theatergoers to care about

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Place: the cluttered garage of a falling-down house in a disintegrating city in the Rust Belt.
Four new works, eight incredible dancers in ‘Intensio’ at  Pillow

Four new works, eight incredible dancers in ‘Intensio’ at Pillow

Thursday, July 23, 2015
American Ballet Theatre’s crackerjack Daniil Simkin joined talents with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal’s Celine Cassone in a project on stage this week at the Pillow.
Evening of Shakespeare in the park is a delight

Evening of Shakespeare in the park is a delight

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
With Saratoga Shakespeare in Congress Park, no matter the play or the production, you will always have an entertaining evening.
Review: Chinese ballet is beautiful, but slow

Review: Chinese ballet is beautiful, but slow

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Saratoga Springs is a ballet town. Thus, when Saratoga Performing Arts Center booked the National Ballet of China for three shows this week, fans flocked to the amphitheater.
NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC

NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC

Thursday, July 16, 2015
As seen on Wednesday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in two August Bournonville ballets, it is clear there is nothing the New York City Ballet dancers can’t do, and do well.

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