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‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents
SCHENECTADY

‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents

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).
 

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha...' and not enough humor

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lacks the humor needed to give it the spark
 
Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance
ALBANY

Taiwanese troup spread joy through dance

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.
 
‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

‘Becky’s New Car’ a fun ride

Monday, May 11, 2015
Not memorable theater, but 'Becky' is worth a spin
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Light Opera Company hams it up in amusing ‘Spamalot’

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.
 
Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'
ALBANY

Review: Performances memorable in ACT's 'Iguana'

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.
 
Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'
ALBANY

Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Full of shadows and revenge, rage and tragedy, 'Hamlet' is a beacon for those who love drama and the theater.
 
Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp

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.
 
Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors

Friday, April 17, 2015
In all the musical mayhem, the actors in ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ work their craft.
 
Review: Study of 2 marriages lacks passion
LATHAM

Review: Study of 2 marriages lacks passion

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.
 
ALBANY

Dance company honors its roots at The Egg

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.
 

Keigwin dancers bring magic to stage

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.
 
SCHENECTADY

Theater Review: With a ‘Will,’ it’s worth it to find a way to SCP

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.
And yet.
 
TROY

Dance Review: From Dorvillier, a 4-square show

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.”
 
Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala
COLONIE

Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala

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
 
 

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