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Peter Handke’s “Kaspar” at Skidmore College, April 28-May 1

Peter Handke's "Kaspar" at the Skidmore College Department of Theater. Photo Courtesy of Sue Kessler.
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Peter Handke’s Classic 1967 Play Comes to Skidmore Kaspar at Skidmore College As part of their Spring 2016 Director’s Lab, The Skidmore College Department of Theater will perform Kaspar by Peter Handke, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1 at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater’s Black Box. This year’s production is directed by senior [...]

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A New Direction for The Lake Theatre, with two Comedies for 2016

Poster for Almost, Maine, courtesy of Big Gorilla Design.
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The Lake Theatre Produces Two Shows for 2016 Two Quirky Comedies are Cast for this Year’s season In a departure from previous seasons, The Lake Theatre will be producing two shows this year: Almost, Maine by John Cariani and Kathleen Clark’s Southern Comforts. “We had a terrific turnout for auditions both in New York City [...]

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Big Apple Circus in Lake George Sparks Imagination, Review

One of the many acrobats at the Big Apple Circus. Photo courtesy Big Apple Circus
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Clowns, Jugglers and Plenty of Imagination The Big Apple Circus in Lake George, Review The imagination has no boundaries and neither does the Big Apple Circus. The show, which will be in Lake George through July 29th, features daring feats and colorful characters who deliver well on the “Dream Big” theme. The “imagination machine” that [...]

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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the LPCA, Review

Into the Woods. Photo Courtesy LPCA
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Fairy Tales Come to Life at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Into the Woods, Review Have you ever wondered what happens after the “Happily Ever After’s” are written in fairy tales? If so, Into the Woods emphasizes that we should be careful what we wish for, and our choices can often have powerful [...]

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A Holiday Classic Comes to Cohoes Music Hall: A Wonderful Life, Review

John Noble, left, plays villainous banker Henry F. Potter, and Brad Heikes plays George Bailey in the musical A Wonderful Life at Cohoes Music Hall. (Photo - Theresa M. Thibodeau)
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A Wonderful Life, Cohoes Music Hall, Review The Holiday Classic is Now a Musical: A Wonderful Life at the Cohoes Music Hall There are definitely two camps when it comes to the film It’s a Wonderful Life. For some, the holidays aren’t the holidays without laughing and crying along with Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey [...]

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Man of La Mancha at Capital Repertory Theatre, Review

Road buddies, Don Quixote (Kevin McGuire), the impossible-dreaming knight and Sancho Panza (Robert Anthony Jones), his trusty and cheerful squire, enjoy their journey to adventure in Man of La Mancha, the Tony-Award winning musical playing at Capital Rep, Nov. 11- Dec. 17. Tickets and information at (518) 445-SHOW
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Man of La Mancha, Capital Repertory Theatre, Review Broadway Classic, Man of La Mancha, Comes to Capital Rep He is the maddest wise man …or wisest madman— goes the ponderings of the Padre and the Duke, while looking upon the unbalanced Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha—now playing at Capital Repertory Theatre. The classic [...]

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Dramatizing the Ordinary: Superior Donuts at Capital Rep, Review

Superior Donuts: Franco Wicks (Brooks Brantly) and shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski (George Tynan Crowley) share the bad taste of failure in donut making.
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Superior Donuts, Capital Repertory Theatre, Review Life, Love, Dreams and Donuts: Superior Donuts at Capital Rep Most people have big dreams, especially those who immigrate to the United States. Well, not the Polish, according to Arthur Przybyszewski. His father opened a donut shop in Uptown Chicago, selling the fried treats with a sort of expectation [...]

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A Conversation with the Cast, Director and Author of Skin Deep at the LGDT

Skin Deep at the Lake George Dinner Theatre
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Conversation with the Cast, Director and Author of Skin Deep at the Lake George Dinner Theatre Inside Skin Deep at the Lake George Dinner Theatre The Lake George Dinner Theatre’s current production of Jon Lonoff’s Skin Deep is one of this summer’s biggest hits… and if you haven’t seen it, you most definitely should. Featuring [...]

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“When You’re a Jet…” West Side Story at Proctors, Review

West Side Story at Proctors
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West Side Story at Proctors, Review “Without a gang, you’re an orphan,” goes Riff’s line in West Side Story, describing life as a gang leader in 1950s New York City. The show runs through August 21, 2011 at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. In this modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Upper West Side teenager [...]

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A Reunion (and a Show): Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre

Joe Guzman and Ginger Lee McDermott in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake On Wednesday, July 27, the curtain went up at the Pendragon Theatre on Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a dark play by Christopher Hampton set in 18th Century France and based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Originally produced by England’s Royal Shakespeare Company  in [...]

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