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My Two Left Feet: A Review of the 25th Annual Flurry Festival

The 25th Annual Flurry Fest. Photo by Aubree Cutkomp
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The 25th Annual Flurry Festival, Review Puttin’ On a Pair of Boogie Shoes at the Annual Dance-a-Thon Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson declared February 12th-19th as Celebrate Traditional Music and Dance Week, and that is exactly what festival-goers did during this past weekend’s Flurry Festival. Saratoga’s City Center was alive with music and dance during [...]

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With Cat-Like Tread: The Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, Review

Frederic (John Farchione) with the Major General's many daughters in Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, 2012. Photos by Theresa Thibodeau
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The Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, Review Gilbert & Sullivan’s Comical Romp About Pirates and Merry Maidens The arrival of CR Productions’ The Pirates of Penzance, running at the Cohoes Music Hall through February 19th, seems to come with coincidence. If the timing of a February leap year performance schedule isn’t enough, [...]

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A Holiday Tradition: Stars on Ice Kicks Off its Tour in Lake Placid, Review

Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman
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Stars on Ice, Lake Placid, Review Stars on Ice Begins its Tour in Lake Placid Since its inception in 1986, the Stars on Ice show has been a Thanksgiving tradition in Lake Placid. This year, the show was held a month later, in December. “We had experienced some scheduling conflicts during the month of November [...]

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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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A F’ing Riot: Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Review

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Local Actors Guild of Saratoga, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Review One of the Year’s Best: The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Saratoga Art Center’s Dee Sarno Theater As I settled into Saratoga Art Center’s Dee Sarno Theater for The Great American Trailer Park Musical’s last curtain call, the woman sitting to my [...]

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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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The Perfect End of Summer Production: Pendragon Theatre’s The Mousetrap

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Pendragon Theatre’s The Mousetrap, Review The Mousetrap at Pendragon Theatre Pendragon Theatre’s The Mousetrap started out with a scream last night—literally. Perhaps the most famous of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, the book and subsequent play have mystified readers and theatregoers for decades. Its origins come from Christie’s short story, “Three Blind Mice,” and a half hour [...]

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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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Review of Wine Lovers: The Musical at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga,

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Wine Lovers: The Musical, Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga, Review With its clever concept, fun songs and six tasting-sized glasses of wine, Wine Lovers: The Musical provides not only a fitting intro to the world of wine, but also a highly entertaining and comical diversion to your evening out. The show emphasizes the fascination and romantic [...]

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