Jun 06, 2014 — It started in 1974 with a small group of theatre lovers in Canton wanting to build an outlet for creativity. This weekend, the Grasse River Players celebrates 40 years of producing a wide variety of theater, from radio plays, to musicals to original full length dramas. The community theater group's annual meeting is on Sunday (7 pm) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. Everyone is welcome.
Todd Moe sat down with two charter members of the Grasse River Players -- Wanda Renick and Carole Berard -- for their favorite local theatrical moments, and spoke with GRP board president, Elaine Kuracina, about plans for the future. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Jun 03, 2014 — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the classic American film, "The Wizard of Oz." A large cast and crew from the Saranac Lake area is in the midst of final rehearsals this week for their production. The show, which opens at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Thursday night, is presented by The Community Theatre Players Inc. The performances are part of a worldwide celebration of the 1939 motion picture starring Judy Garland.
Director Matt Sorensen talks with Todd Moe about directing the popular musical during this anniversary year with a cast of more than 40 local performers--and Toto, too!
Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7 pm; Matinees Saturday 11 am and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: General admission $20, seniors/students $15, children 12 and under $10. Tickets available at the door. Cash or check only. Go to full article
May 30, 2014 — If you plan to go fishing on the St. Lawrence River this summer, near Wellesley Island, chances are you might buy your tackle from Lloyd Wood, or Woody. He's run a little... Go to full article
May 29, 2014 — Tonight the Norwood Village Green Concert Series kicks off its 41st season. Over the next few weeks we'll be featuring short conversations between Barb Heller and series... Go to full article
May 28, 2014 — Thousand Islands artist and musician John Elwood Cook loves life on the St. Lawrence River. He grew up on Wellesley Island and can trace his local family history back to the... Go to full article
May 28, 2014 — You don't have to be a westerner to appreciate Edward Curtis's photos from a hundred years ago. His sepia prints show native people on horseback or in dugout canoes. His... Go to full article
May 26, 2014 — Playwright Alfred Uhry is the only playwright to win the Triple Crown: an Oscar, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. "Driving Miss Daisy" won two of the three - the Oscar and the... Go to full article
May 23, 2014 — The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario has hired a new artistic director. Rona Waddington, who brought "Hamlet" to Prescott last summer, succeeds Ian... Go to full article