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Theatre Calendar

6/20-7/19 She Loves Me, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/1-7/26 Jake's Gift, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/2-7/12 The Fox on the Fairway, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/10-7/19 Man of La Mancha, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
7/10-7/19 The Whale, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/11-7/27 My Way, Depot Theatre, Westport
7/11-8/3 Come Blow Your Horn, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
7/11-8/16 The Tempest, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/15-8/16 The Two Gentleman of Verona, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/16-7/26 Arsenic and Old Lace, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/17-10/11 Lake Effect, Lake George Dinner Theatre
7/24-8/2 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/25-8/23 The Importance of Being Earnest, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/30-8/9 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/31-8/18 Harvey, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/1-8/17 Greater Tuna, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/8-8/31 Dial M for Murder, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
8/15-9/20 TheUgly One, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/22-8/81 Pete 'n' Keeley, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/28-9/20 Death of a Salesman, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/29-9/20 Waiting for the Parade, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON


Theater
Jul 10, 2014 — Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture but also for renewal.
Jul 7, 2014 — McDonald has won more Tony Awards than any other actress in Broadway history. In this encore broadcast, McDonald talks about funneling her personal emotions into the songs she sings on stage.
Jul 6, 2014 — Sheldon Harnick, the lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello!, wrote dozens of songs for those shows and others that never saw the stage.
 



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Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

Connie Meng reviews Dinner with Friends at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Arsenic and Old Lace

Connie Meng attended a production of the comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace at the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Tartuffe at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Pendragon Theatre's production of Tartuffe has some hilarious moments. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake for the opening night.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, in its musical incarnation, is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Lend Me A Tenor

St. Michael's Playhouse has opened their 52nd season with the popular comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has a review of the opening night...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is the opening production of Pendragon Theatre's season. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Goodbye Piccadilly at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque is kicking off its season with the world premiere of Goodbye Piccadilly by Douglas Bowie. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng took...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Chesapeake at Syracuse Stage

Connie Meng has a review of Chesapeake playing at Syracuse Stage through Sunday, May 26.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Indian Ink

The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing out its season with the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Indian Ink. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article

Review: Cirque du Soleil

Connie Meng talks about the World Premiere of the latest Cirque du Soleil creation in Montreal. It's a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.  Go to full article

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