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Epiphany Theatre moves upstate

For the last couple of years there's been a new theater in Saratoga Springs. That community's first year-round professional theater is in the midst of transition, or move, from New York City to Saratoga Springs. Epiphany Theatre presents four productions a year and lots of educational outreach to young theatergoers. But, wait moving from New York City to Upstate? Shouldn't that be the other way around? Epiphany Theater co-founder and producing director Amy Kaissar told Todd Moe that the theater's motto is art for the community.  Go to full article
George Deihl and Hugh Sinclair (Scrooge) in "A Christmas Carol" at Epiphany Theatre in Saratoga Springs
George Deihl and Hugh Sinclair (Scrooge) in "A Christmas Carol" at Epiphany Theatre in Saratoga Springs

A new twist on a holiday classic

Epiphany Theater, in Saratoga Springs, presents a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The show opens Wednesday night and features just two actors. Epiphany commissioned the new version of the Charles Dickens classic from playwright James Armstrong. A few of the characters are played by puppets, including a ten-foot tall "Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come." Todd Moe talks with actor George Deihl who plays everyone but Scrooge in the show.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Sam the Bugler summons the ponies

One of the most iconic sounds in the North Country is the "Call to the Post" at the Saratoga Horse track. It turns out that for the last fifteen years, one guy has been blowing that little tune. He's today's Heard Up North. Note: Sam prefers not to use his last name. He lives on Long Island and plays in a rock and roll band in his spare time.  Go to full article
Funny Cide at Saratoga. Source: Wikipedia
Funny Cide at Saratoga. Source: Wikipedia

Funny Cide ends gloried run, Sackets Harbor celebrates

One of the most storied racehorses of the last thirty years retired Friday in Saratoga Springs. Funny Cide was adored by the public for being a blue-collar horse that came agonizingly close to capturing the 2003 Triple Crown. The horse was owned by a group of friends from Sackets Harbor, not far from Watertown. As Brian Mann reports, they got into the thoroughbred horse-racing business on a whim. That whim took them into the horse-racing history books.  Go to full article

Preview: Love Letters

Todd Moe talks with a young director making his professional theater debut in Saratoga Springs this week. Evan Cummings, who uses a wheelchair, is directing Love Letters for Epiphany Theater Company.  Go to full article
Roosevelt Bath and Spa
Roosevelt Bath and Spa

"Bathwatergate" sweeps Saratoga Springs

This week, the New York Post revealed that the famous mineral baths in Saratoga Springs are being, well, watered down. It turns out local bathhouses are adding hot tap water to bring the baths to a more comfortable temperature. The flap -- which some are calling "Bathwater Gate" has drawn attention from New York's top politicians. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Saratoga mineral baths diluted with tap water

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno wants the governor to order an investigation into the use of tap water in the famous mineral baths at the state park in Saratoga Springs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A flurry of dance in Saratoga Springs

One of the largest dance festivals in North America, with lots of participatory dance and music instruction sessions, parties, and performances, gets underway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's Open Studio, spoke with Peter Davis, co-director of the 20th annual "Dance Flurry" festival. Davis says everyone is welcome.  Go to full article

Preview: Buffalo UU Choir in Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community hosts a concert by the UU Church of Buffalo Choir this Saturday evening (7 pm) at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. They'll also perform Sunday afternoon (2 pm) in Saratoga Springs. Todd Moe talks with choir director Barbara Wagner who has directed the group since 1962.  Go to full article

Epiphany Theater Company Moving to Saratoga

Epiphany Theater Company, in New York City, is moving to Saratoga Springs this summer. The first production in their new space, to be announced soon, will be this fall. Todd Moe talks with Amy Kaissar, one of the founders of Epiphany Theatre.  Go to full article

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