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Susan Stein plays Etty Hillesum. Photo: Ricardo Barros
Susan Stein plays Etty Hillesum. Photo: Ricardo Barros

Preview: "Etty" in Morristown

Actor/writer Susan Stein combed through the diary and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Jewish student who lived in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War Two, and her one-woman play Etty is based on those diaries.

Stein will perform the play at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morristown on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Preview: "Beauty and the Beast" in Potsdam

The stage version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens next Tuesday night at SUNY Potsdam. Dress rehearsals for the show are underway this weekend. Todd Moe checks on the production with director Chad Larabee, who says the show includes dozens of local actors and musicians.  Go to full article

Letting Shakespeare's plays speak for themselves

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is back for their third annual Summer Festival Season in the region. But don't expect lavish costumes or sets. The company prides itself in presenting Shakespeare "in the raw", without the need for traditional sets and props.

Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Tara Bradway, who is also one of the twelve actors in the company. This summer, they'll perform The Twelve Labors of Hercules, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.  Go to full article
The historic Sunday Rock is a landmark along Route 56 in South Colton.
The historic Sunday Rock is a landmark along Route 56 in South Colton.

Musical pays tribute to Colton's history and legendary rock

A locally written musical gets a 20th anniversary remake on Colton-Pierrepont Central School's stage this week. Sunday Rock - the Folk Musical was written by Colton resident Evelyn Riehl, who wanted to pay tribute to the town's history and people. Named for the glacial boulder - Sunday Rock - that sits along Route 56 in South Colton, the show is the story of the people who lived in the rough-and-tumble wilderness and townsfolk a hundred years ago. It opens Wednesday night.

Todd Moe spoke with writer/composer Evelyn Riehl and her son, Bill, about the musical, the town and the big rock that many locals say still separates the woods from the world.  Go to full article
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>.
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A decade of Shakespeare in Prescott

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its tenth summer season in Prescott, Ontario. The Kinsman amphitheater, along the waterfront, is home to the Festival. A decade ago, a small group of actors brought a production of Romeo and Juliet to Prescott, and it proved to be a success. It's now the largest outdoor professional Shakespeare festival in Ontario, attracts some of the best talent and features two plays as well as an educational program for aspiring actors.

Todd Moe heads down to the waterfront for a conversation with artistic director Ian Farthing and some of the actors for their thoughts on this year's productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Go to full article

Preview: ATF's summer theatre season in Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's summer season in Glens Falls starts this week with A.R. Gurney's Black Tie. The show opens with a matinee on Wednesday afternoon. Todd Moe talks with ATF artistic director Mark Fleischer about the 18th season, which includes Gurney's comedy set on the shores of Lake George, an award-winning Broadway musical and a tribute to Woody Guthrie.  Go to full article
NCPR theater critic Connie Meng
NCPR theater critic Connie Meng

Pleasant surprises on Broadway

NCPR's resident theater critic Connie Meng spends a lot of time on the road around the region during the theater season. Just before the Tony awards were announced last weekend, Connie was in New York City taking in some of the best music and drama that Broadway is offering this summer.

So, if you're visiting the city this season, Connie has some theater recommendations. Five of the Tony winners for acting were in the four shows she saw recently: Nice Work if You Can Get it, Peter and the Starcatcher, Other Desert Cities, and One Man, Two Guvnors.  Go to full article
Jan McInnis
Jan McInnis

Comedy for Baby Boomers in Clayton

Family, kids, work and aging are all fair game at the Clayton Opera House tonight (7:30). Jan McInnis and Kent Rader will host an evening of Baby Boomer Comedy. The show advertises itself as a "clean, fun night." Both in their 50's, Jan says she and Kent cover all the topics common to their generation.

Todd Moe spoke with Jan McInnis, who began her career in the corporate world before turning to comedy. She's been a full time comedian for more than 16 years.  Go to full article

Shoelaces tie together hopes, fears and dancing

Participants in a series of dance workshops tomorrow and Saturday will help create the mood for a final dance concert Saturday night in Potsdam. The St. Lawrence County Arts Council has invited the Sasha Soreff Dance Theater to bring their interactive dance piece, titled "The Shoelace Project," to the North Country this weekend.

Director Sasha Soreff told Todd Moe that audiences will participate by writing their hopes and fears on wide shoelaces before the show, and during the performance the company's dancers will use the shoelaces and translate the thoughts into movement. She says the workshops will be open to people of all abilities.  Go to full article
The interior of the Strand Theater
The interior of the Strand Theater

Two downtown spaces bring art to Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh is a city in transition. There's a lot of effort to attract new families and businesses and rebrand the lakeside city as a destination. As Sarah Harris reports, a key part of that revitalization means bringing the downtown back to life and building the arts scene.  Go to full article

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