Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "theatre"

The cast of "The Foreigner" rehearses a scene at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Photo: Our Town Theatre Group
The cast of "The Foreigner" rehearses a scene at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Photo: Our Town Theatre Group

Preview: "The Foreigner" in North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group opens its spring production of "The Foreigner" Friday night at 7:30 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. The comedy, by Larry Shue, is set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Todd Moe spoke with director Jordan Hornstein, who also plays the part of "Froggy" LeSeuer in the show, about its traditional comic motifs.  Go to full article
London's Globe Theatre.  Tickets for the Prescott performances of "Hamlet" will go on sale April 23rd - Shakespeare's birthday!   Photo:  Todd Moe
London's Globe Theatre. Tickets for the Prescott performances of "Hamlet" will go on sale April 23rd - Shakespeare's birthday! Photo: Todd Moe

Globe's Hamlet coming to Prescott

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario, has been chosen to host the world famous Globe Theatre for productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet this summer. It's the only Canadian stop on the famed theatre's 2014 international tour.

The Globe's touring cast, from London, England, will present two performances of Hamlet on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.  Go to full article
Located next to Snell Music Theatre, the $55-million Performing Arts Center is the first new academic building at SUNY Potsdam in decades.   It was designed by Lorenzo Matti, of Pfeiffer Partners Architects, New York City.   Photo: Todd Moe
Located next to Snell Music Theatre, the $55-million Performing Arts Center is the first new academic building at SUNY Potsdam in decades. It was designed by Lorenzo Matti, of Pfeiffer Partners Architects, New York City. Photo: Todd Moe

SUNY-Potsdam raises the curtain on its new Performing Arts Center

Dance and theater students at SUNY Potsdam will return to a new Performing Arts Center later this month. The $55-million facility is the first new academic building at SUNY Potsdam in decades. Construction on the building began in 2010 and it was officially unveiled to students and the community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. It will house the Department of Theater and Dance and includes two theaters, a dance performance space and costume, scenery and lighting design labs.

Todd Moe took a tour as contractors completed interior work and faculty were still finding their way around its halls.  Go to full article
Ian Farthing, as Joseph, in <em>Jesus My Boy</em>. The show opens tonight in Prescott and continues next weekend in Chesterville and Ottawa, Ontario.   Photo: St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Ian Farthing, as Joseph, in Jesus My Boy. The show opens tonight in Prescott and continues next weekend in Chesterville and Ottawa, Ontario. Photo: St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Preview: "Jesus, My Boy"

Joseph, the often forgotten Jewish carpenter who becomes the father of Jesus in the Christmas story, gets his say in the production of Jesus, My Boy.

The one-man show opens tonight at St. Andrew's Church in Prescott, Ontario. Ian Farthing, artistic director of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, stars as Joseph.

Farthing told Todd Moe that he first saw the production in London, and calls it the retelling of a familiar story with funny anecdotes and a "healthy dose of irreverance."  Go to full article
R. H. Thomson
R. H. Thomson

An actor's response to remembering a world war

Next year marks the centennial of the start of World War I, and a Canadian actor/director is in the midst of planning an international event for the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

R.H. Thomson is perhaps best known as Jasper Dale in the Canadian televison series, Road to Avonlea. Recently, he played Alexander in the Thousand Islands Playhouse production of No Great Mischief.

In 2008, Thomson co-created the 1914-1918 Vigil, a project that saw the names of more than 68,000 Canadians who died during the war projected onto memorials and buildings across Canada.

Todd Moe spoke with him about creating a multi-national WWI centenary project called "The World Remembers," which Thomson calls a unique, powerful effort that speaks to younger generations.

Over the past two years, Thomson has visited government officials and war archives across Europe. His goal is a collective remembrance of all the war dead.  Go to full article
<i>Postmortem</i> cast (L-R)<br />Dan Studnicky (Bobby), Hannah Jay (May), Dennis Wilson (Leo), Judy Stafford (Louise), Maryann Sauro (Aunt Lilly), Barbara Westbrook (Marion), Eric D.<br />Potter (William Gillette).  The show opens Friday night (7:30 pm) in North Creek.  Photo:  OTTG<br />
Postmortem cast (L-R)
Dan Studnicky (Bobby), Hannah Jay (May), Dennis Wilson (Leo), Judy Stafford (Louise), Maryann Sauro (Aunt Lilly), Barbara Westbrook (Marion), Eric D.
Potter (William Gillette). The show opens Friday night (7:30 pm) in North Creek. Photo: OTTG

Preview: "Postmortem" in North Creek

All the classic murder mystery elements -- shots in the dark, knives, deathbed letters and a seance -- come together in the next production by the Our Town Theatre Group in North Creek this weekend. Todd Moe talks with director Colleen Potter about the community theatre troupe's performances of Postmortem at the Tannery Pond Community Center.  Go to full article
<i>Our Town</i> will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Our Town will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Preview: "Our Town" in Lake Placid

Theater groups around the country are marking the 75th anniversary of Thorton Wilder's Our Town with special performances this year. Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid resident and film and stage actor James Tolkan, who's directing Our Town at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this weekend. The production is a collaboration with Pendragon Theatre and Community Theatre Players. The cast includes more than 30 local performers.  Go to full article
Members of the Grasse River Players rehearse <i>Picasso at the Lapin Agile</i>.  The play opens tonight at the historic Edwards Opera House (7:30pm). Photo: Grasse River Players
Members of the Grasse River Players rehearse Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The play opens tonight at the historic Edwards Opera House (7:30pm). Photo: Grasse River Players

Preview: "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" in Edwards

Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar: that's the premise of the Grasse River Players community theater production this weekend.

Todd Moe talks with director Morgan Hastings and cast members Jeff Griegel and Jennifer Freego for a preview of Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the historic Edwards Opera House.  Go to full article
David Fox and R.H. Thomson play brothers Calum and Alexander in "No Great Mischief".  The show opens Friday night (8 pm) at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.  Photo: Thousand Islands Playhouse
David Fox and R.H. Thomson play brothers Calum and Alexander in "No Great Mischief". The show opens Friday night (8 pm) at the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Photo: Thousand Islands Playhouse

Preview: "No Great Mischief"

Love, loss, family history and Scottish ancestry are at the heart of a play that opens Friday night in the Springer Theatre at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario. No Great Mischief is based on the novel by Alistair MacLeod. It's the story of two brothers, Calum and Alexander, who seek to reconcile their past.

Todd Moe spoke with Canadian actor R.H. Thomson, who plays Alexander MacDonald, in the show. He says it's a memory play that takes viewers from a squalid rooming house in Toronto to Cape Breton to the deep mines of Elliot Lake.  Go to full article
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, <i>Celtic Fairy Tales</i>, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer.  Photo:  Adirondack Shakespeare Company
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, Celtic Fairy Tales, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer. Photo: Adirondack Shakespeare Company

A dose of Shakespeare in the Adirondacks this fall

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company celebrated its fourth summer season in Schroon Lake, but they're not packing up the scenes and sonnets just yet. The company is gearing up for its first foray into autumn programming, and is planning a full production of Love's Labour's Lost in Schroon Lake, Glens Falls, Upper Jay and Essex next month.

Budget constraints forced the troupe to cut back on productions this summer. Artistic Director Tara Bradway told Todd Moe that they focused on children's programming. But, it'll be back to the Barb this fall.  Go to full article

1-10 of 225  next 10 »  last »