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Hardee T Lineham and Alex Poch-Goldin in a scene from "The Ugly One" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.
Hardee T Lineham and Alex Poch-Goldin in a scene from "The Ugly One" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

Preview: "The Ugly One" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

The summer theater season continues at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario with the dark comedy, "The Ugly One". Todd Moe talks with Ashlie Corcoran, artistic director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario, for a preview of the play. The show, about society's obsession with beauty and image, opened this week and continues into September.  Go to full article
Three classic trilogies and one extremely overworked actor.  Charlie Ross brings his one man "Star Wars" show to Lake Placid July 11 and 12.  Photo:  Charlie Ross
Three classic trilogies and one extremely overworked actor. Charlie Ross brings his one man "Star Wars" show to Lake Placid July 11 and 12. Photo: Charlie Ross

A summer of theater, music, dance and "Star Wars" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has kicked off its 42nd annual summer of events at its gallery and performance space. Todd Moe talks with Executive Director James Lemons about a summer filled with music, art, dance, farmer's market and even a one man Star Wars.  Go to full article
Ann Barber (L) and Wanda Renick (R) share a laugh in this publicity photo from the Grasse River Players 1992 production of "Mornings at Seven" in Canton.  Photo:  Grasse River Players
Ann Barber (L) and Wanda Renick (R) share a laugh in this publicity photo from the Grasse River Players 1992 production of "Mornings at Seven" in Canton. Photo: Grasse River Players

Grasse River Players stages 40 years of community theater, friendships

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
Alison Woolridge, Ryan Allen, Mike Payette  Photo: Peter Bromley
Alison Woolridge, Ryan Allen, Mike Payette Photo: Peter Bromley

Theatre Review: "Oil and Water" at the National Arts Centre

"Oil and Water," produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, a company located in St. John's, is closing out the season of the NAC English Theatre. It runs through May 31 and is based on the Truxton Disaster, the shipwreck of an American Navy vessel off the coast of Newfoundland in 1942.  Go to full article
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

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