REVIEW: “Xanadu” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Picture a musical consisting of seven of the nine Greek Muses, daughters of Zeus (supposedly the other two are in the band), two of whom are males, whose leader (Clio, the Muse of History) wears roller skates, changes her name, and speaks with a bizarre Australian accent…

Dina Janis Resigns as Artistic Director of Dorset Theatre Festival

(Dorset, VT – September 12, 2022) After 13 seasons as the artistic director of Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vermont, Dina Janis has resigned from her role this fall. The Festival’s Board of Trustees has announced current Producing Director Will Rucker as the company’s Interim Executive Producer.  Since joining the…

Ancram Opera House to Become the Ancram Center for the Arts

Neighboring property in historic hamlet to provide space for community workshops, audience gatherings, and artist/intern housing ANCRAM, NY [September 8, 2022] – Ancram Opera House introduces The Ancram Center for the Arts as they expand their campus to include a community meeting room, outdoor areas for audience gatherings pre- and…

EMPAC Re-Opens to Public with Ambitious Fall Season

Center Expands Directorial and Curatorial Team With Four New Appointments and Hires Troy, NY: This Fall, EMPAC welcomes audiences back for the first time since March 2020 for apacked season of commissioned works and performances spanning mediums, methods, andsubjects, as well as a series of rigorous conversations on a range…

Majestic Theater Announces Line-up for 25th Season

Single Ticket Sales Now Available for Plays and Holiday Show West Springfield, MA (8/24/22) – West Springfield’s Majestic Theater has announced the lineup for its historic 25th season.  Producing Director Danny Eaton will present a five-play season and present its long-favorite Home for the Holidays show in December. First up is Mamma Mia! (September 8 –…

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2022-2023 Season

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, is thrilled to announce details for its upcoming 2022–2023 season which is filled with great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing. In fact, all four productions of its 37th season showcase some of the most important voices working in American Theater – all…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2022-2023 Season

The Ghent Playhouse announces their 2022-2023 season. BUYER & CELLAR – Written by Jonathan Tolins – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher This outrageously funny and irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises – a struggling L.A. actor takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California basement –…

Capital Repertory Theatre Presents “Jersey Boys”

Update on Future Jersey Boys Performances ALBANY (Aug 9) – Due to the unfortunate circumstance of multiple cast and crew testing positive for COVID and needing to recover, theREP is cancelling the following performances of Jersey Boys: • Tuesday, Aug 9, • Wednesday, Aug 10 (all performances), • Thursday, Aug…

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2022-2023 Season

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, is excited to announce its upcoming 2022–2023 season. Rob said “This season, we’re focusing on plays that we hope inspire our audiences to come see LIVE theater. Great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing – these stories are uplifting, powerful … and will engage us all…

Popular Berkshire 1/2 TIX Program Returns June 2

Offering Same-Day, Half-Priced Tickets to Seven Performing Arts Venues (Pittsfield, MA) – Barrington Stage Company is excited to offer the return of the popular ½ TIX program for 2022, which offers half-priced tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires.  Patrons can buy same-day half-priced tickets to performances at two conveniently…

Confetti Stage Presents Confetti Fest XVIII

Confetti Stage is excited to announce the eighteenth iteration of the Capital District’s longest running festival of locally written one act plays, Confetti Fest XVIII! This year’s festival features… “Custody” by Anthony Pezzula and Prudence TheriaultDirected by Vincent LounelloA recently divorced couple meet to deal with a custody issue. During…

Sam Reilly Stars in “Buyer & Cellar” at the Ghent Playhouse

[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse kicks off its 2022-2023 season with a one-man play with a peculiar premise: a struggling actor is hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location. Sam Reilly stars as Alex More. His job: staffing a fake private mall. The location: Barbra Streisand’s basement.…

Revised and Revisited: “Golden Leaf Ragtime Blues” Takes the Stage in a New Form

LENOX, Mass. – With a script that’s been revisited and deepened by the playwright 30 years after it was first published, Shakespeare & Company presents Golden Leaf Ragtime Blues by Charles Smith, at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre through October 30. Directed by Raz Golden, Golden Leaf Ragtime Blues takes place over the course…

Home Made Theater Announces Auditions for “She Loves Me”

Home Made Theater announces auditions for their December production of “She Loves Me.” See audition flier below. Tuesday, October 11th and Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30. (Callbacks, if necessary, will be Thursday, October 13th at 6:30.) Where: Home Made Theater’s Wilton Mall headquarters.

“Bright Star” Opens at Fort Salem Theater

SALEM, New York, September 21, 2022 – Bluegrass and the Blue Ridge mountains soon take the Fort Salem Theater mainstage in Bright Star, the hit Grammy Award–and Tony Award–nominated Broadway musical written by comedian Steve Martin and celebrated songwriter Edie Brickell. The equal parts heartwarming and heart wrenching story performs…

Goodspeed Musicals Added Performances of “42nd Street” By Popular Demand

EAST HADDAM, Conn. (September 19, 2022) – Goodspeed Musicals proudly announces that due to popular demand, additional performances have been added to the blockbuster tap dancing extravaganza 42nd Street.  The toe-tapping crowd-pleaser will run from Sept. 16 – Nov. 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn., with extra performances recently added on…

The Theatre Institute at Sage Presents Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days”

The Theatre Institute at Sage presents… *Happy Days* *Written by Samuel Beckett* *Directed by David Baecker* *September 23 – October 2, 2022* “Another heavenly day. Begin Winnie. Begin your day.” In Beckett’s acclaimed tragicomedy, Winnie ? buried up to her waist in dirt – goes about her daily routine with…

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group Brings “POWER” to the ’62 Center

The CenterSeries presents Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group POWER Oct. 15 | 8:00 PM | MainStage | $10/$3 (students) at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown MA With POWER, choreographer and “kinesthetic anthropologist” Reggie Wilson conjures the secret histories of 1800s Black Shaker communities, many led by women.…

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