Review: A Touching Musical Version of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at Cohoes Music Hall

Of all the classic Christmas stories, Frank Capra’s A Wonderful Life is the holiday touchstone that best conflates holiday nostalgia with authentic real life situations. The Nutcracker is a bit too sugary, A Christmas Carol typically Victorian, Santaland Diaries is somewhat world weary and sarcastic, but A Wonderful Life hits…

‘The Sorcerer’ Brings the Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan to Life for a New Generation

Perhaps the most interesting thing about Valley Light Opera is their dedication and tenacity. Each year a constantly shifting group of community members come together in Amherst to celebrate a different era, this time choosing Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer to put on their stage. Since it is a neglected…

Mormons, Mothers and Monsters Fresh from the Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage

Mormons, Mothers and Monsters is an entertaining new musical, with peppy songs, clever lyrics and a most unusual coming-of-age story. It revolves around an almost perfect son who turns out to be gay. He adores his Mormon mom. She does her best with some pretty defective husbands, dragging her little…

Classic “Cabaret” at Music Hall in Cohoes, NY well worth seeing

When John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote Cabaret, they of course hoped it would be a success on Broadway. Its success exceeded all expectations, especially with the release of the film starring Liza Minelli and Joel Grey. The songs are classic. Who doesn’t know at least some of the words…

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