REVIEW: “The Half Life of Marie Curie” at Albany Civic Theater

by Jess Hoffman Far too many theaters for my taste tend to offer feel-good, holiday-themed, peppermint and sugar-cookie flavored entertainment this time of year. So I am very pleased to announce that Albany Civic Theater, at least, has opted to instead present for their December show a play about hardy…

Albany Civic Theater Presents “The Half-Life of Marie Curie”

The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Laura Darling opens this month at Albany Civic Theater. Performance dates are Friday–Sunday, Dec 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. *Dec 8 performance will feature the understudies* Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 pm, and Sundays…

Curtain Call Theatre Presents David Lindsey-Abaire’s “Ripcord”

Latham, NY — Curtain Call Theatre is presenting Ripcord by David Lindsey-Abaire, directed by Chris Foster. In this new comedy, set in an assisted living facility, the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarter with new arrival Marilyn. A seemingly harmless bet between the women quickly escalates into a…

REVIEW: C-R Productions Presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September 2006 I was ten when the film Thoroughly Modern Millie was released and I remember enjoying it very much. Like every other little girl in the world at that time I had been lugged to see The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins over and over again by well-meaning elderly…

REVIEW: “My Fair Lady” at the Cohoes Music Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, October 2005 My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1914 play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal’s 1938 film of the same, is often called the perfect musical. While remaining extremely faithful to its roots, the music and dance seem to spring effortless from the script. In this…

REVIEW: “The Full Monty” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2005 When the six bathrobe-clad leading men of the Theater Barn’s production of The Full Monty came out to take their curtain call, the audience as a body leapt to their feet cheering. Not this business where one or two people stand and then a couple…

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