REVIEW: “Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane I don’t think it’s possible to watch Jannie Jones on stage without being utterly beguiled. The actress kicked off Capital Repertory Theatre’s inaugural season, starring in Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow. Written by Larry Parr in 2005, the play is a musical biography of…

Capital Repertory Theatre Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

ALBANY – Capital Repertory Theatre held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new theatre at 251 North Pearl Street on Tuesday, August 24 followed by a performance of Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow. Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly woman Pat Fahey, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy,…

Proctors Collaborative to Require Vaccinations at Theatrical Performances Through November 15

Policy is in addition to recent announcement that all patrons wear masks at its venues SCHENECTADY – Proctors Collaborative announced today that it is requiring vaccinations for audience members at all seated theatrical performances through Nov. 15. This is in addition to the recently announced policy that masks are required of…

Capital Repertory Theatre Restarts Subscription Campaign for its New Albany Home

Subscriptions to theREP’s 5-show season – now on sale – start at $153  ALBANY – Capital Repertory Theatre’s long hiatus is coming to a close with the recently announced production this summer of “Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow” and today’s announcement of the shows on theREP’s upcoming season…

“Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow” Opens New Capital Repertory Theatre Venue

Jannie Jones returns to theREP to take on the title role she created in a 2005 world premiere   ALBANY – Unloved. Abandoned. Sassy. Defiant and Talented, Ethel Waters broke through the Jim Crow ceiling of recording studios, radio, musical theater and movies to become an inspirational legend.    ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE…

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