The Theatre Institute at Sage Presents “Benjamin Franklinstein: The Musical”

The Theatre Institute at Sage presents Benjamin Franklinstein the Musical Adapted from the books by Matt McElligott and Larry Tuxbury Music and lyrics by Michael Musial Book by Matt McElligot and Larry Tuxbury November 30 – December 11, 2022 Benjamin Franklinstein the Musical is a new musical from the team…

The Theatre Institute of Sage Holds Open Call Auditions for 2022-2023 Season

Open Call Auditions for the  Theatre Institute’s 2022-2023 Season! When:  Tuesday, September 27th from 6-8pm (by appointment) Where:  Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater (Troy, NY) The Theatre Institute at Sage is looking for actors and singers (adult performers age 18 and up and youth performers ages 10-15) for the following…

Theatre Institute at Sage Presents “Calvin Berger”

The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) Calvin Berger Directed by Michael Musial Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Wyner / Orchestration by Doug Besterman Original Direction by Kathleen Marshall Scene Change Music Arranged by Aron Accurso Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, Calvin Berger is the hip…

REVIEW: “Better Don’t Talk” at the New York State Theatre Institute

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, October 2006 If you love theatre, you MUST go and see Better Don’t Talk, and you better had hurry because it is only playing through October 29 at NYSTI! I make this bold statement not only because Naava Piatka gives a tour de force performance in this one-woman…

REVIEW: “1776” at the New York State Theatre Institute

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, January 2006 For all her faults, our nation is an amazing place, and the story of her founding is a gripping one. 1776 the Tony award-winning 1969 musical by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone does as good a job as is possible in telescoping the events in…

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