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…

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…

“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…

REVIEW: “The Irish…And How They Got That Way” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane   As you enter the theater you’re immediately drawn to the warmth of Brian Prather’s meticulously designed Irish pub, right where Capital Repertory Theatre’s stage used to be. You’re invited to order a pint and stand at the bar (or sit at one of the tables) where…

REVIEW: “Shakespeare in Love” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director of the Capital Repertory Theatre, has long been devoted to making the company currently known as theREP a vital contributor to the community in which it lives, to, as she has written, “…to keep our mission of community service strong!” From theREP’s…

REVIEW: “Blithe Spirit” at Capital Repertory Theatre

by Roseann Cane Written as a soul soother for his beloved England, which was recovering from The Blitz and devastated by the continuing casualties of World War II, Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit was a rip-roaring success. From its first performance on London’s West End in 1941 (where it ran for a record-breaking 1,997 performances), through…

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