LuPone & Patinkin: Merry Melodies

LuPone & Patinkin: Merry Melodies

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Who: Famous Artists Broadway Where: Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY When: May 6-8, 2014 Tickets: $37.30-$79.70 Reviewed by Nick Reichert There was a string of ghosts and spirits dancing through Crouse-Hinds Theater Tuesday night. Now these weren’t the spectral ghouls or ghastly phantoms that inhabit B-movie horror films and the … Continue reading

Syracuse Opera’s “María de Buenos Aires”: A fitful, incoherent dream set to the tune of tango

Syracuse Opera’s “María de Buenos Aires”: A fitful, incoherent dream set to the tune of tango

María de Buenos Aires Who: Syracuse Opera Where: 411 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY Review by Sarah Hope Syracuse Opera’s production of Astor Piazzolla’s “María de Buenos Aires” is a confusing collection of truly great performances, held together poorly by a poetic but frustratingly ambiguous libretto.  First performed at Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires in May 1968, “María … Continue reading

Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

A Christmas Carol Who: Syracuse Stage Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through December 29th Tickets:  $30 – $54. Children (under 18): $20. Under 40: $35 all tickets, all performances. SU students: $20 all performances. Review by Miriam Taylor “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor,” said Charles Dickens in his … Continue reading

The Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “Black Pearl Sings!” hits all the right notes.

The Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “Black Pearl Sings!” hits all the right notes.

Black Pearl Sings! Who: Kitchen Theatre Co.  Where: 417 W. State / W. MLK, Jr. St., Ithaca, NY When: Through December 22nd Tickets: $34 Review by: Nick Reichert Sometimes looking toward the future requires confronting and making peace with the past. The Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of playwright Frank Higgins’s Black Pearl Sings! depicts the standoff and eventual friendship of two seemingly … Continue reading

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

Translations Who: SU Drama Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $17 (Senior and Students), $19 (Adults) Review by Max O’Connell The inability to communicate is a major recurring theme in the works of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, and it defines Translations, the 1980s play by “Irish Chekhov” Brian Friel. Friel’s play is filled with … Continue reading