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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 Doctor is in: “Seussical the Musical” at SU Drama

The Doctor is in: “Seussical the Musical” at SU Drama

Seussical the Musical Who: SU Drama Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through October 20th Tickets: $17 (Students & Seniors), $19 (Adults) Review by: Nicholas Schmiedicker Way down in Syracuse, on a stage full of lights, the cast of Seussical the Musical honored the Doctor in their performance Friday night. The plight of Horton, the only creature of … Continue reading

Talented cast, design patch together SU’s ‘Quilters’

Talented cast, design patch together SU’s ‘Quilters’

Quilters Who Syracuse University When Through April 7 Where Storch Theatre, 820 E. Genesee St, Syracuse Review by Lauren Smart  There are female ensemble musicals that work. And for me Quilters is not one of them.  This 1984 Tony-loser stitches together prairie stories with a clumsy approach to story and mostly boring songs reminiscent of Americana folk music. Ostensibly the musical … Continue reading

‘The Little Mermaid’ swims into Spaghetti Warehouse

‘The Little Mermaid’ swims into Spaghetti Warehouse

The Little Mermaid Who Magic Circle Children’s Theatre Where Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St, Syracuse When Every Saturday at noon through April 28. Tickets $5 Review by Sarah DeSantis The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, in part  because of our shared fiery hair.    Magic Circle Children’s Theater’s production … Continue reading

NYC Review: ‘WarHorse’

NYC Review: ‘WarHorse’

Warhorse Production by National Theatre of Great Britian Presented by Lincoln Center Theater Location 150 W. 65th Street, NYC When  Open-ended run Tickets Up to $318 GRR Review By Lauren Smart I’ve often felt that it must be unfair to be a little boy on a trip to New York City. While your sister clamors over musicals like Wicked or Mary … Continue reading

Hangar Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” evokes nostalgia of Christmas past

Hangar Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” evokes nostalgia of Christmas past

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Presented by: Hangar Theatre Where: 801 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca When: Dec. 9-16 Tickets: $18-26 Review by Chris Ballard Nothing brings a family together like the impending Christmas season and soft onset of snow in Central New York. And no one realizes this more than passionate-turned-despondent protagonist George Bailey in Hangar Theatre’s … Continue reading

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” full of childlike fancy, just in time for the holidays

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” full of childlike fancy, just in time for the holidays

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe“ Presented by: Syracuse Stage  & SU Drama Dept. Where: Archbold Theatre, 820 E. Genesee Street When: Nov 25 – Dec 31 Tickets: Adults, $28-$50; 18 & under, $18; 40 & under, $28. Senior discounts available all performances except Friday and Saturday evenings. Rush tickets day of performance only: $20-$25 general public; $18 with valid student ID. … Continue reading

Brilliant performances give life to Appleseed Productions’ ‘Shadowlands’

Brilliant performances give life to Appleseed Productions’ ‘Shadowlands’

Directed by Sharee Lemos Presented by Appleseed Productions Location Atonement Stage 116 W. Glen Ave, Syracuse Running time  2 1/2 hours, with intermission Dates September 9-24 Tickets Adults $18, Students/Seniors $15 It’s almost coincidental that lighting design is the only glaring problem in Appleseed Productions’s otherwise marvelous “Shadowlands.” The story of C.S. Lewis’ struggle with suffering is told through … Continue reading