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Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

“Purchase of Manhattan” and “Whistling Vessels”  Who: Brent Michael Davids and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Where: Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University When: Sunday, November 10th Review by Sarah Hope Native American composer Brent Michael Davids’ new concert opera, Purchase of Manhattan, premiered Sunday at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University to an attentive and enthusiastic audience. The concert, “Ancient Voices, Contemporary Contexts,” … Continue reading

In Ithaca, old dogs with fabulously fresh tricks.

In Ithaca, old dogs with fabulously fresh tricks.

Heroes Who Kitchen Theatre Company Where 417 W. State St., Ithaca, NY When Through September 22nd Tickets $34 Review by Miriam Taylor Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company, long ago named “upstate’s only off-Broadway theater,” started off its 23rd season this weekend with their production of Heroes and absolutely lived up to their nickname. The play, originally known as Le Vent Des … Continue reading

‘Lombardi’ scores big at Not Another Theater Company

‘Lombardi’ scores big at Not Another Theater Company

Lombardi Who Not Another Theater Company. When Through April 7 Where The Locker Room 528 Hiawatha Boulevard, Syracuse Runtime 105 minutes, with 15 min intermission. Review by Lauren Smart For some people a good Sunday afternoon requires cold beer and football. Thanks to Not Another Theater Company, you can have your good Sunday afternoon Friday or Saturday night … Continue reading

Syracuse Stage produces a fiery ‘Red’

Syracuse Stage produces a fiery ‘Red’

Red By John Logan Who Syracuse Stage Where Archbold Theater 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse When March 7-25 Tickets $18 – $50 Review Aasimah Navlakhi Red. What is it to you? Sunsets, or fire? Roses, or a slash of the wrist? Santa Claus, or Satan? For much of John Logan’s Red, my brain was frantically working … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Les Miserables

Coming Soon: Les Miserables

“Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert Tour”  Presented by Famous Artists Broadway Series Location Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery Street Syracuse When  Feb. 21-26 Tickets Vary Preview by Aasimah Navlakhi The first time I experienced Les Miserables was in April 2004. Nearly 20 years after it originally opened in London, I sat in my quiet, wintry dorm room in England, … 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