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Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “From White Plains” examines the act of bullying with staggering artistic effect.

Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “From White Plains” examines the act of bullying with staggering artistic effect.

From White Plains Who Kitchen Theatre Company Where 417 W. State St., Ithaca, NY When Through November 10th Tickets $34 Review by Miriam Taylor The script took center stage, Saturday, at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company’s opening of From White Plains. The play, at once an echo to the morality tales of the medieval age as well as a novel look at … 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

Reflections on GRR’s second year

Reflections on GRR’s second year

When coming to Syracuse last July, I was skeptical about the amount of theater the tiny metropolis could offer 15 arts journalists. That said, I was even more wary about the amount of worthwhile productions that we’d have the opportunity to see. I had a relatively small understanding of the lay of Central New York’s … Continue reading

Finding Fault at The Kitchen Theatre

Finding Fault at The Kitchen Theatre

The Motherf**ker with the Hat Who The Kitchen Theatre  Where 417 W. State / W. MLK, Jr. St., Ithaca When Through April 28 Tickets $32 Review by Nick DeSantis It’s always someone else, right? Somewhere out there, there’s some evil, thoughtless person who’s solely responsible for all of our woes, and if they just happened to suddenly fall off the … Continue reading

Learning how to spell with Melodramatics Theatre Company

Learning how to spell with Melodramatics Theatre Company

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee   Who Melodramatics Theatre Company, Inc.  Where Risley Theatre at Cornell University; 302 Risley Hall, Ithaca When Through April 20 Tickets $15; $10 for students Review by Christina Riley  F-U-N sums up Melodramatics Theatre Company’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jon Hamel directs this six time Tony nominated musical at Cornell’s Risley … Continue reading

Melodramatics Theatre Company seduces audiences with ‘Spring Awakening’

Melodramatics Theatre Company seduces audiences with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring Awakening Who Melodramatics Theatre Company, Inc.  Where Risley Theatre, Cornell University When April 5-14 Tickets $11-18 Mature Audiences. Review by Erin Elzo Sex. It’s a word many kids hear whispered around the playground from a young age. And a topic many parents dread their child asking about. Set in late-19th century Germany, the Broadway musical Spring Awakening explores … 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