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Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

The World of Ray Bradbury Who: Rarely Done Productions  Where: 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $20 Review by Nicholas Schmiedicker The World of Ray Bradbury is a series of three, vignette-style plays based on the short stories, The Pedestrian, The Veldt, and To the Chicago Abyss. Each follows the typical Bradbury model, a science … 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

Audio Preview: ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ at Rarely Done Productions

Audio Preview: ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ at Rarely Done Productions

Bang Bang You’re Dead Who Rarely Done Productions Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse When May 10 – 11 Tickets Free; Donations encouraged Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein   Bang Bang You’re Dead is full of smart Central New York teens, dealing with social issues as well as acting challenges. Ryan Coots, a junior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, plays the drums for the … Continue reading

Keeping the conversation going at Rarely Done

Keeping the conversation going at Rarely Done

Falsettoland  Who Rarely Done Productions Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse When Through April 19 Tickets $20 Review by Josh Austin  Falsettoland is like to channeling the curious childlike façades of Never Neverland or stumbling down into Wonderland; it’s charmingly plastic. Our imaginations have helped make these places wooingly exotic, breeding Technicolor hypnotics and containing warm-hearted, welcoming beasts. Still, Wendy … Continue reading

Revisiting a childhood favorite at Rarely Done Productions

Revisiting a childhood favorite at Rarely Done Productions

Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries   Who Rarely Done Productions Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse When Through Feb. 23 Tickets $20 Review by Josh Austin  Did Scooby-Doo, sorry, Spooky Dog just light a joint? Is that Velma—Thelma—in drag? What did “Ted” just shove in his pants? For any cartoon-loving adult who has fond memories of “Scooby-Doo,” prepare … Continue reading

Audio Preview: ‘Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries’ at Rarely Done Productions

Audio Preview: ‘Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries’ at Rarely Done Productions

Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries   Who Rarely Done Productions Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse When Through Feb. 23 Tickets $20 Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein  When Rarely Done Productions started promoting its production of “Spooky Dog,” a raunchy parody of Scooby-Doo, they had to redesign their poster. As cast member Theresa Constantine explained, the poster was … Continue reading

Rarely Done presents a night of Broadway’s best

Rarely Done presents a night of Broadway’s best

Bernstein on Broadway Who Rarely Done Productions Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse When Through Dec. 8 Tickets $20 Review by Josh Austin  For a theater buff, watching the jaunty excursion of a Leonard Bernstein revue is dazzling. From West Side Story to Wonderful Town, the esteemed composer’s passionate notions are still dizzying and heartfelt. But don’t fret. For those … Continue reading