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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

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

An evening with Tony Kushner: Syracuse University Lecture Series begins with renowned playwright

An evening with Tony Kushner: Syracuse University Lecture Series begins with renowned playwright

A Conversation with Tony Kushner Interview by Melanie Lustig Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner has a deep understanding of politics and his beliefs are as strong as his words. He proved this Tuesday night at Hendricks Chapel where he kicked off the 2013 University Lecture Series. Moderated by the Director of University Lectures, Kal Alston, the … Continue reading

Audio Preview: ‘Violet’ at Storch Theatre

Audio Preview: ‘Violet’ at Storch Theatre

Violet Who Syracuse University Where Storch Theatre, 820 E. Genesee St, Syracuse When Through April 28 Tickets $18 for adults; $16 for students and seniors Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein   For a musical, Violet features more than its fair share of sitting down. The leading threesome – Violet, Flick and Monty – spend most of their time on a Greyhound bus … Continue reading

Finding the real Shakespeare at Syracuse Stage

Finding the real Shakespeare at Syracuse Stage

A Midsummers Night Dream Who Syracuse Stage Where 820 E. Genesee St, Syracuse When Through Feb. 17 Tickets $18-49 Review by Eesha Patkar  Reading Shakespeare plays in class or sitting through painful high school productions starring your theatrically inept friends doesn’t prepare you for the real thing. And boy, Syracuse Stage’s rendering of Midsummer Night’s Dream is the real thing. … Continue reading

A twisted kind of coming of age story

A twisted kind of coming of age story

Mr. Marmalade  Who Black Box Players Where 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse When Through March 2 Tickets Free with reservation Review by Christina Riley There is 4-year old girl with an imaginary, drug addict, executive, boyfriend and a  5-year-old suicidal boy who must repeat preschool for petit larceny charges and multiple suicide attempts. These two disturbing characters are the focus for … Continue reading

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ delivers the true meaning of tainted love

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ delivers the true meaning of tainted love

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore Who Syracuse University Drama Department Where The Storch Theatre, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse When Through Nov. 11 Tickets: $18 Review by Greg Cwik On an austere set of smoldering gray—angular, impending joists and shadowy arches with sliding opaque doors and a wiry-thin fascia looming above like inevitable finality—a gaunt man jaunts across stage … Continue reading