Syracuse Stage opened the Tony Award winning musical “Next to Normal” on January 24th and it’s no wonder it also won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It doesn’t take long for the show to hit you with the serious stuff, even if its peppy opening number “Just Another Day” tries to trick you with its normalcy.
Luke Hamilton, and Caroline Strang starred in this feel good, nostalgic, musical comedy at the Redhouse Arts Center.
“As Is,” tells the story of a young writer in New York City who breaks up with his long term lover Saul, for a new relationship. Rick discovers he has AIDS and returns to Saul as a life begins to fall apart.
Rarely Done Productions kicks off its 2017-18 season with, “An Act of God,’ a comedy by David Javerbaum. God takes the form of local actor Jimmy Curtin who, along with his devoted angels, answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.
This past weekend I went to the opening night performance of the Central New York premiere musical production of “American Idiot,” at The Central New York Playhouse. This musical is based on the music of the famous rock band Green Day.
Don’t miss Rarely Done’s final show of the season, “The Last Five Years.”
Relive the magic that was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.
I had the pleasure of going to the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild and seeing their newest musical offering, “The Music Man.” This was the BTG’s celebration of their 75th anniversary. The show has been sold out every time so far and is expected to continue to do so. The theater was packed with people and excitement.
On a winter Sunday afternoon, I attended The Central New York Playhouse’s 2017 season premiere production of the British farce, “One Man, Two Guvnors.” The plot is purposely complicated and full of fun. The overall play is based off of the 1746 Italian play, “A Tale of Two Masters.” The story is set in the small town of Brighton, England in 1963. This stage captured the English character bluntly. CNY Playhouse has been upgrading their theater and it was noticeable in the sound, lighting, and comfortable seating.
Rarely Done presents the musical, “Tell Me on a Sunday,” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. An English girl learns about love and loss in America. Watch our trailer.