Backstories & Sidebars

Editor’s note: BAMirror’s Lee Shepherd usually reviews Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra concerts. Last weekend, however, she was a participant in a BPO performance. Here are her reflections: By Lee Shepherd Joy and brotherhood -- that's what Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is all about, and that's what we experienced singing the massive choral and orchestral work with the Binghamton University Chorus and Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra in front of a sold-out crowd last Saturday (April 16) at The Forum in Binghamton. Months of preparation went into the concert, with excellent coaching from Bruce...
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In case you haven't noticed, November is overflowing with cultural events. To take full advantage of all opportunities, you may have to do as I did and get out a calendar and a pile of season brochures to do my planning. Which brings me to this quick reminder: Some of the early season brochures from Tri-Cities Opera are incorrect in terms of this weekend's performance times. Iolanta will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 12-15) at the...
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proofReviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Yesterday (Sept. 11), on the opening night of KNOW Theatre’s 2015-2016 season, the former fire station in downtown Binghamton welcomed a packed house, and David Auburn's Proof, about a math professor and his daughters, brought the rapt, enthusiastic crowd to its feet.

Auburn’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play tantalizingly alludes to concepts and ideas to which even the playwright couldn’t have known the solution. Tricky dialogue fades at the end of...

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Who did you catch in concert, Diana Krall or the Lovin' Spoonful? Did you spend Friday with Theatre Street Productions or Saturday with SRO Productions III? Were you part of the local contingent at hometown boy Santino DeAngelo's NYC theater debut? Please share your thoughts with your fellow BAMirror readers. Speaking of Santino ... here's a link to the New York Times coverage of Foolerie at the New York Musical Theatre Festival : http://tinyurl.com/ptpwcrb. Several online reviews also can be found on the Web.    ...
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