Broome Arts Mirror
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri
Should you sit for over two hours to get to the end of a musical that tells the story of two people whose fate you already know?
Yes, you should.
In its first full-length musical, Theatron Productions is presenting Bonnie and Clyde at the Tri-Cities Opera Center in Binghamton. The two-act hybrid outlaw rock opera/swing band-era work shows clear influences of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benny Goodman and even Bon Jovi, which, for people with varied tastes in music, keeps things interesting.
Reviewed by Lee Shepherd
What a perfect show for the Fourth of July or, indeed, for the whole month of July. Invoking anything but knee-jerk patriotism, Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Chenango River Theatre, gives a strong message -- that liberty and the freedom to speak your mind without fear are precious American rights.
The musical revue traces the life of folk icon Woody Guthrie, composer of more than 3,000 songs characterized by memorable melodies, clever lyrics and fearlessness about telling the truth.
By Nancy Oliveri
Summertime, and the living is easy on a misty June evening in Lenox, Mass.
A strolling Garrison Keillor, cordless microphone in hand, circles the reserved seating section in the cavernous Music Shed at Tanglewood. He moseys onto the huge lawn, picking his way between folding chairs, picnic baskets and foldable tarps, singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, just moments before he takes the stage for what may be his last Tanglewood performance.