Tag Archives: Amy L. Smith

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Why there should ever be an empty seat at the KNOW Theater in Binghamton is beyond me. It doesn’t happen too often, but even one empty seat represents one fewer person whose life might be enriched by an amazing theatrical experience. One fewer ticket sold to help “keep the lights on,” as Artistic and Executive Director Tim Gleason would say. And one fewer voice to spread the word in the community that theater is alive and well at...

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Although you can't still see the full range of works featured in the 11th annual Playwrights and Artists Festival, you still have an opportunity to see how some of the participating playwrights were inspired by intriguing pieces of art to create short, compelling plays. Final performances are tonight and Sunday at the Know Theatre in Binghamton. But this is the most important part: Go for the plays, but stay for the panel discussions at the end. You will be able to say what you think,...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri I was invited to attend a full dress rehearsal of the musical Company, which Half Light Theatre Co. will open tonight (May 2) for a three-show run at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. The musical, with a book by George Furth and music by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, explores the question of why people marry.  Well, for the COMPANY of course … the fellowship and security of knowing someone is always “there.”  Company first was produced in 1970; this production is directed...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri These days, if you want to know if someone’s “messing around,” all you have to do is go on Facebook. But in the world of the hotel sex farce, and believe me, there are a lot of them (Lend Me a Tenor, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Paradise Hotel, Hotbed Hotel, etc.), people still have to go through some pretty creative ways to hide their indiscretions. (more…)...
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