Tag Archives: Anne Fabiano

Reviewed by George Basler The Nance, which opened this past weekend (Sept.  8-10) at KNOW Theatre in downtown Binghamton, is an extremely funny send-up of old-fashioned burlesque shows, filled with routines that were old when your grandfather was in knickers. The play is also a touchingly sad character study as the life of its main character crumbles through self-delusion and self-loathing. These two aspects may seem an odd combination -- like mixing cherry soda with vinegar -- but a superb cast pulls it off in a terrific production...
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Reviewed by George Basler Miss Saigon is a story of love and sacrifice set amidst one of the ugliest and most misbegotten wars in American history. It’s a credit to the Endicott Performing Arts Center Repertory Company that both the sacrifice and ugliness come through clearly in a production that opened this past weekend (March 7-9) at the Endicott theater. The show, which continues this weekend (March 14-16), is stunning in every respect from the stellar leads to strong supporting players to a fine ensemble. Lorraine Tennant’s direction is also...
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Reviewed by George Basler Director Patrick Foti calls Spring Awakening, which opened Thursday (July 19) at the Endicott Performing Arts Center, a descendant of West Side Story, the ground-breaking musical of a half century ago. While the comparison might not be readily apparent, both shows deal with the raw emotions of young characters caught up in a world that can crush their dreams. And just as West Side Story pushed the envelope in terms of staging and themes seen on Broadway in the late 1950s, Spring Awakening does the...
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