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Editor's note: This is a revised version of the original review. Reviewed by George Basler Audience members know they’re in for a funny evening when even the pre-show announcement about fire exits and cell phones draws laughs. That’s the case with SRO Underground’s production of Avenue Q, which opened last weekend (May 12-14) at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City. The laughs continue throughout the two-hour and 15-minute show that is basically a spoof of the beloved children’s series Sesame Street, replete with fuzzy puppets and actors pulling the strings. The performance...
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Reviewed by George Basler On paper, Once On This Island, an unlikely marriage of Caribbean folk lore and Broadway conventions, sounds like a dubious undertaking. But any skepticism quickly goes by the boards. The SRO Productions III musical, which opened this past weekend (Jan. 22-23) at the Goodwill Theatre's Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City, is a thoroughly captivating show. As performed by an energetic and appealing cast, it is an exuberant, if bittersweet, fairy tale marred only by a somewhat muddled ending. Created by Stephen Flaherty (music) and...
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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.

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Reviewed by George Basler Being totally blindsided by a show doesn’t happen very often. But that’s what happened to me last weekend when I saw bare: A Pop Opera, staged by SRO Underground, a branch of SRO Productions III. Even though the musical has played in New York City and across the country, I didn’t know much about the show, except that it focused on a group of students coming of age in a Catholic boarding school. I was expecting a snide, bitter send-up of Catholic school education...
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Were the arts in your weekend? How could they NOT be, with so much going on? In fact, there were too many attractions and performances for us to cover here at BAMirror. So, please, please tell us what you did in the arts by adding a comment to this entry and by checking out Nancy Oliveri's review of The Drowsy Chaperone and George Basler's review of bare: A Pop Opera. Also here is a review of bare: A Pop Opera, submitted by a blog reader, "heldencomprimario": I know. ...
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