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Reviewed by George Basler The recipe for a good farce is a simple one: Put some outlandish characters in outlandish situations, and mix well. Pulling it off, though, is no simple task. Get any of the ingredients slightly wrong, and the soufflé crashes, and the pudding doesn’t set. Alan Ayckbourn’s 1979 farce, Taking Steps, which opened last weekend (Feb. 2-4) at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott, is a case in point. The production, presented by the Clocktower Theater Company, has its share of chuckles and laughs. But, despite a...
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Reviewed by George Basler When you head to the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott for The Marvelous Wonderettes, be sure to bring your sense of rhythm and your memories. Nostalgia for the days of both crinolines and mini skirts is on full display in the pleasant, but forgettable, comic musical, which opened this past weekend and runs through Nov. 24. The show is a textbook example of a juke box musical in which popular songs are strung together and intermixed with a paper-thin plot. In the case of...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Tintypes, a nostalgic look back at the best and the worst of the turn of the (last century), is a lightweight but highly energetic and thoroughly entertaining evening of pantomime, song and dance. Presented by the Cider Mill Playhouse Thursday through Sunday every week in November, Tintypes features a fabulous cast of actor/singer/dancers who are mostly Binghamton University-educated. (more…)...
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