Reviewed by George Basler Watching a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott is a little like sharing a bowl of Christmas punch with an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a while. First performed in 1979, John Bielenberg’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is more than a stage production. It’s a holiday tradition that has played to thousands of patrons over the years. After a one-year absence, it’s back at the Cider Mill this year thanks to Brad Morgan,...Read more
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Reviewed by George Basler Man of La Mancha, which is being presented by Half Light Theatre, is an old-fashioned musical in the best sense of the word. The show trumpets idealism and hope in the face of inhumanity and degradation. That’s a welcome relief in an era that can be marked by skepticism, cynicism and the downright nastiness that pervades social media. Moreover, the musical is filled with well-crafted Broadway songs, notably “The Impossible Dream,” which retains its emotional resonance even after being played to death when Man of...Read more
By Nancy Oliveri All Shook Up, the last show of the Cider Mill Playhouse’s 2012-2013 season, is a hunk-a-hunk-a burning love story fashioned around some of the Elvis Presley's most memorable tunes, strung together by Joe DiPietro in a plot that is a funny, topical, gender-bending and a small town civics lesson to boot. In the show, which opened Thursday (June 6), the residents of a Midwestern town where nothing happens are all shook up by the arrival of a hip swingin’, song singin’ “roustabout,” Chad...Read more
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…)...Read more
Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan The Cider Mill Playhouse's production of "Unnecessary Farce" is anything but unnecessary. It's a riot! Under Penny Powell's capable direction, the cast shines. This play is classic farce, full of awkward situations, sexual innuendo and play on words. The ensemble members show their talent as they tackle all of these aspects with great ease. As an actor, I know that this is no easy feat and requires a lot of diligence and skill.
Did spring break mean a break in your arts appreciation this past week and weekend, or were you out and about, enjoying music, theater, gallery shows, readings, etc.? Please share your reflections....Read more