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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

What a perfect show for the Fourth of July or, indeed, for the whole month of July. Invoking anything but knee-jerk patriotism, Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Chenango River Theatre, gives a strong message -- that liberty and the freedom to speak your mind without fear are precious American rights.

The musical revue traces the life of folk icon Woody Guthrie, composer of more than 3,000 songs characterized by memorable melodies, clever lyrics and fearlessness about telling the truth.

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Reviewed by George Basler If you go to see Unnecessary Farce, which opened Friday (May 30) at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene, be sure to leave your brain in the parking lot. And that’s not a criticism. The production, which runs through June 22, is a diverting, often hilarious, farce that is crammed full of the standard elements of silliness, sexual innuendo and slamming doors. There’s not a serious thought or message anywhere in sight, and thank God for that. You could say it’s an “ice cream sundae” sort of...
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If  you were thinking about whether to get yourself tickets to the theatrical revue of Johnny Cash’s music at the cozy space of the Chenango River Theatre, don’t drag your feet another second.  You’ll be tapping your toes before you know it, laughing to split a gut, and crying your eyes out too, but haste is key. Several performances are already sold out, which tells you a lot right there. [Editor's Note:  Due to demand, CRT has extended "Ring of Fire" until September 8th.] This terrific show,...
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