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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Director Scott Fisher knew he had “an embarrassment of riches” in the talent available for SRO Productions III's presentation of the musical Les Miserables, mounted to celebrate the company's 30th year. If you have seen any staged or film version of Les Mis, as it’s fondly called, it would be  best to leave your preconceptions at the door.  This is definitely different, but no less compelling or memorable, even without revolving set pieces. Can you say “phenomenal”? Fisher opted to use every inch of usable space in the...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd
The Binghamton Downtown Singers took a leap of faith Saturday night (June 1), tackling an innovative and challenging program just as their founding artistic director, Alan Crabb, would have wanted. Crabb, who died last September, was a strong leader who pushed his choir to stretch and grow. Although best-know for their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, the Downtown Singers also have performed most of the large signature pieces in the choral repertoire. "This is for you, Alan," his widow, Marisa Crabb, said to the...
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