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Reviewed by Tony Villecco Writing a short story can be challenging; writing a research paper can be daunting. But to actually compose a full-scale musical must be something akin to sitting in the dentist's chair and waiting for the Novocain to kick in. Where to start? How to revise? Months of painstaking workmanship finally giving way to relief and, hopefully, a contented author. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Holy Week approaches on the Christian calendar, and with it comes the waving of palms, the washing of feet, penance, hot cross buns, the Cadbury bunny and (holy moly!) the 47-year-old rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Directed by Patrick Foti, the Endicott Performing Arts Center's production goes as large-scale as a show can on the cozy stage...

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Reviewed by George Basler The King and I is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most loved and familiar musicals, coming in just after The Sound of Music on the popularity scale. And that’s both a blessing and a curse for the production running through Sunday at the Endicott Performing Arts Center’s Robert Eckert Theatre. On the blessing side, the show is such a proven crowd-pleaser that the audience is hot-wired to love it for its wonderful, if old-fashioned, songs and compelling plot. The fact that the stage is...
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Batboy ensembleReviewed by Nancy Oliveri A few times during Thursday's opening night of the Endicott Performing Arts Company’s Bat Boy -- The Musica (July 17)l, I couldn't help but note a few eyebrows lift around me as if to say, "What just happened there?" To illustrate: a miked performer trades ear-splitting volume for emotion. Eyebrows. The actors and singers prepare to set up another groan-inducing scene to further explain what’s goin’ on. Eyebrows. The ensemble gathers in some kind of hellish...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri After 26 years as director of the Broome Community College Choir and its wonderful offshoot, the BCC Chamber Singers, Gerald Grahame is retiring. Maestro Grahame took his final bow last Wednesday night (May 15) in a free concert, “Madrigals and Modern Music,” in the school’s Little Theatre. The program featured everything from Italian Renaissance songs and English Madrigal to American standards and pop favorites. Look, any concert that can include a madrigal about pipe smoking, “Come Sirrah Jack Ho” by Thomas Weelkes, “Somewhere Over the...
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