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...
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...