By George Basler
Theater officials swear it’s a coincidence, but fans of the British comedy troupe Monty Python should be licking their chops with glee.
That’s because two local theater companies -- the Endicott Performing Arts Center and the Cider Mill Playhouse -- will be mounting productions of the Broadway smash musical Spamalot over the next seven months. That’s a lot of “spam” for a community this size, and officials emphasize it came about by chance, not by planning.
Now they hope that there are enough Python fans to...
EDITOR’S NOTE: A regular attendee of Endicott Performing Arts Center shows shared with BAMirror the comments he posted on EPAC’s Facebook site following last week’s opening weekend of Sweet Charity. Performances conclude tomorrow (Sunday, March 24).
Reviewed by Ed Arnold
Another fine evening’s entertainment was provided by the cast and tech crew of EPAC for the musical Sweet Charity. When I go out for an evening, I want to be entertained with comedy, dancing, live music, and this show had it all. A few stream-of-consciousness notes:
Casting may have...
Reviewed by George Basler
Director Patrick Foti calls Spring Awakening, which opened Thursday (July 19) at the Endicott Performing Arts Center, a descendant of West Side Story, the ground-breaking musical of a half century ago.
While the comparison might not be readily apparent, both shows deal with the raw emotions of young characters caught up in a world that can crush their dreams. And just as West Side Story pushed the envelope in terms of staging and themes seen on Broadway in the late 1950s, Spring Awakening does the...