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ASCEND the Musical

ASCEND, written and composed by Lori Zabadal-Dayton in musical collaboration with Kenneth Martinak, is a musical drama revealing the complexities of the human spirit in a contemporary timeless tale; a powerful love story known by millions throughout the world, where betrayal, deceit and denial rule the stage. Many composers have wrestled with putting biblical stories into musical form as seen in Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

When Andrea Gregori wrote her bucket list, there was something she definitely wanted to cross off of it: the chance to play Eliza Doolittle in a fully staged production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

Now she can.

Gregori’s Theatre Street Productions has collaborated with the Endicott Performing Arts Center and its Executive Director, Patrick Foti, to bring the show to life. The group has been in...

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Six women’s lives play out in a Louisiana beauty parlor in Steel Magnolias, a two-act play by Robert Harling that was made into a star-studded film in 1989. I've never seen the movie, but I found the stage version  engaging, as directed by Lorraine Tennant and Matt Gaska at the Endicott Performing Arts Center.

Over the course of nearly three years, at the end of the big hair decade of the...

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EPAC photo providedReviewed by Nancy Oliveri

The Endicott Performing Arts Center gave EPAC regular Dallas Elwood his directorial debut last night (Friday, April  1) with a production of John Steinbeck’s play Of Mice and Men (based on his novella). The three-act play, performed with one intermission and set in and around a Depression-era California ranch, was co-directed by Matt Gaska, another face familiar to local audiences.

Elwood is set to graduate in May from...

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Reviewed by George Basler Oklahoma! has a well-deserved reputation for changing the course of the American musical, and it remains a popular show to this day. But, while the musical was revolutionary in its time, some critics have tagged it as corny and simplistic by today’s standards. The Endicott Performing Arts Center production, which opened this past weekend (March 11-13), gives ammunition to both positions. The EPAC cast is spirited and does a good job presenting the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. But their efforts can’t hide the...
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Reviewed by George Basler In the 37 years since it was first staged, Sweeney Todd has become one of Stephen Sondheim’s most produced musicals. It’s also one of the darkest musicals ever to grace the Broadway stage. Hearts and flowers aren’t on display here. Instead, hatred, lust and depravity take center stage in the penny-dreadful tale of bloody revenge in Victorian London. The musical requires the cast to convey the right tone and also perform a difficult score with complex lyrical passages, atonal melodies and counterpoint. So it...
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