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By George Basler The Cider Mill Playhouse, now marking its 40th year, is making a major move. In December, the venerable Endicott theater announced it had signed a contract with Actors Equity Association, the national union for actors and stage managers, making it the first Equity theater in Broome County. To the general public, this move could seem like “inside baseball,” but it will mean big changes for the playhouse. By the 2017-18 season half the actors in a production, or the first five hired, whichever is less,...
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EDITOR’s NOTE: BAMirror occasionally chats with recently appointed leaders of local arts organizations. Today we talk with the new executive director of the Cider Mill Playhouse. By George Basler Endicott native Gail Belokur can remember going to the Cider Mill Playhouse and “always thinking it was a unique and interesting setting for theater.” Now the 47-year-old Candor resident is looking to continue that tradition while tackling problems faced by the venerable Endicott theater, now in its 38th season. “We’re aiming high to rebrand ourselves as a professional theater of distinction that...
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