Tag Archives: Goodwill Theatre

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd What a sad and poignant story is The Last Five Years, staged by SRO Productions III for the past two weekends at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City. The story – the romance, marriage and break-up of two folks who move New York City to make their fame and fortune as a writer and actress -- is revealed during key points in their relationship, via song.

As with an opera, the singing is constant in this Jason Robert Brown show, with little or...

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spelling bee UPDATE: Additional performances have been scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7. Seating is general admission. Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, words and music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, pokes fun at the very solemn business of competitive spelling. The plot is a little thin to sustain the concept for as long as the show requires, but, at the same time, it gives each actor --spellers and adult facilitators...
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BC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS $233,000 IN 2014 UCF GRANTS

The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), located at 81 State Street, Stephens Square Bldg Suite 501, Binghamton announced United Cultural Fund (UCF) Grants for 2014 of more than $233,000, during a Wednesday morning news conference. Grants went to sixteen arts and cultural non-profit organizations and 4 individual artists, including a composer, a playwright, a muralist and a filmmaker. UCF grants are supported by contributions to BCAC’s annual UCF Campaign. Major investors  include the Hoyt Foundation, the Broome...
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By Barb Van Atta Tomorrow (March 13), Broome County Arts Council Board Chairman Fred Xlander and Executive Director Sharon Ball will announce the awarding of more than $228,000 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants for 2013. Seven arts and cultural organizations will share in $210,428 in UCF general operating support grants. Project grants totaling another $18,298 will be shared by 14 organizations and individual artists. The announcement will come at a 10:30 a.m. press conference in the offices of the arts council (BCAC), 81 State St., Suite...
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Reviewed by Ralph Hall The question is:  How many characters can one actor successfully create and portray in one 90-minute monologue?  In Slut, produced this week (Feb. 28 and 29) at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City, Heidi Weeks established a persona for numerous characters in such depth that she revealed much of the heart and soul of each. In this one-woman show, her creations were so complete that the audience was always able to understand their history, emotions and desires. Read more
Reviewed by Lee Shepherd It’s not a tune you’d go home humming. World-class cellist Amit Peled declared his adversarial relationship with his cello in the grim five-note motif within the first bar of the work, creating a tension that soon rose to a shriek. Hysterics, grimness, angst -- these are all adjectives that came to mind when listening to him perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s "Cello Concerto No. 1" with the Binghamton Philharmonic Sunday (Jan. 29) at Binghamton University's Anderson Center. Read more
Reviewed by Sarah Roche I attended S.R.O. Productions III's  April 9 opening night performance of "Assassins." It was my first time at the Firehouse Stage of the Goodwill Theatre  in Johnson City. The venue goes above and beyond to make patrons comfortable with a police officer assisting in parking and well-cushioned chairs. (more…)...
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