Tag Archives: Greg Fusare

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri How do you fit as big a show as La Cage Aux Folles into as intimate a space as the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center? You use every available inch of the stage, and the center staircase aisle of the house, too. You don’t shy away from a single sequin — the glitzier the better — and you use live music with brass, keyboard and percussion. La Cage Aux Folles translates from the French to...
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Reviewed by George Basler The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players took a risk in staging To Kill a Mockingbird as the first production of their 2015-16 season. Not only is the original novel by Harper Lee one of the most familiar and beloved in American literature, but the subsequent movie, starring Gregory Peck, is near flawless. So Christopher Sergel’s straightforward, somewhat prosaic, stage adaptation is bound to come up short, and it does. That being said, the Ti-Ahwaga production, which opened this past weekend (Oct. 2-4), succeeds on its own terms. It’s...
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Reviewd by George Basler With Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller created one of the great dramas of the 20th century and one of the towering figures of American literature: Willy Loman, the doomed salesman of the title. So, I was more than a little worried while driving up Route 17 to Owego to watch the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players launch their season with a production of Miller's classic play. The non-profit troupe can claim the title as the oldest, continually active community theater in upstate New...
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