Reviewed by George Basler The musical 1776 originally opened on Broadway in the midst of the Vietnam War and the hippie era exemplified by Hair, which was running just down the block. The timing meant the show got labeled as a square peg in the round hole of a turbulent era. But while other artifacts of the era -- such as love beads, Nehru jackets and even Hair itself -- now seem comically dated, 1776 retains its freshness and relevancy. S.R.O Productions III’s crisp, well-acted production, which opened Jan....Read more
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Reviewed by George Basler The characters in Avenue Q are puppets behaving badly. You could say they’re walking on the wild side of Sesame Street. And in the hands of a strong Ti-Ahwaga Community Players cast, the walk is well worth taking. The Owego-based community theater group is closing its strong season with an enjoyable and lively production of the Broadway hit musical. The show, which runs through this coming weekend, is a spoof of the beloved children’s television...Read more
By George Basler Half Light Theatre, a new Binghamton-based theater company, is planning to mark its first anniversary with a special evening this coming weekend. On Friday (July 27), the company will take over the grand mansion foyer of the Roberson Museum and Science Center for a gala fund-raising event that will begin with wine sampling and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance of Terrence McNally's play Master Class at 7:30 p.m.
Reviewed by Tony Villecco I admit I had some trepidation when I heard that a community theater group was attempting Master Class, Terrance McNally’s ode to his muse, Maria Callas. Any uncertainty was dissipated by a riveting presentation given in Owego by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players. (more…)...Read more