Reviewed by George Basler Watching a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott is a little like sharing a bowl of Christmas punch with an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a while. First performed in 1979, John Bielenberg’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is more than a stage production. It’s a holiday tradition that has played to thousands of patrons over the years. After a one-year absence, it’s back at the Cider Mill this year thanks to Brad Morgan,...Read more
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Colorblind — A Musical had a tenuous start Feb. 20, when one of the leads was unexpectedly delayed by about an hour. This, however, gave the rest of the actors, the writers and the director a great opportunity to conduct an impromptu Q & A session with the audience members, who had braved potholes and piles of icy snow to come to the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton for the world premiere. I was privileged to be among them and...Read more
Reviewed by Ralph Hall Since Binghamton was established in the early part of the 19th Century, its residents have contributed in many ways to most world events including the American Civil War. Laura Cunningham's new play, Apron Strings, chronicles the lives of six of those citizens returning from this war. Produced by Terry McDonald, Executive Director of the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, and directed by Judy McMahon, Apron Strings had its premiere performance Thursday (Feb. 23) in the newly renovated ballroom of the Roberson Mansion.
Reviewed by Sarah Roche I really wanted to love this play. It was right up my alley -- a local playwright, a local premiere with the college theater group, an intimate setting in BCC’s Little Theatre, a $3 ticket fee and a comedy based on Internet dating. I had been looking forward to this show all week. (more…)...
Final performances of the world premiere of Laura Cunningham's "I’m Not Dead Yet" are at 8 p.m. today through Saturday (June 24-26) and at 2 p.m. Sunday (June 27) at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. The comedy, set around two elderly sisters fighting for the rights at their "last chance" assisted living center, is directed by Bill Gorman. Sunday's performance will be followed by a talkback with cast members and geriatric experts. Direct from a highly applauded workshop production in New York City, this fully staged production stars...Read more
Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Just because the Parlor City Players' “I’m Not Dead Yet” is about cranky old folks in a nursing home, don’t expect a G rating. The play, opening tonight (Thursday, June 17) at the Tri-Cities Opera Center in Binghamton, is definitely R-rated. At Wednesday's open final dress rehearsal, the timing needed a bit of tightening and a few lines needed locking in, but the two-act comedy was a rollicking, bumpy, risqué ride with a cast of fine Southern Tier actors. Local playwright Laura Cunningham’s hometown references – Channel...Read more