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Reviewed by Tony Villecco Writing a short story can be challenging; writing a research paper can be daunting. But to actually compose a full-scale musical must be something akin to sitting in the dentist's chair and waiting for the Novocain to kick in. Where to start? How to revise? Months of painstaking workmanship finally giving way to relief and, hopefully, a contented author. (more…)...Read more
EDITOR’S NOTE: A regular attendee of Endicott Performing Arts Center shows shared with BAMirror the comments he posted on EPAC’s Facebook site following last week’s opening weekend of Sweet Charity. Performances conclude tomorrow (Sunday, March 24). Reviewed by Ed Arnold Another fine evening’s entertainment was provided by the cast and tech crew of EPAC for the musical Sweet Charity. When I go out for an evening, I want to be entertained with comedy, dancing, live music, and this show had it all. A few stream-of-consciousness notes: Casting may have...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler Fiddler on the Roof, being performed this weekend and next by the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC) Repertory Company, is a superb production of one of Broadway's greatest musicals. What makes the musical great, besides the obvious elements of top-notch songs and writing, is its underlying theme. At its center, Fiddler is about the issue of tradition versus change as the main character of Tevye, a dairyman, and his family live though wrenching upheavals in a Jewish shtetl in 1905 Tsarist Russia. How important...Read more
By Ralph Hall [caption id="attachment_2828" align="alignleft" width="318" caption="EPAC as a work in progress"][/caption] Throughout the Americas and Europe, there are hundreds of community theaters, but there is only one Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC)! EPAC is a unique, comprehensive and community-committed not-for-profit organization serving the Broome County area and making a difference in economics, the arts and education. The activities of this company are so very diverse in serving many...Read more
Reviewed by Tony VilleccoPop singer, jazz artist, Grammy nominee and Broadway star Maureen McGovern gave a thrilling and emotion-packed concert last Saturday (Oct. 17) at the Endicott Performing Arts Center. What was even more amazing is that, when she heard about the flood here she decided to donate her concert fee to the community. Pretty classy lady, huh? (more…)...
Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan Between Broadway Theatre League's The Color Purple and the Endicott Performing Arts Center's Jesus Christ Superstar, its been a very spiritual week of theater for me. EPAC's version of Jesus Christ Superstar is moving and tender. The message of this timeless story is delivered profoundly, as the cast is clearly connected to the “bigger message” that this musical clearly spreads. (more…)...Read more