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Reviewed by George Basler Theatron Productions began a few years ago with the laudable goal of staging older musicals that are not frequently seen in the Binghamton area. But, good intentions aside, the company’s production of The Robber Bridegroom, which runs through this weekend at the Tri Cities Opera Center in Binghamton, is long on corn and short on charm. The musical has an intriguing history. Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) wrote the book and lyrics, and Robert Waldman composed the music, based on a Southern Gothic novella...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Should you sit for over two hours to get to the end of a musical that tells the story of two people whose fate you already know?

Yes, you should.

In its first full-length musical, Theatron Productions is presenting Bonnie and Clyde at the Tri-Cities Opera Center in Binghamton. The two-act hybrid outlaw rock opera/swing band-era work shows clear influences of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benny Goodman and even Bon Jovi, which, for people with varied tastes in music, keeps things interesting.

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youngfrankensteinReviewed by Nancy Oliveri Forgive me, but I find it impossible not to look to the original Mel Brooks film in my appreciation and enjoyment of the live action musical Young Frankenstein, now being presented by SRO Production III. However, if you never saw it, some of the best movie lines, embellished with music, will delight you as well. Highlights at Friday's opening performance (Oct. 24) at the Goodwill Theatre in Johnson City, directed by Scott Fisher: "Roll in the Hay" with Dr....
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Reviewed by George Basler Being totally blindsided by a show doesn’t happen very often. But that’s what happened to me last weekend when I saw bare: A Pop Opera, staged by SRO Underground, a branch of SRO Productions III. Even though the musical has played in New York City and across the country, I didn’t know much about the show, except that it focused on a group of students coming of age in a Catholic boarding school. I was expecting a snide, bitter send-up of Catholic school education...
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Were the arts in your weekend? How could they NOT be, with so much going on? In fact, there were too many attractions and performances for us to cover here at BAMirror. So, please, please tell us what you did in the arts by adding a comment to this entry and by checking out Nancy Oliveri's review of The Drowsy Chaperone and George Basler's review of bare: A Pop Opera. Also here is a review of bare: A Pop Opera, submitted by a blog reader, "heldencomprimario": I know. ...
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Reviewed by George Basler In staging Godspell, co-director Ann Szymaniak wanted to put forth a message of love, acceptance and hope that “our fast-paced cynical society needs to hear.” On a less spiritual level, the musical, which has been around for 42 years now, is an opportune chance for younger performers to try out their singing and acting skills in a zestful show that requires youthful exuberance to make it work. Both spirituality and this exuberance are on display in the SRO Productions III’s presentation of the show...
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