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UPDATE: Additional performances have been added at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16 and 17). Call the Phelps at 722-4873.

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

For the third year, Jan DeAngelo & Co. and Studio 271 Productions have brought their original adaptation of A Christmas Carol to the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton. The show, which runs through Sunday (Dec. 18), sold out rather quickly, so you will want to be on the alert for ticket sales next year. Read more

Reviewed by George Basler Man of La Mancha, which is being presented by Half Light Theatre, is an old-fashioned musical in the best sense of the word. The show trumpets idealism and hope in the face of inhumanity and degradation. That’s a welcome relief in an era that can be marked by skepticism, cynicism and the downright nastiness that pervades social media. Moreover, the musical is filled with well-crafted Broadway songs, notably “The Impossible Dream,” which retains its emotional resonance even after being played to death when Man of...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri You have three more opportunities as of this writing, to see the Summer Savoyards' funny, updated and slightly twisted take on the Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe. In Iolanthe: Re-Vamped, the fairies of the original operetta are vampires, hence the title. I was fortunate to have seen the opening night performance, and it was really fun. The musicians in the orchestra were right on key under the direction of Kimberly (Bemis) Tyler. Under the stage direction of Kate Murray, who never fails as a director to think...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri I was invited to attend a full dress rehearsal of the musical Company, which Half Light Theatre Co. will open tonight (May 2) for a three-show run at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. The musical, with a book by George Furth and music by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, explores the question of why people marry.  Well, for the COMPANY of course … the fellowship and security of knowing someone is always “there.”  Company first was produced in 1970; this production is directed...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Grab your honey, whether you have one or not, and get over to the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton tonight or Saturday (Feb. 7-8). The Darkhorse Dramatists (read about them at http://www.darkhorsedramatists.com/) are offering up a very fun and, in some spots, sweetly sentimental evening of romantic theater. Aspiring playwrights should pay attention to this troupe, which offers a forum for new material. This weekend’s program is billed as “Four Our Hearts: Four plays on Love.”...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years opened last night (March 22) in Binghamton, a production of Half Light Theatre, one of the more recent entries into the theater community here. The show is not exactly a musical and is not exactly a play, but is more like an opera. I would call it a Pop Opera, but without any instantly sing-able melodies. I didn’t leave with any one song buffering in my head, just a sense of the work as a...
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Reviewed by George Basler Dracula has taken his lumps over the years since being created as a Victorian novel by Bram Stoker in 1897. Old snaggleltooth has taken on holy water, crucifixes, garlic and stakes and still managed to keep on ticking. But Dracula: The Musical just might permanently kill him. (more…)...
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