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Whistle Down the Wind

A fugitive is caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Jim Steinman The EPAC Repertory Company will present Whistle Down the Wind, March 22nd - 25th, at the Robert Eckert Theater. Directed by Patrick Foti, with musical direction by Paula Bacorn, this amazing local cast has the opportunity to produce this Andrew Lloyd Webber show for the first time in the Southern Tier. Read more

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

When Andrea Gregori wrote her bucket list, there was something she definitely wanted to cross off of it: the chance to play Eliza Doolittle in a fully staged production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

Now she can.

Gregori’s Theatre Street Productions has collaborated with the Endicott Performing Arts Center and its Executive Director, Patrick Foti, to bring the show to life. The group has been in...

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EPAC photo providedReviewed by Nancy Oliveri

The Endicott Performing Arts Center gave EPAC regular Dallas Elwood his directorial debut last night (Friday, April  1) with a production of John Steinbeck’s play Of Mice and Men (based on his novella). The three-act play, performed with one intermission and set in and around a Depression-era California ranch, was co-directed by Matt Gaska, another face familiar to local audiences.

Elwood is set to graduate in May from...

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Reviewed by George Basler Oklahoma! has a well-deserved reputation for changing the course of the American musical, and it remains a popular show to this day. But, while the musical was revolutionary in its time, some critics have tagged it as corny and simplistic by today’s standards. The Endicott Performing Arts Center production, which opened this past weekend (March 11-13), gives ammunition to both positions. The EPAC cast is spirited and does a good job presenting the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. But their efforts can’t hide the...
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Batboy ensembleReviewed by Nancy Oliveri A few times during Thursday's opening night of the Endicott Performing Arts Company’s Bat Boy -- The Musica (July 17)l, I couldn't help but note a few eyebrows lift around me as if to say, "What just happened there?" To illustrate: a miked performer trades ear-splitting volume for emotion. Eyebrows. The actors and singers prepare to set up another groan-inducing scene to further explain what’s goin’ on. Eyebrows. The ensemble gathers in some kind of hellish...
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By George Basler Theater officials swear it’s a coincidence, but fans of the British comedy troupe Monty Python should be licking their chops with glee. That’s because two local theater companies -- the Endicott Performing Arts Center and the Cider Mill Playhouse -- will be mounting productions of the Broadway smash musical Spamalot over the next seven months. That’s a lot of “spam” for a community this size, and officials emphasize it came about by chance, not by planning. Now they hope that there are enough Python fans to...
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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...
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