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image (3)Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Confession: I forgot to bring a blanket to The Stage at Little Italy for the opening performance (Aug. 14) of Great Expectations, as presented by the Endicott Performing Arts Center, so I only made it to intermission. Rest assured, had the sun not gone down, and had I remembered to bundle up, I would have stayed to see the bildungsroman of Pip, the deterioration of Miss Havisham, etc. Not being a character from...
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Reviewed by George Basler Some of my favorite old-time movies growing up were the Judy Garland /Mickey Rooney movie musicals. They all had pretty much the same plot that ended with Mickey and Judy gathering a bunch of willing young people and intoning “let’s put on a show,” or words to that effect. Much the same atmosphere surrounds the Singers Performers Actors Repertory Ensemble’s production of Songs for a New World being staged this weekend at North Pointe Church in Hillcrest. SPARE is a new addition to the...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco [caption id="attachment_8908" align="alignright" width="320"]Roe (left) and Tornberg Roe (left) and Tornberg[/caption] For more than 50 years, the Summer Savoyards have produced the popular English operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, drawing largely on local talent ranging from fledgling teens to retired veterans. Last night (July 12) at Binghamton University's Anderson Center, the troupe (the longest running current community group in Binghamton) presented an entertaining evening with its version of The Gondoliers. There’s no point in trying to explain the story...
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Reviewed by George Basler Back in the 1940s, there was a New York Yankee baseball player, Tommy Heinrich, who was called "old reliable" because of his consistency on the ball field. While it may be stretching the comparison, the Summer Savoyards have become one of "the old reliables" of the local theater scene over the past half century. The company, which annually stages a Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera with a cast, crew and administration of volunteers, opened its 52nd season Thursday  (July 12) and didn't disappoint. The  mostly-youthful cast...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco

The Summer Savoyards opened their 51st season Thursday (July 14)  at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center with, surely, something for everyone. With its colorful costumes, stage lighting, sets and music, this performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" will please the most diehard G&S fans while, perhaps, make believers out of those with no previous exposure to the English duo's satires with their very unique place in musical evolution.

"Patience" was G&S's take on the excesses of the aesthetic movement. The pace for this...

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