Tag Archives: SPARE Productions

By Barb Van Atta The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $231,246 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants for 2017. General operating grants will help support operations of seven major arts organizations. Seventeen project grants will support projects by community non-profits and individual artists. The recipients were to be honored at a press conference Tuesday (March 14), followed by a “Pi Day” celebration and fund-raising event at the Water Street Brewing Co. in downtown Binghamton. The press conference has been canceled due to the impending blizzard, but...
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When he wasn't rehearsing for the Summer Savoyards' upcoming production (July 15-17) of H.M.S. Pinafore, my son and I caught his friends in Theatron's  The Robber Bridegroom and SPARE's Chicago. How about you? Were you performing, rehearsing or applauding from the audience? Did you visit a gallery, a museum or a festival? What did you do in the arts this weekend?

-- Barb Van Atta

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

If you really love musicals and can’t get enough of them this summer, the relatively new group SPARE (Singers Performers Actors Repertory Entertainment) has put together an energetic production of Chicago, the long-running Broadway show by Fred Ebb (book and lyrics), Bob Fosse (book) and John Kander (music). (more…)

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By Barb Van Atta At a news conference today (March 16), the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists. UCF monies will help provide general operating support for seven major arts organizations in the community and will fund 15 specific projects ranging from classes to concerts to film festivals, said BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis. (more…)...
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Did you attend a performance of Rent by EPAC, Bonnie and Clyde by Theatron (see review following) or, like me, the wonderfully sung and cleverly staged Into the Woods by SPARE Productions? Did you visit a gallery or museum, catch a bar band or actually create (or rehearse) a work of art? Please share how you made the arts part of the past weekend.  ...
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 Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri “Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!”drowsy logo This is the thought that kept going through my head as I sat in on the  final dress rehearsal of The Drowsy Chaperone, A Musical Within a Comedy, as performed by the relatively new community theater company known as SPARE Productions. The show opened for the general public yesterday (July 11) and continue through Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1049 Chenango St., Hillcrest. SPARE (Singers. Performers. Actors....
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