PRESS RELEASE: Ancram Opera House Presents “The Brothers Size” Aug. 8-25

Moving and Complex Portrayal of Brotherhood Weaves Together Poetry, Music, and Yoruba Mythology The Ancram Opera House will present The Brothers Size over three weekends in August. Performances are Thursday – Sunday, Aug. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm; Sunday shows are at 3pm. There will be two audience talk-backs on Aug. 11 and 18 after the Sunday…

PREVIEW: Hell is Empty; All the Devils Are Here – The New Deal Creative Arts Center

Presented at Vanderbilt Mansion August 3 &4, 2019 at 5:30 in the evening By Wendy Urban-Mead A Festival of the plays of William Shakespeare adapted and directed by Joe Eriole The cast of Hell is Empty; All the Devils Are Here There will be some wicked talent on the portico at the Vanderbilt Mansion on August 3…

Voice Theater – Blithe Spirit

Review by Joe Eriole Blithe Spirit Indeed: The Voice Theater Brings “Back” to Life a Delightful Script in Woodstock Nestled in the aromatic forests of Woodstock, in a theater which even the skeptic would agree evinces the possibility of ghosts with only the slightest effort of imagination, the Voice Theater and Director Shauna Kanter bring…

Bridge Street Theatre – The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Review by Tamara CAcchione Exciting professional caliber community theater is alive in the Catskills, where the Bridge Street Theatre is embracing and including community in new and enchanting work.  Taking on their first full-scale musical, Artistic Director/ Director/ Designer John Sowle and musical director Michelle Storrs chose no small task - opting for a piece…

“I can’t keep a ‘Secret’…” by Joe Eriole

Ovation's Tamara Cacchione reviewed Rhinebeck Theater Society's The Secret Garden, published here recently, and it was a glowing review. I saw the play after the review went up, and as Ovation's Chief Editor, I could not help but further comment on the success achieved by the production. I hope Ovation's followers will indulge me in this "double-dip." The story…