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…

Ancram Opera House – The Tricky Part

Review by Teresa Gasparini "What if what harms us comes to restore us?" Living in 2019, it seems unfortunate that there are topics of conversation which are considered taboo; subjects about which we are not allowed to speak openly. Martin Moran’s The Tricky Part at Ancram Opera House tears those walls down with such a crash, that…

Cabaret Star Salty Brine in Welcome to the Jungle at the Ancram Opera House July 6th

One night only event at Ancram Opera House! Photo: Marcus Middleton Alternative cabaret star Salty Brine will perform the award-winning show Welcome to the Jungle one night only at the Ancram Opera House on July 6th at 8:30pm. Tickets are $30 and available at ancramoperahouse.org and TodayTix.com. The show, written and performed by Salty, is directed by Max Rueben with musical arrangements…