Auditions: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at County Players

AUDITION NOTICE: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”Written by Tennessee Williams - Directed by Fred Wolinsky County Players Falls Theatre2681 W. Main StreetWappingers Falls, NY 12590 WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area will hold open auditions for the November main stage production of their…

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…

County Players Presents Moonlight & Magnolias

County Players officially launches their 62nd Main Stage Season with the opening of the comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS  L to R: Molly Feibel, Jim Granger (seated), Robert McCarthy, and Rick Meyer The year is 1939 and David O. Selznick is making the mother of all movies, Gone with the Wind. The cast is in place and cameras are rolling.…

The Secret Garden – Rhinebeck Theatre Society

Review by Tamara Cacchione Rhinebeck Theatre Society’s production of The Secret Garden hits all the right notes.  Infusing heartache and optimism, the cast and crew take the audience through a rollercoaster of emotions in a short time thanks in no small part to beautiful blocking and strong stage and musical direction, transformative sets, and ethereal lighting…