CNY Arts Center Fulton “OLIVER!” Musical Review

This weekend I saw The CNY Arts Center’s Musical Production of the classic “OLIVER!”. As a young child when I first saw the classic movie I was not a fan but now seeing this refreshing production as an adult, my views have totally changed. As a child, I remember it to be too long and a very dark premise of watching a child go through such turmoil. This production was exciting, and seemingly more engaging than my past memory of this show.

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Review: Steve Martin’s ‘The Underpants’ at Syracuse Stage

Guten Tag! Syracuse Stage‘s “The Underpants” written by comedian Steve Martin in 2002 and adapted from the 1910  play “Die Hose” (The Trousers) by Carl Sterheim opens the stage’s 2015-16 season with a fun, situational comedy of extramarital affair exploration. Martin’s physical comedy style permeates the play with big, bold, unadulterated, slapstick gestures, puns and stereotypes. It’s an entertaining night out that you immediately know, when you enter the theater, can’t be taken too seriously, yet actually has a genuinely warm and somewhat enduring message at the end.

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Review: SU Drama’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Before going to see “Kiss Me, Kate,” this past weekend at Syracuse Stage produced by SU Drama, the only thing I really understood was that it was a classic written by Cole Porter. I knew he was the king of Broadway at one point and also that one of the themes of this show would involve a bit of Shakespeare, yikes. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening and everything that this exceptional classic Broadway musical had to offer to the audience. I was a bit caught off guard by how much I became engaged in this story.

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