This is a funny poll, wholly unscientific, that boosts the idea of theater as a source of happiness. OK, there are two other things on the Top 3, but theater made the list! Here’s a link.
Love swirls around Leona Samish, the lonely American secretary in Arthur Laurents’ comedy “The Time of the Cuckoo” — in a nuanced, delightful production at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls. Love fills the courtyard of the charming Pensione Fioria, a lovely sun-dappled boarding house along a canal in Venice,... Read More →
They try. They really do. The two couples in Yasmina’s Reza’s “God of Carnage” — now in a winning production at Hudson Stage Company in Briarcliff Manor through Nov. 19 — really want to get this right, to settle a little dispute between their sons. With civility. Over clafouti and… Read More →
Got a note from Pia Haas at Westchester Broadway Theatre, which is looking for local kids for its upcoming holiday show. Here’s the notice: Westchester Broadway Theatre will be holding auditions on Thursday Nov. 10 for our upcoming production of a new musical “Home for the Holidays” Seeking local children… Read More →
There’s a whole lotta theater on stages across the Lower Hudson Valley this weekend. Here’s a sampling: Opening this weekend “Xanadu” — White Plains PAC’s Conservatory students, above, present the send up of the Gene Kelly/Olivia Newton John movie musical, rollerskates and all. 8 p.m., Nov. 4, 5; 2 p.m.,... Read More →
Last weekend’s freak storm spared Penguin Rep in Stony Point, but not two Saturday performances of the comedy “Rounding Third.” Producers Joe Brancato and Andrew Horn are adding one performance — at 6 p.m. Nov. 6—to accommodate ticketholders. Here’s the remaining schedule of Richard Dresser’s play about two Little League… Read More →
Some theater groups might shy away from a play that was about to be adapted into a big Hollywood film. Not Briarcliff’s Hudson Stage, which opens Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” this weekend, about a month before Roman Polanski’s film adaptation — its title shortened to “Carnage” — comes to… Read More →