The calendar may say December, but the Armonk Players are out to convince us its ‘Midsummer.” The group presents one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — set among the world of fairies and forests and lovers and one donkey-headed fool. Christine DiTota directs, assited by… Read More →
Byram Hills has a theatrical tradition, so it seems fitting that the Armonk school should be staging “Fiddler on the Roof” this year. Director John Lopez is a known commodity to theater audiences across the Lower Hudson Valley, having recently played King Arthur in Yorktown Stage’s “Spamalot” and Jean Valjean… Read More →
A mention of the playwright Eugene O’Neill isn’t likely to conjure thoughts of a sunny, turn-of-the-century Fourth of July. O’Neill is best known for his American tragedies “The Iceman Cometh” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” But he wrote just such a sunny-turn-of-the-century-Fourth-of-July story, his one well-known comedy: “Ah, Wilderness!”… Read More →
Eugene O’Neill created the tortured Tyrones, but he also made the Millers, a happier clan and the focus of his only comedy, “Ah, Wilderness!” The Armonk Players will present “Ah, Wilderness!” June 3 through 6 at the North Castle Public Library’s Whippoorwill Hall in Armonk. Curtains are 7:30 on June… Read More →
A stunning and inexplicable omission from this morning’s nominees is Armonk’s Tom Kitt, whose orchestrations and arrangements made the Green Day musical “American Idiot” thinkable in the first place. The 27 Tony nominators likewise failed to recognize the “Next to Normal” composer’s work on “Everyday Rapture,” Sherie Rene Scott’s twice-nominated… Read More →
Pia Haas, a theater lover who does publicity for Westchester Broadway Theatre, is also a key player in the Armonk Players, directing and doing all sorts of creative things. She sent me news about a couple of readings the Players will be doing at Whipporwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk.
Tom Kitt wants Green Day to be happy. The Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer of “Next to Normal” has helped adapt the punk band’s landmark 2004 album, “American Idiot,” for the Broadway stage. It opens tonight at the St. James Theater. Director Michael Mayer and his team — with Armonk’s Kitt… Read More →
Tom Kitt was, appropriately, in a rehearsal on Monday when he got word that he and Brian Yorkey had won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Next to Normal.” “I was sitting next to (producer) Tom Hulce at a rehearsal for ‘American Idiot’ when (‘Next to Normal’ producer) David… Read More →
The Pharaoh in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” isn’t exactly from Egyptian Central Casting: He’s a hip-swiveling rockin’ Rameses from the mold of Elvis. Except at Byram Hills High School this weekend, where director Adam Shatraw has cast Jenna Dioguardi as a… Read More →
Whirlwind of a day yesterday. Started out early, writing the stories that will appear in the paper next week. (We’re going to run the stories in our Expresses on the Thursday’s the show opens. And I’ll have a round-up of that weekend’s shows in Life&Style each Thursday, too.) Then it… Read More →
Here’s a look at a very busy spring on local stages, in both professional and community theater. Professional Axial Theatre Company: Axial presents “For The Love of Money,” an evening of monologues about people’s romance with money, May 13 through 23. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. 914-286-7680…. Read More →
When the curtain opens at the Tarrytown Music Hall at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Max Levy will do something that nobody thought he’d be able to do just a few weeks ago: He’ll play The Beast in Random Farms Kids’ Theater’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” When he was… Read More →
The tiny Small Town Theatre Company will present Rich Orloff’s “Engagement Rules,” directed by Keith Whalen and featuring Jim Brownold, Louise Kaminer, Rasha Clark and Peter Lillo. One-night-only performance is Feb. 11 at 8 at the Hergenhan Center, 40 Maple Ave., Armonk. Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended…. Read More →
When Suzanne Ochs of Dobbs Ferry trekked north to audition for Brewster Theater Company’s “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” she didn’t know a lot about the show. “I had the 6,000-foot view of what it was about: a group of women getting together, anniversary… Read More →
The Armonk Players will present a staged reading of John R. Arco’s “Dead Men Don’t Itch,” directed by the author, on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.