For 20 years now, Cirque Éloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. This August, Cirque Éloize’s dazzling and energetic iD comes to the Capital Region for the very first time.
This astonishing modern circus will transport audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape as the stage at Proctors in Schenectady, NY comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video tramp-o-wall.
We are joined by two Cirque Éloize performers, Justine Méthé-Crozat and Jérémy St. Jean.
Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, MA through August 2nd.
Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, Breaking the Code tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.
The 7th annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival is up and running through August 23rd featuring groundbreaking music events, visceral dance works and boundary-pushing theater. The festival showcases risk-taking work, but also fosters an environment where audiences and artists can come together to form a community that values dialogue and experimentation.
The festivals remaining events this year include four world premieres!
Co-founder and Artistic Director Mathew Pokoik and Executive Director Abigail Guay join us to tell us more.
One new film that I have been long-anticipating is GET ON UP, a biopic which chronicles the life and times of James Brown, one of the seminal figures on the American musical scene during the infancy of rock, roll, and soul.
Anna Chlumsky is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in Living on Love, a play about an opera diva - played by Renée Flemming, her mastro husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by Chlumsky and Justin Long - who come between them. The show runs at WTF through July 26th.
“Hands on a Hardbody,” is a tender, contemporary musical about the American dream. It’s about ten people who enter a contest that demands a person keep at least one hand on a truck until all others drop out. The last person standing wins the vehicle.
“The Outgoing Tide” looks at a small family who is spending time at their seasonal home on the Chesapeake. The parents, Gunner and Peg, who have been married over 50 years, are visited by their only child, Jack.
For more than 100 years, stereotypes have been a fixture in developing comedy routines in popular entertainment…the fat Italian man who belches garlic, the Fagan-like Jew who sits under a single weak light bulb counting gold coins, the dumb blonde, the lazy Latino who perpetually is seeking siesta, and the African American who fractures the English language and is afraid of his own shadow. Today, most would agree that these are not only inaccurate representations, but indeed are offensive and obsolete tools for creating comedy.
Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments.