proctors http://wamc.org en Cirque Éloize At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/cirque-loize-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For 20 years now, <a href="http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/home">Cirque Éloize</a> 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 <em>iD</em> comes to the Capital Region for the very first time.</p><p>This astonishing modern circus will transport audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape as the stage at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> 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.</p><p>We are joined by two Cirque Éloize performers, Justine Méthé-Crozat and Jérémy St. Jean.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95411 at http://wamc.org Cirque Éloize At Proctors The Music (And Theatre And Dance And Film) Of The Night At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/music-and-theatre-and-dance-and-film-night-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In February 2006, <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> hosted a month-long visit of <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em>.</p><p>That historic run was made possible by a $42 million construction project that included a massive expansion of the stagehouse at Proctors, allowing the venue to host the very biggest touring shows. In addition, specific adaptations, inventions and rigging points created for the original Phantom are used by many of the other touring shows that reach Proctors each season.</p><p>Just before the expansion, Proctors was a single theatre, hosting approximately 60 to 70 performances a year. By 2009, it was offering over 600 events a year in three theatres and drawing over 500,000 people to downtown Schenectady. Now, Proctors is also the only theatre in the country to have its own district energy plant, Marquee Power, which helps to heat and cool much of the surrounding area.</p><p><em>The Phantom of the Opera</em> returns to the Proctors Mainstage May 28 thru June 8 and Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors, joins us now to tell us more about what helps HIM make the music of the night at Proctors and in Schenectady.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90952 at http://wamc.org The Music (And Theatre And Dance And Film) Of The Night At Proctors Flashdance: The Musical At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/flashdance-musical-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of <em>Flashdance</em> is now live on stage!</p><p>With electrifying dance at its core, <em>Flashdance: The Musical </em>tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.</p><p>David R. Gordon and Ginna Claire Mason play Jimmy and Gloria in <a href="http://www.flashdancethemusical.com/"><em>Flashdance: The Musical</em></a> – which is running at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> in Schenectady this week.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89875 at http://wamc.org Flashdance: The Musical At Proctors Peggy Seeger http://wamc.org/post/peggy-seeger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Annual <a href="http://www.berkshirewomenwriters.org/">Berkshire Festival of Women Writers</a> is a collaborative, multi-venue event sponsored by Bard College at Simon's Rock with many local partners, celebrated across Berkshire County in the month of March - Women's History Month.</p><p>This year, the festival features more than 150 women of all ages and from many backgrounds sharing their talents through readings, lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings held at 36 Berkshire County venues from Sheffield to Williamstown. All 58 festival events are open to the public and most are free.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86081 at http://wamc.org Peggy Seeger Ta'Rea Campbell In "Sister Act" At Proctors Through 2/23 http://wamc.org/post/tarea-campbell-sister-act-proctors-through-223 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1992 film, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sister Act</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring Whoopi Goldberg combined comedy, a convent, and a church choir in a winning swirl that demanded a stage adaptation.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84157 at http://wamc.org Ta'Rea Campbell In "Sister Act" At Proctors Through 2/23 Brad Sherwood At Proctors On 2/8 http://wamc.org/post/brad-sherwood-proctors-28 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.colinandbradshow.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stars of the Emmy nominated </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Who’s Line Is It Anyway?</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have teamed up to present an evening of improvisational comedy at </span><a href="http://www.proctors.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Proctor’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Schenectady on February </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes … just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’!</p><p>Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82637 at http://wamc.org Brad Sherwood At Proctors On 2/8 Proctors Donates Ticket Proceeds To Help Veterans http://wamc.org/post/proctors-donates-ticket-proceeds-help-veterans <p>A Saratoga County organization that uses horses to assist veterans suffering from psychological wounds has received a donation from Proctor’s Theatre from ticket proceeds.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Saratoga WarHorse, a Wilton-based nonprofit received, an $8,900 donation from Proctor’s.</p><p>The money is a portion of the ticket sales to the play <em>War Horse</em>, which premiered on the Schenectady stage January 15<sup>th</sup>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 82103 at http://wamc.org Proctors Donates Ticket Proceeds To Help Veterans War Horse Gallops Onto The Mainstage At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/war-horse-gallops-mainstage-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/">The National Theatre of Great Britain’s</a> production of <em>War Horse</em> gallops onto the mainstage at <a href="http://www.proctors.org/">Proctors</a> in Schenectady, NY tonight at 7:30.</p><p>Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, <em>War Horse</em> is a moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry.</p><p>As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.</p><p><a href="http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/">South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company</a> brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage — their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81879 at http://wamc.org War Horse Gallops Onto The Mainstage At Proctors "We Will Rock You" At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/we-will-rock-you-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wewillrockyou.com/site/home" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>We Will Rock You</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is coming to </span><a href="http://www.proctors.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Proctors</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Schenectady, NY this weekend - running on the </span>mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> November </span>29th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through December 1.</span></p><p>The show is a bona-fide hit and has been running for 11 years in London. This is the first North American Tour of the sci-fi musical-theater extravaganza which by all accounts honors the iconic music that frames it - the music of Queen.</p><p>Ryan Knowles plays Buddy (as in “Buddy you're a boy make a big noise playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day”). Ryan’s other credits include off-broadway productions of <em>NEWSical: The Musical</em>, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, <em>Caligula Maximus</em>, <em>Fools in Love</em>, and National Tours of <em>How the Grinch Stole Christmas!</em> and <em>OZ: The Musical</em>.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 78609 at http://wamc.org "We Will Rock You" At Proctors Sally Struthers In Hello, Dolly! At Proctors Tonight http://wamc.org/post/sally-struthers-hello-dolly-proctors-tonight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, <em>Hello, Dolly!</em> is an enduring Broadway classic and it will be at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> in Schenectady, NY tonight.</p><p>Sally Struthers will perform the dominating and endearing role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. Struthers won two Emmy awards for her role as Gloria on the 1970s CBS sit-com, All in the Family and has since played numerous roles on television and on the stage - performing in musicals each summer for the past several years at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.</p><p>Featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, <em>Hello, Dolly!</em> tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker and her attempts to marry "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. The show opened on Broadway on January 16, 1964.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 77253 at http://wamc.org Sally Struthers In Hello, Dolly! At Proctors Tonight