proctors http://wamc.org en 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 Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty At Proctors Through 10/20 http://wamc.org/post/matthew-bourne-s-sleeping-beauty-proctors-through-1020 <p>Matthew Bourne, the world&rsquo;s most successful dance choreographer, and his company<a href="http://www.new-adventures.net/">&nbsp;New Adventures</a>, are bringing their spectacular and lavish UK production of&nbsp;<em>Sleeping Beauty</em>&nbsp;to a mere seven US cities -- and one of them is Schenectady &ndash; where the show will run at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> through the 20th of this month.</p><p>With <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, Bourne returns to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer&rsquo;s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with <em>Nutcracker!</em> and continued in 1995, with the international hit <em>Swan Lake</em>. In this <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.</p><p>We are joined by dancers, Hannah&nbsp;Vassalo and Christopher Marney. Hannah dances the role of Princess Aurora, and Christopher is the associate choreographer and dances the role of Count Lilac.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Ray Graf 75692 at http://wamc.org Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty At Proctors Through 10/20 GHOST The Musical - National Tour At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/ghost-musical-national-tour-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.ghostontour.com">GHOST The Musical</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has begun its first National Broadway Tour at </span><a href="http://www.proctors.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Proctors</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Schenectady. It opened this past weekend and runs through this Friday, September </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Adapted from the hit 1990 film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, <em>G The Musical</em> follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic named Ida Mae, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.</p><p>We are joined by Robby Haltiwanger, the actor portraying Carl in the touring company of <em>GHOST</em>.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73773 at http://wamc.org GHOST The Musical - National Tour At Proctors GHOST The Musical Starts Its National Tour At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/ghost-musical-starts-its-national-tour-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>GHOST The Musical</em> kicks off its National Tour on the mainstage at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, September 14th.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.</span></p><p>Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, <a href="http://www.ghostontour.com/"><em>GHOST The Musical</em></a> follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.</p><p>Bruce Joel Rubin joins us to talk about his film and his work adapting it for the stage.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73353 at http://wamc.org GHOST The Musical Starts Its National Tour At Proctors