capital repertory theatre http://wamc.org en "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep http://wamc.org/post/smokey-joes-caf-capital-rep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> - a musical revue featuring primarily the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It has the distinction of being longest running revue on Broadway.</p><p>Better than that, though, it has just a ton of incredibly fun and iconic songs.</p><p><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY presents <em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, August 10 and we are fortunate to be joined at The Linda by that production's musical director, Benet Braun and cast members Christopher Brasfield, Justin Scott Brown, Laura D’andre, Lulu Fall, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones, Benjamin Mapp, Correy West, Jason Veasey.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94651 at http://wamc.org "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep Bob Goepfert Reviews "The God Game" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-god-game <p>“The God Game,” a new play being offered at Capital Repertory Theatre through May 25, tells a thoughtful story in a totally engaging manner.&nbsp; It has enough drama to keep you interested during its two hour running time but it doesn’t depend on the scandal of the moment to drive the story.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 90509 at http://wamc.org "The God Game" At CapRep http://wamc.org/post/god-game-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>The God Game</em>, a play by Suzanne Bradbeer, is having its World Premiere at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY.</p><p>The play was included in the inaugural NEXT ACT! New Play Summit in 2012. NEXT ACT!, a joint venture between Proctors and Capital Rep, is a three-day festival with the mission of discovering fresh, exciting dramatic and musical properties, and nurturing both new and established playwrights.</p><p><em>The God Game</em> is about religion and politics - the two topics to avoid in polite conversation. In the play, Tom and Lisa and Matt have known each other for years, through thick and thin - but the news Matt brings on an August anniversary afternoon in Richmond, Virginia could change all of their lives forever.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89878 at http://wamc.org "The God Game" At CapRep Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13 http://wamc.org/post/mary-callanan-sings-out-gypsy-caprep-through-413 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ultimate stage mother is making her presence known at </span><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Capital Repertory Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany, NY.</span></p><p><em>Gypsy: A Music Fable</em> features classic Broadway belt-ables like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” and “Rose's Turn.” The show opened on Broadway in 1959 and features a book by the late Arthur Laurents, music by the late Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This production at CapRep runs through Sunday, April 13th.</p><p><a href="http://www.marycallanan.com/">Mary Callanan</a> plays Mama Rose. She recently appeared in <em>Annie</em> on Broadway and has performed in tours of <em>Mamma Mia!</em>, <em>The Sound of Music</em>, <em>Big</em>, <em>Damn Yankees</em>, and <em>Cinderella</em>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86381 at http://wamc.org Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13 "The Mountaintop" At CapRep http://wamc.org/post/mountaintop-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mountaintop</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by </span>Katori<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall; it’s the eve of his assassination and Dr. Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. (Brandon Jones) cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime—when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young hotel maid (Liz Morgan) pushes King into a confrontation with his doubts, fears, and haunting premonitions.</span></p><p>The man behind the public image and the great ideals that formed a new America come alive in a soul-stirring hit play from London and Broadway that is currently running at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/theatre/2013-2014/mountaintop">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY – directed by Nick Mangano.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82192 at http://wamc.org "The Mountaintop" At CapRep "A Christmas Carol" At CapRep http://wamc.org/post/christmas-carol-caprep <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>In Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ <em>A Christmas Carol</em> - five actors portray over 20 characters.</p><p>The story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitations is re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, the highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays!</p><p>The show is currently running at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/">Capital Repertory Theater</a> in Albany, NY and stars our friend, Kevin McGuire as “Mr. Bah-Humbug” himself, Ebenezer Scrooge.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78938 at http://wamc.org "A Christmas Carol" At CapRep Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment http://wamc.org/post/arts-venues-limit-casino-entertainment <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 76085 at http://wamc.org Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment "Venus in Fur" at CapRep http://wamc.org/post/venus-fur-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas </span>Novachek<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a writer-director, laments the woeful parade of actresses who have auditioned for his new play, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Venus in Fur</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Enter </span>Vanda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an out-of-work actress, who is the epitome of every fault he has described: crude, desperate and needy &ndash; or is she?</span></p><p>In the course of 90 minutes, we discover there is much more to Vanda, as she turns the tables and takes charge in this sexual roundelay about power and powerlessness. The play, written by David Ives, is currently running at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY and stars Timothy Deenihan as Novachek and Jenny Strassburg as Vanda.</p><p>Jenny joins us along with Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director at Capital Rep and director of <em>Venus in Fur</em>, to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75149 at http://wamc.org "Venus in Fur" at CapRep "The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers" at CapRep http://wamc.org/post/sparkley-clean-funeral-singers-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The World Premiere of the new musical, <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/theatre/2013-2014/sparkley-clean-funeral-singers"><em>The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers</em></a> is now taking place at Cap Rep in Albany. In the show, Daughter Junie inherits the job of taking over the family dry cleaning business, tending to Dad --who’s having a hard time remembering things -- and keeping an eye on younger sister Lashley – who’s fresh from rehab.</p><p>Junie’s dream of being a country singer takes a hiatus until the town Pastor asks the sisters to write and perform personal send-offs for the dearly departed.</p><p>The musical comedy is from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer - who also teaches playwriting at NYU. She teamed up with ASCAP Award-winning Nashville composer Don Chaffer. Both appear onstage, with Fischer starring as Junie. We welcome Lori Fischer, Carter Calvert (who plays Lashley Lee), and director Martha Banta who was an Assistant Director for <em>Rent</em> and is now Resident Director for <em>Mamma Mia!</em> on Broadway.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69424 at http://wamc.org "The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers" at CapRep "Red" at CapRep http://wamc.org/post/red-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In John Logan’s Tony award-winning play, <em>Red</em>, iconoclastic Mark Rothko, the misanthropic abstract-expressionist painter, confronts his decision to accept a lucrative commercial commission.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63617 at http://wamc.org "Red" at CapRep