adirondack theatre festival http://wamc.org en Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Whale" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-whale <p>GLENS FALLS – “The Whale” is more than a good drama – it’s a genuine tragedy. It is about good people who succumb to their flaws and live lives that are hurtful to themselves and others. The work, which continues at Adirondack Theatre Festival through Saturday, is especially unique in that its central character is physically grotesque and self-destructive in nature. The emotions of the other characters are equally as disturbing.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 94891 at http://wamc.org "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/whale-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning and critically acclaimed new play, <em>The Whale</em>, opens tonight at The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Fall, NY last night as part of <a href="http://www.atfestival.org/the-whale/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s</a> 2014 season. The production is directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven.</p><p>Charlie, a 600-lb man is slowly eating himself to an early grave. His caretaker and friend, Liz, has been trying to get Charlie to see a doctor for years, to no avail. Charlie teaches online writing courses from his Idaho apartment; his weight keeps him isolated from the physical world outside. His daughter, Ellie, a teenager who’s pushing against the adults in her life, suddenly shows up at his door. So does Elder Thomas, a young Mormon on his two-year mission. Charlie deals with more than weight issues; issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present.</p><p>We are joined now by two actors from the production, Timothy Carter who plays Charlie and Brenny Rabine who plays Liz.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94644 at http://wamc.org "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival Sam Lloyd Is "Fully Committed" At ATF http://wamc.org/post/sam-lloyd-fully-committed-atf <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.atfestival.org/">Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season with Becky Mode’s comedy <em>Fully Committed</em>, starring Sam Lloyd of TV’s <em>Scrubs</em>. The show opens tonight and runs through June 28th.</p><p>Sam Lloyd stars as Sam Peliczowski, an aspiring actor working as the reservationist at a posh Manhattan restaurant. In a tour de force performance, he also plays close to 40 callers, including a wealthy socialite, a gangster, a Japanese tourist, and a supermodel’s frenzied assistant.</p><p>In addition to his time as Ted Buckwald on <em>Scrubs</em>, Sam Lloyd’s numerous TV credits include recurring roles on <em>Desperate Housewives</em>, <em>West Wing</em>, and <em>Seinfeld</em>. He has also performed <em>Fully Committed</em> at the <a href="http://www.westonplayhouse.org/">Weston Playhouse</a> in Weston, VT and most recently at the <a href="https://www.edfringe.com/">Edinburgh Fringe Festival</a>, where his performance was called “a masterclass of comic character acting.”</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93210 at http://wamc.org Sam Lloyd Is "Fully Committed" At ATF Glens Falls Brewfest 4/5 http://wamc.org/post/glens-falls-brewfest-45 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s been … oh, about 2 long weeks since we talked about craft and local beer here on The Roundtable.</p><p>Let’s fix that now and mix it with talking about another thing we love: theater.</p><p>Tomorrow from 4-8 the <a href="http://www.queensburyhotel.com/">Queensbury Hotel</a> will host the Glens Falls Brewfest – a local beer event with proceeds going to support <a href="http://www.atfestival.org/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> and the <a href="http://www.feedercanal.org/">Feeder Canal Alliance</a>.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Mark Fleischer, Producing Artistic Director of Adirondack Theatre Festival and Bill Mason, one of the three volunteer organizers for the Glens Falls Brewfest. His day job is: co-owner, president and CEO of <a href="http://www.takundewide.com/">Takundewide Resort</a> on Lake George.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87445 at http://wamc.org Glens Falls Brewfest 4/5 Bob Goepfert Reviews "Avenue Q" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-avenue-q <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Last week I attended three plays about living life as a member of a minority group. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:55:33 +0000 Bob Goepfert 70528 at http://wamc.org "Avenue Q" at The Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/avenue-q-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Avenue Q</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;opened on Broadway 10 years ago today. It's a Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book and is simply a blast. Part flesh (humans) and part felt (puppets) - </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Avenue Q</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a laugh-out-loud musical.</span></p><p>In it, we meet Princeton a recent college grad who moves into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate, Rod, Trekkie, Lucy the Slut, Gary Coleman, and many other colorful types who help Princeton discover his life’s purpose.</p><p><em>Avenue Q</em> is now being produced by the <a href="http://www.atfestival.org">Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> and on stage through August 3rd.</p><p>Avenue Q at ATF is headed by artists involved with the Broadway production. Gary Adler, an ATF regular, was the show’s original Musical Director and Jennifer Barnhart, the show’s Director, was in the Original Broadway cast - sticking with the show for its entire Broadway run. Both join us this morning along with Producing Artistic Director of ATF – Mark Fleischer and cast members: Noah Zachary who plays Princeton and Rod, Stacia Newcomb&nbsp;who plays Lucy and Kate Monster, and Rob Morrison who plays Nicky and Trekkie Monster.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70355 at http://wamc.org "Avenue Q" at The Adirondack Theatre Festival The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.atfestival.org/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> is such a special theatre company offering new, interesting, fun and world premiere works of theatre. Their season this summer includes everything from Judy Garland, to Avenue Q, to – of course – Georgia O’Keeffe.</p><p>Mark Fleischer is the Producing Artistic Director of ATF and has been since 2007. He joins us to tell us about their upcoming productions, including their opening production: Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland.</p><p>In 1968, when he was 26, songwriter John Meyer met Judy Garland. The next two months were an emotional roller-coaster, but his life was changed forever. Inspired by his acclaimed memoir, Meyer brings to the stage the true story of his romance with a star whose flame was dying and how he attempts to rescue her from her self-destructive demons. John Meyer and the show’s director, Michael Bush, and star, Christine Andreas join us along with Mark Fleischer.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 67764 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival