Pittsfield, Mass. – One of the many good things about Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass. is they don’t play it safe. “The Other Place,” the opening play of their summer season, is a rewarding and complicated work that demands concentration from the audience.
“The God Game,” a new play being offered at Capital Repertory Theatre through May 25, tells a thoughtful story in a totally engaging manner. 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.
SCHENECTADY – The film “Flashdance” was a surprise hit in 1983. It wasn’t a musical but the music and dance in the show about a female steel-worker who moonlights as a dancer in nightclubs and dreams of being a ballet dancer won over audiences.
When you see a play titled Figaro, the mind leaps to the opera The Marriage of Figaro. Which leads to the logical question “Why would I want to see the story about the comic rogue Figaro without Mozart’s music?”
Fellow cynics beware the production of “Plaid Tidings” playing at Cohoes Music Hall through Sunday. It’s like being trapped in an elevator that has an endless loop of music that plays every holiday song ever written.
LATHAM – Sometimes, even in December, the most sentimental among us get tired of shows that are holiday oriented. With “Bermuda Avenue Triangle,” Curtain Call Theatre in Latham is offering the ultimate in alternative holiday scheduling.