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In June of 1997, the first of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books was published in the UK. The scarred and bespectacled boy wizard’s popularity is virtually immeasurable and his adventures fill the pages of 7 total books - which have been the basis for 8 feature length films. As with anything – if there is anything – as popular as Harry Potter, the creativity doesn’t stop there – or even with officially sanctioned theme parks. Fans of the world Rowling created continue to retell and re-imagine the stories through fan-fiction, music, and theater.

In Potted Potter, two actors, Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner, comically and energetically deliver Harry Potter’s story on stage in 70 minutes. 7 books in 70 minutes. In their production – which was nominated for an Olivier award in London and has toured globally – Jeff Turner plays Harry, and Daniel Clarkson plays everyone else.

Philip Kamrass / Times Union

  The Northeast Ballet Company, under the direction of Darlene Myers, has been serving the Capital District since 1990 and has had the honor of being the resident company of Proctors Theater since 1991.

Wicked at Proctors

Nov 15, 2012

In October of 2003, a green phenom named Elphaba took the stage at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City and she’s been defying gravity there ever since.

The multi-award winning musical - based on the Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West- has music and lyrics by the great Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The National Tour of Wicked is a Proctors in Schenectady, NY through November 25th and we are joined now by two actors from the company.

Shirley MacLaine

Mar 21, 2012

Shirley MacLaine will be at Proctors on Friday, March 23. Here, Joe Donahue speaks with her about a little bit of everything.

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