January 15, 2015 | Jersey Boys; Theatron Productions; Haydn's Seven Last Words

Theatron Productions presents their first performance, a cabaret of show tunes from musicals that weren't big hits. Crystal Sarakas speaks with a cast member of the touring company of the musical Jersey Boys. Conductor Gerald Wolfe talks about the winter concert of the Ithaca Community Chorus that features Haydn's Seven Last Words. Binghamton University professor Paul Schleuse has written a book about music from the early days of the printing press.  We hear part one of Bill Snyder's interview with him.

January 8, 2015 | The David Wax Museum plays in Cooperstown; Robert Rogers Puppet Theatre; Connor Garvey in Oxford

The David Wax Museum appears in Cooperstown this weekend. Robert Rogers Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella in the Wild West at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Singer/songwriter Connor Garvey performs at 6 On the Square in Oxford. https://youtu.be/w9zhaqp4l7k

November 13, 2014 | Anna Coogan; Tafelmusik

Conductor Ubaldo Valli talks about the SUNY-Cortland Community Orchestra concert, "Tell Me a Story". Ithaca-based singer-songwriter Anna Coogan introduces us to her new CD. The Canadian period instrument ensemble Tafelmusik comes to Cornell with their "Galileo Project" and we hear from the conductor, Jeanne Lamon. https://youtu.be/cuJFIA_qpPk

November 6, 2014 | The King and I; Readers' Theatre of Ithaca; Angelique Kidjo comes to Ithaca

Lorraine Bennett and Andrea Gregori, from EPAC's production of The King and I, talk about this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Chris Nickerson is the one man in the one-man play Wrecks by Neil LaBute coming to Cinemapolis from Readers' Theatre of Ithaca. Chris Kocher gives us some of the highlights of this weekend, and we hear a song by Angelique Kidjo, who is performing at the State Theatre in Ithaca. https://youtu.be/gVoSpBp7DEM

 

 

October 30, 2014 | A reading by author Kevin Lucia; Young Frankenstein; author Katherine Howe

SRO Productions presents Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and we hear from Mickey Woyshner who plays the title role. Katherine Howe discusses her new book The Penguin Book of Witches. We learn about the Southern Tier Independence Center's Haunted Halls of Horror from its creators. And if you want to hear something REALLY scary, author Kevin Lucia reads one of his stories.  

October 16, 2014 | Southern Tier Actors' Read; singer-songwriter Joe Crookston

The Art Mission and Theatre presents broadcasts of theatrical performances from London. Singer/songwriter Joe Crookston turns the story of a Holocaust survivor into song. Southern Tier Actors Read presents the once-famous play "I Remember Mama" and with with it, relevant issues for today. https://youtu.be/2U5fpvEh8UI

 

October 9, 2014 | Church Basement Ladies; author Joshua Palmatier; Binghamton University Theater

The director of Church Basement Ladies at the Carousel Playhouse talks about the play and how she grew up with these ladies. Fantasy author Joshua Palmatier talks about starting his own press. Binghamton University Theater Department takes on a British farce. We hear from the director and one of the actors. We also have a preview of the weekend's coming performances.