'My Fair Lady' Comes to EPAC

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center and Theatre Street Productions present Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical, ‘My Fair Lady’. Often referred to as ‘the perfect musical’, it tells the story of a Cockney flower girl from an unstable family who is taught proper diction by a egotistical professor of linguistics. He does perhaps too good a job when she becomes not only a model of perfect English, but also a strong and independent woman who really doesn’t need him at all, and the tables are turned.  Andrea Gregori and Chris Nickerson talk about the tension between their two characters and about this timeless and tuneful musical. http://wskg.org/audio/fairlady.mp3

Vortex Presents ‘I’m in Here’

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center welcomes Vortex, the new dance wing of SRO Productions.  Choreographer Anne Trebilcock and SRO’s Pam Ondrusek talk about forming the new group, and the program, ‘I’m in Here: Women’s Journeys of Hope and Strength Told Through Dance and Song’.  This show will benefit Traci’s Hope, with all proceeds going directly to this organization to fight breast cancer. http://wskg.org/audio/srodancemix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vortex

Vortex Presents 'I'm in Here'

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center welcomes Vortex, the new dance wing of SRO Productions.  Choreographer Anne Trebilcock and SRO’s Pam Ondrusek talk about forming the new group, and the program, ‘I’m in Here: Women’s Journeys of Hope and Strength Told Through Dance and Song’.  This show will benefit Traci’s Hope, with all proceeds going directly to this organization to fight breast cancer. http://wskg.org/audio/srodancemix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vortex

Two Rarely Performed Works Require Dancing and Singing

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The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton and Dance Stories, the resident dance company of the Endicott Performing Arts Center join to present ‘Tanzen und Singen’. The program features two rarely performed works, the Choral Dances from Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Gloriana’ and Gian-Carlo Menotti’s madrigal fable ‘The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore’, as well as madrigals about dancing and dance performance by Dance Stories. http://wskg.org/audio/unicorn.mp3

 

Photo credit: Tomais Ashdene via Flickr

Gilbert & Sullivan's collegiate satire feels at home in the Finger Lakes

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s satire on women’s education, Princess Ida, has been relocated to a thinly disguised Wells College in the late 1800s by Anthony Di Renzo. The Cornell Savoyards are on a tour of this version, now appearing at the Endicott Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 10th at 3pm. Two wealthy robber barons unite to launder their ill-gotten gains by founding a college, but the high-minded daughter of one of them refuses to cooperate, and opens her own university. http://wskg.org/audio/Idafinal.mp3

 

Photo courtesy Savoyards Musical Theatre

 

A barber chair is free at EPAC

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center presents Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It’s a story of a man who returns  from exile to exact revenge on the people who unjustly punished him.  Matt Gaska, who plays Sweeney, and Andrea Gregori, who plays his daughter Johanna, talk about the production, the music, and some of the themes in this monumental musical that is, by turns, horrifying, thoughtful, and devilishly funny. http://wskg.org/audio/sweeneymix.mp3

 

Photo courtesy SD Fischer via Flickr

[title of show] comes to EPAC

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center presents [title of show], the musical depiction of the struggles of a couple of playwrights trying to create a musical for a competition, and finding that their struggle is a more interesting subject for a musical than any other idea the come up with, so it’s a musical about writing a musical about writing a musical about…..  Actor Jana Kucera and assistant director Dallas Ellwood do their best to explain this zany concept. http://wskg.org/audio/titleofshowmix.mp3

 

photo courtesy Andrew Malone via Flickr