Terrence McNally’s backstage comedy “It’s Only a Play” is performed at Cider Mill Stage. We hear from Kate Murray and Rob Egan of the production company BLAST about their new theatrical venture and this irreverent comedy about opening night jitters that opens the BLAST season.
The Exterminator Extravaganza celebrates the famous racehorse Exterminator, at one time Binghamton’s most famous resident. Bill Gorman joins us to talk about the First Friday event at Cooperative Gallery 213, and the Sunday, June 3 event at Temple Concord/Kilmer Mansion featuring music and a theatrical reading of ‘Old Bones the Wonder Horse’ by Southern Tier Actors Read. For reservations at the Sunday event, call 607/723-4620.
The Cider Mill Playhouse welcomes Jan DeAngelo Productions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific’ in a concert staging. Although they have been married and have performed together for many years, Jan and Shannon DeAngelo have never played opposite each other. They have chosen this classic musical to do just that. They talk about the perils of that, and this beloved score, which is one hit song after another, and tells a story that addresses serious themes of love against a backdrop of war. http://wskg.org/audio/southpacific.mp3
Photo credit: Studio 271 Productions for Jan DeAngelo Productions
Jan DeAngelo and Company are presenting Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s beloved musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ this weekend in the Jewish Community Center. Jan has coaxed local actor Claus Evans out of retirement to play the milkman Tevye. Jan talks about working with Claus and finding new things in this musical that premiered in 1964. http://wskg.org/audio/fiddlermix.mp3