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Zajac brings Genesee Symphony Orchestra to Ovid to perform Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2

South Seneca Central School graduate and Music Director S. Shade Zajac will bring his Genesee Symphony Orchestra to his home town for a concert at the South Seneca High School Auditorium on at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 20th that will include Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, featuring Mimi Hwang on Cello, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” and other works.   The... more

Auditions announced for Seneca Community Players’ production Are You Being Served?

Lovers of innuendo and British humor, Flying Circus fans and seekers of laughs – look no further than Seneca Community Player’s uproarious next production Are You Being Served?. To the delight of fans everywhere, the popular British television comedy by the same name, and seen on PBS, has been adapted for the stage. Double entendres are non-stop as the well-loved... more

Charlotte’s Web comes to the Smith Opera House Stage

The Smith Center for the Arts will present Charlotte’s Web at 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, May 21st, performed by Theatreworks USA. Charlotte’s Web is part of The Smith’s ArtSmart Educational Theatre Program. While the 10 a.m. performance is sold out, tickets still remain for the noon show. Both performances take place at the Smith Opera House at 82... more

Two Ithaca College students, one from Lansing, win Coca-Cola and Regal Films competition

Theater-goers preparing to watch summer blockbusters, such as those from Marvel Studios, may see a pre-film commercial made close to home. "The Library," a promotion created by Ithaca College students Eva Kirie and Clara Montague, won the Coca-Cola and Regal Films Program. Filmed at the Ithaca College Library and Regal Stadium 14 in Ithaca, “The Library” features a student studying... more

South Seneca Chorus visits Roberts Wesleyan

The South Seneca High School Chorus visited choral conductor Dr. Adam Potter and other faculty on Thursday, April 5th at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. Dr. Potter was a classmate of Mrs. Kyla Perry, 6-12 Choral Director at South Seneca Middle High School, when they were undergraduate students at Houghton College. Dr. Potter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees... more

Jazz, Rock concert at Cayuga Community College

The Cayuga Community College Jazz Combo and Rock Ensemble Spring Concerts on May 8th will feature students performing songs from legendary performers and songwriters. Professor Michael Cortese, who is also music coordinator for Cayuga’s School of Music and the Arts, said the Jazz Combo will perform compositions by Herbie Mann, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Eddie Harris.  The songs will... more

South Seneca production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ recieves 8 TANY awards

Following a weekend with a record setting audience of over 1,100 for three performances, the South Seneca Falcon Players received eight awards from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) for their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  This is the most awards received by the Falcon Players since joining TANYS in 2014. TANYS’ mission is to foster... more

The 2018 Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show in Seneca Falls (full video)

It has become an annual rite of spring in Seneca Falls. The 2018 Travelling Little Black Dress Fashion Show was held on Friday, April 20th at Seneca Falls Country Club to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Below is the complete live webcast of Friday afternoon’s event… . more

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That was the purpose of the event, according to Trailblazers PAC Founder Leslie Danks Burke. She described the night as exciting — but also pointed out... more

Giants in the Sky come to Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Elementary Drama Club will present their spring musical “Giants in the Sky” this Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium. Tickets are $8, available at the door. A cast of 70 talented youngsters bring the magical story of “Giants in the Sky” to life, exploring... more

Ithaca HS musical opens this weekend after attracting national headlines with controversy

We can’t get lazy when things get crazy.” During an April 9 technical rehearsal, just four days before the opening of “Hairspray” at Ithaca High School, Motormouth Maybelle’s words rang through the Kulp Auditorium. Portrayed by high school senior Maddi Carroll, the fast-talking character’s words seemed to mimic real life. This year, things got crazy. But no one at IHS... more

Encore Players Community Theatre presents ‘Artifice’

Encore Players Community Theatre is delighted to announce upcoming production dates for their Spring comedy/farce. Artifice is a hilarious romp packed with intrigue, relationships, near disaster, and, well, art. For her work on Artifice, playwright Anne Flanagan won the Reva Shiner Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, and the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Award. The story takes place at a... more

From East Bloomfield to ‘Blue Bloods’ — the Turnbull-Selleck connection

What do Thomas Magnum, Commissioner Frank Reagan and local business owner Doug Turnbull have in common? They all have a deep passion and respect for classic firearms. And while the first two are TV characters played by actor Tom Selleck, Turnbull is the real-life local character and master craftsman responsible for creating some of the nation’s most collectable specimens. So... more

Marcus Whitman stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop Of Horrors,” has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years and will be presented this weekend by the Marcus Whitman Visual and Performing Arts program. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what... more

James is bringing his “Giant Peach” to Victor

Orphaned James Trotter, whose parents were eaten by a rhinoceros at a London zoo, finds himself in the hands of two wretched and abusive aunts. He is able to escape their clutches, however, when he accidentally spills some magic potion on the stump of a peach tree they ordered him to chop down, and crawls into the resulting giant peach... more

Marion Central School to present “Will Rogers Follies” on huge, student-built custom set

Marion Central School and their award winning musical performances are doing it again this year on March 9th and 10th. Roughly 60 talented students are performing the Tony Award winning “Will Rogers Follie”s. They will take you on the roller coaster ride of the life of the entertainer of all trades, Will Rogers. Marion students are a cast of excellent... more

PYA Drama Production: Catch Me If You Can

The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents the hit Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can this weekend. Catch Me If You Can, like the DreamWorks Motion Picture of the same title, follows the unbelievable true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Junior Noah Detar). Abagnale, a con man and master of fraud, wrote over $2.5 million in bad checks and... more

Canandaigua Academy Players bring a return run of “Ragtime”

The players are different, but the musical is the same. Canandaigua Academy Players will present the popular musical “Ragtime,” which a previous troupe staged in 2008. Also remaining the same is the Model-T prop, an actual old-time car resurrected by John Brahm, restored to drivable beauty and admired by visitors to his Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in Naples. “Ragtime,”... more
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