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Our Town comes to Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club will present Thornton Wilder’s Our Town this weekend, the first show in the Penn Yan Central School District’s “Living Out Loud” series. Originally written in 1938, Our Town has become a timeless classic since its publication.Throughout the story the Stage Manager (Sophomore McKelvie Jensen) helps to highlight day-to-day life in the small fictional town... more

Directors sought for Seneca Community Players 46th season

Seneca Community Players is seeking theatre directors from throughout the region to participate in their 46th season of providing live theatre in the Finger Lakes. Individuals of all experience levels, from first time directors to seasoned veterans, are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. Proposals for dramatic, comedic and musical productions of any length are welcome. Opportunities for a... more

SCP presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend in Seneca Falls

The Diary of Anne Frank won both the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play, in 1956. This touching, tender, heart wrenching yet at times funny story centers on the diary of a young Jewish girl (Anne Frank), her family, the van Daan family and dentist Dr. Albert Dussel who go into hiding in 1942 Amsterdam.  The... more

The bitter dispute behind an Auburn theater’s name change

Theater Mack is now the Cayuga Museum Carriage House Theater. But behind the venue’s quiet name change is a bitter dispute between the Auburn museum and what was a major benefactor. The theater opened there in 2012 under its old name to honor that benefactor, Peter “Mack” Maciulewicz, as well as his family. Like his father, Casimir, Peter served for... more

STARSTRUCK IN LYONS: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner film scenes at local store

Sean Dobbins found out that it’s not easy to run a pharmacy while John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are in your store. However, the award-winning actor and actress were not there to pick up prescriptions from Dobbins Drugs. Rather, they were there for some filming of a yet-to-be-named movie that is being described by producers as a love story. The... more

‘Anything Goes’ for Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre’s 40th anniversary

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a production of a classic musical comedy. The cast of “Anything Goes” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 27-29 and at 2 p.m. July 30 in the air-conditioned Midlakes High School auditorium. The score includes such standards as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the... more

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will... more

FROM BRADY BUNCH AND GILLIGAN TO SENECA FALLS: Schwartz play on life of Dr. Mary Walker to premiere locally

Lloyd Schwartz could have premiered his one-woman play on the life of Dr. Mary Walker in New York City or Los Angeles. Schwartz and his father, Sherwood Schwartz, were co-producers of the TV shows “The Brady Bunch” and “Gilligan’s Island,” among others. However, he chose to do it in Seneca Falls. “It’s the birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement,” Schwartz... more

Aurora native returns home to perform ‘On the Road’ at Morgan Opera House

Aurora native Leslie Goddard can’t wait to get ‘On the Road’ again. She currently lives in Cincinnati, but loves coming home, she said. Last summer, Goddard did so to perform in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “Oklahoma!” and said she would return every summer if she could. This weekend, Goddard will be home again to perform “On... more

Lloyd J. Schwartz to debut new play on life of Dr. Mary Walker in Seneca Falls (video)

Lloyd J. Schwartz has an extensive career in all media. At the age of 25, he was the youngest producer in network television.  He and his father, Sherwood Schwartz (the creator of “The Brady Bunch”) were one of the only father-son producing teams in television. Since then, he has have written and directed historical plays about Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson... more

ITHACA FESTIVAL: City’s unique identity on display

The city of Ithaca’s identity was on full display this past weekend. Dozens of bands spread out on several stages played an eclectic mix of genres. Samplings of diverse food from local restaurants were available on State Street. Craft booths on Cayuga Street offered wide-ranging items for sale including tie-dye shirts featuring monkeys and hemp-infused bottled water. The Ithaca Festival... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

CMAC announces community valet shuttle coming this season

Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) announced a shuttle service to and from CMAC will be available on select show nights this season. The shuttle will run during the following 2017 season shows: June 17: Elvis Costello; July 2, Tom Petty; July 23, Sam Hunt; July 29, Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper; and August 18, Santana. Shuttle riders will... more

Temptations, Commodores others coming to The Vine

del Lago Resort & Casino is announced three upcoming shows at The Vine. The world’s premier Prince tribute band, Chase & Ovation, will perform July 1st, The Temptations on July 15th and the Commodores on Aug. 12th. Tickets for all three shows go on sale at noon Friday, May 26th, and may be purchased in person at the del Lago... more

SCP announces cast for ‘The Good Doctor’ on June 3 & 4

A cast of 4 men & 4 women has been chosen to retell the stories of Anton Chekhov in Neil Simon’s hilarious play The Good Doctor. Seneca Community Players has announced that the cast for the staged play reading, also known as Readers Theatre, to be directed by SCP Director, Eric J, Jansen will include: Chris Boulter of Seneca Falls,... more
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