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Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

Curtain’s soon to rise at Bristol Valley Theater

Curtain’s soon to rise at Bristol Valley Theater
Henry VIII, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Ruth, and an utterly mismatched pair of middle-aged roommates. That's just a handful of who patrons can expect to see on the Bristol Valley Theater stage this summer — along with performers both new and familiar to the BVT stage. And a world premiere, plus one "swinging" musical evening. Bristol Valley's summer season kicks off... more

‘Tuck’ earns acclaim at Stars of Tomorrow

‘Tuck’ earns acclaim at Stars of Tomorrow
The Penn Yan Academy Drama club attended the 21st annual “Stars of Tomorrow” gala May 16 in Rochester. This year, the Penn Yan Academy Drama Club brought home a number of awards in their division, in which they competed against nine schools: Outstanding Acting Ensemble, Outstanding Singing Ensemble, Outstanding Production Crew, And the Bob Sagan Award for Outstanding Overall Production,... more

The Music Man wins awards, recognition at Stars of Tomorrow ceremony for Newark

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The Newark High School Spring Musical Production of “The Music Man” won awards and recognition at the Rochester Broadway Theater League’s 21st Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony May 16th at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. The awards of recognition in Division B schools included: • Outstanding Dance Ensemble • Outstanding Acting Ensemble • Outstanding Production Crew • Tip of the Hat... more

Play about mental health comes to Auburn

Play about mental health comes to Auburn
A play about a young girl’s efforts to remind her mother that life is worth living will shine a light on mental illness Friday in Auburn. Terri and Bart Wasilenko, co-presidents of the Cayuga County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are bringing the play, “Every Brilliant Thing,” to Cayuga Community College. As May is Mental Health Awareness... more

Meredith Willson’s ‘Music Man Jr.’

Meredith Willson’s ‘Music Man Jr.’
Students in the Seneca School of Performing Arts Musical Theatre Company, based in Dundee, will present Meredith Willson’s “Music Man Jr.” at 7 p.m. April 26 & 27 at Canandaigua Academy Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Adults $10, ages 10 and under $5. Lead characters are Leif Jensen as Harold Hill, Kate Jensen as Marian Paroo, Dallas Weaver... more

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)
Woodstock 50 is set to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International. While there has been a lot of tense debate over the future of the event from the local community – officials are working to relax concerns about safety and traffic. Creator Michael Lang participated in a radio forum heard on Frankly Speaking Newstalk 1230/1450 AM and 106.9... more

Meet the new owner of the Auburn Schine Theater

Meet the new owner of the Auburn Schine Theater
Walking into the Auburn Schine Theater two years ago, most developers would have been daunted by what they saw: ruptured ceilings, plaster debris, bird droppings. Not Bryan Bowers. Bowers is founder and president of Asbestos & Environmental Consulting Corporation and Bowers Development, both of East Syracuse. And, as of December, the developer is the new owner of the Schine. Through... more

Newark students participate in fast-paced, two-day event

Newark students participate in ‘Young Americans’ performance
In a word, it was amazing. Ask about any of the 100 students from the Newark Central School District who participated in the high-energy, fast-paced two-day “Young Americans” performance workshop held here March 8th and 9th and they’ll tell you it was just that. And, in a word, that’s the sentiment of Newark High School vocal music teacher Kate Flock... more

Canandaigua Academy Players present ‘All Shook Up’

Canandaigua Academy Players present ‘All Shook Up’
Seventy-seven students — including 23 seniors — are part of the cast for the Canandaigua Academy Players production of “All Shook Up.” The show, which features the songs of Elvis Presley and is based on the book by Joe DiPietro, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. Performances also are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at... more

Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents Tuck Everlasting

Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents Tuck Everlasting
Take a trip to Treegap, New Hampshire this weekend as the Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents the hit Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting. Tuck Everlasting, based on the beloved novel by Natalie Babbitt, follows the story of 11-year old Winnie Foster (Junior Genevieve Elliott) who feels stifled by the expectations of her mother (Junior McKelvie Jensen) and grandmother (Sophomore Riley... more

Busy month in Newark as music department plans big events

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The Newark Central School Music Department has some big events planned for March. Cindy Briggs, Kelley School instrumental music teacher and K-12 Music Department Leader outlined the following events: – Performances of the Newark High School musical, “The Music Man” will be held March 1st and 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Newark High School auditorium and at 2 p.m.... more

Local schools running out of weather-related cancellation days

Local schools running out of weather-related cancellation days
With frequent snowstorms and other weather-related incidents hitting central New York this season, Cayuga County-area school districts are either getting close to their number of planned cancellation days or have already reached their limit. Every school has to be in session for 180 days, so districts build extra days into their calendars in case of weather-related cancellations so they don't... more

Marion school gets ready for spring musical, tickets go on sale later this month

Marion school gets ready for
Marion Central School and their award winning musical performances are at it again. On March 8th and 9th 60 students will be involved with executing another spring program. The Tony Award winning musical No No Nanette will be this year’s performance. It is a lighthearted musical comedy involving three couples in the midst of deception, romantic mishaps and comical misunderstandings.... more

Macedon woman recalls stand-in role for actress Blythe Danner

Macedon woman recalls stand-in role for actress Blythe Danner
A film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival tonight will have a familiar backdrop. "The Tomorrow Man" starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner was filmed all around Rochester. It turned into an opportunity Jean Dlugosh of Macedon never imagined. "They were looking for someone to stand-in for this movie with Blythe Danner,” she said. "I said, 'Sure why not?' I... more
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