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Rehearsals underway for ‘Agonautika’ at Newark HS

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Rehearsals are underway for the Newark High School Drams Club’s October 10 &11 performances of “Argonautika.” “Argonautika” is the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece that features some well known Greek mythology characters such as Athena, Hera, Aphrodite, Eros, Hercules, and Medea. “I was really drawn to this script because there is a true sense of ensemble in this... more

Ithaca students break down sports and performing arts stigmas

Ithaca students break down sports and performing arts stigmas
In the latest edition of “Youth Voices,” a radio series that brings young local residents together to discuss issues they are passionate about, several students talk about the stigmas attached to participating in sports or the performing arts in school and how to break through. The podcast is hosted on WRFI by J.T. Stone, a student at Ithaca High School... more

SCP to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’

SCP to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’
Seneca Community Players announced today that they will hold auditions for their upcoming productions of both male and female versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple on September 16 & 17. Seneca Community Players will be producing both plays simultaneously and they will run on opposite nights November 15, 16 and 17 and November 22, 23 and 24. This classic... more

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora
The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in “We Will Not Be Silent,” an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora. The show depicts the confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, who led the only major act of civil resistance against Hitler’s regime during World War II, and... more

Summer performances coming to Mynderse Academy this weekend

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Theatre444 partners with Mynderse Academy Drama Club to present summer performances of the critically acclaimed musical Pippin with start-times slated for 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1; Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 as well as an afternoon showtime at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4 at the Mynderse Academy Auditorium, 105 Troy St. in Seneca Falls. From the creative mind... 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

Next to Normal comes to Geneva in May

Next to Normal comes to Geneva in May
Theatre 444 gets ready to take center stage with performances of Next to Normal at the Pat Collins Black Box Theater at the Geneva Community Center on May 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. as well as Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Next to Normal, an American rock musical with lyrics written by Brian Yorkey and music scored by... 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

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

“The Young Americans” will hold workshop at Newark High School in March

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“The Young Americans” will hold a two-day performance workshop at Newark High School March 8th and 9th as part of a brand new performing arts workshop tour of the Eastern Region of the US and Canada for the entire month of March. Young Americans Performing Arts Workshops employ an incredible combination of energy, teamwork, and confidence, using music as the... more

Children thrilled by special showing of ‘Polar Express’ in Cayuga

Cayuga County theater thrills children with special showing of ‘The Polar Express’
A line of families stretched from Track Cinema’s doors to the Fingerlakes Mall’s food court as they eagerly waited to see “The Polar Express” Sunday. For 25 cents, people of all ages could purchase a ticket to see the holiday film at the Track Cinema inside the Aurelius shopping center. Moviegoers were greeted by train whistles and a conductor at... more
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