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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

“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

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival announces 2019 season auditions

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival announces 2019 season auditions
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival announces auditions for its 2019 Season. The upcoming auditions will be held in Auburn, NY and will be held, by appointment only, on January 25th, 26th and 27th, 2019. To schedule an Auburn audition appointment, visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com/auditions and fill out the request form. Upon submitting a request, notification of audition appointments will be released... more

Paris comes to Keuka College

Paris comes to Keuka College
The Penn Yankee Theatre Company (PYTCo.) presents Madeline’s Christmas at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 in the Norton Chapel at Keuka College. Set in a Paris boarding school and staged in the beautiful architecture of Keuka College’s Norton Chapel, Madeline’s Christmas is a musical based on the classic Madeline children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans. “In an old house in... more

South Seneca production of Up The Down Staircase debuts Friday night

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“Hi, Teach!” are the first words to greet attractive Sylvia Barrett. There’s a special happiness in walking into the still-empty classroom and for the first time writing her name on the blackboard. Students pour into the classroom—cautious, testing, challenging. Simultaneously, there’s a blizzard of paperwork, warnings, contradictory orders, indecipherable instructions. Frantic, Sylvia begins to fear she doesn’t even understand the... more

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing
Practice, practice, practice. Certainly instruction and practicing is important at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, but performing is also an integral part of the programs offered. “Some 50 performances will take place this academic year to help students build confidence in their ability to practice, rehearse and perform in ways that recognize their potential as individuals,’ according to Donna... more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th
A wonderful holiday music concert was performed by the incomparable Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra November 30th to a packed house in the Newark High School auditorium delighting concert-goers at the beginning of this holiday season. It was made possible, once again, through the collaboration of the Newark School District and the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, that teamed up to bring... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas arrives in the Finger Lakes (November 30th – December 2nd)

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas kicks off the first weekend of December
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is in! This weekend, get out and explore the Finger Lakes to discover some of the holly jolly events taking place. Feeling chilly outside? Head over to the warm Syracuse Stage to enjoy the story of Buddy the elf. Need those family photos with Santa as soon as possible? Join him in his winter wonderland... more

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents “A Joyful Christmas”

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents “A Joyful Christmas”
Let the Auburn Chamber Orchestra light a spark in your Christmas season by joining us at 4PM on December 9th for “A Joyful Christmas” at the festively decorated St. Francis Church, 299 Clark Street in Auburn. Support our musicians’ community as students join amateur and semi-professional musicians in making beautiful music for you! Southern Cayuga and Ithaca College graduate Laura... more
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