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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

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

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

SCP honors director Walter Wolf at upcoming showing

“It seems like only yesterday” say some of the cast members of Moon Over Buffalo which Seneca Community Players performed 20 years ago on stage in the Delavan Theater. The play, won nine roving adjudicator awards from the Theatre Association of New York State – TANYS, and as a result was chosen to be in competition during the TANYS Festival... more

Wayne Brady coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ this spring

Del Lago Resort & Casin announced five-time Emmy award winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady as an upcoming performer in May. He will be performing two shows at The Vine on Saturday, May 5th at 5 pm and 8 pm. Wayne Brady is a true show biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter ­¾ he’s done it all throughout... more

South Seneca Falcon Players to stage Beauty and The Beast

“Be Our Guest!” for Disney’s Beauty and The Beast! The South Seneca Falcon Players proudly present Beauty and The Beast at the South Seneca Middle-Senior High School Auditorium on March 16, 17, 18th, 2018. Curtain times for Friday and Saturday evenings are @ 7:30 pm. Curtain time for the Sunday matinee is 2pm. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s... more

Taking the stage: Students demand change to IHS show casting

Back in September, Ithaca High School announced that the performing arts program would be putting on the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the original book by Victor Hugo with music from the Disney movie. But after the announcement of the chosen cast, the show was thrown into the spotlight for what has become the controversial casting choice... more

Miss Finger Lakes is crowned in Corning

Young women from across New York State descended on Corning this weekend to compete in a series of local pageants with the Miss America Scholarship Organization. The competition took place at the Radisson Hotel and the Union Hall Civic Center. Two titles were awarded out Saturday evening: Miss Finger Lakes – Diana Russo, Rochester Miss Upstate New York – Emily... more

Smith Center for the Arts looks to upgrade in 2018

It’s going to be a busy year at the venerable Smith Center for the Arts — and not all for the music, theatre and dance performances for which the opera house is known. 2018 will bring in what new Executive Director Susie Monagan and its board leader call a host of much-needed renovations. Armed with $719,500 in state grants, the... more

IT’S A WONDERFUL SCHEDULE: Events crowd festival schedule in Seneca Falls

Beginning Thursday Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls for the annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. It’s a holiday tradition for the small town of little more than 9,000 residents. It serves as a boon for businesses in the community, and provides residents with a break from the holiday norms. This year’s festival features the typical events and promotions put... more
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