Once: An Innovative Experience

by Kevin T McEneaney Once, now playing at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, is a 2011 musical stage version of the 2007 film Once with music and lyrics…

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At the Center: History as Question Mark

by Kevin T. McEneaney Lou Trapani’s new play Oedipus Rx at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck raises more questions than one can comfortably answer. A modern version of…

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Pippin: When Men Grow Up

Amy Gustin Millin, as mother of Pippin by Kevin T. McEneaney The attempt to bring aspects of Berthold Brecht’s biting revolutionary drama to the commercial Broadway musical stage was, in…

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Center for Performing Arts: To Someone I Love

Cheyenne See by Kevin T. McEneaney The current pandemic has led to innovation in how theater and music is performed. People have been challenged to think in new ways, just…

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Is Your Heart Caroling?

by Kevin T. McEneaney The novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published in 1843, created a popular sensation that people today still talk about. Written under financial duress, the…

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Songs for A New World

Cheyenne See by Kevin T. McEneaney If you are wondering what happened to the contemporary American musical, then you can find out by attending Songs for a New World at…

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A Chorus Line Rings Loud in Rhinebeck

Cast in action By Kevin T. McEneaney One of the longest running musicals of Broadway rumbles around the corner. It remains the only great musical that has no set: just…

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Shakespearean Dreams in Rhinebeck

Titania, Puck, and Fairies By Kevin T. McEneaney Real theater now? Yes, outdoors at the center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. On the lawn. Bring a chair or blanket. Shakespeare’s…

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