The Legacy of Maya Angelou at the Center for Performing Arts

The Legacy of Maya Angelou at the Center for Performing Arts

by Kevin T McEneaney Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Still We Rise at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck this weekend only with three performances. The presentation offers poetic readings, music, solo songs, skits, archival film footage, some dancing, and ...
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Cabaret Musical Stuns at Center for Performing Arts

Cabaret Musical Stuns at Center for Performing Arts

by Kevin T McEneaney There are times when a prior historical period shadows telling parallels to the present. Unfortunately, this is true now. If you are familiar with the 1972 film Cabaret (one of the most successful transplanting of an ...
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Rebirth of Opera at Hudson Hall

Rebirth of Opera at Hudson Hall

by Kevin T McEneaney You need not take the train or car into Manhattan to hear great opera. You can hear it in Hudson, N.Y. G.F. Handel’s Rodelinda, Regina de Longobardi (1725), one of his six great operas (of his ...
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The Iceman Cometh, Lands with a Bang in Rhinebeck

The Iceman Cometh, Lands with a Bang in Rhinebeck

by Kevin T. McEneaney Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh (1939) has been revived at The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. The play was likely inspired by Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths (1902) which was Gorky’s first success. Whenever an ...
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The Women of Lockerbie Triumphs at James Baird Park

The Women of Lockerbie Triumphs at James Baird Park

Joseph Eriole, Cora Colwell, Jess Boyd, Courtney Constantino-Baldeh, Michael Risio, Stephany Hitchcock, Wendy Urban-Mead by Kevin T McEneaney When was the last time that you attended and experienced a transformative drama? Why is it that one is tempted to re-watch ...
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Fiddler on the Roof in Rhinebeck

Fiddler on the Roof in Rhinebeck

Front row: Howie Riggs as Lazar Wolf, Joseph Beem, Jr as Tevye, Mark Grunblatt as Rabbi by Kevin T McEneaney The 1964 classic Fiddler on the Roof at The Center for Performing Arts presents a nostalgic echo of the original ...
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Hello, Dolly! Triumphs in Rhinebeck

Hello, Dolly! Triumphs in Rhinebeck

Amy LeBlanc as Dolly by Kevin T McEneaney If you like singing and love dancing, Hello, Dolly is the place to take your soul for refreshment, entertainment, laughter, and a little sweet sentiment. This play has a long developmental history ...
Sarah Bernhardt’s Resurrection of Hamlet in Rhinebeck

Sarah Bernhardt’s Resurrection of Hamlet in Rhinebeck

Rebecca Brown Adelman as Hamlet by Kevin T McEneaney Perhaps the title above should read Rebecca Brown Adelman resurrects Theresa Rebek’s excellent play Bernhardt/Hamlet (2018) in Rhinebeck at the Center for Performing Arts. Sarah Bernhardt was the first woman to ...
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Twelfth Night Dazzles with Wit, Song, and Laughter in Rhinebeck

Twelfth Night Dazzles with Wit, Song, and Laughter in Rhinebeck

by Kevin T McEneaney The key to the success of any play lies on the shoulders of actors and the Director. This production directed by Peter Risafi presents a superb version of a timeless classic that has enchanted audiences over ...
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The Play’s the Thing to make you laugh in Rhinebeck!

The Play’s the Thing to make you laugh in Rhinebeck!

Final Bow P.G. Woodhouse’s 1926 adaptation of Ferenc Molnár’s 1924 comedy The Play at the Castle (an absurdist play possiblyly influenced by the uncompleted 1922 masterpiece novel The Castle by Franz Kafka) titled The Play’s the Thing is now playing ...
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