At the Center: History as Question Mark

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 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles must engage in much time travel, ...
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Pippin: When Men Grow Up

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 1972, a landmark project that has withstood the vagaries of ...
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Center for Performing Arts: To Someone I Love

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 as in time of plague Boccaccio, a writer of great ...
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Is Your Heart Caroling?

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 book has never been out of print. Within two months ...
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Songs for A New World

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 the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. The voices of ...
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A Chorus Line Rings Loud in Rhinebeck

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 a bare stage. Up in One Productions has brought A ...
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Shakespearean Dreams in Rhinebeck

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 silliest and cutest play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at twilight ...
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