Morning’s at Seven with Frank Arcaro

Morning’s at Seven with Frank Arcaro

From left: Jeff Savage, Roger Netzer, Christine Olson, Daniel Basiletti, Jody Bayer by Kevin T McEneaney Some years ago, I saw Director Frank Arcaro’s production of Noël Coward’s 1930 play Private Lives. I was stunned by the production, and thus ...
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Lend Me a Tenor Sings in Rhinebeck

Lend Me a Tenor Sings in Rhinebeck

Cast from left: Bongiorno, Borscheva, McCarthy, Carrothers, Remington, Caviglis, Truin, Hepburn by Kevin T McEneaney First performed in England’s West End, Lend Me a Tenor (1986) by Ken Ludwig underwent a face transplant from black-face to white-face, from employing riffs ...
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The Trojan Women Lament at The Center of Life and Death

The Trojan Women Lament at The Center of Life and Death

The Trojan Women (415 BC) by Euripides is a classic. Not because it belongs to the Greek Classical era, but because after nearly two-and-a-half centuries it stands as the greatest anti-war play ever written. The play needs little in the ...
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Curtains: Hilarity & Song at The Center for Performing Arts

Curtains: Hilarity & Song at The Center for Performing Arts

Cast bow by Kevin T McEneaney When this curtain opens at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, you are in for a remarkable treat! When is the last tine you had a deep, good laugh? How about three or ...
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Really Rosie Rumbles and Rocks at the Center

Really Rosie Rumbles and Rocks at the Center

Curtain Bow by Kevin T McEneaney Really Rosie is a children’s musical with book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak, and music by Carol King, now playing in Rhinebeck at The Center for Performing Arts. Originating as a half hour PBS ...
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Amélie Provokes a Broad Grin at Center for Performing Arts

Amélie Provokes a Broad Grin at Center for Performing Arts

by Kevin T McEneaney If you still have a touch of the Pandemic Blues, you can chase those worries away by attending Amélie at Rhinebeck’s Center for Performing Arts where Kacie Boice (as Amélie) and Frank McGinnis (as Nino, the ...
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David Rabe's Play at The Stissing Center

David Rabe’s Play at The Stissing Center

The Stissing Center in Pine Plains by Kevin T McEneaney Suffocation Theory by David Rabe was presented with actor Bruce DuBose at The Stissing Center last Sunday afternoon. The monologue provides adaptation of a short story Rabe published in the ...
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Shakespeare in Love: Larking at the Center

Shakespeare in Love: Larking at the Center

Curtain call Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney The play Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck will drive Shakespeare scholars to the nearest bar for five or six drinks: the ...
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The Humor of Henry V at the Center

The Humor of Henry V at the Center

by Kevin T McEneaney None but William Shakespeare could take a script about patriotism and war and transform it into a wonderful comedy, as he does so marvelously in Henry V, written in 1599. This production of a lengthy masterpiece ...
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The Village Cidiot at The Stissing Center

The Village Cidiot at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Cidiot is the term local farmers employ to describe urban transplants to agricultural landscape. Idiot is a classical Greek word invented in Athens to describe a citizen who has no interest in the community—that is, a ...
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