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Central New York Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Central New York from Broadway shows on tour to regional theatre.

Syracuse Stage is Seeking Non-Equity Actors for Two Productions in 24/25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 14, 2024


Syracuse Stage is seeking non-equity actors to audition for two productions. Learn more!

CINDERELLA, KING JAMES & More Set for Syracuse Stage 24/25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 13, 2024


Syracuse Stage reveals its 2024/2025 season lineup featuring a diverse range of productions including classics, contemporary plays, and family-friendly shows. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Upstate Theatre Coalition Awarded Over $167,000 To Local Organizations
by Stephi Wild - June 13, 2024


The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame has awarded over $167,000 Fairgame Arts Grants to 44 non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the three New York state casino regions: Capital Region, Catskills and Southern Tier.

Wild Arts Collective Will Present LIQUID LIGHT FLIGHT in July
by Stephi Wild - June 12, 2024


Wild Arts Collective presents LIQUID LIGHT FLIGHT— Spring Tide, a 360°outdoor immersive theatrical experience featuring breathtaking acrobats, aerialists, fire performers, live musicians, and stunning analog projections.

THE LAST ROMANCE Comes to Cortland Repertory Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - June 11, 2024


Cortland Repertory Theatre will present their debut production of the heartwarming comedy The Last Romance as the second offering in their 53rd annual summer season.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE & More Set for Lake George Dinner Theatre 57th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 11, 2024


Lake George Dinner Theatre has unveiled its 57th season. Learn about the programming and see how to purchase tickets.

Interview: Danny Melnick of 47TH ANNUAL FREIHOFER'S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL at SPAC
by Noah Casner - June 11, 2024


Danny Melnick is no stranger to producing live music events. He began producing concerts, tours, and festivals in the late 1980s and hasn't even begun to slow down. In addition to producing the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, he also serves as the Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall's 'The Shape of Jazz' series, and was personally selected by the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, George Wein, to serve first as the Associate Producer and ultimately the Producer of this festival. In all, Melnick has produced over 100 festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Beetlejuice On The MainStage In One Week At Proctors
by A.A. Cristi - June 10, 2024


BEETLEJUICE hits the MainStage next week, bringing the spooky and hilarious Broadway hit to local audiences. Don't miss the chance to experience this fan-favorite musical live.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Geva Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - June 08, 2024


What did our critic think of THE COLOR PURPLE at Geva Theatre?

Ancram Center's Summer Play Lab Series Opens With THE LAST DAY OF DOROTHY LILLIAN PHELPS
by A.A. Cristi - June 07, 2024


Ancram Center's Summer Play Lab Series kicks off June 16 with THE LAST DAY OF DOROTHY LILLIAN PHELPS.

Composers Concordance to Present LITTLEBIG BAND at LOFT393
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 06, 2024


Composers Concordance will present 'LittleBig Band' on June 29th at LOFT393, featuring new compositions for an 11-piece jazz ensemble, including works by Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and a tribute to Eric Dolphy.

Opera Saratoga to Kick Off Belmont Weekend With Live Performances at the Belmont Stakes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 06, 2024


Opera Saratoga, led by Mary Birnbaum, kicks off Belmont Weekend with live performances at the Belmont Stakes. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Casts Set for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING & FORGIVENESS at Barrington Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 06, 2024


Barrington Stage Company has revealed the casts for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING, and FORGIVENESS. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MY FAIR LADY
by A.A. Cristi - June 05, 2024


Cortland Repertory Theatre will open its 53rd summer season with MY FAIR LADY, featuring Molly Bremer as Eliza Doolittle and James Tweedale as Henry Higgins. See photos from the production. 

CENTENNIAL CASTING Comes to Penguin Rep Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - June 05, 2024


Penguin Rep Theatre will present CENTENNIAL CASTING, a comedy by Gino DiIorio and Nancy Bleemer, beginning Friday, June 14, in Stony Point, New York.

FROM NEW YORK, YOU DON'T GET A DIVORCE To Have Two-Show Special Engagement At Park Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 03, 2024


FROM NEW YORK, YOU DON’T GET A DIVORCE, a new cabaret featuring Lou Craft's poems set to music by Frank Sanchez, will be presented at Park Theater in Hudson, NY. Learn how to purchase tickets.

May Pang To Showcase Candid Photos Of John Lennon At Two Special Exhibitions In Upstate New York
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 03, 2024


May Pang will present her candid photos of John Lennon during his 'Lost Weekend' era at two special exhibitions in Upstate New York. Learn how to attend!

Idina Menzel to Perform in Belmont Park for Belmont Stakes Day
by Blair Ingenthron - June 02, 2024


According to the Daily Gazette, Idina Menzel will headline Belmont Stakes Day and sing 'New York, New York' ahead of the Post Parade.

RIDE THE CYCLONE to Kick Off Hangar Theatre's 2024 Mainstage Season This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - June 01, 2024


This June, the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York, will kick off the first of its Mainstage 2024 productions with Ride the Cyclone.

SPINNING MY WHEELS, A One-Man Show By Michael Garfield Levine, to Play Woodstock in June
by Blair Ingenthron - June 01, 2024


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild will present 'Spinning My Wheels: A one man show written and performed by Michael Garfield Levine*' two performances only at the Byrdcliffe Theater.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Is The Inaugural Show Of The St. John Fisher Summer Theater
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2024


Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth will be the first production of the St. John Fisher Summer Theater.

Downtown Schenectady Rings With Free Music As JAZZ ON JAY Returns for 2024
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2024


Jazz on Jay announces its 2024 schedule, featuring a variety of talented jazz musicians performing live in Schenectady, NY.

GUYS AND DOLLS & More Set for Opera Saratoga 62nd Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2024


Opera Saratoga will kick off its 62nd season with a press event at Universal Preservation Hall, featuring previews of GUYS AND DOLLS, COSI FAN TUTTE, and more. Learn how to purchase tickets to the upcoming season!

THE GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Returns To Long Island This July
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2024


Discover the Great South Bay Music Festival's 16th anniversary from July 18-21 at Shorefront Park, Long Island.

Tangent Theatre To Present New Play Reading At The Tin Barn In June
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2024


Tangent Theatre Company will present a new play reading to be held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2024.


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