REVIEW: “Damn Yankees” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger The Mac-Haydn Theatre, celebrated for its spectacular musical revivals, opened its 50th season with the Tony-award winning Damn Yankees. The performance delivered on its promise of outstanding singer/dancers directed (by John Saunders) and choreographed (by Brian Knowlton) to a fare-thee-well. Damn Yankees first opened in 1955, written by George Abbott and Douglas…

Whitney Center for the Arts Presents “Fuddy Meers” and “The Fabulous Liptones”

Pittsfield, Massachusetts – Whitney Center for the Arts presents Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, a fully staged comedy, directed by Patrick Toole, July 7-15th and The Fabulous Lipitones, a fully staged Musical, directed by Monica Bliss with Musical Director Jeff Hunt with Choreographer Ruslan Sprague, August 10-19th. Fuddy Meers is an American comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire. It tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire,…

Winners Announced for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 19, 2018—Today, winners were announced for the second annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors.   Proctors CEO Philip Morris and Times Union Senior Writer Steve Barnes presided over an entertainment-filled Saturday evening ceremony, which featured representatives from 23 participating schools (up from 16 in 2017). The program, presented by the Times Union, and adjudicated by a…