REVIEW: “The Snow Queen” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Fairy tales never lose their power to affect us, no matter how old we get.  Jeffrey Mousseau’s beautiful production of The Snow Queen at Ancram Opera House both moves and delights us as we root for the good guys to triumph over evil. Mousseau, co-director of Ancram Opera House (with Paul Ricciardi)…

Ancram Opera House Seeks Local Storytellers

REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES  An evening of homegrown stories told by local residents  Ancram Opera House seeks local storytellers for its popular series REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, which will close out the 2019 season on Saturday, December 21. Interested participants can email a story summary to paul@ancramoperahouse.org or leave a one-minute version on AOH’s pitch line at…

Ancram Opera House Presents Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate

An Evening of Short Stories by Well-Known and Emerging Writers Ancram Opera House will present Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate, an evening of short stories by well-known and emerging writers. Reading the stories will be Ancram Opera House veteran actors Brian Demar Jones (The Brothers Size) and James Occhino (In Praise of Elephants), and NYC/Chatham based actor…

Ancram Opera House Announces Auditions for “The Snow Queen”

Ancram Opera House announces auditions for principal and chorus roles for its December 2019 production of THE SNOW QUEEN.  Professional performers (union and non-union) and non-professional community members are encouraged to submit headshots and resumes to casting@ancramoperahouse.org for an audition appointment. Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 14, with call-backs on Sunday, September 15 at Ancram…

REVIEW: “The Brothers Size” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Nestled in the southeast corner of Columbia County is The Ancram Opera House, formerly a grange hall built in 1927.  Currently, according to co-directors Jeffrey Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi, one of the missions of this intimate performing space is to “showcase contemporary theatre and alternative cabaret” by “visionary theatre artists at the…