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…

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…

“Real People, Real Stories” Returns to the Ancram Opera House

The Ancram Opera House brings back its popular storytelling series, REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, on Saturday, July 27 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at ancramoperahouse.org, or at the door. With storytellers drawn from the local community, REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES has become an Ancram Opera House audience favorite. The storytellers in this RPRS edition are:…

The Ancram Opera House Seeking Local Storytellers

The Ancram Opera House is seeking local storytellers for the Saturday, July 27 installment of its popular storytelling series REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES. No experience is necessary and each storyteller will receive up to five hours of coaching from Ancram Opera House Director Paul Ricciardi. Interested storytellers may leave a one-minute version of their story…

Ancram Opera House Awarded Two Major Grants

The Ancram Opera House (AOH), an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization in rural southern Columbia County, announced that it has received grants totaling $94,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the NY State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). The grants will be used to purchase theatrical lighting, new audience seating,…