Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Arrives June 7–10

 Albany, N.Y.—May 21, 2019—The eighth annual NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, at Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, June 7–10, features readings of three full-length plays—Meridith Friedman’s The Luckiest People, Rachel Lynett’s Here Be Dragons and Deborah Yarchun’s The Calm Before. The developmental workshop will also include the popular First 15; a Synopsis Clinic led by Dramatist Guild Member Aoise Stratford; two events featuring Young Playwrights; and,…

Fulton-Montgomery Community College Announces New Associate Degree in Entertainment Technology

School President Dustin Swanger says program offers students “a clear path towards employment” in the arts   SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 21, 2019—Under the marquee at Proctors Tuesday morning, Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger announced a new degree program aimed at students considering a career in the ever-growing entertainment industry.   Developed with input from Proctors…

REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane The Book of Mormon (the musical comedy, that is) opened on Broadway in 2011 after seven years in development. It wowed the critics, won nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and set a record for Broadway ticket sales, grossing over 500 million dollars to date. Proctors is currently hosting a national tour…

Winners Announced in Third Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 11, 2019—Winners of the third annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors were announced Saturday at a ceremony at the venue featuring performers from all 30 participating schools. Hosted by Proctors Collaborative CEO Philip Morris and Albany-Times Union Senior Writer Steve Barnes, the evening was highlighted by production numbers as well as…

Jazz on Jay 2019 – Downtown Schenectady Rings with Free Music!

SCHENECTADY, NY—MAY 9, 2019—Jazz on Jay is back with free lunchtime concerts every week throughout the summer. Top leaders, singers and instrumentalists from across the region bring their bands to the city’s Jay Street arcade for mesmerizing performances each Thursday, noon–1:30 p.m.  Rain location is Robb Alley at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady.  The 2019…

Schenectady Light Opera Company Announces Auditions for

Schenectady Light Opera Company’s *AUDITIONS FOR* *Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE* *Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA* *Audition Dates and Times* Thursday, June 20 & Friday, June 21 Sign in will begin at 6:30pm, Auditions start promptly at 7pm Call Backs (if needed and by invitation only) – Saturday, June 22 time TBA *Location*…