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ITHACA, NY -- Clockmaker Arts presents “In Case You Forgot” for one performance at the State Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 10. This is a world premiere of Clockmaker Arts’ folk pop musical: The haunted and broken-down Old Bennett Inn echoes secrets from the past as two restoration architects with …

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ITHACA, NY -- The Kitchen Theatre has seen some changes in two of its most influential offices since the last season. Namely, Rebecca Bradshaw and Cary Bland Simpson have joined the Kitchen as the producing artistic director and managing director, respectively.

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ITHACA, NY -- A theatrical community collaboration by the Hangar Theatre Company and The Cherry invites a timely look at the present through the past: revisiting Homer’s epic homecoming tale, “The Odyssey,” in the light of today’s global migration.? ?

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ITHACA, NY-- For its third musical this summer, the Hangar Theatre has turned from tender young romance to dismal mayhem in its excellent production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Set in London in the mid-1800s, this twisted tale chronicles injustice and revenge, define…

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Trumansburg’s Encore Players Community Theatre announces they are staging a production of “The Man With Bogart’s Face.” Performances are slated for Aug. 5, 6, and 7 at 8 p.m. at the Grandstand Stage, Trumansburg Fairgrounds.?

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ITHACA, NY -- Rain postponed but didn’t vanquish the Hangar Theatre’s second outdoor summer production, the Dublin-based musical “Once.” At Saturday’s performance, director Shirley Serotsky, wearing mud-spattered galoshes, greeted an eager crowd, whose high spirits weren’t dampened by the we…

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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is paying off in Tompkins County’s arts and entertainment industry. With 65% of the county’s population having received at least one dose of the vaccine, theaters and music venues in Ithaca are adjusting their summer events accordingly.

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Finding the perfect union of the personal and the political is the unique talent of white South African playwright Athol Fugard –– most searingly displayed in his 1982 masterpiece, “‘Master Harold’ …and the Boys.” An outstanding streaming presentation of this multiple award-winning work clos…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Hangar Theatre Company christens its new outdoor stage with the regional premiere of “The Realness: another break beat play,” about young love amidst the hip-hop culture of the mid-’90s.

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ITHACA, NY -- Live onsite performance is back at the Kitchen Theatre Company, with its outdoor production of “Shape,” the latest in local theaters imaginatively coping with evolving pandemic precautions. The venue is downtown’s Washington Park, with a new tented stage, an excellent sound sys…

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ITHACA, NY -- At a rare in-person business meeting recently, several conversations were happening at once. Finally one of the leaders shouted, “Can we have just one conversation instead of five? I’m having enough trouble dissociating lately.”

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The State Theatre is holding an online performance of Pink Talking Fish Play DEAD on May 8 to celebrate the 44th anniversary of an infamous concert that took place at Barton Hall on Cornell’s campus in 1977. Grateful Dead performed at Cornell 44 years back, and it was the most legendary conc…

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The Kitchen Theatre Company finishes out the streaming portion of its 2020-21 Season, The Journey to 30, with "Bloom Where You’re Planted: A Twenty Year Artistic Journey," a film by Artistic Director Emerita Rachel Lampert and former Associate Producing Director, Lesley Greene. Sponsored by …

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ITHACA, NY -- Though described as “slightly smaller than usual” by director Shirley Serotsky, the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca will be bringing back a robust schedule of in-person classes for the Next Generation School of Theatre this summer. The program is open to any students entering grades 2…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca Ballet offers an inside view of the choreographer’s creative process in the time of COVID with original pieces by Kristina Hilliard, Amy Walker O’Brien, Amanda Moretti, Kara Skrubis and Maria Valencia Alvarez with one vintage clip by Lawrence Brantley. This year the …

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ITHACA, NY -- When COVID-19 struck last March, theaters across the world were forced to close their doors and find new ways to connect with audiences in the midst of a pandemic. For the Cherry Arts, this meant reconfiguring their 2020-21 season into a series of virtual productions as innovat…

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“Can we all get along?” Some of us can recall Rodney King on television, May 1, 1992, appealing for an end to the riots then tearing South Los Angeles apart. Fourteen months earlier King, a Black man, had been brutally beaten by four L.A. policemen, and the bystander videotape of that event …