Theater

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Beatles’ classic 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine.” It will be screened on Sat., July 14, and Tues., July 17, at 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its original release, the film has been restored, remastered and re-released to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. “Yellow Submarine,” based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope,...

12 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Robert H. Jackson Center JAMESTOWN, NY– The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, invited students, their teachers, and the public to experience history in a unique way. The Jackson Center brought Theatreworks USA’s Living Voices to present a total of six performances over two days, June 12 and 13, combining dynamic solo performances with archival film and sound, turning history into a moving and personal journey for audience members....

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”, a cabaret-style mini-musical written by local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 Chandler St in Jamestown from 5-8pm each evening. Andolora is collaborating with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to bring the popular cabaret musical that he co-authored back to Chautauqua as a fundraiser. Performances will be on consecutive weekends in October at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown and the Williams Center at The State University of New York at...

15 Jun 20180 FREDONIA – The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque composers. While the music of J.S. Bach is the foundation of the Festival, performances also often feature music by familiar composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. The “Beyond” in the Festival’s name refers to the inclusion of works of other lesser-known (and some present-day) composers who are artistically linked to the more...

26 Mar 20181 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 An award-winning Broadway musical that offers a powerful and frank look at the journey from adolescence to adulthood is the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of the rock musical “Spring Awakening” from April 6 to 14 in Marvel Theatre on the Fredonia campus. Dates and performance times are April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 8. Because it centers on mature themes and includes sexual content and strong language, this production is recommended for adults...

5 Mar 20180 Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., March 10, at 1 p.m., with Gioachino Rossini’s Semiramide, last presented at the Met nearly 25 years ago. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks features an all-star bel canto cast that includes, in her Met role debut, Angela Meade, in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon. Meade squares off in breathtaking duets with Elizabeth DeShong in the trouser role of Arsace, Commander of the Assyrian Army. Javier...

16 Feb 20180 FREDONIA – Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m., with Giacomo Puccini’s romantic masterpiece La Bohème. The world’s most popular opera returns to the Met in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring an exciting cast of young stars, including Tenor Michael Fabiano as the poor poet Rodolfo who falls head over heels for his neighbor, the seamstress Mimi, sung by Soprano Sonya Yoncheva. Puccini’s La Bohème – with more...

7 Feb 20180 A British comedy originally produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber is the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of “Daisy Pulls It Off” from Feb. 23 to March 3 in Bartlett Theatre on the Fredonia Campus. Dates and performance times are Feb. 23, 24 and March 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Theatre and Dance faculty member Dr. James Ivey will direct the Mainstage production. He most recently directed the Department’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” last October. “‘Daisy...

2 Feb 20180 FREDONIA – Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Feb. 10, at 12 p.m., with Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy of errors L’Elisir d’Amore. South African Soprano Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Tenor Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences in its 2013 production with his ravishing “Una furtive lagrima,” as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with Adina. Domingo Hindoyan makes his Met debut...
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