Theater

  • Local thespian group to present ‘The Goldman Project’ at Ohav in December

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    ALBANY–The Noodle Pudding Players will present the regional premier of “The Goldman Project” by Staci Swedeen at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany, from Dec. 12 to Dec. 23. Directed by Michelle Sanders, the play relates the story of Naomi Goldman, who is recently widowed and living in an apartment in upper Manhattan, with her son, Tony, who […]
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  • Survivor, Carl Rosner, meets with cast of ‘Diary Of Anne Frank’

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    The cast and production team of Classic Theater Guild’s upcoming “Diary of Anne Frank” recently met with Holocaust survivor, Carol Rosner, center front, at Beth Israel Synagogue in Schenectady. For over an hour, 90-year old Niskayuna resident Rosner recounted his experiences before, during and after his internment at age 15 at Buchenwald with his brother. Jesse Braverman, who will be […]
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  • Classic Theater Guild producing ‘The Diary Of Anne Frank’ at Beth Israel Synagogue

    By jwadmin on October 23, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Classic Theater Guild (CTG), is launching its Fall season “The Diary of Anne Frank” at Beth Israel Synagogue, at 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. According to the CTG, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge in the 20th century. “Frank’s hopeful spirit and […]
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  • SPAC’s Food Festival this week

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2019
    — Eat, drink, be merry— — And decide now to see more ballet and orchestra By JAMES R. CLEVENSON Though summer is officially over, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is still holding programs— an extended food festival with lectures Oct. 1-3 and of course a big dinner and wine tasting festival Oct. 4-5 and a luncheon Oct. 17. Then there are […]
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  • Beth Emeth Brotherhood lists summer social events

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s Brotherhood has three social programs on the summer calendar this July and August. The brotherhood is co-sponsoring a rafting trip with the TRIBE on Sunday, July 14, on the Indian and Hudson Rivers in North River. The cost is $84 a person. Reservations must be made online by July 3 at bethemethalbany.org. Mark Swyer at mdswyer@hotmail.com can […]
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  • Play about matriarchs of the Bible set for Temple Israel of Catskill

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2019
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill will present “In the Voices of Our Mothers” on Sunday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at the temple, 220 Spring St., Catskill. It will be a Readers Theater Production of an original play written and directed by Carol Fox Prescott, veteran actress, director, and teacher. This play is told from the point of view of five biblical […]
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  • Cultural history of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ to be reviewed by Alisa Solomon as AJCC Stein lecturer

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    ALBANY–The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center kicks off the 2019 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture /Lunch Series on Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m. in the Albany J.C.C.’s auditorium, 340 Whitehall Rd. Alisa Solomon, drama critic and writer will discuss “Wonder of Wonders:  A Cultural History of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’” in a lecture based on her […]
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  • Auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ slated for June

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    The Classic Theater Guild has announced June auditions for the cast of  “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  Performances of Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original Goodrich and Hackett script will be in November at Beth Israel Synagogue in Schenectady. Auditions will be held at the University Of Albany in Lecture Center 7 near the main fountain on Sunday, June 2, […]
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  • All the 2019 Jewish Tony nominees

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2019
    NEW YORK City (JTA) — The Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday, April 30, were dominated by “Hadestown,” a musical about the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that garnered 14. One among the “Hadestown” nods was for best director for Rachel Chavkin, who is Jewish. She also had been nominated in 2017 for directing “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet […]
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  • ‘The Value of Names’ to be staged at Ohav Shalom

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    ALBANY– The Ohav Noodle Pudding Players will perform Jeffrey Sweet’s “The Value of Names” on Dec. 20, 22, at 7 p.m., Dec 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again on Dec 25 at 7 p.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. The play describes the impact of the 1950s -60s Hollywood blacklisting of many actors, […]
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