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Fall Theater & Literary Preview

by The Staff on September 14, 2012

 Theater, Comedy & Performance

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Nov. 1-18: The Shape of Things.

Barrington Stage Company

Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St. and Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.

Sept. 19-Oct. 7 (Blatt): Dr. Ruth, All the Way.  Oct. 3-21 (Mainstage): Lord of the Flies.

Debra Jo Rupp in Dr. Ruth, All the Way at Barrington Stage

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (800) 838-3006.

Oct. 12-28: WAM Theatre’s The Old Mezzo.

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-1444.

Oct. 20: David Sedaris. Oct. 25: Lewis Black. Nov. 2: John Hodgman.

Capital Repertory Theatre

111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7469.

Oct. 2-28: Pride @Prejudice. Nov. 27-Dec. 22: This Wonderful Life.

Charles R. Wood Theater

207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 798-9663.

Sept. 21-22: Pendragon Theatre’s Shipwrecked.  Sept. 23: Gaslight Village Follies Reunion. Sept. 26: Titanic: The Musical. Oct. 6: Pendragon Theatre’s Pinocchio. Oct. 10-11: An Evening With Groucho. Oct. 13: Return of the Rat Pack. Nov. 2-11: Glens Falls Community Theater’s Guys and Dolls. Dec. 31: Laura Roth’s Wild Women Revival.

Classic Theater Guild

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady.

Oct. 26-Nov. 4 (Arts District): Verdict. Dec. 14-23 (GE Theatre): A Christmas Story.

Club Helsinki

45 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

Dec. 2: Alan Cumming with Lance Horne.

Cohoes Music Hall

C-R Productions, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.

Through Sept. 23: In the Heights. Nov. 1-11: Hello Dolly. Dec. 6-16: Holiday Special.

Colonial Theatre

Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-8084.

Sept. 21-22: Found. Sept. 29: Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion. Oct. 20: Sandra Bernhard. Oct. 28: Mermaid Theatre’s Eric Carle’s Treasured Stories. Dec. 15-30: A Christmas Carol.

Comedy Works Albany

Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany. 275-6897.

Sept. 21-22: Ross Bennett, Eric McMahon. Sept. 28-29: Joey Kola, Warren B. Hall.

Comedy Works Saratoga

Starting Gate Bar & Grill, 12 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. 275-6897.

Sept. 22: Ross Bennett, Eric McMahon. Sept. 29: Joey Kola, Warren B. Hall.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.

Through Oct. 6: Crimes of the Heart. Oct. 19-Nov. 17: Opus. Nov. 30-Dec. 23: Ding Dong.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.

Oct. 3: Margaret Cho. Oct. 6: Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat. Oct. 12: Ralphie May. Oct. 25: Henry Rollins. Dec. 2: A John Waters Christmas.

A John Waters Christmas at the Egg

Ghent Playhouse

Route 66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264.

Oct. 12-28: The Countess. Nov. 23-Dec. 9: Robin Hood: Fifty Shades of Green.

Home Made Theater

Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-4427.

Oct. 12-28: 9 to 5: The Musical.

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, (518) 677-2495.

Nov. 11-25: You Can’t Take It With You.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.

Oct. 13: Nerd Night.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 28: Gabriel Iglesias. Oct. 11: The Second City. Oct. 21: Tell Hell I Ain’t Comin’. Nov. 10: Bill Cosby. Nov. 20: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012.

Bill Cosby at the Palace Theatre


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.


Oct. 2-7: Mary Poppins. Oct. 19: Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. Oct. 30: Capitol Steps. Nov. 3: Mermaid Theatre’s Treasured Stories by Eric Carle. Nov. 7-13: Wicked. Nov. 30: Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss. Dec. 1: Pumps and Punchlines. Dec. 3: A Christmas Carol. Dec. 14-16: A Chorus Line. Dec. 28-30: Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Dec. 31: First Night of Funny.

GE Theatre

Oct. 5: Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat. Nov. 2-4: Next Act New Play Summit. Nov. 16: The Rockabilly Riot.

Underground at Proctors

Through Nov. 16: MOPCO’s Theatresports. Oct. 26: MOPCO’s Spooky, Ooky, Pooky. Nov. 23: MOPCO’s Thanksgiving Show.

RPI Players

RPI Fieldhouse, 1900 Peoples Ave., Troy, 276-6503.

Nov. 9-17: Much Ado About Nothing.

Schenectady Civic Players

12 S. Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.

Oct. 12-21: Blithe Spirit. Nov. 30-Dec. 9: Mrs. Mannerly.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

427 Franklin St., Schenectady, (877) 350-7378.

Oct. 12-21: Next to Normal. Dec. 7-16: Little Shop of Horrors.

Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St., Lenox., Mass. (413) 637-1199.

Sept. 22-Nov. 4: The 39 Steps. Nov. 15-18: Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Nov. 30-Dec. 30: The Santaland Diaries. Dec. 14-15: King John.


41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.

Oct. 3-21: The Rivalry.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Oct. 14-16: Theater Voices’ The Vanek Plays.

Theater Barn

Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989.

Through Sept. 23: The Little Dog Laughed.

Theatre Institute at Sage

Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, 37 1st St., Troy, 274-3256.

Oct. 5-19: The War of the Worlds. Nov. 1-10: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nov. 30-Dec. 15: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Times Union Center

51 S. Pearl St., Albany. 487-2000.

Oct. 4-7: How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular.

University at Albany

Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

Oct. 24: Gothic at Midnight. Nov. 7: American Place Theatre’s The Things They Carried.



Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Sept. 30: William Kennedy. Oct. 21: 38th Annual Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair.

Art Omi International Arts Center

59 Letter S Road, Ghent, (212) 206-5660.

Sept 29 (Charles B Benenson Visitors Center): Reading & BBQ.

Basilica Hudson

110 Front St., Hudson, 822-1050.

Sept. 24: Bill Peters, Nervous System and Nathan Larson, Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality.

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

1475 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4761.

Sept. 29: Eric Devine. Oct. 11: B. A. Shapiro. Dec. 8: Coleen Paratore.

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

Western Avenue, Albany, (800) 637-8556.

Sept. 20: Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers and Barbara Ungar. Oct. 18: Anne Trubek: National Day on Writing. Nov. 15: Melissa Febos and Eduardo C. Corral.

The Fenimore Gallery at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 383-4620.

Sept. 23: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Combs Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Emily Herbert, Stephen W, Leslie, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.

Glen Sanders Mansion

1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 384-1700.

Sept. 30: Elizabeth Ellis. Oct. 28: Becky Holder, Jeannine Laverty. Nov. 18: Kate Dudding and Betty McCanty.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

Recital Hall, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Science Library, Standish Room, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Campus Center 375, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany; Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-5620. Call for times.

Sept. 20 (Page Hall): Alison Lurie and Marie Howe. Sept. 27 (Assembly Hall): Paul La Farge. Oct. 2 (Science Library): Salgado Maranhao. Oct. 4 (Assembly Hall): Junot Diaz. Oct. 9 (Assembly Hall): James Mann. Oct. 11 (Science Library): Dorothy Driver. Oct 12 (Recital Hall): J. M. Coetzee. Oct. 16 (Campus Center 375): Ghassan Zaqtan. Oct. 18 (Assembly Hall): David Quammen. Oct. 26 (Assembly Hall):Performing Voices of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. Nov. 1 (Campus Center 375): Joy Harjo. Nov. 7 (Recital Hall): American Place Theater performance of The Things They Carried. Nov. 12 (Assembly Hall): Denis Johnson. Nov. 15 (NYS Museum): David W. Blight. Nov. 16 (Assembly Hall): Steven Levy. Nov. 19 (Campus Center 375): Trita Parsi. Dec. 7 (Recital Hall): J. Hoberman.

J. Hoberman at the New York State Writers Institute

Old Songs Community Arts Center

37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, 469-0202.

Sept. 23: Suzanne Clearly, Beauty Mark.

Russell Sage College

Bush Memorial Hall, 1st and Congress streets, Troy, 244-2237. Readings at 7:30 PM.

Oct. 22: Miriam Katin.

The Women’s Club of Albany

725 Madison Ave, Albany, 465-3626.

Sept. 30: Meika Loe, Aging Our Way.