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Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

How Water Behaves

by The Staff January 15, 2015


  Metroland critic James Yeara has often praised the Next Act! New Play Summit, collaboration between Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, as one of the most exciting local theater happenings of the last few years, Sherry ...

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Pure Magic

by James Yeara December 11, 2014


  Spirits haunt Capital Rep’s current production of the Tony Award-winning The Secret Garden, and that’s a good thing. They are not the Ghosts of Xmas Past, Present, and Future, nor is it the malevolent spirit ...

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The Secret Garden

by The Staff November 21, 2014


  Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill is directing the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The Secret Garden, which opens this week (Tuesday) and is Capital Repertory Theatre’s holiday gift to the Capital Region. This version is performed in “actor/muso” style, with ...

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Fear and Loathing in Palm Springs

by Alexander M. Stern October 2, 2014


  Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities is—on the surface—another play about dysfunctional family dynamics. What revelations will surface, like bloated corpses, from the murky bottom of everyone’s collective past once granny’s had one too many ...

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Other Desert Cities

by The Staff September 25, 2014


  Playwright (and Pulitzer Prize nominee) Jon Robin Baitz brings back the Reagan years with his Broadway smash Other Desert Cities, which is opening this week at Capital Repertory Theatre. Starring Ellen Parker and Kevin McGuire, ...

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Smells Like a Rose

by James Yeara March 27, 2014


  If Shakespeare had written a musical, it would have been Gypsy: A Musical Fable, a play with songs about theater, not a franchise collection of songs with some words between them. Gypsy has soul, and ...

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by The Staff March 12, 2014


  Originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick and with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy: A Musical Fable is the ultimate stage-mother musical. It tells the ...

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I’m Your Girl

by James Yeara October 10, 2013


  According to the annual survey in American Theatre magazine, Venus in Fur is the most produced play in Equity theaters across the nation today, and on Capital Rep’s stage it’s not hard to see why. ...

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by James Yeara May 1, 2013


  “What do you see?” asks painter Mark Rothko, facing the audience, in Red. Rarely in theatre is a question more to the heart of the matter, unless it is “To be, or not to be,” and ...

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by The Staff April 18, 2013


  Set in Mark Rothko’s Manhattan studio in 1958, John Logan’s gritty, Tony Award-winning drama Red presents the great abstract expressionist at the peak of his career. He’s working on a major commission, but is also ...

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Single Girls Guide

by The Staff February 28, 2013


  There’s a saucy new musical opening at Capital Repertory Theatre this week. Single Girls Guide is set in the swinging, Mad Men-era 1960s—a pretty world of cocktails and fab parties. As the press notes promise, ...

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Frank Conversations

by James Yeara January 23, 2013


  Set designer Ken Goldstein gives Capital Rep’s Race a stately law office lined with orderly law books to backdrop the pristine wooden conference table edged with chrome. Deborah Constantine gives Race a clean, well-lighted look, ...

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Short and Too Sweet

by James Yeara December 6, 2012


  Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life is a beloved holiday classic today. The two-hour-and-10-minute black-and-white film is as sentimental as movies come (“Capra-corn”), but there’s an edge to it, as there is in ...

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by The Staff September 26, 2012


  If you can amp up Jane Austen with zombies, you can certainly reboot the venerable literary lioness with technology. Pride@Prejudice, opening with a preview tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 28) at Capital Repertory Theatre, features five ...

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Savagely Funny

by John Rodat May 10, 2012


  For a play with such an apocalyptic title, the setting and stakes of God of Carnage are mundane: Two couples, the Raleighs and the Novaks, meet in the Cobble Hill apartment of the latter, to ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone April 26, 2012


DON’T TRY THE COBBLER  The big news this week is the opening of the regional premiere of Yasmina Reza’s hit comedy God of Carnage at Capital Repertory Theatre (111 N. Peal St., Albany). It’s been ...

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Black Pearl Sings!

by The Staff March 8, 2012


The arts bring two very different women, and worlds, together in Frank Higgins’ musical drama Black Pearl Sings!, opening this week at Capital Repertory Theatre. In this story set in the Great Depression, a government-sponsored “song ...

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By the Beautiful Sea

by James Yeara May 5, 2011


Kingdom of the Shore kicks into gear at the beginning of the second act. Cathleen (Mhari Sandoval), the youngest and prettiest Moloney sister, drinks wine and flitters across the wicker couch ...

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Hat and Heart

by James Yeara March 23, 2011


"Hats are like people: Sometimes they REVEAL and sometimes they CONCEAL.” Roman Tataowicz’s set for Crowns bears the quote in raised relief like a memorial on a false procenium of smooth cream plaster. Beneath it, ...