Were you art-full this week?

Did spring break mean a break in your arts appreciation this past week and weekend, or were you out and about, enjoying music, theater, gallery shows, readings, etc.? Please share your reflections.

3 Responses to “Were you art-full this week?”

  1. Kellie Powell Says:

    I was fortunate to visit the KNOW Theatre in Binghamton and see “The Shadow Box,” a very moving drama about families in hospice situations and the grief experienced by the terminally ill and their loved ones. The ensemble cast was full of excellent performers, including Mike Arcesi, Sue Stamato, Rick Mertens, Judy McMahon, Sean Kimber, Kate Murray and Alex Boyce. Tim Gleason directed.

    The show is running 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 25. You can visit http://www.knowtheatre.org for more information or to buy tickets online.

  2. leeshepherd Says:

    I attended Tim Perry’s “Sweet Albion” concert Saturday at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center, and it was an evening of English bliss — music of Sir Arthur Bliss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villier Stanford, Arthur Benjamin and some better known British composers such as Handel! As always, Perry is not only a fine clarinetist, but also a super educator and first-rate programmer of themed concerts. We all came away knowing more about English music, composers and what gives British music its “Englishness.” He was joined by accompanist Pej Reitz, a master pianist, and lyrical soprano Judy Berry, both dressed in brilliant colored gowns that recalled flowers in a formal British garden — against a stage setting right out of a Victorian parlor.

  3. jimciotoli Says:

    I walked across the yard Friday night in Endicott to see the Cider Mill Playhouse production of “Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure.” The set was mystifying at times, at first a London street and then changed into Holmes’ residence, 221B Baker St., and finally into a gas chamber, designed by none other than Professor Moriarity. What was either the skill of the set design or the actors themselves was the feeling that I was actually in those places throughout the play. Someone deserves some credit for this.
    Again, this was a fast-moving and quick-paced show with colorful period costumes, a skillfully played Holmes (Howard Pinhasik) and, lest we forget, the Professor, played by Cider Mill veteran Brad Morgan.
    One intermission, and we out at about 10:20 p.m. The house was almost full, but with a few tables still available. There was a rousing round of applause at the end. (As the norm here, standing ovations are rare with this theatrically seasoned audience.)
    Overall, it was an enjoyable night out and a nice escape from the boredom of a chilly spring night in Greater Binghamton.
    The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through May 2. Details: http://www.cidermillplayhouse.com.

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