Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16: the movie screen will be rolled up and the Rosendale Theatre stage dressed for live performances of two gems from the long and distinguished career of the “Poet Laureate of Radio,” Norman Corwin: The Plot to Overthrow Christmas and The Anatomy of Sound.
This weekend: Catch this seasonal ballet favorite at the Bardavon and UPAC.
Coco’s look is derived from the friendly-skeleton iconography of Día de los Muertos celebrations and the delightfully lurid colors of the monster figurines known in Mexico as alebrijes.
Opening on Friday, December 1, the show runs for three weekends, recreating a 1943 Christmas Eve broadcast.
The freshly renovated Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Midtown Kingston will reopen its doors this weekend after six months of construction. The 1,500-seat theater, which was built in 1927, was rescued from threatened demolition in the 1970s and added to the National Register of Historic Properties.
Some may roll their eyes at the prospect of yet another kickass heroine at a time when kickass heroines are in peril of being nominated Cliché of the Year. Others will happily point to Frances McDormand’s latest creation as the personification of the zeitgeist, with the movie’s release coinciding with a tsunami of revelations about sexual assaults.
Laurie Metcalf does an extraordinary job insinuating glimmers of forgivability into an eminently unsympathetic mother to Saoirse Ronan’s character in Lady Bird. It’s clear that Ronan’s Oscar-nominated 2015 performance in Brooklyn was no fluke.
Through Saturday Nov. 18: Molière wrote the title role for himself and continued to star in it throughout his career. Given our current political and cultural zeitgeist, it seems like a great time to revive the venerable art of satire, of which the 17th-century French playwright was a master par excellence.
Brooklynn Prince is a certifiable marvel channeling Moonee, the ringleader of a rabble of kids living on the brink of poverty in cheap, candy-colored Orlando motels.
Sunday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 21: A staggering 65 million residents of our home planet can now be classified as refugees, mostly due to human-generated war, violence and privation.