Upstage Productions Presents Holiday Follies

What puts more people into the holiday spirit than the signature songs of the season?

Holiday Follies, a theater production that blends humor with more than 30 signature musical numbers, will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Columbia-Greene Community College. This show is presented by UpStage Productions, a theater group with more than 20 years of experience, directed by Mackenzie Alexander and Candace Wood.

Holiday Follies will feature a multitude of singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and much more.

Holiday Follies begins at 6:30 p.m. and the production will end by 9:30 p.m. Tickets are a $12 fee for students and seniors, and a $15 fee for the general public.

For tickets or more information visit upstageproductions.org.


The Dragon King presented by the Tanglewood Marionettes

A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler of the waters, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the precious rains in such a very long time…

 An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, Tanglewood Marionettes’ production tells the tale of a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. With colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and all the visual splendor that audiences have come to expect from the Tanglewood Marionettes, The Dragon King is a heart-warming tale that will thrill young and old alike.

Tickets are on sale now at https://cogreeneevents-dragonking.brownpapertickets.com/

$5 for Children and Students/$10 for General Admission

For more information, contact Events Specialist Amanda Karch at (518) 828-4181, ext. 3344, or amanda.karch@sunycgcc.edu.


Expired: Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”

One of the world’s most performed plays – and one with contemporary messages – will be staged at Columbia-Greene Community College’s Arts Center Theatre this month.

Classics @ the Point Theatre Ensemble will perform Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., at C-GCC.

The performance, an English language version by Simon Stephens adapted and directed by Classics @ the Point Artistic Director Joseph Capone, who explained that A Doll’s House  takes a close look at 19th century marriage, however his adaptation has incorporated some modern touches in an effort to further the longevity of the work and call attention to some of the themes that may resonate with present-day audiences.

“We hope to help it live on as long as it can, in part because it’s a fascinating play that illustrates how women struggle in particular,” he said. “The main character, Nora, is a real crusader, and an amazing example of how women push forward with their dreams and ambitions.”

Admission to all performances is $10 for the general public and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the C-GCC campus and the Greene County Council on the Arts in Catskill, or by telephone at (518) 828-4181.

Two actresses in 19th century clothing

Photo Caption: Katharine Dashiell as Nora Helmer and Eileen Roehm as Kristine Linde, in the Classics @ the Point Theatre production of A Doll’s House.

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