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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Entertainment: Theater

Re: “Interview: Local performer Evan Harrington returns to Rochester in "Once"

A huge 'Atta Boy' to Evan for not only following a dream but being a success at it. I just wish I lived a little closer to Rochester so I could see this show. Plus, it would be an opportunity to see an old high school friend, his father, Ken.

Dave Agusta
Greeley CO

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Posted by Dave Agusta on 03/19/2014 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Theater Review: Limelight Productions' "God of Carnage"

Who is the actor playing the writer? No name in review...

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Posted by LC Church on 02/25/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Theater Review: "Clybourne Park" at Geva

Really looking forward to it!

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Posted by Loretta Church on 02/25/2014 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Theater Review: "Last Gas" at Geva Theatre Center

I love the first paragraph of this review so much. The comparison to Chekov is spot on. DEAD ON.

Posted by Jessica Thurston on 02/06/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “THEATER REVIEW: "Parfumerie"

David, You've said it so well. I saw this wonderful production on opening night and my daughter and I were blown away. This is truly the hidden gem of the season and I hope they sell out the rest of their shows.

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Posted by Bradley T. Files on 12/16/2013 at 5:09 PM

Re: “THEATER REVIEW: "Parfumerie"

What a wonderful and thorough review from Mr. Raymond! I sincerely appreciate you coming to the play and so happy you enjoyed it as well. It is such a charming and heart-felt story that I couldn't wait to share it with the Rochester community. Bravo to the dedicated and talented cast and crew to launch a fantastic show!

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Posted by Karen Tuccio on 12/16/2013 at 2:07 PM

Re: “THEATER REVIEW: "Parfumerie"

Thanks so much Mr. Raymond :-) Great review and I am humbled that you singled me out too. It is a fun role and I have really enjoyed playing it.

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Posted by Michael H. Arve on 12/16/2013 at 11:47 AM


Looks like you are more of a Sesame Street live person. Sorry the show was beyond you.

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Posted by Jack Daniels on 11/12/2013 at 6:48 PM


I get that the show is about a war horse - but if you wanted to see a straight out musical (singing and dancing), this one isn't it. Or maybe it was, I left before intermission because it was sooooo boring, so I really don't know. Tickets were free so I'm not mad, just want folks to know what they're in for: it's a coming-of-age story about a boy and his horse, that's it...I think.

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Posted by La Moore on 11/09/2013 at 5:41 PM

Re: “"The 39 Steps"

I could not agree more....the final paragraph says it all. The way this cast, crew, design team and director worked together to make this amazing production says so much about real theatre and why everyone should go and see this show. You will have fun and you will have a real experience that you will chuckle about and talk about for days to come.

And it says a lot about the fact that we are so fortunate in this community to be able to have this kind of theatre right here, for us. It must be said that a lot of the magic that these talented artists conceived was made possible because of GEVA staff...from Jean Ryon's dramaturgy, to Frank Cavallo's stage management, to all the folks in the costume shop and the scene shop (whose names we don't even know) who made all the requests happen....this really is "Theatre made in Rochester, for Rochester."

Thanks to all who make this happen for us...including those who open their wallets and give a gift beyond the ticket price.

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Posted by Betti on 10/30/2013 at 9:55 AM

Re: “"Me and Jezebel"

Kudo's to a wonderful actress. We want to see more of Thomas Smalley (Aggy Dune)

Posted by Thomas Hoey on 10/23/2013 at 11:13 AM

Re: “"The Last Five Years"

Thanks for the clarification, JCC fan; you're absolutely right. This being my first experience with the musical, and given the wibbly wobbly timey wimey nature of the plot, I must have confused the geography of who was where and when. Luckily I don't think my mistake took anything away from the show - the important bit being understanding that the couple was separate by distance (at least temporarily) and that it put a strain on the relationship.

I really appreciate the feedback, though. This way, I'll be much better prepared for the next time I see the show!

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Posted by Adam Lubitow on 10/17/2013 at 12:46 PM

Re: “"The Last Five Years"

Something to note: Cathy does not live in Ohio. The long-distance relationship only exists temporarily for the couple while Cathy is doing summer stock style productions away from NYC.
The show takes place in NYC with author Jason Robert Brown stating in most of his comment s on the show, that the couple is the idealistic NYC couple- perfect and imperfect at the same time.

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Posted by JCC fan on 10/17/2013 at 10:46 AM

Re: “REVIEW: RBTL's "Ghost The Musical"

Amen Brother!

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Posted by Alfonso Montes on 10/12/2013 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Stratford Festival

You're absolutely correct, Stratford Fan. We've corrected the article. Thanks.

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Posted by Mary Anna Towler on 06/12/2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Stratford Festival

You should know that Tom Rooney, not Brian Bedford, plays the role of Angelo in Measure for Measure.

Posted by StratfordFan on 06/12/2013 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Rochester Broadway Theatre League announces 2013-14 season


At the event, they said that 5 shows are brand new to the market (in their season, with more as "specials"). And, by the way, Les Miz is a huge movie hit, so timely...and Phantom is a new version (as Nocciolino explained during the roll out event). RBTL brings popular entertainment, they are not trying to say they do anything else.

With popular entertainment events, the marketplace determines what works and what does not...guess I do not have a problem with that.

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Posted by clint on 03/17/2013 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Rochester Broadway Theatre League announces 2013-14 season

I realize that the goal of the RBTL is to make money, not promote art or originality, but my god, ANOTHER run of Phantom? Isn't the 4th., or 5th. or 5th. road show of Les Miz in May bad enough?

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Posted by MJN on 03/15/2013 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Rochester Broadway Theatre League announces 2013-14 season

This season sure is great! I went to the announcement event and could not help but wonder why we are losing RBTL to the suburbs? I rarely agreed with Bob Duffy, but he wanted to keep them, then, later, Mayor Richards did not care. But, even he was at the announcment event. It looks like they are in growth mode while arts organizations are in trouble here,

I guess Rothchild was right in his comments that night...RBTL recognized the change in what was happening in the arts and responded years agoand approached things differently. Now, they are leaving downtown and our city is the loser!

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Posted by clint on 03/15/2013 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Theater Review: "The Book of Mormon"

There IS a double standard; Darius is right. And we know why but seldom dare state it.

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Posted by Troll Whisperer on 03/08/2013 at 6:42 PM

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