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Ghent Playhouse Annual Panto – “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

 

The Ghent Playhouse’s Annual Panto returns with “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-Teen”.

The outrageous “Loons” are finally back with their annual Panto.  Now in their 21st Season, the Panto Loons’ family-friendly productions have all the elements of a traditional British pantomime:  audience participation (booing, hissing, cheering), local and national politics, great characters, wonderful songs and lots of cross-dressing.  Holiday fun for the whole family.  This year, see their “twist” on the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale, Rapunzel, the story of the girl all “tressed” up with nowhere to go… ‘cause she’s stuck in a tower with no doors, silly!!  Join us to see how it all turns out.

Written and Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater. 

 

DATES/TIMES: November 26-28, December 3-5, December 10-12, 2021
Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances at 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

To purchase, visit BUY TICKETS

LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Special Guests Caleb Teicher & Company at PS21, Jul 24

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Special Guests Caleb Teicher & Company, on July 24th.

Orpheus’ 34 member musicians work together as a collective and rotate leadership roles for all works performed, giving flight to unconventional interpretations. This democratic structure also extends to organizational functions including programming and governance: the orchestra elects three members to Artistic Director positions and three to the Board of Trustees.

Caleb Teicher is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in musically-driven dance traditions and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Teicher began their career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group), Lindy Hop (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London).

As a solo performer and collaborator, Teicher is known for choreographic collaborations with diverse musical talents: world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz, composer/pianist Conrad Tao; the National Symphony Orchestra, and indie rock legends Ben Folds and Regina Spektor.

In 2015, Caleb shifted their creative focus towards Caleb Teicher & Company, a creative home for incubating new concert dance works from Teicher’s unique perspective.

Toronto-based percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more inclusive community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music. She recently launched a blog where she discusses her experiences in facing various challenges as a minority musician.

Britton-René actively expands her knowledge and skills in a vast pool of contrasting genres, which she believes enhances her musicianship and performance techniques. Her experience includes studies of classical, contemporary, global, and new music.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 24, 2021 / 8:30pm

TICKETS: $100 – $200
Available Online

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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‘The Dark Master’ US Premier at PS21, Jun 17

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents the US Premier of ‘The Dark Master’, on June 17th. Psychiatrist-turned-director/playwright Kuro Tanino creates an unconventional presentation of his “part fable, part dream play” The Dark Master. Co-presented with Japan Society NYC.

Inspired by an indie manga, this immersive and humorously dark experimental theater piece utilizes Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to transform the viewer into the play’s protagonist, an unassuming patron of a traditional Japanese diner. Performed by Tanino’s experimental theater company Niwa Gekidan Penino, the story depicts the strange, symbiotic relationship that develops between the guest and the restaurant’s owner-chef simply called “The Master.” Borrowing the dramaturgy of first-person video games, the viewer experiences first-hand how the Master’s all-consuming persona highjacks the identity of his victims in a novel production that collapses the border between reality and illusion.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Sunday, June 20
Thursday 6/17: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Friday 6/18: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Saturday 6/19: 4 pm, 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Sunday 6/20: 11 am & 5 pm

COST: $24 – $80
Available Online
The Dark Master participants will be seated in individual socially distanced “stations” on the PS21 stage.

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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Ghent Playhouse Presents ‘The Chalk Garden’

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The Ghent Playhouse presents ‘The Chalk Garden’, with performances from January 31 through February 16.

This psychological chamber piece was revived to critical acclaim on the West End in 2008. In 1955 Sussex, England, a dyed-in-the-wool British dowager and her precocious and equally eccentric granddaughter are about to meet their match in Miss Madrigal, the enigmatic household companion with secrets, who has just been hired. A tantalizing, fascinating and stimulating evening of theatre

Written by Enid Bagnold
Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

DATES/TIMES: January 31-February 2, February 7-9, 14-16, 2020
Friday & Saturday performances at 8pm
Sunday matinee performances at 2pm

TICKETS:
General $22.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $17.00
Student $10.00

To purchase, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4322193

LOCATION: The Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

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Ghent Playhouse Annual Panto – Pinocchio: All Strung Out

 

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The Ghent Playhouse‘s Annual Panto opens today, November 29. This year’s show is “Pinocchio: All Strung Out”.

The classic tale of the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a “real” boy, gets a zany twist by the ever popular “Loons.”  Great fun for the whole family!

Written by The Pantoloons
Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

DATES/TIMES:
November 29 – December 1, December 6 – 8, December 13 – 15, 2019

Friday & Saturday performances at 8pm
Sunday matinee performances at 2pm

TICKETS:
General $22.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $17.00
Student $10.00

To purchase, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3579813

LOCATION:
The Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

MORE:
GhentPlayHouse.org
Facebook.com/TheGhentPlayhouse

 

 

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