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09.17.2011 | | Posted at 05:32 AM

Skylight’s THE RIVALS is so effortlessly enjoyable it’s easy to forget that it’s an opera

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s the early 20th century. There’s a wealthy man posing as a starving artist to win the love of a wealthy girl who is certain that her father would not approve of their love. The wealthy man quickly comes into a situation where his father is arranging him to marry a woman…who ends up being the woman he’s been wooing this whole time in the role of a starving artist. It’s a fun little ...
08.27.2011 | | Posted at 03:18 PM

Promotional samples from the upcoming Skylight Opera World Premiere

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s always nice to get something novel in a press kit. In anticipation of its world premiere production of Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals, The Skylight Opera Theatre put together a pretty impressive package for those of us covering the local theatre scene. This particular kit included, among other things, a CD with some 9 tracks on it. Featuring bits that will appear in the show. Here are a cou...
07.08.2010 | | Posted at 04:23 PM

Door Shakespeare Opens Its 2010 Season This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Door Shakespeare is easily one of the most organic outdoor theatres in the state. The “stage” is actually a clearing in the woods in Bailey’s Harbor surrounded by folding chairs. Productions feature minimal set and costuming in favor of some really impressive acting . . . quite a few people in any Door Shakes cast are Equity—quite often from out of state. I’ve had some amazingly vis...