The Palace Players are proud to produce Death of a Salesman on The Palace Theater stage in Hamilton Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 8:00pm.
Death of a Salesman is about one man’s struggle to live the American Dream, and pass this ideology on to his sons, hoping the American Dream will live on forever. It is mostly told from the point of view of the protagonist, Willy, and his previous memories as they are revealed to the audience, sometimes during a present day scene. Willy is tired of the long work hours, lack of respect and recognition by the new, younger breed of his clients, and the realization that he and his sons just might be ordinary. His loss of reality, personal anguish, and love for his sons leads him to commit the ultimate sacrifice.
Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller, and was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times. Its timeless message provokes conversation about family, work, and living the American Dream.
Rick Signorelli captures the essence of Willy Loman and Linda Laporte-Stoodley is exceptional as Willy’s devoted wife, Linda. Playing their sons are Nick Preuninger as Biff and Sean McNichol as Happy. The remainder of the dynamic, supporting cast is Mason McDowell, Chris Bord, Richard K. Stoodley, Liska Savage, Raphael DiLorenzo, and Rachelle Berry. Alessandro Trinca returns to The Palace to direct his fourth production with The Palace Players. Margaret Schuekle, Colgate ’15, is the costume designer. Lights are operated by Kevin Lane and sound is run by Luke Marshall. Many volunteers are helping with the set, costumes, props, and running the front of the house on show nights.
This play is made possible in part thanks to Bruce Stewart, DDS of Oneida and with permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY. Tickets are $14 for adults (18+) and $8 for youth and may be purchased by calling the Palace Theater, 315.824.1420, or downloading the ticket form at palacetheater.org. Payment is accepted by VISA, Mastercard, cash, or check payable to The Palace Theater. Seating is general admission and the house will open 30 minutes before show time. Light dessert refreshments will be sold prior and during intermission.
The Palace Players are Hamilton’s independent community theater group, performing at the Palace Theater on Utica Street. They strive to enrich the cultural and economic fabric of the greater Hamilton community through the performing arts. Visit palacetheater.org or call to learn more about the 2013 – 2014 season of live theater.
Cazenovia College’s spring musical performance is Lionel Bart’s OLIVER!,
a musical version of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," set in 1800s London.
The show will be staged on two weekends, April 12 – 14, and April 19 – 21, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children age 12 & under; and $3 for Cazenovia College students.
The performance is directed by David Lowenstein, Cazenovia College’s artist in residence. In the starring role, Gerard McCrohan,
of Manlius, N.Y., plays Oliver. The Artful Dodger is played by Zach Simms,
of Cazenovia; Fagin is played by Alan Stillman,
of Cazenovia; Nancy is played by Michele Lindor,
a Cazenovia College English major from Syracuse, N.Y.; and Bill Sykes is played by John Melvin,
of Cazenovia. Zachary Martin,
of Syracuse is Mr. Bumble; Rita Worlock,
of Syracuse, is Widow Corney; James Tobey,
of Cazenovia is Mr. Brownlow; Mrs. Bedwin is played by Beth Anne Kempf,
of Cazenovia; Mr. Sowerberry is played by Mark Braimen,
of Cazenovia; and Mrs. Sowerberry is played by Renee Joseph,
The rest of the company is made up of Cazenovia College students, local middle school students and adults from the community. The Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College is located at 16 Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia, N.Y. Event t
ickets are available at the door before the event, and may also be purchased by calling 315-655-STAR (7827), and at Cazenovia Jewelry, Albany Street in Cazenovia. For event information contact Colleen Prossner, theatre manager, at 315-655-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theatre is named in memory of Catherine Cummings, a 1925 alumna who had benefitted greatly by her opportunity to attend the College. Thanks to the Gorman Foundation of Sherrill, N.Y., the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will provide a venue for cultural events such as plays and concerts, as well as meeting space for the College and the Village.
“Hunting is the only sport where the other team doesn’t know it’s playing.”—Comedian David Crowe.
National stand-up comic David Crowe performed for President Clinton; now he performs for you—LIVE—at the Palace Theater in Hamilton, New York, Saturday, March 2 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm with a cash bar by Rusch’s Bar and Grill. He performed many times on Comedy Central, had his very own one hour comedy special on SHOWTIME, appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and is a past winner of both the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions. David will hang around after the show---just to meet You! Visit his website for a great laugh http://www.davidcrowe.com/videos
. We can all use a good laugh!
“I love that term addicted to petroleum…I’m an American. I’m a gasholic. How did it start? It began a long time ago when I started burning wood—for heat really, everyone was doing it. You could grow it yourself. I had no idea it would be gateway fuel to the harder stuff…”---David Crowe
Crowe is a brilliant combination of socially relevant, issue-fired intellectualism and physical buffoonery. He takes on topical subjects, historical events and personal experiences using an outrageous animation. The result is a totally original style of brain boning jocularity.
Tickets are on sale now for $15 for youth (17 and under) and $20 for adults (18+). The cash bar offers soda, water, beer and wine. For more information or to order tickets call The Palace Theater at 315.824.1420 and visit www.palacetheater.org
to download a ticket order form. Seating is limited. The Palace Theater is an intimate performing arts center located in the quaint historic village of Hamilton within easy walking distance of casual dining and boutiques, so come early for dinner and shopping.
is a Cabaret and Dance on Saturday, February 9 with an area for those who want to dance as well as enjoy the great music; perfect timing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone. This Palace Players Production features the smooth rich vocals of Jenni Larchar (Sherburne) and Erin Schey (Auburn) singing love songs from the 1920’s – 1960’s such as Dream a Little Dream of Me, Catch a Falling Star, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Twice the Lovin, I Only Have Eyes for You, Somebody Loves Me, Summertime, and a medley of smile songs
Performing on stage with the ladies are Brian Schey on bass and Tom Murphy on keyboard. Hamilton High School Masquers Charlie Campbell-Decock (Sky) and Halley McArn take the stage during intermission to delight the audience with a few songs to promote their upcoming musical, Guys and Dolls
. Doors open at 6pm, so come early to mingle and enjoy delicious home-baked goods, and the show is at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for youth (17 and under) and $14 for adults (18+) with a percentage of the ticket sales benefiting the Hamilton High School Masquers.
“The Palace Players started the Flashback Cabaret Series to celebrate those wonderful classics from the 1920’s-1960’s.” says Patricia von Mechow, Artistic Director at The Palace Theater. “Jenni and Erin have incredible voices, Brian and Tom are the talented musicians who back them up, and this year the Palace Players are proud to feature Sky and Halley, the leads in Guys and Dolls
. Their songs are a perfect fit for Flashback!”
The Palace Theater is thrilled to bring Jenni Larchar back to its stage, and welcomes equally talented new-comer Erin Schey. Larchar, a wife and mother of four, loves to perform. She is an active member of the Sherburne Community Chorus and has portrayed Maria in The Sound of Music,
Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
and performed the title role in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Patience
. Jenni studied Music Therapy and Voice at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, joined The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Opera Children's Chorus at age 12 and advanced through to full Chorus in both organizations until relocating to CNY in 1998. She is now a regular performer at the NYS Veteran's Home in Oxford, and is grateful for Arts opportunities in our community. Erin Schey, a Central New York native, studied voice, piano and theater at M.I.T. and Wellesley College, earning her B.A. in Japanese Studies and Religion. Since the age of six, she has performed as a dancer, pianist, singer, and actress in TV commercials, theater productions and jazz bands. Over the past ten years Schey has lived and worked in Colorado, Tokyo, and New York, recording and performing as a jazz vocalist, keyboardist and accordionist. In addition to her work as a producer and composer of original musical theater, she has enjoyed teaching music, theater and performance to children for almost twenty years.
"Masquers of the Hamilton Central School Drama club, presents two productions during the school year, a fall play and the spring musical." shares Donna Moren, Director of the Hamilton High School Masquers.
The Hamilton High School Masquers are promoting their March 22 and 23 musical, Guys and Dolls
. Volunteers for the Masquers will be selling home-baked desserts when the doors open and throughout the cabaret and dance to raise funds for the school’s productions. For more information about their school performance call Hamilton High School at 315.824.6300.
The Palace Theater continues to heat up the 2012-2013 season with national acts. Comedian David Crowe performed for President Clinton, appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, ABC, and NBC, and performs at The Palace on March 2 at 8pm. An Evening With Peter Sagal
presents Peter Sagal, well-known speaker, humorist, author, and host of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on Saturday, April 13 at 8pm. As always, the audience has a chance to meet Crowe and Sagal after their shows, so bring a camera. The Palace Players will produce their final production of the season, Death of a Salesman
(the Arthur Miller classic) Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4 at 8pm each night.
For more information or to order tickets for any show call The Palace Theater at 315.824.1420 or download the ticket order form on www.palacetheater.org
Has the holiday season, once again, caught you off guard? If so, take 'respite from your reality' by joining your friends and family for a bit of fun & merriment with HOLY COW, IT'S HERE...The Palace Holiday Show.
Back by popular demand, this show is a music and comedy packed celebration of the holiday season Fri. & Sat., Dec 14 & 15 at 7:00PM. For a glorious 75 minutes shed your shopping blues and come to the Palace Theater in Hamilton for a variety show of traditional favorites, as well as original holiday songs by Dianne Adams & James McDowell. This Yuletide feast will be peppered with sassy humor & skits, with a healthy balance of seriousness & silliness. And at the centerpiece of all this fun will be a collection of some of the best area talent. HOLY COW, IT'S HERE
features a cast that reads like a Central New York "Who's Who”…. Meena Nair Conant, Jenni Larcher, Clara & David Lantz, Anthony Marris, Emmett Potts, Rebecca Shiner, Bruce Ward, Adger Williams; and young performers Emma Dudrick, Danny Jerome, Lydia Larchar, Franny Lucey-McCabe, Sophie Shiner, and Sam Williams. Also featured will be members of the youthful comedy troupe, "B.A.D."- including Danielle Purdy, Mason & Taylor McDowell, Juliana Slocum and Taiward Wider. The host of the evening's festivities will be Dr. John Bowen, assisted by his lovely wife, Barb. In addition, there will be a live 'pit' band, comprised of Dianne Adams McDowell on keyboard, James McDowell on brass & guitar, and Mark Shiner on drums. This is truly an event you will not want to miss!
Tickets are available for $8 youth (17 and under) and $14 adults (18+) or $35 for family of 4 (parents and children), and free for 4yrs. old and under, if on lap. Reservations may be made by calling 315-824-1420 and are highly recommended. Tickets may also be purchased at the Palace box office (Mondays-Fridays, 9am-4pm, and two hours prior to each show); payment is accepted by Visa, Mastercard, Colgate Gatecard, cash, or check payable to The Palace Theater. Seating is general admission and the house will open 30 minutes before show time.
The Palace Players are Hamilton’s independent community theater group, performing at the Palace Theater on Utica Street. They strive to enrich the cultural and economic fabric of the greater Hamilton community through the performing arts. To learn more about The Palace Theater and its live theater productions visit www.palacetheater.org
. So, in planning your holiday meal - don't forget dessert! Be sure to make some room for, HOLY COW, IT"S HERE!
at the Palace Theater - right here in Hamilton!
The Palace Players are delighted to present their holiday production of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” The staged reading of this classic story benefits the greater Hamilton community and is an annual holiday tradition for the company and the community.
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales is a heart-warming reminiscence of all those things that make the holidays such a memorable time, especially for children – the family, the generosity, the carols, and the traditions,” said director Dominick Pangallo, who also adapted the script for the reading. “Our goal is to offer a family-friendly, holiday tradition for the community, to raise funds for a worthwhile local charity, and to bring to life one of Dylan Thomas’ most beloved stories.”
All of the proceeds from the production will be donated to the Hamilton Food Cupboard. In addition, the audience is invited to donate dry goods and nonperishable food items. The Cupboard has especially asked for donations of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate for this winter season.
The cast includes Harrison DuBois (Poolville), Wil Eberhart (Hamilton), Sam Williams (Hamilton), Jan Webb Guistwite (Sherburne), Clara Lantz (Hamilton), Fred von Mechow (Sherburne), and Adger Williams (Hamilton).
The reading will take place at the Palace Theater on Sunday December 9 at 3:30PM in the Underground. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling The Palace Theater or at the door. Seating is limited so reservations are strongly recommended. The Palace Theater is located at 19 Utica Street in downtown Hamilton, 315.824.1420, www.palacetheater.org
600 Years of History in 6000 Seconds…History Will Never Be The Same! The Palace Theater presents The Complete History of America-Abridged
Friday, October 5, at 8pm. The three cultural guerrillas of Reduced Shakespeare Company perform a "special election edition" including a presidential debate (with Romney talking to a chair). They tackle such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a light bulb? History is normally written by the winners; now it’s RSC’s turn and it’s a 90 minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length
of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done
Doors open at 7:00pm so come early with your friends to start the evening of hilarious comedy right, pick a great seat and enjoy the cash bar catered by Rusch's Bar and Grill. “The Reduced Shakespeare Company cheerfully run riot over 500 years of our country’s history… they mine dozens of landmark events and trends for comic gold...”
Tickets are $20 for youth 17 and under and $25 for adults 18+ and are available by calling The Palace Theater or visiting www.palacetheater.org
to download a ticket order form. Seating is general admission and first-come first-served. The Palace Theater in Hamilton is excited to present their 6th season of live productions. This year’s line-up continues with Phoenix Project Dance
(Nov. 17), David Crowe
(March 2) and An Evening With Peter Sagal
(April 13)! The Palace Players, Hamilton’s community theater will produce Swiete Chocolate Factory
(Sept. 28 & 29); Holy Cow, It’s Here, The Palace Holiday Show
(Dec. 14 & 15); Flashback
(Feb. (9); Death of a Salesman
(March 22 & 23) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
(June 7, 8, 14, 15).
For more information or to order tickets call The Palace Theater at 315.824.1420. The Palace Theater is an intimate performing arts center located in the quaint historic village of Hamilton within easy walking distance of casual dining and boutiques.
A NOSTALGIC TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE STARRING THE MAN OF 1000 VOICES, NICK MULPAGANO at the Palace Theater
in Hamilton, Saturday – September 15 – 7 p.m.
Nick Mulpagano, the Man of 1,000 Voices, brings his musical show to the Hamilton Palace Theater on Saturday, September 15th at 7 p.m. Nick will perform the music of Hank Williams, Sr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Engelbert Humperdinck, Willie Nelson, and Elvis.
The Nick Mulpagano show has appeared in Las Vegas, on cruise ships and various venues throughout the US and Caribbean Islands. Visit www.singwithnick.com for more about Nick.
Special guests Reyna Stagnaro and Putter Cox of Dove Creek will perform your favorite classics from Peter, Paul & Mary; Kingston Trio; The Beatles; Simon & Garfunkel; and many more. Visit www.youtube.com/TheMandolinWind
to hear the music of Dove Creek.
ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE AT THE PALACE THEATER IN HAMILTON
TWO SHOWS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 7 P.M. AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 2 P.M.
Always...Patsy Cline Written by Ted Swindley Based on a true story
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Becky Bottrill is reprising what has become her signature role in a new production at Hamilton’s Palace Theater as legendary performer Patsy Cline. The marvelous Molly Brown as Louise takes on the role that just about brought the house down in the original June of ‘99 production. This show has been packing them in ever since. Seger supplies a narrative as Patsy's long time fan while Cline sets the mood by singing over 20 tunes that made her famous--Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy--to name a few. Get ready to dance in your seats with a live, foot-stomping’ 7 piece band we call "The Bodacious Bobcats" that features Syracuse's own John Cadley & Ted Williams of “The Lost Boys”. The only Patsy Cline show in upstate NY this year is in Hamilton!www.alwayspatsycline.com
Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline. All Rights reserved.
Original Cast Album Available on MCA CD’s and Cassettes
LIFE IS A TRAIN STATION AT THE PALACE THEATER IN HAMILTON
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 2 P.M.
ONLY SHOW IN USA THIS YEAR
“Life is a train station, I will be leaving soon, I won’t tell you where to.”
Life Is A Train Station is composed of flamenco dance, theatre and comedy. The texts (some written by Yana Maizel and others taken from the poet Marina Tsvetaeva and the film director Andreï Tarkovsky) are performed in English and a few parts in Spanish and Russian. The show recently toured Europe and Canada, playing to capacity audiences in Paris, Berlin & Brussels. Conception, choreography and performance: Yana Maizel
Musical arrangement, guitar & voice: Thiago Vásquezhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-RSqSnPmGs
Sherburne Music-Theater Society (SMTS) brings the “joy of nerdiness” to The Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
musical on August 16, 17 & 18th at 8pm! The ingratiating, thoroughly disarming musical was conceived by Rebecca Feldman with book by Rachel Sheinkin, and Music & Lyrics by William Finn and won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical in 2005. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, the six young people learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
There’s the sweet, shy Olive Ostrovsky
(Caitlin Weinell) whose best friend is the dictionary since her mother is in an ashram in India and her father works all the time. Last year’s winner, Chip Tolentino
(Devin Miller) is back but finds concentrating on spelling a problem as puberty hits at an inopportune moment. Marcy Park
(Emilee Smith) is the classic overachiever, who speaks six languages, plays several instruments and is All-American in hockey but is tired of always winning. Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
(Maisy French) is socially and politically outspoken and is driven by her two dads, one of whom will stop at nothing to help her win. The home-schooled son of former hippies, Leaf Coneybear
(Alex Rodriguez) got into the competition on a lark; he makes his own clothes and seems to enjoy himself at the bee. William Barfee
(Craig Natoli) was a finalist last year and had to be eliminated due to an allergic reaction to peanuts, but he’s back for vindication using his famous “Magic Foot” method for spelling. Also on stage are three adults who are in charge of making the spelling bee run smoothly. Rona Lisa Peretti
(Haley Muth) is a former champion and the returning moderator and mother hen. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and helps drive it forward. Vice Principal Panch
(Ed Rigano) has returned to the bee after a five year absence following an unexplained “incident”. He delivers definitions of the words to be spelled and uses them hilariously in a sentence. Mitch Mahoney
(Tom Lemery) is the Comfort Counselor who is performing his community service at the bee by dispensing a juice box and a hug to the losers and wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better. The show is directed by Colleen Law-Tefft with Michael Moren as music director.
Mark your calendars for this delightfully quirky and charming musical on August 16, 17 & 18th! The show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 advance/ $14 at door. You may purchase advance sale at Service Pharmacy in Sherburne, NY, or The Palace Theater, or to reserve tickets, please call The Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY at 315-824-1420.
Sherburne Music-Theater Society is an award winning community theatre whose dedication to excellence, while providing an opportunity for talented local thespians and musicians to utilize their skills has provided many audiences with memorable performances and statewide recognition. SMTS is a member of the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) and the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT). www.sherburnemusictheater.org
The Palace Players are revved about presenting its third season of full productions, as the directors prepare for six incredible performances in 2012-2013. The Palace Players are Hamilton’s independent community theater group, performing at the Palace Theater on Utica Street. They strive to enrich the cultural and economic fabric of the greater Hamilton community through the performing arts. The outstanding talented directors, cast, and volunteers are from all over Central New York, including but not limited to Hamilton, Earlville, Sherburne, Oneida, Oneonta, Utica, Rome, Norwich, Bainbridge, and New Berlin.
The season opens with the return of a “new” Ode To Chocolate
(September 28 & 29), directed by Patricia von Mechow and Jenni Larchar, as part of the Great Chocolate Wreck Festival. Celebrate the holidays with family and friends with A Child’s Christmas in Wales
(December 9), directed by Dominick Pangallo and a benefit for the Hamilton Food Cupboard, and Holy Cow, It’s Here, the Palace Holiday Show
(December 14 & 15), directed by Jim and Dianne McDowell. Heat up the winter chills with Flashback
(February 9), directed by Patricia von Mechow and Jenni Larchar. Death of a Salesman
(March 22 & 23), directed by Alessandro Trinca, is an Arthur Miller classic. The Palace Players cap the season with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
(June 7,8,14,15), directed by Dominick Pangallo.
Tickets range from $8 to $14. Group rates are available for 20 or more. Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may also be purchased at the Palace box office (Mondays-Fridays, 9am-4pm, and two hours prior to each show); payment is accepted by Visa, Mastercard, Colgate Gatecard, cash, or check payable to The Palace Theater. Seating is general admission and the house opens 30 minutes before show time.
The Palace Players’ productions are made possible with the support of directors, actors, stage crew, countless volunteers, and audience members. If you are interested in acting, directing, or volunteering in any capacity, please contact Patricia von Mechow at email@example.com
or 315.824.1420. To learn more about The Palace Theater and its national shows, in addition to their community theater productions visit www.palacetheater.org
or call 315.824.1420.