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  • &#13 Bronze Collective Theatre Festival was created offer options for Black theater artists.&#13
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Producing theater is not quick in the age of COVID, but giving up isn’t an choice for the Bronze Collective Theatre Festival. Now in its eighth yr, the competition was designed to get on problems.

“Artists are like superheroes,” claims Reuben Tapp, 1 of the founders and curators. “They really don’t succumb to issues, they renovate them. They

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  • &#13 Elizabeth Williamson is the incoming creative director at Geva Theatre Center.&#13
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Elizabeth Williamson has been getting ready for her new situation as inventive director of Rochester’s Geva Theatre Heart for most of her lifestyle.

“I consider we did a seriously fantastic Nixon puppet clearly show when I was about six, applying stuffed animals on the back of the couch to good influence,” she claims.

Williamson, who has considering the fact

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A timer projected on the wall and brightly-colored sheets of paper strung on a clothesline across the phase greet the viewers at Blackfriars Theatre for its generation of “Too A great deal Light Helps make the Toddler Go Blind.” The sheets consist of figures, each individual corresponding to a engage in that will be performed throughout the exhibit.

The premise of “Too A lot Gentle,” which operates by means of Feb. 13, is this: 30 micro-plays in 60 minutes. The plays are scripted, but the purchase in which they are executed is not. The audience reads from a menu of

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  • Robert David Grant catches some air as Shreddy Eddie in Geva Theatre Center’s production of “Airness.”

The opening announcements to “Airness” — which runs through Feb. 6 at Geva Theatre Center welcome audiences not to a play, but to “festivities,” which is a great description of the rock-show energy achieved during the performance’s most joyful moments.

I walked into the theater knowing nothing about air guitar. I didn’t even realize

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The vacations are wonderful, but it is truly country music year on the Las Vegas Strip. Following relocating to Arlington, Texas, to preserve throughout final year’s pandemic spike, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo arrives household to Las Vegas starting off on December 2, and it’s bringing all the concerts and parties that appear together with it.

The coming 7 days also marks a significant passing of the torch for Vegas enjoyment. Jointly in Vegas, the co-headlining region songs residency from Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, is closing out a productive 6-calendar year

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  • Emily Marsh plays Emily Connor in the live theater presentation of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” as part of the “Time Bubble Tour.”

Emily Marsh knows how to nail a job interview. The problem, as she was interviewing with Joel Hodgson, the creator of the cult classic television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” was how to stand out from the many, many, many other singing puppeteers who would be sucking up

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  • Adryanna Elmendorf performs in “Pretty Fire,” the one-woman show by Charlayne Woodard, at Blackfriars Theatre through Nov. 7..

For its first indoors performance in 18 months, Blackfriars Theatre returns to the stage not with a bang but with a warm, inviting whisper.

“Pretty Fire,” a one-woman show written by Charlayne Woodard and directed by J. Simmons, is a lovely choice for a reintroduction to the

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  • &#13 Hansel Tan, Melody Butiu, Kurt Uy, and Andrew Cristi carry out in Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone” at Geva Theatre Center through Oct 24.&#13
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It is been so extended since I’ve sat in a physical theatre that I just can’t don’t forget if audiences ordinarily applaud as soon as another person ways onstage to welcome them. Perhaps. But I definitely do not keep in mind the applause feeling as euphoric as

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  • &#13 Natalie Fuller and Karl Stabnau, who leased and renovated the Theater at Innovation Square, are performing with executing arts groups to reserve shows at the downtown heart.&#13
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When BIODANCE requires the stage on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to present its Rochester Fringe display “Elemental Forces,” it will be the premiere overall performance for downtown’s brand new executing arts center.

Formerly Xerox Auditorium, the renovated 700-seat Theater at Innovation Sq. will host a variety

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  • Rochester native Bruce Sabath, shown here on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish,” stars in “Searching for Tevye” at JCC CenterStage in October.

The rise of the delta variant of the coronavirus makes all plans for in-person gatherings feel precarious, so looking ahead to local theater productions we’re excited about this fall is a bit of a leap of faith.

But the intoxicating return of live performances this summer, largely at

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