Theater

7 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the ABBA music-filled “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 8, and Tues., Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Five years after the events of “Mamma Mia! The Movie,” Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Reprising their roles from the first film are Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce...

17 Aug 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the acclaimed, uplifting documentary on Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers), “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” It will be screened on Sat., Aug. 18, and Tues., Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion....

10 Aug 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Boundaries,” starring Christopher Plummer. It will be screened on Sat., Aug. 11, and Tues., Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mom living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before herself. The more she tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home – for unspecified misdeeds – Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her...

27 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “RBG,” the critically acclaimed documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It will be screened on Sat., July 28, and Tues., July 31, at 7:30 p.m. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest...

20 Jul 20180 Contributed Article 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the summer hit comedy “Book Club,” starring Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen It will be screened on Sat., July 21, and Tues., July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Four lifelong friends’ (Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down – to hilarious ends – when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Beatles’ classic 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine.” It will be screened on Sat., July 14, and Tues., July 17, at 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its original release, the film has been restored, remastered and re-released to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. “Yellow Submarine,” based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope,...

12 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Robert H. Jackson Center JAMESTOWN, NY– The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, invited students, their teachers, and the public to experience history in a unique way. The Jackson Center brought Theatreworks USA’s Living Voices to present a total of six performances over two days, June 12 and 13, combining dynamic solo performances with archival film and sound, turning history into a moving and personal journey for audience members....

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”, a cabaret-style mini-musical written by local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 Chandler St in Jamestown from 5-8pm each evening. Andolora is collaborating with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to bring the popular cabaret musical that he co-authored back to Chautauqua as a fundraiser. Performances will be on consecutive weekends in October at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown and the Williams Center at The State University of New York at...

15 Jun 20180 FREDONIA – The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque composers. While the music of J.S. Bach is the foundation of the Festival, performances also often feature music by familiar composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. The “Beyond” in the Festival’s name refers to the inclusion of works of other lesser-known (and some present-day) composers who are artistically linked to the more...

26 Mar 20181 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...
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