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Templeton Players

Templeton Players reach back for rare comedy gems The Templeton Players – the Farmers’ Museum’s resident theatre troupe – welcomes another summer season of performing rare comedic gems from the mid-late 19th century. All shows are free with museum admission and are performed outdoors (weather permitting) on the Leatherstocking Stage on the tavern green in the museum’s historic village! Each Saturday in July and August, the Players present “Petticoat Perfidy,” first performed in 1885. Mayhem ensues when Mrs. Mountrevor returns home…


Newsies on tap for this weekend in Oneonta

Orpheus presents “Newsies” at Oneonta’s Foothills Performances this weekend A cast of 43 local actors brings “Newsies” – the Disney film turned Tony Award-winning Broadway hit — to life on the mainstage of Oneonta’s Foothills Performing Arts Center March 18 – 20. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, it’s the rousing, true-story tale of Jack Kelly (played by Quinn Kelley), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titan of publishing, Joseph Pulitzer (played by…


Oneonta’s Orpheus sets auditions

Oneonta’s Orpheus sets auditions Oneonta’s Orpheus Theatre invites area actors and singers aged 10 and older to audition for its March 2022 production of “Newsies,” the Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit. Auditions are set for December 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. and December 4 at 1 p.m. at Orpheus Theater’s site at Southside Mall in Oneonta (the old Rue 21 store). Rehearsals begin in January, with performances slated for March 18-20 at Foothills Performing Arts Center.…

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