Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, November 2, 2008
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Reviews of Moonlight and Magnolias are in
All agree it's a must seeOctober 23 2008
-- The Daily Gazette
-- Albany Times Union
-- Schenectady Today with Ann Parillo
-- Tickets are still available
Last Days to see Moonlight and Magnolias: October 22-26, 2008.
All seats $15.
The Daily Gazette
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Daily Gazette, Civic Players offer a perceptive, funny must-see,
Monday, October 20, 2008, By Paul Lamar
Read the review
Daily Gazette, Q&A: Cross passionate about acting and stars,
Albany Times Union
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Time Union , Schenectady Civic Players presents 'Moonlight and Magnolias'
'Moonlight' takes audiences behind the scenes of 'Gone With the Wind',
By MICHAEL ECK, Special to the Times Union, First published in print:
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Schenectady Today with Ann Parillo
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ann Parillo interviewed Joe Fava on Schenectady Today, Wednesday,
October 15, 2008
Ann's Special Note: I attended Moonlight and Magnolias on Sunday
Tickets are still available
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To purchase tickets or for up to the minute informations,
visit www.civicplayers.org or call the box office (518) 382-2081.
NEWS -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2008
K. Leela Moore
The Graphic Trust, Inc.
Moonlight and Magnolias
Go Gaga for Gone With the Wind
Schenectady, NY - October 7 - The Schenectady Civic Playhouse opens their 81st season, October 17th to 19th and 22nd to 26th, with the hilarious Hollywood comedy Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. It's the probable story of the last minute rewrite of Gone With the Wind's screenplay. Set in 1939 in the office of legendary producer David O. Selznick, he halts production of the famed movie for lack of a script. Director Victor Fleming is called in from the set of "Wizard of Oz" and writer Ben Hecht is called in for writing help, but he hasn't read the book! Selznick and Fleming act out all the parts in the play while the writer gets it all down.
The men slowly lose their minds but not their funny bones. The play premiered in Chicago in 2004. The Chicago Sun-Times called it "a hyperventilating slapstick comedy" and Howard Kissel of the Daily News said, "Frankly my dear, this is one funny play".
Joseph Fava directs veteran cast members Alexander M. Stern as David Selznick, Robert Hegeman as Ben Hecht, David Orr as Victor Fleming and Denice Cross as Miss Poppenghul.
The Green Room display will feature a movie memorabilia exhibit from the collection of Joseph Fava. During intermission complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
New Wider Seats are Farther Apart
New seats have been installed in the historic Civic Playhouse, and they are both beautiful and comfortable. The Playhouse is continuing a seat campaign for theater patrons to have a plush seat named in their honor. All money donated to the seat campaign is fully tax deductible.
Blog for Reviews
The playhouse is posting a blog for audience members to share reviews, thoughts, insights and comments on this production at http://civicplayhouse.blogspot.com/
The historic Civic Playhouse is set in the Stockade District at 12 S. Church Street. Evening shows start at 8 PM, Sunday afternoon matinees at 2:30 PM. Call the box office at (518) 382-2081 or visit www.civicplayers.org for tickets.
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