News from The Palace Theater
(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2012) The Palace Theater is to present its 6th season of live national, international and community productions. This year’s line-up of productions burst with comedy, dance and music: The Complete History of America-Abridged, Phoenix Project Dance, David Crowe and An Evening With Peter Sagal.
The Palace Players, Hamilton’s premier community theater will produce Swiete Chocolate Factory; Holy Cow, It’s Here, The Palace Holiday Show; Flashback; Death of a Salesman and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
“The past five years have flown by! We are incredibly proud to realize our sixth season is here and that we are presenting such high quality entertainment in our quaint venue in Hamilton.” says Artistic Director, Patricia von Mechow. “Of course the added bonus is that our audience enjoys a chance to meet the performers after every show.”
Reduced Shakespeare Company kicks off the season of national acts with The Complete History of America-Abridged Friday Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. It’s a 90 minute rollercoaster 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 with it! The three cultural guerillas of Reduced Shakespeare Company 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 lightbulb? History is normally written by the winners… now it’s the RSC’s turn.
On Saturday Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. the Phoenix Project Dance return to the Palace stage by popular demand. Dancers under the leadership of Amber and Mikey Perkins, perform signature pieces that are inspirational, energizing and refreshing. Phoenix Project Dance has performed with great success in Europe and America. They have rehearsed with the Munich State Ballet and as part of the Thang Dao Contemporary Dance Festival at the Ailey Citi Group Theater in Manhattan.
National comedian David Crowe does stand up on Saturday March 2 and will have you laughing in the aisles. He is a brilliant combination of socially relevant, issue-fired intellectualism and physical buffoonery. He takes on topical subjects, historical events and personal experiences using outrageous animation. The result is a totally original style of brain boning jocularity. He has appeared numerous times on Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, NBC, and is a past winner of both the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions.
An Evening With Peter Sagal is Saturday April 13 at 8 p.m. Peter is a well-known humorist and author. As the host of National Public Radio’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, Peter is heard by more than 3 million people every week. A native of N.J., Peter attended Harvard University and subsequently squandered that education while working as a literary manager for a regional theater, a movie publicist, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer for a former adult film impresario, and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. He is the author of numerous plays and screenplays, and his first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, is a series of essays about bad behavior.
New at The Palace Theater is a series of Art Zimmer Theater Productions. Art Zimmer, an avid fan of musicals, is presenting three showstoppers, Man of 1000 Voices (Sept. 15) starring Nick Mulpagano, Always…Patsy Cline (Oct. 27) starring Becky Bottrill and Molly Brown, and Life Is A Train Station (Nov. 18) featuring flamenco dancing and music by Yana Maizel and Thiago Vasquez.
For more information, call The Palace Theater at 824.1420 or visit palacetheater.org