Five Firsts: Caroline Shaw of Roomful of Teeth

February 10th, 2015, 10:30 am by Greg
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Caroline Shaw

NAME: Caroline Shaw
BAND AFFILIATION: Roomful of Teeth
INSTRUMENT: voice, alto

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Billy Joel’s River of Dreams

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THEATER: “Newsies” @ Proctors, 10/12/14

October 14th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg
(photo: Deen Van Meer)

(photo: Deen Van Meer)

Review by Greg Haymes

Exuberant, full of spunky singing and dancing and utterly predictable, “Newsies” – the Disney musical which is launching its national tour with a week-long run at Proctors in Schenectady through Friday – is an excellent production of a weak show.

Based on the flop 1992 Disney film musical of the same name, the book for the stage musical “Newsies” was tweaked by Broadway vet Harvey Fierstein, but he couldn’t do enough to save the formula, paint-by-numbers plotline in which the audience is always at least two or three steps ahead of the characters onstage.

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LIVE: Dougie MacLean @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, 9/18/09

September 22nd, 2009, 4:04 pm by Greg

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Scotland’s most famous folk singing troubadour, Dougie MacLean started his North American tour with a stop at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady, where a nearly sold-out crowd of fans in the G.E. Theatre greeted him with open arms on Friday night.

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