Proctors hosted the number one artist in the country for an intimate, soulful show, and Didyouweekend.com loved it.
"The house lights at Proctors dimmed. There was thunderous applause and cat calls across the theater. John Legend walked onto a stage complete with a scattering of sofas and a string accompaniment. “I want you to come into my living room,” he said. After a six year struggle to be discovered, his first gig was in Manhattan’s “Living Room.” My, how times have changed."
Albany CVB/ All Over Albany
“The God Game is Thrilling at The Rep!”
"Fears, hopes, dreams, secrets, desires, and truths come out and keep you hoping, praying, crying, and on the edge of your seat for an hour and fifty minutes."
"Capital Rep has done an amazing job with casting, as always, but this season has been exceptionally amazing."
‘The God Game’ @ Capital Rep 5/7/14
"‘The God Game’ a superb new drama at Capital Rep"
"A deeply satisfying, superbly acted exploration of personal values, honesty, integrity and accommodation within relationships"
" 'The God Game' is the sort of new work that theater fans long to see"
In the intimacy of Capital Rep’s stage, it’s a privilege to watch their eyes change, to see their moods shift, to watch a smart contemporary drama come fully to life.
The Record/ Saratogian
‘The God Game’ Reviewed
The dilemma is fresh and relatable because it includes decent, passionate people who care very much about each other and the world in which they live. That world, by the way, is both the public world and their private worlds.
It is about individuals examining their own beliefs and considering how much they are willing to sacrifice for ambition and the public’s good.
Lisa is the glue of the production and Yvonne Perry shows her to be the most vulnerable of the three, yet in many ways she the most reasonable and morally centered person on stage.
A strong story, excellent individual acting and sensitive direction by Kristen Coury make this a special production.
From Discover Albany!
"Flashdance The Musical began it’s week-long run at Proctors last night with a packed house cheering, screaming, singing along, and it had me completely baffled, scratching my head. With this reaction, I couldn’t understand why this show isn’t on Broadway yet...
This show is ready. It has the talent, it has the sizzle, it has the music, sets, sexy costumes, and audience appeal. One of the bi chances is that the producers are still waiting for the right theatre to become available. Do yourself a favor, save yourself the cost of a Broadway ticket and see it at Proctors. You won’t be disappointed."
In The Times Union, dance writer Tresca Weinstein chats with Flashdance The Musical star Sydney Morton:
Weekender’s Stacey Morris recently spoke with Griffin about the upcoming show:
Stacey Morris: Have you played Proctors before?
Kathy Griffin: “This will be my first time and I’m looking forward to it. When my good friend Kristin Chenoweth was playing there a few months ago she sent me pictures of the theater and backstage, and I love the venue.”
The Times Union praises master percussionist Brian Melick's Celebration of Rhythm series.
We thank the readers of Metroland for voting Proctors "Best Live Theater Venue" in this week's Readers' Poll 2014.
We're flattered and determined to make good on that honor for many years to come!
Kathy Griffin pumped up Proctors recently on Huffington Post Live. Chatting with host Caitlyn Becker, Griffin riffed in her usual style about coming to Schenectady as part of her current tour.
ADVISORY: Before you click on the link below, please consider that the wide-ranging conversation contains frank language that may not be appropriate for work or for children.
From the Daily Gazette:
“Kinky Boots” is coming to Proctors, and while that may have been the big news at Thursday night’s Key Private Bank Broadway Series Bash, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is still more than a year away.
“Newsies,” meanwhile, is just around the corner.
The winner of two Tonys in 2012 (it lost Best Musical to “Once”), “Newsies” will be at Proctors Oct. 11-17 to kick off the 2014-15 Broadway Series. Nominated for eight Tonys, “Newsies,” like “Kinky Boots,” is still running on Broadway. “Kinky Boots,” winner of six Tonys in all, will come to Proctors June 16-21 in 2015.
“We’re so pleased to present these amazing shows to the community,” said Proctors CEO Philip Morris. “There will be magic on our stage.”
Along with the two new shows, Proctors’ schedule includes the return of “Jersey Boys,” as well as two of the biggest Broadway musicals in history, “Annie” and “Pippin.” Rounding out the season will be “The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible.”
Steve Barnes says:
The peculiar, particular and zany humor that is improv comedy was most evident Wednesday night at Proctors when two burly guys bumped their bellies while singing a spontaneously created song called “Me and That Beaver,” set to a salsa melody, and one of them rhymed “muy caliente” with “really felt me.”
The guys were Larry Joe Campbell and Joshua Funk, and the scenario for improv scene they were in, using song titles and musical styles suggested by the audience, was the opening and closing night of a new musical, the title for which, “The Prince of Central Park,” also came from the audience. The fake musical, with titles and suggestions controlled from the side of the stage by the evening’s star, Jim Belushi, also included a polka-inflected “I Got Girls, One a Day” and a reggae love song, “Nothing Wrong with Two Men Cuddling.”