SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> A capacity crowd at a 1 p.m. matinee performance over the weekend for Home Made Theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol” proves the enduring appeal of a classic holiday tale. The audience includes as many children as adults, indicating the universality and broad appeal of this holiday tale. With this in mind, perhaps HMT makes a wise decision in offering a basic, almost simple presentation of the classic story about redemption.
COHOES, N.Y. >> Redemption is a popular theme in many Christmas stories. One only has to think of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to understand the truth of that statement. However, Park Playhouse is doing a show that presents a totally different take on redemption. Through Sunday, at the Cohoes Music Hall, they are offering a musical version of the popular children’s book, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The question in the story is who is redeemed - the Herdman children, or the community?
SCHENECTADY One day someone might ask you if you ever saw the musical “Finding Neverland.” Your answer might be, ‘I don’t recall.’ It’s one of those musicals that are as uninspiring as it is pleasant. Which is OK. Pleasant is good. But for a story that attempts to explain how J. M. Barrie came to create the magical story of “Peter Pan” you expect a little more, well…. magic. This is a show that encourages the mind to wander.
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