Despite the pandemic, The Guilderland Players are putting on their 52nd annual musical this weekend, “Little Women,” based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.

(This event has been cancelled due to public health concerns.)

The Enterprise sat in on a rehearsal for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Theatre Troupe’s “Flapper!,” which director Penny Shaw-Bartley described as a mad-cap tribute to the Roaring Twenties. Three performances will be held in the high school auditorium over the weekend of March 27.

After 50 years as collaborators, Herb Weisburgh and Ed Munger are debuting their first musical, “Love in Firenze,” at The Addy at Proctors on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Elementary student Riley Better has a key part in “The Music Man” and, says the show’s director, he is “a model for the high school kids; he’s in it to work.”

“Deck the Halls,” an original musical by Penny Shaw, will be performed this weekend by the Hilltowns Players in the troupe’s 35th year.

Jaynie Parmenter spent many years in the world of local youth theater but never imagined she would perform on Broadway right after graduating from high school.

Many Guilderland Players have gone on to successful careers involving the arts.  These are a few of them from across the years.

The first night of dress rehearsals for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Theatre Troupe’s production of “The Music Man,” saw a flurry of preparation both onstage and off. The show opens Friday night.

The community was heard, Superintendent Marie Wiles said on Friday

A 40-plus-year tradition — of taking the entire eighth-grade class to the high-school for a free performance of the Guilderland Players’ musical — was done away with recently, and not everyone is happy about it.


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