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Last Thursday night I was treated to The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Giselle. Performed on the large stage of the Lycian Centre in Sugar Loaf, the story of the ballet is set in a Rhineland Village and tells of a peasant girl, Giselle, who falls in love with a Count and of a hunter who is crazy for her. The magic of the perfect unison and flawless technique of the Corps de Ballet was a considerable match for the excellent Giselle, performed by Ekaterina Egorova, who literally flew through the air and across the stage with the grace of a Giselle. The young ballerinas in the audience were transfixed as were we all. The costumes were to die for.

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I may be a bit biased because I will be performing in this upcoming show, but I feel that it will be a great one. Come check it (and me, I play Joanne!) out!

Directed by John Michel. This is the old story we all love. The time is now. See senior citizens as the high school gang. Lots of fun songs and dance. Join us for a hoot:
September 24, 25 at 8 pm and September 26 at 3 pm. Oct 1, 2 at 8 pm and October 3 at 3 pm.

At the Southwinds Retirement Home
70 Fulton Street
Middletown
General Seating

This performance is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization program administered by Arts in Orange.

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We just received this press release about a non-profit performance space moving into the beautiful Newburgh Train Station.  Meanwhile, the old theater in Beacon  is in contract with another non-profit theater group. (More about that soon.)

RAILROAD PLAYHOUSE, INC.

www.rrplayhouse.org

JULY 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RAILROAD PLAYHOUSE, INC.,

a NEW non-profit performance space,

will occupy the historic

West Shore Railroad Station in Newburgh, NY!

 Anticipated to open in Fall 2010!

 On June 25, 2010, Railroad Playhouse, Inc. signed a lease with West Shore Station, LLC for the historic West Shore Railroad Station at 27 South Water Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 and expects to open its doors in the Fall of 2010!!

The Railroad Playhouse is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Newburgh Waterfront and the preservation of Newburgh’s historic West Shore Railroad Station by providing a space for high-quality, artistically creative performing arts experiences.

The Railroad Playhouse will strive to provide a home for playwrights to workshop and showcase new plays; present local, national, and international artists of all genres; create partnerships with local businesses and organizations to continue revitalizing the area; implement a summer arts camp for local children; and create teaching-artist residencies and after-school programs in local schools.

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