Broome Arts Mirror2022-01-27T13:28:24-05:00

Broome Arts Mirror

The Broome Arts Mirror is a group of volunteers affiliated with the Broome County Arts Council who write previews and reviews about local performances and arts shows. For inquiries, including having someone review your local production, please contact us at bamirror@broomearts.org.

Special concert to mark Wallenberg legacy of orchestral music

By George Basler Over the course of several decades, the late Fritz and Marianne Wallenberg worked tirelessly to bring classical music to the Southern Tier. On Saturday (Jan. 28), the community will be able to honor their vision and dedication at a special 7:30 p.m. concert at the [...]

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SRO presenting giddy tale to combat the winter blahs

By George Basler Scott Fisher describes SRO Productions III’s next musical, Head Over Heels, as “a little like rock 'n' roll Shakespeare.” An unlikely pairing to be sure. The show combines the music of The Go-Go’s, an all-girl pop band that reached the top of the charts in the [...]

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Cider Mill Stage to present lauded work of jealousy and madness

By George Basler To say Amadeus has an impressive track record is an understatement. Peter Shaffer’s play, first performed in 1979, won the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway two years later. Three years after that, a film adaptation won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The [...]

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BU New Year concert opens window on Chinese culture

By George Basler Chenqing Song knows political relations between the United States and her native China can be strained, but she also believes art can break down barriers between people. “Art is very different from political topics,” said the associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton [...]

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EPAC to stage demanding landmark play ‘Waiting for Godot’

By George Basler A poll by the British Royal National Theatre named Waiting for Godot the most significant English language play of the 20th century. While that’s debatable, there’s no denying that it’s an enormously influential work that has gained almost mythic status since it was first produced in [...]

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Holiday Holidays, Part IV: Season ends with Twelve Night celebration

By George Basler The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton will bring the holiday performance season to a close this weekend with the return of its popular “Ceremony and Celebration of 12th Night.” Performances are at 4 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 7) at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton and 4 p.m. [...]

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Happy Holidays, Part III: One more chance to go for baroque

By Katherine Karlson and George Basler Broome Arts Mirror concludes its week-by-week listing of holiday highlights with performances from this weekend (Dec. 16-18) and later this month: Binghamton Downtown Singers The Binghamton Downtown Singers and Orchestra are returning to their traditional holiday season presentation of a (nearly complete) [...]

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Happy Holidays, Part II: Jazz, movie music and the ‘Christmas Carol’ we all love

By Katherine Karlson Broome Arts Mirror continues to highlight holiday performances, week by week. This article covers events starting this weekend (Dec. 9-11): Cider Mill Stage As much a part of the holiday season as a bowl of wassail or the feast of a roast goose and flaming [...]

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Happy Holidays: Busy season beginning for arts organizations

By George Basler The holiday season is filled with annual performances from local arts organizations. From pop and classical music to holiday-themed plays, the schedule is a full one designed to heighten your holiday spirit whatever your tastes. Over the next few weeks, Broome Arts Mirror will be [...]

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BLAST cast serves up humor, warmth and poignant moments at Cider Mill Stage

By George Basler Over the River and Through the Woods has some elements that work against it. The Italian-American family at the center of the play comes dangerously close to caricature. The plot veers dangerously close to television sitcom land. But the play has strengths as well, mainly [...]

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New plays take center stage at KNOW Theatre’s annual Playwright/Artist Festival

By Katherine Karlson Take a couple of jiggers of original artwork, mix in an equal amount of new playwriting and a splash of the unexpected, and you have yourself one exciting visual arts festival for the 19th year in a row, served up by KNOW Theatre in Binghamton. The [...]

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‘Over the River’ to serve up a feast of fun and family at Cider Mill Stage

By Katherine Karlson Although not specifically set at Thanksgiving, the upcoming play at Cider Mill Stage shines the spotlight on that holiday’s Big Three: food, faith and family. BLAST (Bold Local Artists of the Southern Tier) will be serving up Over the River and Through the Woods as a [...]

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