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May 10, 2013

Area Arts News

SUCO students to stage musical

The State University College at Oneonta Music Department’s Performance Practice Workshop will present “Bed Fellas,” a musical comedy written by 2002 SUNY Oneonta graduate Omri Schein, on Saturday. 

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Music Department’s performance space, Room 201, in the Fine Arts Center on campus.

Schein wrote the book and lyrics for “Bed Fellas,” which features music by James Olmstead and additional material by Andrew Smith. SUNY Oneonta’s production is staged by voice instructor Colby Thomas, with accompaniment by Kim Paterson.

Schein describes the show as “a quirky, contemporary musical comedy about two men who are so bored with their lives in suburbia that they arrange to swap wives — without the wives knowing.” The cast features SUNY Oneonta students Jacob Wansor, Jared Barton, Amanda Vogue, Megan Harrington, Mark Durkee and Samantha Nugent.

Preceding the new work will be a “Curtain Raiser” showcase of contemporary musical theater songs of the late 20th and early 21st century, featuring students Rosalee DeHuff, Cristián LaBoy, Leigh Ann Muscalrella, Jason Pacuk, Lowhency Pierre, Melissa Trainor and Katherine Wansor, with guest Steve Fabrizio. 

Black Crowes’ date changes

The July 26 concert with The Black Crowes has been rescheduled for Sept. 5 due to a scheduling conflict. All tickets for the July show will be honored.

Advance tickets are $45 tickets and are available at dansmallspresents.com, by calling (888) 512-SHOW or at Brewery Ommegang and the Cooperstown Chamber in Cooperstown and the Green Earth and Green Toad in Oneonta.

The Gallery to hostjazz trio May 24

The Rich Mollin Jazz Trio, featuring Bill Farrish on guitar, Marcel Smith on drums and Rich Mollin on bass will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at The Gallery in Stamford.

Attendees are invited to bring a beverage and a dish to share.

To reserve front-row seating, call 652-4030, or email tim@touhey.com The Gallery is at 128 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. to tour the artwork and for the meal.

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