Commentary by Brian Kelly and Steve Greenberg
We’re proud to present The Center for the Performing Arts 2013-2014 schedule in today’s edition, and we hope you’ll take time to thoroughly review and act on it. What most impressed us with regard to the schedule is its growth in diversity of offerings. The center’s lineup has evolved into a 10-series season under the direction of President and CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko.
Literally, there is something for everyone, and the schedule encompasses not only the Palladium, but also the Tarkington and the Studio Theatre. Moskalenko and her associates plowed headlong into making certain the lineup of acts would serve the varying entertainment interests of our region, and we believe they have achieved that objective. It couldn’t have been easy, and it certainly took her skilled leadership, but Moskalenko and those that worked with her should take well-deserved bows.
We won’t blow the punch line here, as you’ll turn inside to find out everything you need to know to prepare yourself for ticket purchases, but the lineups of each series truly impressed us. It’s going to be an exciting season, and, dare we say, the best yet. We believe you’ll agree. You might want to keep the center’s box office number in your list of favorites: 843-3800.
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Speaking of entertainment, which you might recall ranked No. 1 among our readers in recent independent market research, it is to be had in a copious serving with Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s current production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods.’ At times rollicking and other times thought provoking, the production is long on equal stellar parts acting, singing, sets and lighting. You’ll wonder, as we did, How did they do that? Never mind that; just grab a ticket (843-3800) and thoroughly enjoy yourself. The show runs tonight, tomorrow and Thursday through May 11.