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Creating a Set

When the pre-production process begins on a show, one of the first things that needs to be hashed out is the set design, it can set the location, create a color palette for the other designs, dictate what movement is possible, and tell a story on it’s own.  As we start rehearsals this week and […]

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The Dramaturg’s Point of View

Ben Coleman signed on as our Dramaturg on Allegro early in the process. We asked him to talk about the show and why he was so excited to be a part of it. The final result was a post full of the historical significance of this elusive show. __________________________________________________________________ In March of 1943 Richard Rodgers and Oscar […]

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Tom’s Perspective on Allegro

After our successful fall run of The Cottage, APAC is now looking ahead to our Spring Mainstage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro.  As a musical which hasn’t had a full production in New York City since it’s Broadway run in 1947, it might not be the most well known musical, definitely not the best known of […]

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Recommended Restaurant: Sweet Afton

As we come into the first days of Spring and the Spring Mainstage, Allegro, is right around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about one of the favorites on the Recommended Restaurant List. Jenny Lando took a moment to let us know about Sweet Afton. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sweet Afton had barely opened […]

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Playmaking Students Chat About Their Brand New Plays

The public performance for our first round of Playmaking is right around the corner.  Teaching Artists Susan and Crystal aren’t the only ones getting excited about the upcoming Playmaking performance on February Feb. 13th at I.S. 10 in Queens! Today, Crystal got to talk to the students about their brand new plays!  __________________________________________________________ The Playmaking Playwrights were […]

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An Insider’s Peek at Playmaking

Each year students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS 10) participate in an after school program where they learn to write their own plays from Playmaking instructor Susan Willerman. These young playwrights then see their original works brought to life by professional actors and directors in a evening of staged readings. Each young playwright sees their […]

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Recommended Restaurant : Butcher Bar

As winter rolls on, we hit a quiet time at APAC. Although we’re still working away at the office and we’ve even started preparing for our next mainstage – Allegro, the pace has slowed a little. We thought we would use this down time to let you know about one of the new restaurants on […]

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The Usher, The Victorian Window and The Universe

It is often said the final piece of the puzzle in any live performance is the audience. Each new audience brings its own personality, it’s own energy. Before the last bows on The Cottage we wanted to give a voice to our audiences. We asked Grace Pettijohn, a long time supporter of APAC who volunteered to usher […]

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Opening Night at Sac’s Place

This past Saturday night, APAC celebrated the opening of our fall mainstage The Cottage. After a long two weeks of tech, dress rehearsals and previews, we finally reached one of the most fun parts of working in theatre…the opening night party!  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The cast and some of our audience gathered for the opening night party. […]

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Bring Your Sweet Tooth to the Show

Over the past few weeks we have given you different views of the new play The Cottage which will have its first public performance this Thursday. We hope after seeing so many different perspectives of the show in the last few weeks you are as excited about seeing the show as we are about showing […]

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