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Syracuse Stage has announced the line-up of plays they’ll produce for the 2018 – 2019 season, including a popular farce, an original play with a local, historical connection, a holiday musical and an updated Jane Austen work.

WAER’s Chris Bolt and Stephen Shepherd of ‘Stage Right Radio’ find out what audiences can expect from Syracuse Stage’s Artistic Director Bob Hupp and Associate Kyle Bass. 

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Syracuse Stage announced the plays that have been selected for the 2017/2018 season. The season will open on September 2oth with "The Three Musketeers," a play based on the famous 19th Century novel by Alexander Dumas. The lineup also includes Tony Award Winning "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "The Wizard of Oz." This is the company's 45th season, but it is the first season for Art Director Robert Hupp. Hupp said that he was interested in selecting a wide variety of plays.

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The upcoming season at Syracuse Stage will be the last chosen by outgoing artistic director Tim Bond.  It reflects his ideas of diversity – in style, tone, and culture.

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  Most Central New Yorkers know about the Jerry Rescue, where a group of Syracuse abolitionists freed  fugitive slave William "Jerry" Henry from jail and snuck him to Canada.  But chances are most don’t know the story behind Enoch Reed, one of the men who helped rescue Jerry in 1851.

Onondaga Historical Association Curator of History Dennis Connors says to understand the significance of the Jerry Rescue is to understand that those involved were committing a serious act of civil disobedience.

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  Syracuse Stage has an unfortunate note of nostalgia added to its production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” that opens this week.  The passing of Harper Lee who wrote the novel has caused some reflection on the story and its characters.

I hadn't sweated from the jolt that goes with experiencing fine live theater in too long.

 February 27, 2015—On Friday, June 19, KEB’ Mo’ will perform in Goldstein Auditorium located in Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center for Syracuse Stage’s 2015 Gala. 

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  It’s never easy to talk about race in our community.  Several Syracuse arts organizations are collaborating to bring together exhibits and performances about Apartheid, civil rights and identity to help that conversation.

The recently announced 2013-2014 Syracuse Stage season offers well-known classics mixed with exciting contemporary work.