Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Magic Flute - Meet the cast!

Meet the cast! Pamina and her three spirit guides, just outside the CRS Barn.

(L-R) Perry Albert, Madeline Harts, Joanna Manring and Laura Gladd
photo: Steve Stull

Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - July 29, 30, 31 and 8/1- 7:30 pm
CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Tickets: $20 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students; 12 and under free with adult.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Magic Flute - Papageno spies on Papagena

Papageno (Steve Stull) spies on Papagena (Amanda DeMaris)
photo Chuck Stull

Save the dates!
Mozart's The Magic Flute
July 29, 30, 31 and 8/1/2010 at 7:30pm
2622 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Enjoy one of Mozart's greatest operas in a beautiful outdoor setting - in case of rain we'll be in the CRS Barn Studio!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mozart's The Magic Flute - coming in July

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
Thursday July 29, 2010, 7:30 pm
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 1, 2010, 7:30 pm

Starring Joanna Manring as Pamina, Kirk Dougherty as Tamino,
David Neal as Sarastro,
Deborah Montgomery-Cove as The Queen of the Night,
Steven Stull as Papageno, Amanda DeMaris as Papagena

visit operacowpokes for more information!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


CRS Barn Studio from the north; photo: Steven Stull ©2010

The CRS Barn Studio will be holding auditions for our upcoming production of
Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Performance dates will be Thu. July 29, Fri. July 30, Sat. July 31 and Sun. Aug. 1, 2010 - all at 7:30 pm. This will be an outdoor production if weather permits. In case of rain, performances will be held in the studio. This production will be performed in English and will have a limited rehearsal period.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 25 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm
at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
We are on the lake side of N. Triphammer, 1.5 miles north of Rt. 13 and the malls.

An accompanist will be available or you may bring your own. Bring a song or aria of your choice and a song or aria in English. We may have you read dialogue. If you are interested in covering a specific leading role, please bring one of the character's arias.

Please contact Steve via email to schedule an audition time, walk-ins will be heard if time allows. If you are unable to attend this audition but are interested in being part of the production, please contact us for future auditions or to schedule an appointment at a later date.
If you were in a previous production or we know your voice, an audition is not necessary.

Seeking: Chorus members, Supporting roles, Covers for leading roles

We are also seeking dancers, production assistants, musical assistants for the production.
Please contact us with your interest.

In 1990 baritone Steve Stull and choreographer Jeanne Goddard co-founded the CRS Barn Studio. Since that time they have presented an eclectic series of music and dance performances on the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm overlooking Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY. For more information please visit

Friday, April 30, 2010 Hansel and Gretel review

photo: Melisse Weber as the mother and Steven Stull as the father (backstage)

Syracuse Opera's 'Hansel & Gretel' a real treat

By Joan Vadeboncoeur

“Wicked” is long gone from Central New York, but Syracuse Opera was fielding its own evil witch this past weekend with “Hansel & Gretel.”

The witch flies through the air — twice — and is blown to bits after the title siblings shove her in the oven. That’s pretty impressive in the area of special effects.


Jennifer Roderer steals the show as the over-the-top witch, which is to be expected. However, Steven Stull as the roistering father also brings a strong element of fun.

.... follow the link for the entire review!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Transformations: Wells College Faculty Dance Concert

photos from "Antique Regrets" by Steven Stull

The Wells College Performing Arts program presents its annual faculty dance concert, entitled Transformations on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10 at 7:30PM in Phipps Auditorium on the Wells College campus. Exploring themes from myth, memory, fairy tales, and magic, Transformations offers an eclectic range of choreography by Wells College faculty member Jeanne Goddard and guest artists Michelle Iklé and Elizabeth Wilmot Bishop. Admission is free for Wells College students, $5.00 for the Wells community, other students, and senior citizens, and $7.00 for the general public.
The full cast of Transformations includes Shaday Baker, Brittany Bouchard, Dominique Britten, Megan Claxton, Jeanne Goddard, Mary Gooding, Eden Kostick, Sarah Malena, Catherine Marshall, Hayley Messenger, Jennifer Miller, Tonille Watkis, and Tara Wild. Lighting design is by Joe DeForest, with projections by Steven Stull, and scenic and costume design by Roberta Kolpakas.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Listen to the title cut from the Pulse of an Irishman

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with some Irish Music arranged by Beethoven!
Sung by Steven Stull - baritone accompanied by Kathy Hansen - piano, Brian Brooks - violin and Laura Kramer - cello.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with
The Pulse of an Irishman, Irish and Scottish Songs arranged by Beethoven
available on itunes, and from

Enjoy a free download of the title cut from our website

Pictured above L-R:
Steven Stull, Timothy LeFebvre, Kimberly LaGraff, Linda Larson and Todd Geer
photo by Dewey Neild

Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Matthew Passion - J.S. Bach Good Friday April 2, 2010

St. Matthew Passion - J.S. Bach
Good Friday April 2, 2010

4:00pm Part I - 7:15pm Part II

19 Church Street
Cortland, NY
(former United Community Church)

With Professional Orchestra and Soloists

The Arts at Grace and SUNY Cortland’s Department of Performing Arts present the complete St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach performed in English by:

The Choral Union, The Arts at Grace Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Orchestra
Evangelist: Kirk Dougherty, tenor
Jesus: Steven Stull, baritone
Lianne Coble, soprano
Jennifer Kay, mezzo soprano
David Parks, tenor
David Neal, bass
Stephen B. Wilson, conductor

Marion Giambattista, conductor Chorus II
Ann Finamore, conductor Children's Chorus

Call 607-753-3073 for further information

Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Map of some venues in Cortland, including 19 Church St.


A light dinner will be available for $8.00 during intermission at Grace Episcopal Church, about 2 blocks away from 19 Church Street.

Call 607-753-3073 from 9-3 M-F or email for reservations or more information.