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.

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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.