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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited May 31, 2009 07:14AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments What shows have you seen at the Charles R. Wood Theater* in Glens Falls?

We in Glens Falls are fortunate to have this wonderful theater which opened in June of 2004. Every year since, I have grown to love it more and more. I'm hoping that in this thread, you might tell us about your experiences at the Wood Theater. I'll be back later to tell you mine.

*NOTE:
Below is a link to an introductory topic in this section about the Charles R. Wood Theater:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 2: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jun 08, 2009 12:06PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments I'm looking at the programs I've saved from the performances I've seen at the Wood Theater. All but one were presentations of the Glens Falls Community Theater (GFCT).
Below is a list of them:
2005 - "The Man Who Came to Dinner
2006 - "They're Playing Our Song"
2007 - "The Women"
2007 - "The Pajama Game"
2009 - "Way Off Broadway" (aka "Murder and Mayhem") (Sr. Theater Workshop of GFCT)
2009 - "In Concert" - Glens Falls Dance Company

For June of this year I have a ticket to see "Ordinary Days" at the Wood Theater, a presentation of the Adirondack Theater Festival (ATF). I also have an advance copy of the script. Below is a link to more info about the show: ====>
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

I love the Wood Theater for its atmosphere of intimacy. No seat is too far away from the stage and the visibility is excellent. The sound system is wonderful, simply a pleasure.

And I love the theater's location. The New York Times describes it as follows:
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"In the heart of a small city 200 miles north of Manhattan, audiences delight in ATF's work on an old-fashioned main street"
FOUND AT: http://www.atfestival.org/Current-Rev...
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How delightful to be able to see excellent live theater without travelling too far.

Indeed, I see Glens Falls as Look Magazine saw it and named it in the 1940s: "Hometown USA".


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Don (ddonofrio3) | 86 comments I attended a screening of the movie "Loose Change" at the Wood Theater.

"Loose Change" is a 9/11 Truth movie that looks at a lot of holes in the official 9/11 story and makes you wonder what really happened that day.

160 people attended this event. It was the largest crowd for a movie screening that the theater has ever had.

One of the producers of the film came to Glens Falls and led a discusion afterward.

About a week later the theater announced that it was ending it's movie screenings. I'd hate to think that this was due to them having the courage to show controversial movies but I fear that that was what happened.

For a short time, we had a theater that was pushing the envelope with the movies that they were choosing to show and it was great.


message 4: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jun 04, 2009 06:50AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Don wrote: "I attended a screening of the movie "Loose Change" at the Wood Theater.
"Loose Change" is a 9/11 Truth movie that looks at a lot of holes in the official 9/11 story and makes you wonder what rea..."


Hi Don. I had read recently that the Wood Theater had stopped showing movies.
Below is a link to Netflix's description of the movie "Loose Change":
http://www.netflix.com/Search?v1=Loos...

I am just beginning to pay much more attention to the goings-on at the Wood Theater. Every time I go there, I enjoy it more and more. So I'm trying to attend more of its presentations. I'm also learning to sort out the different organizations which use the theater, like the Adirondack Theater Festival (ATF) and the Glens Falls Community Theater (GFCT). I also try to pick up all the brochures on the table in the theater lobby and read about the upcoming shows.

I was recently introduced briefly to Nick Baroudi who will be starring at the Wood in Feb. 2010 in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?". It's being presented by the Wood Theater and Wrightstage Productions. The story deals with a controversial issue. See the link at the following website of Wrightstage:
http://wrightstage.net/default.aspx

BTW, Nick Baroudi reminds me of Marlon Brando. He has that kind of face. I picked up a brochure about the drama. The play was written by Brian Clark.


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