Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald by Tom Dinki Nov. 3, 2016
OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.
Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting... read more
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The Acting Company mourns the loss of former company member, friend and esteemed colleague James Houghton and former Artistic Director and friend Zelda Fichandler.
James Houghton Company Member 1986-87 Performed in The Acting Company productions of The Gilded Age (appearing in photo with Craig Bryant and members of The Company, directed by Mark Lamos) and Orchards
Zelda Fichandler, Artistic Director 1990-1993
By Michael Gioia, Hannah Vine
Steve and Anita Shevett, the house photographers for the Tony Awards since 1980, reveal the stories behind the iconic shots that captured unforgettable Broadway moments.
Although Anita Shevett had dreams of performing, it was photography that proved to be her calling. “I started at the High School of Performing Arts, where they told me I had a natural eye for photography,” says Anita, who went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, and took pictures for their drama department.
As she was... read more