Best of 2011: Greg Haymes’ Top 15 Theater Productions

Bread And Puppet Theatre:  “The Decapitalization Cabaret"
Bread And Puppet Theatre: “The Decapitalization Cabaret" (photo by Ed Atkeson)

Although this list features several dramas and musicals, it also features a number of other events that might not qualify as “theater” under stricter rules – a dance performance, a fashion/art show, an autobiographical concert, a couple of puppet shows and several performances that were simply unclassifiable.

Fortunately, there are no rules at Nippertown:

“Superior Donuts” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany

Ballet Mirabor’s “Radio & Juliet” @ Proctors, Schenectady

“Guys & Dolls” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield

C. Ryder Cooley’s “Xmalia” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson (also at Proctors, Schenectady) (Read his review)

“Tommy” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Discard Avant Garb’s “Recycled Fashion Show” @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany (Read his review)

“Zero Hour” @ Barrington Stage Co. Stage 2, Pittsfield

“Man of La Mancha” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany

“Proof” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany (Read his review)

Verdensteatret’s “And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy (Read his review)

Firlefanz Puppets’ “Man at the Controls” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany

Blue Man Group @ Proctors, Schenectady (Read his review)

Lelsie Uggams’ “Uptown Downtown” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany (Read his review)

Phantom Limb’s “69°S.” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy

Bread & Puppet Theater’s “The Decapitalization Cabaret” @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson (Read his review)

by Greg Haymes, Nippertown writer-editor


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  1. Mr. Reidy says

    I liked the rhinos at acg but at least one puppet show made it

  2. Andy M. says

    I just checked out Blue Man Group in Las Vegas and it was a blast! A must-see for any percussion buff, alternative-medium painter, or fan of good physical comedy.

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