“Shrek” at Mechanicville High School – by Sandy McBride

With only five returning members of the Drama Club as the school year began, Mechanicville High School’s chorus teacher Sarah Prestigiacomo Bacon might have wondered if she would be able to pull off a musical stage play of the caliber of previous years’ presentations.  She needn’t have wondered.  With the Drama Club opened up to middle school students as well as high school students this year, she challenged them to do “Shrek – the Musical”, and their two performances this past weekend proved beyond doubt that they were up to the challenge.

Article in the 05-12 Express.

The Express Newspaper February 11, 2016

Christmas Hang-Ups at Hoosic Valley – by C. Barton

Schaghticoke –The Hoosic Valley Community Church hosted the children’s musical, Christmas Hang-Ups, a work of Dennis and Nan Allen, on December 14th at 6pm at the church site. This “humorous and engaging story,” had upbeat holiday songs, an engaging cast and a message relevant to the holiday season. The musical showcased for the community the true talent of the children’s cast.

Read the entire article in the Dec. 18th issue of the Express.

Stillwater Youth Theatre Presents Disney’s High School Musical – by J. Dugan


   The Stillwater Youth Theatre will be bringing Disney’s High School Musical to the stage at the Stillwater Area Community Center this weekend. Performances will take place on June 13 and 14th at 7pm and on June 15th at 2pm. Admission is only $8, with discounted $5 tickets for students and seniors. Children under three will be admitted for free.


Read the entire article in the June 12th issue of the Express.