You will notice Syracuse’s talent showcased in a variety of ways throughout the city, whether it is an art gallery, an exhibition, a show, or a market. Live theatre is an important presence in this city. It is a place where Syracuse culture takes center stage and brings the community together.
Syracuse stage, located right on the Connective Corridor at 820 East Genesee Street is the perfect place to experience a play or musical. The Syracuse Stage brings to life the classics, but also a more eclectic variety. In 2010 “Lookingglass Alice”, a spin on “Alice in Wonderland”, featured circus-like acrobatics and seating in both the traditional theatre and on stage. More currently the production “The Whipping Man” features rain throughout the entire production. The shows never disappoint and more often than not they end in a standing ovation. Before the show be sure to check out the interactive sidewalk that will give you clues as to what the production entails.
Big names have crossed the Syracuse Stage including Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker on “All in the Family”), and Sam Waterson (from “Law and Order”). Each season Stage collaborates with SU Drama for one of their productions.
This is a wonderful way to spend an evening, and the perfect pre-show spot is Phoebe’s located directly across the street. You can grab dinner, a quick drink, or a hot mocha. Their full menu can be found here: http://www.phoebessyracuse.com/menu
For ticket prices, show times and more please visit the Syracuse Stage website: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase. You can also take a virtual tour of backstage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DA2LX0HjY&feature=youtu.be.