Category: APAC

A Magical Evening with the Foodie Magician through APAC

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Plans for Valentine’s Day? Join us for A Magical Evening with the Foodie Magician on Feb. 14 at 7pm as the Foodie Magician astonishes across a Zoom screen! Tickets are “pay what you wish” with a suggested donation of $10. More info at: Local attendees will receive a 10%… Read more »

APAC Announces New Home and Residency Opportunities

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Astoria, NY—November 18, 2020—Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced that it will celebrate its 20th season by establishing a new home in the space formerly known as the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, Queens. APAC will present much of its future programming at the venue and, for the… Read more »

APAC’s American Arcana on 10/22 and 10/23

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Astoria Performing Arts Center in association with Theatre East presents AMERICAN ARCANA An apocalyptic comedy by Cyndi Williams Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC, Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director), in association with Theatre East (Judson Jones, Artistic Director) will present American Arcana, an apocalyptic comedy by award-winning Austin, Texas-based playwright Cyndi Williams… Read more »

APAC Presents The Insiders: Musicals from the Quarantine

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Astoria Performing Arts Center in association with Teresa Lotz presents The Insiders Musicals from the Quarantine Six original musicals responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Astoria Performing Arts Center (Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director), in association with Teresa Lotz, presents six new musical shorts written in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Featuring… Read more »

Theater review: Jump

I was the first one to arrive to the theater with about twenty minutes to spare. A few others trickled in and Charly Evon Simpson’s Jump, began. The material could be triggering for some, as it’s about intense grief. I don’t want to give anything away, but the story centers around a mysterious bridge where… Read more »

Musical review: Marguerite

This past Monday I went to see Marguerite presented by Astoria Performing Arts Center. Despite the rainy evening, several patrons filled the pews of the Church of the Redeemer, an appropriate location for a show depicting the life’s work of the first saint of New France. One can’t help but feel a sense of awe… Read more »

APAC presents Marguerite

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents Marguerite – The New York Premiere Starring Cady Huffman Book and Lyrics by Anton Dudley Music by Michael Cooper Directed by Dev Bondarin (APAC’s Artistic Director) Remaining shows: Thursday 11/14 at 8pm  Friday,11/15 at 8pm Monday, 11/18 at 7pm Thursday, 11/21 at 8pm  Friday,… Read more »

Musical review: Caroline, or Change

Caroline, or Change, which takes place in 1963 but was first performed 15 years ago, has arguably more social relevance today than ever before. Written by Tony Kushner, best known for the play Angels in America, he explores the issues of societal, class, race and religious inequalities that had boiled over in the 60’s and are… Read more »

Q&A with APAC’s Executive Director Jesse Marchese

Astoria Performing Arts Center’s 2019 season is upon us, as the play Queen runs January 31 through February 16 at The Black Box at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens. To give some insight into the play, the new season, and the new (old) location, we did a Q&A with Jesse Marchese, Executive Director… Read more »

APAC Announces 2018-19 Season featuring “Caroline, of Change” & “Queen”

[From Astoria Performing Arts Center] Astoria Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Season Award-Winning Theater Presents 18th Season Featuring New York Premiere of Queen and Tony-Nominated Musical Caroline, or Change Following an acclaimed 17th season that included sold-out performances, critical accolades, and multiple New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) Awards for its record-breaking production of Follies, Astoria… Read more »