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"Girl from the North Country" at Proctors 12/5-12/10

Written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon Hale, "Girl From the North Country" reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before. The National Tour of “Girl from the North Country” is at Proctors in Schenectady, NY tonight through Sunday, December 10.

Actor John Schiappa, who plays Nick Laine in the tour, joins us.

John Schiappa's Bio:
Broadway: GFTNC, The Other Place, Take Me Out, Rocky, Wicked, Assassins, Jekyll & Hyde, Blood Brothers, Women on the Verge… Starlight Express, Off-Broadway/regional: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Diner. TV/film: “Equalizer” “The Good Fight,” “The Americans,” “L&O,” Stray Dolls.

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Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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