Newsletter Jan 16, 2018 – Guests/Topics on Sch’dy Today Show

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now In Our 20th Year!

Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)

Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks.  Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics.  We start filming at 10 am at Proctors Underground on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself1

January 16, 2018 #1016

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests or from their websites

~~~ Segment ONE ~~~

Jesus Christ Superstar At SLOC

  • Trish Scott-Dembling, Director/Choreographer
  • Veronica Lybrand “Mary Magdalene” – Performing

Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. This rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Veronica will be singing “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”

  • Organization: SLOC — Schenectady Light Opera Company
  • Mission: Schenectady Light Opera Company is a non-profit community-based performing arts center. Our mission is to provide opportunities for adults and youth to experience and participate in the performing arts.
  • Event: Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Location of event: SLOC Theater at 427 Franklin St. Sch’dy 12305 – former St. John the Baptist Church
  • Date/Time: January 19-21 & January 25-28 — Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sunday 2pm
  • Cost: $22-$28
  • Contact Information: Box Office 877-350-7378
  • Facebook: Yes “SLOCTheater”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Paris Time at theREP

  • Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Producing Artistic Director
  • Tom Templeton “Philippe”

            Maggie and Tom will talk about the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s Paris Time, directed by Gordon Greenberg.

A gripping and sophisticated drama that looks behind the headlines at anti-Semitism in today’s France. When Deborah, the wife of a successful American executive based in Paris, becomes an activist defending a young Jewish Frenchwoman, Charles gets caught in the corporate hot seat. Company policy demands him to withdraw from the political limelight or lose his career, but if he won’t get involved, he may lose his marriage. With everything on the line, this winner of theREP’s Next Act Play Summit 5, brings today’s issues right into our living rooms.

  • Organization: Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP)
  • Event: Paris Time
  • Location of event: Capital Repertory Theater in Albany
  • Date/Time: Event Jan 26-Feb 18
  • Cost: $20-$55
  • Contact Information: 518-445-7469
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Urban Co-Works

  • Jeff Goronkin

(Information has not yet been provided by guest.)

  • Organization: Urban Co-Works
  • Mission: Start Up businesses
  • Location: Downtown Schenectady

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Story Circle at Proctors

  • Kate Dudding, Producer, Storyteller

The unknown — the other – are they to be feared or welcomed? Come hear stories of when people met the unknown others. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Claire Beetlestone, Claire Nolan, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Siri Allison.

  • Organization: Story Circle at Proctors
  • Mission: To produce storytelling for adults where performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories celebrating the human spirit.
  • Event: Word Play:  The Unknown aka The Other
  • Location of event: Fenimore Gallery, Proctors 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jan 21 – 2 pm
  • Cost: $12/person; groups of 8 or more: $8/person
  • Facebook: Yes —
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Biosoil Farm

  • Chad Currin, Owner/Operator
  • Laura Brown, Owner ume Urban Massage Elite

            Ume, Biosoil farms and Medical Thermography Associates are teaming up to conduct scientific research on the effects of cbd oil.  We will study the 3ffects on RA pain manifesting in the hands.  We are looking for subjects between the ages of 30-70 with a confirmed medical diagnosis of RA and bilateral hand pain.  Subjects must be able to spend one hour at the thermography office in Clifton Park for 4 or 5 weeks, as well as follow the protocol for receiving thermography.

This will be a unique and special opportunity to participate in some all natural pain relief and further the use of cbd oil through further understanding of how it works.

  • Organization: Biosoil Farm
  • Event: Scientific Study in February
  • Location: Scotia Glenville
  • Website: www.Biosoilfarm (no extension listed)

~~~ Segment SIX ~~~

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! A Collection

  • Janice Walz, Committee Member

Each month, Janice appears on the show to tell us another fascinating story about the history of Proctors.  Proctors was built/opened in 1926 and has a very interesting history starting with Vaudeville.

  • Organization: Proctors Historical Committee
  • Mission: To promote the history of Proctors Theatre and to keep people abreast of the modern changes.
  • Organization: Proctors Historical Committee
  • Museum Location: Inside Proctors Mainstage – second floor – open during major productions
  • Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Website:


Upcoming Shows

January 23. 2018 – #1017

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany Civic Theater’s Production – Hedda Gabler (Event Feb 2-18)

  •             Juliet King, Director
  •             Others TBA

CD Release – Full Circle Vol. 2

  •             Cliff Brucker, Performer
  •             Mike Novakowski, Guitarist

The Costumer

  •             Bonnie Johnsen, Co-Owner

Schenectady Civic Players‘ Production –  An Inspector Calls (Event Jan 26 – Feb 4)

  •             Patrick White, Director
  •             Marquis Heath “Eric Birling”
  •             Angelique Powell “Inspector Goole”
  •             Josie Smith “Sheila Birling”

Tax Season Kick-Off

  •             Melinda Burns, Co-Chair of CA$H Coalition (Wildwood Adult Education)
  •             Tracey Randle, CA$H Program Dir. (United Way of the Greater Capital Region)

January 30, 2018 – #1018

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Confetti Stage “Private Fears in Public Places” (Event Feb 9-18)

  •             John Nickles, Director
  •             Joe Plock, Actor

Melody Makers Band Performing

  •             Jack Speraw and Band

Paranormal Research

  •             John Griffin, Author/Researcher
  •             Reggie Glidden, Author/Researcher

She’s Awaken – Female Empowerment Network

  •             Julia J. Banks

February 6. 2018 -1019

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Business & Diversity – Tangible Development

  •             Sujata Chaudhry, Founder & CEO

Derek Horton & the Jay Street Band – Performing

  •             Derek Horton
  •             Others?

Electric City Chorus – Valentine’s Day Special – Performing

  •             Dave Iovanella
  •             Others?

Schenectady Inner City Ministry (50th Anniversary)

  •             Laurie Bacheldor, Development Director and Follow us on

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