Monday, September 25, 2023

Arts and Culture

The pros of seeing an off-Broadway show

Off-Broadway shows are often a cheaper alternative to seeing a show on Broadway without losing the quality of a Broadway production. Associate Arts & Culture editor Beth Wojciechowski explores the pros of seeing a show off-Broadway and details her first experience with off-Broadway theater.

A reimagined family: The Choir School of Delaware’s “The Addams Family”

The Choir School of Delaware’s Musical Theater Summer Camp will be performing their production of “The Addams Family” on July 27 and 28. Managing Arts & Culture Editor Jordanna Garland talks with the artistic director of the production, Sophia DiLeo, about what makes this show unique, the impact of the musical theater summer camp and what upcoming events the Choir School has in store.

A feminist spin on “The Odyssey”: UD Lyric Theatre Opera Company’s final performance of “Penelope And The Geese”

Touring Southern Europe, the UD Lyric Theatre Opera Company has performed their groundbreaking reimagination of “The Odyssey” in many cities throughout Greece. Associate Arts & Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski explores “Penelope And The Geese” and the women that made the production possible.

Queer artists at Boston Calling reflect on the intersection between goals and identities

Zolita, chrysalis and members of Razor Braids – all musicians who identify with the LGBTQ+ community – discussed the impact their identity has on their music and career goals in exclusive interviews with Managing News Editors Risha Inaganti and Tabitha Reeves.

Delaware’s new official state dog: The Rescue Dog

Senate Bill 37, signed by Governor John Carney at Wilmington’s Humane Animal Partners on May 30, declared “The Rescue Dog” as Delaware’s official state dog. In attendance of the signing were many government representatives and staff of local animal shelters.

Little bands take on the big city

Co-Managing News Editors, Tabitha Reeves and Risha Inaganti, sit down with underground, Boston-native bands to hear their experience performing at Boston Calling Music Festival. They share personal aspirations, as well as advice for other up-and-coming artists.

More than a sound: Declan McKenna discusses activism through music

Declan McKenna, known for his upbeat tunes and complex lyrics, explained what goes into his songwriting process, where he gathers inspiration and the art of activism through music in an exclusive interview with Co-Managing News Editors Tabitha Reeves and Risha Inaganti.

How the Writers Guild of America strike is affecting theater

The Writers Guild of America strike began on May 2 and has continued to have a significant impact on the TV and film industry. Associate Arts & Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski explores how the strike has affected the theater industry.

The normalization of ADA accessibility at Boston Calling Music Festival

From sign language interpreters, to golf cart transportation and wheelchair-accessible seating, the American Disabilities Act team at Boston Calling Music Festival worked to produce tangible results for the future of the festival and the satisfaction of all concert-goers.

A deep dive into the 2023 Tony Awards

The 2022-2023 theater season is coming to a close with this year’s Tony Awards. With many plays, musicals and revivals nominated this year, Associate Arts and Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski analyzes the many unique qualities that set this year’s Tony Awards apart. .

Community spotlight: Little Goat and Peach Blossom co-founder Olivia Brinton

Olivia Brinton, the co-founder of two local success stories – Little Goat Coffee Roasting Company and The Peach Blossom Eatery – reflects on her entrepreneurial journey. In this feature piece by Co-Managing News Editor Tabitha Reeves, Brinton reveals what makes a good business and what her future looks like.

A behind the scenes glimpse into the Resident Ensemble Players’ performance of “Medea”

The Resident Ensemble Players (REP) introduced its latest production, “Medea.” Managing Arts & Culture Editor Jordanna Garland met with artistic director Steve Tague, cast member Amanda Herpel and audience member Morgan Wright to discuss preparation for the show, its challenges, the experiences onstage and the reception of the show.

Where nature meets immersion: a performance from New Music Delaware 

On The Green between Amy E. DuPont Music Building and the Roselle Center for the Arts, there will be a free concert from New Music Delaware on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. John Luther Adams’ “Ten Thousand Birds” explores the various sounds of nature, utilizing a unique and stylistic approach. Assistant Professor of Music Miles Brown shared how this performance came to be.

What’s opening on Broadway this spring?

After numerous shows closed last fall, Broadway is back with a bang. Staff reporter Beth Wojciechowski summarizes the shows debuting on Broadway this spring, ranging from creative new shows to revivals of old theatrical classics.
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