Thursday, June 8, 2023

Theater and Dance

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. .

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.

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.

“This Is Not Over Yet”: “Parade” on Broadway & anti-semitism

After much anticipation, Broadway’s revival of “Parade” opened to blatant anti-semitism at the hands of right-wing protestors. Staff reporter Beth Wojciechowski explores the reasoning behind these protests, and how it affects the show itself.

Local Theater Review: Avenue Q

The Everett Theatre in Middletown debuted their 2023 season of shows with the hit musical “Avenue Q.” Staff Reporter Beth Wojciechowski saw the show opening weekend, and shares her honest review of the show and its production values.

Why is everything on Broadway closing?

After a tumultuous past few years for Broadway, many fan favorite shows will be closing within the next three months, leaving many wondering the reasoning behind the closings and what the future of Broadway will look like.

The making of HTAC’s “High School Musical”

On March 17, 18 and 19 HTAC performed “High School Musical” in Pearson Hall, marking its first production of the spring semester.

The show must go on: Resident Ensemble Players poised to raise the curtain on upcoming 2022 season

The season will be notable not only for its long-awaited revival of in-person shows, but for accompanying regulations for actors, crew and audiences.

Hassan El-Amin takes on the vote: REP presents “Votetrickery: A Spoken Word Symphony”

“Votetrickery: A Spoken Word Symphony” can be found on the REP’s website for free from Dec. 1 to Dec. 19.

Returning to the stage: How the dance and drama departments are adjusting after COVID-19 lockdowns

As on- and off-campus life begins to adjust back to operating in person, there are few departments more grateful — and strained — than the dance and drama departments at the university.

The university’s oldest improv group, the Rubber Chickens, gears up for another semester

As in-person events are becoming more frequent, the group is planning for a year full of improv shows and workshops.

Sandy Robbins, producing artistic director of the Resident Ensemble Players and Theatre Department chair, announces retirement from positions

His career at the university was a long one filled with many projects and shows that involved the university and local communities.
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