Thursday, November 30, 2023

Theater and Dance

Opinion: The Creative Arts Club inaugural talent showcase

The Creative Arts Club hosted their first talent show on Friday, Sept. 29, in Trabant Theater, featuring many student poets, rappers, singers and dancers. Staff Reporter Danny Tull reviews the event.

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.

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.

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.
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