“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months of rehearsals, costume design and make-up preparations. According to Elizabeth Lewandowski, … [Read more...]

Makeup makes the characters

He doesn't let anyone on stage without his approval first. "If you look bad on stage, it looks bad on the make-up designer not on the actor," he said. "That's why I have make-up call." While Christopher Cruz, make-up designer and theater junior, sketched the make-up designs weeks in … [Read more...]

Home-school student joins musical cast

The stage smells of fresh sawdust and wet paint. Dust mites are seen in the bright stage lights, masking the audience and turning the rest of the auditorium into an endless expanse of black. The only thing that lets anyone know there is anyone seated in the audience is the den of people talking and … [Read more...]

Former MWSU student featured in Super Bowl commercial

He said he got his practice singing karaoke for hours on end at Toby’s Bar, now Mustangs Bar, on Midwestern Parkway in Wichita Falls back in the 1990s and early 2000s. From Creep by Radiohead to New York New York by Frank Sinatra, he cut loose and sang the songs loud for the 50 or so people in the … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands to wherever they are needed. Katie Cagle, stage manager and theater tech design senior, along … [Read more...]

Urinetown cast met for first rehearsal

The theater department began rehearsals Jan. 16 for the musical "Urinetown." Consisting of a cast of 26 people, the musical is set as a political satire about a town struggling with it's water supply. "The whole musical is a satire of every other musical so that makes it really fun and exciting," … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

Twenty-one cast members. Five understudies. One Urinetown. A satirical comedy musical titled "Urinetown" will be put on by the theater department this spring. This musical is famous for satirizing the legal system, social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, populism and … [Read more...]

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in the production, seven of whom were actors and the rest were behind-the-scenes. The play focused on … [Read more...]

Theater to present play before class starts

Before the endless juggle of classes, work, studying, extracurriculars, social lives and little amounts of sleep begins, take 70 minutes out of the day and check out the theater department's production of Constellations, a two-part play by English playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Sally Story, … [Read more...]

Theaters, summer hits, and movies to come

Welcome, new students, to MSU and to Wichita Falls (if you're not local to the area). Now, if you're like me and you came from a bigger city filled with more to do, then you might come to be a little bored within the next four years. Don't worry. You have me, Tyler Manning. I am here to inform you, … [Read more...]