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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

The Rock of FOL

Alana Earle, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk Welch, MSU-Burns FOL coordinator, said, "Its [Fantasy Of Lights] purpose is to provide a...

CSO members hope to engage more students

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Greta Gottschalk, Reporter

October 1, 2018

While the Caribbean Student Organization has been around for 24 years, the organization executives said that awareness of the group is still left unknown to most of the student body. There are anywhere between 300-500 students involved in the culturally based organization. With that, Anja N. Tous...

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Ilka Megee, theater education sophomore, putting her makeup on before going on first run-through. Megee portays

Joanna Gartman, Reporter

February 28, 2018

An actor’s costume provides support physically and emotionally, to actor and audience alike. The wardrobe team has the pressure of enhancing the entire experience by providing strong visual support to the story. The wardrobe team conquered the task of clothing the variety of captivating characters ...

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

We take a look at four different sides to the same story. See what it takes to put on a musical and how a technical director, head dresser, actor, and assistant manager, have only the success of the musical in mind.

Rachel Johnson

February 14, 2018

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant stage manager tasked with organizing schedules and being the hands ready to move in whatever way necessary...

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

Ricinda Parks-Turner, mass communication junior, on stage at the Lip Sync competition in the Akin Auditorium. 24 Oct. Photo by Bridget Reilly

halie aldridge

October 13, 2017

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync prelimin...

Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

Tre' Jones

October 10, 2017

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About 100 people volunteered to help paint, sweep and clean off the exhibits for the Fantasy of Lights displays for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lig...

Fantasy of Lights brings holiday excitement to Wichita Falls

Melissa McIntyre plays flute in the University Wind Ensemble Fantasy of Lights concert Nov. 21. Photo by Topher McGehee

Kara McIntyre

November 21, 2016

The Fantasy of Lights is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Nov. 21 - Dec. 25 The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. with chimes from the Hardin Bell Tower. Then, two minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, University President Suzanne Shipley, came out, welcomed the crowed of about 200, turned on the lights and welcomed...

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