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‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

Rachel Johnson

December 5, 2017

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...

Theater students showcase one-act plays

Brendan Wynne

May 2, 2017

From the dealings of a couple facing absurd circumstances surrounding a baby doll, to the final job of two geriatric mobsters, the Theater Department's showcase of five student-produced one-act plays was nothing short of an exciting ride for the audience that filled every available seat. The ni...

Love’s Labour’s Lost brings magic to Shakespeare

Lane Riggs

February 28, 2017

As the house lights dim, a world of magic sparks to life, bringing the works of Shakespeare and Harry Potter together. Wand fights, transfiguration potions and altered dialogue combined the two cultures and invited the audience to a more relatable rendition of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour...

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Rutth Mercado

March 8, 2016

Roughly 40 students joined the Arts and Literature Society and the cast of Lysistrata for a behind-the-scenes conversation about this classic Greek comedy performance with a 1950s beachfront twist on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Center lobby. Karen Dabney, assistant professor of directi...

REVIEW: Play evokes dark memories to increase awareness about violence against women

REVIEW: Play evokes dark memories to increase awareness about violence against women

Dewey Cooper

February 17, 2016

As part of an effort to increase awareness about violence against women, members of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, performed A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, a series of monologues compiled by Eve Ensler, on Feb. 12-13 in the Bea Wood Studio Theatre.The play, feat...

Theater production shocked, inspired

Brianna Sheen

February 21, 2015

The MSU Theater production of "The Vagina Monologues," last weekend was a powerful and moving performance of a show that all women need to see. When I first got seated I was surprised at how small the venue was and how few seats there were, but by the time the show began I understood the need for such an in...

Vagina Monologues opens to full house

Vagina Monologues opens to full house

Brianna Sheen

February 19, 2015

About 120 people attended MSU Theater's production of The Vagina Monologues Feb. 13-14 in the Fain Fine Arts Center Theater. The Friday night show sold out and extra chairs were brought in to accommodate additional audience members. The play featured nine monologues delivered by an all-female cast cover...

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