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Theater junior Luke Craddock, theater sophomore Brayden Young and theater sophomore Kathryn Lane pose together in promo photos for Peter and the Starcatcher, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morgan Mallory.

A behind the scenes look at “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Abigail Jones, Reporter November 18, 2022

The MSU Texas theater program opens a show this weekend to the public with Rick Elice's “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a family-friendly production that serves as a prequel to Peter Pan. The show premiered...

The cast of Men on Boats looks out over the Colorado River, Nov. 18.

MSU Theater Department Performs “Men on Boats,” a gender-bent take on American exploration

Abigail Jones, Assistant Editor December 1, 2021

 was put on by the MSU Texas theater department Nov. 19 through 21. This was their second main-stage production of the Fall 2021 Semester, and the story follows 10 men charting the Colorado River for...

Play involves students in social discussion

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor January 28, 2020

The Defamation Experience, a play by Todd Logan, instigated discussion among the 76 students in attendance at the Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The play, presented by the MOSIAC Cross...

‘Extremities’: an opportunity to discuss mature issues

Shaila Botello, Reporter September 17, 2018

After the original student director stepped down, Drew Davison, a 2017 Midwestern State graduate, led four student actors through William Mastrosimone's "Extremities." Davison said, “Someone else...

Amy Levy, biology sophomore, squirts her yellow team rival Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, with green paint during the Paint Fight held behind the Wellness Center, Friday April 6, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April...

Ilka Megee, theater education sophomore, putting her makeup on before going on first run-through. Megee portays Hope in the play as one of her characters in Urinetown. Feb. 19, 2018. Photo by: Leo Gonzalez.

Wardrobe stitches musical together

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...

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.

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

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...

Carl Marshall and cast members rehearse Snuff that Girl at rehearsal for Urinetown Feb. 4, 2018. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Prospective students join musical cast

Mekala Conway and Jacob Smith February 8, 2018

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...

A rehearsal of the show The God of Hell on  Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, two night before the opening night on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Shari Smith November 14, 2017

The theater department will run the production "The God of Hell" Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m to Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bea Wood Theater in the Fain Fine Arts B-wing. According to Sally...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios October 10, 2017

"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...

Theater to present play before class starts

Kara McIntyre August 17, 2017

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...

Ellanor Collins, theater junior and director, discusses the shift in tone for the Ladies in Red monologue with Cammie Dean, director of student development and orientation on Feb. 7. Photo by Cortney Wood

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Lane Riggs February 15, 2017

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha...

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