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Victor Flemming, played by mass communication junior Jay Philips, is a confident film director, Feb. 9.

Ron Hutchinson’s “Moonlight and Magnolias” sheds a humorous light on serious topics

Abigail Jones, Design Editor February 10, 2023

The theater department is performing Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias on main-stage Feb. 23-26. The production is student-directed and introduces serious themes around race and discrimination through...

Theater department sinks teeth into Dracula

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter October 9, 2018

Actors lay on stage, setting the first scene as the audience filed into the Fain Fine Arts Center for the theater department’s opening performance of Dracula Oct 4. The horror novel by Bram Stoker...

Ellanor Collins who plays Officer Lockstock in the production of Urintetown practices one of the songs at rehersal Feb. 9. Photo by Avery Whaite

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang February 27, 2018

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off....

Cast members run through act I finale during rehearsal for Urinetown Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Photo by Robin Reid

‘Urinetown’ opening night draws crowds

Brian Lang February 26, 2018

Crowds of students, faculty and community members filled Fain Auditorium on a rainy Friday night to see the premiere of “Urinetown: The Musical.” The set glowed an iridescent yellow, reflecting...

‘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...

Tessa Dschaak, theater sophomore, and Jonathon Stone, theater junior, perform and teach student athletes about sexual assault on Jan. 25. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Athletes learn about sexual assault

Greta Lazzarotto January 25, 2017

Sexual assault and abuse is a widely discussed topic on many campuses around the United States. On Jan. 25 in the Dillard College of Business Administration, a  theater department instructor organized...

Dean Hart, theater performance junior, Emily Burns, technical theater freshman, and Kalli Root shine their ghost lights as Elizabeth Lewandowski, theater department chair, reads the Ghost Light Projects mission statement. Photo by Kara McIntyre

Ghost Light Project stresses inclusion

Caleb Martin January 21, 2017

Deep in the roots of theater tradition, it has been customary for theaters to leave a single light lit in the middle of the stage after the theater has closed. Its purpose — to be a beacon to those who...

Student-produced one-act plays end spring semester

Emily Carroll April 27, 2016

Seven theater seniors wrapped up their spring semester with student-produced one-act plays on April 15-16 and 22-23 as part of their graduation requirements. In the Bea Wood Studio Theatre, directors...

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