Theater

Broadway makes plans to slowly open up theatres in upcoming months

The show is going on – this time, in person! In a press conference two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he expects Broadway and off-Broadway shows to reopen by September

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Remembering my time at the theatre

Five days ago, Feb. 7, marked the one-year anniversary of the last time I set foot in a theatre. I went to go see “The Scottsboro Boys” by the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program & the Beck Center for the Arts with my arts critics’ circle (aka one of the best English/journalism courses I’ve ever taken) and went on an emotional rollercoaster that allowed me to connect more with my African American heritage and developed me as a writer.

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The Show Must Go On: What theatre looks like in 2021

This time last year, I was preparing to go to what would be my last live theatre performance. On the snowy night of Feb. 7, 2020, my critics class and I carpooled over to the Mackey Theatre in the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio. My class had come to see the opening night of The Scottsboro Boys, performed by the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. The Scottsboro Boys was an enthralling show.

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The Journey from TikTok Trend to Broadway Show

January 1st will see the premiere of a new kind of musical. This musical began with no director, no crew and no official direction, but evolved into a crowdsourced production stretched over thousands of videos on popular social media platform TikTok.

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The Beauty of Butoh

After the devastation of Hiroshima, millions of people were left to recover mentally, emotionally, and physically. The grief and loss were overwhelming. One form of art that rose to the surface after World War II is called butoh. Butoh is a form of contemporary Japanese dance that contains grotesque movements.

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The Message Behind Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau shows the issues of social injustice and racism in our country. The play was inspired by the Jena Six case, which stirred controversy and led to riots in Louisiana in 2006.

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Lysistrata by Aristophanes is Still Loved by Many

Lysistrata is a play written by Aristophanes and first performed in 411 BC. Although you can still read the original script in a book, there are many adaptations of this play. While this is an older play, the message of the classic tale of Lysistrata is still comical and entertaining.

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The Book of Mormon Coming Back to Broadway

Ever since the world went on lockdown, the future of theater has been a mystery. Would there ever be in-person shows again? If so, would we all have to wear masks and social distance? How would actors and actresses even rehearse? Although there are still many unknowns about the future of the theater industry, the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon has announced that they are returning to Broadway in 2021.

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Feeling Wicked?

Wicked is a play that millions of Broadway enthusiasts have enjoyed over the years. Being the backstory to the infamous Wizard of Oz, this play has been featured in around 15 countries and has already made $1.12 billion dollars. With an incredible original cast, starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, the singing and acting is unparalleled. In addition, the original music for the musical includes a diverse mix of upbeat and serious songs that people cannot help but play on repeat.

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The Show Must Go On

Since the pandemic hit and shut down theaters in March, professional theater has been at a halt.  The original Broadway …

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Five Modern Musicals To Listen To In Quarantine

As quarantine drags on, claustrophobia and boredom can feel overwhelming.  People are finding many ways to occupy their time, from …

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Bringing Back Live Theatre

The musical mastermind behind twenty-one musicals, several of them being on Broadway, and the person dubbed “the most commercially successful …

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