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Troupe chooses laughter, first

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Felicity Otterbein
June 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Some students choose to express their passion. Whether it’s on the field or stage, students of Suffolk University choose to be involved in their university. For Seriously Bent, one of the two sketch comedy groups on campus, they’ve chosen to make people laugh. Despite losing their manager, which...

C. Walsh: more than a theatre, a home

Alexa Gagosz and Sharyn Gladstone
April 27
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

“In my first year, someone looked me in the eye, and they said ‘no one here will ever invest money in this theatre, so don’t expect it,’” said Dr. Marilyn Plotkins, chair of the Theatre Department. She expected nothing, but would strive to stand out when it came to the former Suffolk University...

Theatre department pays Rent for last time

Alexa Gagosz
April 13
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Almost 35 years ago, Dr. Marilyn Plotkins cantered across the brick walkway on Beacon Hill where she stepped into what was then called the auditorium of Suffolk University at 55 Temple Street. She turned the lights on to find the chipping turquoise and mustard paint on the walls and to discover that...

PAO finds its ‘Identity’ in latest production

PAO finds its ‘Identity’ in latest production

Sharyn Gladstone
February 24
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

The Performing Arts Office enlightened audiences this past weekend with their newest entry of their annual Pioneer Performance Series. “Identity Crisis” followed a diverse group of patrons and employees at “Super Mega Shop Mart” on Black Friday as they face issues of race, gender, and sexuality...

Curtain rises on new theater space

Jacob Geanous
February 24
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, News, Suffolk News, Theater

As the unstable university prepares for its imminent departure off Beacon Hill, the hotly-contested issue of plans to replace its theater spaces has been at the forefront of university affairs since administration sold its Archer and Donahue buildings in July. While the Performing Arts Office is sti...

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Sharyn Gladstone
February 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Performing Arts Office will hold its 15th annual spring Pioneer Series production with “Identity Crisis” hitting stages Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre. The Series -- which began back in 2002 with the “Vagina Monologues” -- has alternated each year between a musical and n...

Ambitious, electric Grease is the one that we want

Ambitious, electric Grease is the one that we want

Sharyn Gladstone
February 3
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film, Theater

FOX made an impressive first attempt at a live musical with its exhilarating production of “Grease Live!” on Sunday. FOX also became the first network to have a live audience and incorporate them into the live show. The broadcast opened with main characters Danny Zuko and Sandy Young (Aaron Tve...

The Wiz eases on down the road

Sharyn Gladstone
December 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film, Theater

NBC has produced lifeless and humdrum live musicals for the past two Decembers with “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan.” From visible strings lifting actors to poor casting choices to Christopher Walken’s infamous high note into silence, NBC likely felt pressured to deliver solid ratings this ...

Symphony synchronizes Boston Ballet

Symphony synchronizes Boston Ballet

October 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By Elizabeth Hadley Every day since August, the Boston Ballet has been rehearsing for a major upcoming production. “The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler,” a ballet by John Neumeier, will premier at the Boston Opera House from Oct. 22 through Nov. 1. The principal ballet dancer, Petra Conti, and the ballet master,...

‘Furious 7’ closes out an action-packed franchise

‘Furious 7’ closes out an action-packed franchise

Maria Baluch
April 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

The latest installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise picks up right where the previous film left off. Last time we saw the crew was in 2013 when they got Letty back after she lost her memory and an injured Han toward the end. According to BBC, “Furious 7” is the fastest film to make...

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Colleen Day
February 25
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

“Spring Awakening,” a rock musical adaptation written by German dramatist, Frank Wedekind, literally roused the audience at the C. Walsh Theater over the weekend.  While the musical has been banned on some stages and censored on others, the Performing Arts Office and its members vividly dramatized...

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Haley Peabody
February 4
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

As yet another semester begins for Suffolk students, both the Theatre Department and Performing Arts Office are gearing up to present their spring line-up of performances, a season that will be packing both the C. Walsh and Modern Theatre with events to dazzle and delight the Suffolk community as well...

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