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Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Colleen Day
January 27
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Music, Theater

By Colleen Day Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office lit up the stage Friday at its brand new event, “Tech-stravaganza,” hosted by the Techies Union. The three-hour long event featured Suffolk’s Jazz Ensemble, contemporary musical group Rhythm, comedy troupe Sketchual Misconduct, The Ram...

PAO plans 40th Fall Fest celebration

PAO plans 40th Fall Fest celebration

October 8
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

By Maria Baluch Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office is busily preparing its 40th annual Fall Fest. Initially called Spring Fest, it was started 40 years ago by a sociology professor who was looking for a way to build a sense of community and bring everyone together using the arts. Through the years,...

Hakuna Matata! “The Lion King” returns to Boston

Hakuna Matata! “The Lion King” returns to Boston

September 24
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

By Annie Walsh The countries' highest grossing Broadway musical returned to Boston last week at the Opera House on Washington Street, planning to stay for a five-week duration. “The Lion King” is known and loved by many devoted fans of all ages as the 1994 animated Disney movie. Since opening...

PAO brings history to life with Radium Girls on premiere weekend entertainment

PAO brings history to life with Radium Girls on premiere weekend entertainment

Haley Peabody
February 26
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office presented its annual spring play, otherwise known as the “Pioneer Performance Series,” with its production of Radium Girls. The show chronicles the real life of events of women who worked as watch dial painters for the U.S. Radium Company in the early...

Spring Showcase shows brilliance of students, new season brings fresh talent

Spring Showcase shows brilliance of students, new season brings fresh talent

Haley Peabody
February 19
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Performing Arts Office often host events to expose the diverse talents of Suffolk’s students, whether they are musicians, dancers, or actors. One of these is the annual Spring Showcase which featured four original, one-act shows, written, directed, and performed entirely by Suffolk students. This...

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

November 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By: B. E. Alexander It’s official. The teen paranormal romance is dead, ushering in the new trend - teenage dystopian future blockbusters. After the horrific Reign of the Twilight Saga compelled scores of hormonally-charged fangirls into a collective frenzy at your local theater, movies about kids...

Suffolk Alumnus Michael Barra sets bar for theatre productions to come with Gotham Stage Company

Suffolk Alumnus Michael Barra sets bar for theatre productions to come with Gotham Stage Company

David Frederick
October 30
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Media executive Michael Barra is a former Suffolk University finance major who has come far in the theatre world. From working with independent troupes like the Gotham Stage Company to conglomerates like Disney, he truly has seen and worked in every single aspect of the business. Barra has now branched...

Performing arts office presents annual Fall Fest, students unite to celebrate homecoming

Performing arts office presents annual Fall Fest, students unite to celebrate homecoming

October 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Theater

By: Lucie Coppola This past Friday and Saturday evening, the performing arts office put on their annual Fall Fest performance in the C. Walsh Theater. This year's theme was set to be “Welcome Home” in honor of Suffolk’s very first Homecoming. The show was jam packed with talent, containing...

Theatre department sets off Fall Showcase

Theatre department sets off Fall Showcase

Bianca Saunders
October 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Theater

Offering everything from tragedy and drama to comedy and romance, the Suffolk theatre department’s annual Fall Showcase brought with it a cornucopia of theatrical delights. Hosted Oct. 10-13 in the university’s studio theatre, the showcase featured four student-written and directed plays. The...

Suffolk’s Fall Showcase features wide array of student plays

Sarah A. Lokker
October 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Family, friends, and Suffolk students joined together this past weekend in the studio theatre of Donahue to support the theatre department as they brought the Fall Showcase to life.  This year four plays were introduced, which included Yesterday, Scalpel, Please, The Dangers of Eating Dessert Before...

Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker

December 19
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Annie Walsh  Journal Staff As you take a seat in the Boston Opera House, the walls around you soon seem to dissolve as you enter a fantasy dream world and become enthralled in the story that comes alive through the dancers. It is said that a great performance has a touch of magic that makes it ph...

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

December 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Dan Olsen  Journal Staff A few weeks ago, Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre hosted several showings of The Seven Sicknesses performed by Suffolk’s theatre department, directed by Wesley Savick (originally by Sean Graney).  The evening included nine short plays and a dinner served at interm...

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