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Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

Felicity Otterbein
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

In a rip-roaring performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Suffolk University Students earned a well-deserved standing ovation at the Modern Theater Friday night. Complete with special guests picked from the audience, amongst them was the Assistant Dean of Students at Suffolk, Joh...

Ramifications perform at a cappella competition

Ramifications perform at a cappella competition

Taylor White
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The Suffolk University Ramifications performed at the 20th annual a Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace this past weekend, where 49 of New England's best a cappella groups competed for cash prizes and the winning title. The 14 members of the Ramifications took the stage and sang their a...

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

Amy Koczera
October 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Fall Fest is known for being one of the most entertaining and creative performances put on by Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office (PAO). Among the drama that occurred at Suffolk in the last few years was the relocating of the departments that were in the Donahue and Archer buildings that were sold in 2015.

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Suffolk ‘Stahs’ dance for their charity of choice

Suffolk ‘Stahs’ dance for their charity of choice

March 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories

By Brianna Silva Suffolk student leaders and staff took the stage on Thursday to compete at Suffolk’s first annual "Dancing with the Stahs." The event was held in the C. Walsh Theater and hosted by recent graduate, Erica LeBlanc, and Assistant Dean of Students, John Silveria. The purpose of this...

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Colleen Day
February 25, 2015
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...

Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Colleen Day
January 27, 2015
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, 2014
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,...

PAO welcomes new year with a fresh performance lineup

PAO welcomes new year with a fresh performance lineup

September 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

By Jenna Collins Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office, directed by Kristen Baker, is home to 13 different groups, offering programs for actors and actresses, dancers, singers, and techies. This year the PAO has many exciting events scheduled, including both annual and new performances. “We...

Acting Out gears up for 15th orientation

Acting Out gears up for 15th orientation

Haley Peabody
June 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

As incoming freshman and orientation leaders fill the Miller Residence Hall and orientation sessions begin, one student group has been working to put on a show for Suffolk’s summer community. Acting Out, Suffolk’s peer education theatre group, has been rehearsing for the past several weeks to perform...

PAO announces shows for upcoming year

PAO announces shows for upcoming year

June 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

By Annie Walsh Regardless of a Suffolk student's experience on stage or field of study, Suffolk University’s Performing Arts office provides opportunities in the arts for all members of Suffolk. PAO is the community arts center on campus, directed by Kristin Baker and Associate Director Kathy...

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, 2014
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...

Avenue Q leaves an impression on Suffolk community

Avenue Q leaves an impression on Suffolk community

February 27, 2013
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Alexandra Martinez  Journal Staff Over the weekend Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office (PAO) presented Avenue Q a coming of age tale that uses Jim Henson-style puppets in order to tell the story of Princeton, a recent college grad trying to make it in New York City. Though the musical is told with sim...

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