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Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of ‘The Lover’

Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of 'The Lover'

Morgan Hume

April 9, 2020

There’s an old saying in theater that the show must go on, even if that means performing the show virtually over Zoom during this unprecedented period of social distancing.  Suffolk University’s switch to remote learning due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus meant that performances in...

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Morgan Hume

March 20, 2020

Along with other colleges across the city and country, Suffolk University announced on March 12 that all classes would be taught remotely for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the widespread coronavirus. While the decision helps ongoing efforts for the United States to practice s...

Hearts will shatter at the Sullivan Studio Theatre

Hearts will shatter at the Sullivan Studio Theatre

Julia Ahaesy

March 4, 2020

Throughout life on Earth, every human forms different relationships that can save us or destroy us. With excitement comes disappointment, with pleasure comes pain and with love comes heartbreak. The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present how we handle and process this life in the Spotlight...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast sticks to tradition in lively show

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast sticks to tradition in lively show

Morgan Hume

March 4, 2020

Whether you’ve seen it once or 100 times, you’ll be humming the famous tunes while exiting the theater after seeing this classic musical. The touring cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” reached Boston on Feb. 25 to perform the well-known production at the Emerson Colonial Theatre as part of the ongoing ...

UDOT lights up Suffolk during annual tech show

UDOT members step out from behind the curtain to address the crowd

Phoebe Adams

March 4, 2020

When one thinks of the performing arts, it is often the singers, actors and dancers that are remembered and praised for their performance. However, the true unsung heroes of the performing arts world are the tech and stage crew, who are key players in creating the best performance an audience can see. On ...

PAO play humorously brings Simpons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

PAO play humorously brings Simpons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

Phoebe Adams

February 26, 2020

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office (PAO) debuted its version of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” playing shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Modern Theatre. The play, which is loosely based on the Simpsons episode “Cape Feare,” heavily depends on viewers understandin...

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

Morgan Hume

February 19, 2020

We are bonded by the songs we listen to, TV shows we watch and books we read. But how much of the pop culture we love remains after a nuclear apocalypse takes it all away? The Performing Arts Office’s (PAO) production of “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” offers some of the answers. The show takes place...

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

Morgan Hume

February 12, 2020

There wasn’t always a Malcolm X. No one regarded the youngster from Michigan, nicknamed Detroit Red, as a leader. Instead, he was another kid hustling in the streets of Boston and New York for some pocket change. Little did he know that he was simply wrapping up one chapter of his life to make way f...

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Madison Suseland

February 12, 2020

“Little Dog,” “Flicker” and “Rodéo,” three one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students, hit the Sullivan Studio Theatre on Feb. 7 as part of this year’s Spring Showcase. While the shows were each different in terms of plot, setting and characters, they all drew upon common theme...

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment ‘Mean Girls’ the musical brings

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment 'Mean Girls' the musical brings

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

February 5, 2020

The Plastics made their way from North Shore High to the Citizens Bank Opera House as the musical “Mean Girls,” based off the film of the same name, on Jan. 29. “Mean Girls” the musical is based off the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey about how the school’s mo...

Student debuts play based on George Harrison

Student debuts play based on George Harrison

Morgan Hume

February 5, 2020

To Suffolk senior Alice Byrne, there was something in the way George Harrison moved her, with a lifetime of music she found inspirational enough to turn into an original play. Byrne wrote and directed “Here Comes The Moon,” which will debut at the Sullivan Studio theater on Friday as part of th...

Seriously, Who’s Askin’? Suffolk comedy clubs collide for first ever combined show

Phoebe Adams

February 5, 2020

For the first time, Suffolk University’s two comedy clubs, Seriously Bent and Who’s Askin’, combined on one stage to give students a night full of laughs, skits and plenty of improv. The show took place on Jan. 30, packing the Sawyer building’s third floor lounge despite being on a Thursday night. The two groups focus on d...

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