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Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

James MacDonald

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Suffolk University’s new studio theatre hosted its first student production on Friday, the inauguration of the new Spotlight Performances series, “Just Alright.” The show, performed in front of a full house, which included department chair Marilyn Plotkins and the play’s writer Dylan Amerena, r...

Three’s a company, Miss Julie sets bar high

Felicity Otterbein and Taylor White

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

On Sept. 15, the audience remained captivated during the opening night of “Miss Julie.” The enigmatic scene of the play, presented by Wellfleet’s Harbor Stage Company, set the tone for the rest of the performance with wordless emotion and a haunting score. Written by Swedish playwright August Strind...

Spotlight shines on independent works of students

James MacDonald

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Spotlight Performances, a student-run series of experimental productions, is set to debut Friday, Sept. 23. The series marks the first time that Suffolk theater students are given complete creative control over their productions, with minimal faculty involvement. The program will give students a ch...

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Felicity Otterbein

June 1, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2015


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, 2015


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,...

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