The Suffolk Journal

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,...

‘Furious 7’ closes out an action-packed franchise

‘Furious 7’ closes out an action-packed franchise

Maria Baluch

April 22, 2015


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, 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...

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Haley Peabody

February 4, 2015


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...

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,...

Hakuna Matata! “The Lion King” returns to Boston

Hakuna Matata! “The Lion King” returns to Boston

September 24, 2014


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, 2014


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...

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