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Mimes & Mummers Amazes Students

Mimes & Mummers Amazes Students

October 8, 2014

By Margaret Adams Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the latest Mimes and Mummers production, graced the Collins Auditorium stage from Oct. 2 to 5.  The play, written by Tom Stoppard and first per...

Firebird Enchants in a Unique, Eye-Catching Rendition

October 8, 2014

Filed under Culture, Theatre

By Marissa Vaccarelli At the heart of New York culture is the New York City Ballet. At Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, the fall season began on Sept. 23 and will continue until Oct. 19. Tuesday through Sunday, the talented dancers put on their biggest and best performances accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra. On Friday, Sept. 26, members of the principal ballet gathered to perform the All Balanchine su...

Tea and Crumpets and Lady Bracknell

April 13, 2014

Filed under Culture, Theatre

BY JOHN BONAZZO THEATRE CRITIC There are not many plays in which it is appropriate for the actors to serve tea and scones in the lobby before the show. However, given that much of The Importance of Being Earnest is set in English drawing rooms, this helps the audience get in the perfect mood for the production. Such is one of the many great period touches in the Theatrical Outreach Program's (TOP) sterling production of Osc...

Bouncing Out of the Comic Book and Onto the Stage

Bouncing Out of the Comic Book and Onto the Stage

April 9, 2014

BY JOHN BONAZZO No comic strip expressed the pure joy and wonder of being a kid better than Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. In his theatrical adaptation, Mike Dahlgren, along with his Fordham...

The Illustrious Career of Thomas Meehan

The Illustrious Career of Thomas Meehan

April 9, 2014

By Richard Bordelon Although he has written Broadway hits like Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, which all played over 2000 performances in their original productions, Broadway book writer Thomas Me...

‘Streetcar’ Leaves Something to Be Desired

‘Streetcar’ Leaves Something to Be Desired

April 3, 2014

By JOHN BONAZZO THEATRE CRITIC    Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is considered a classic of American drama. The Mimes and Mummers’ production of this seminal work has moments of theatrical m...

Aladdin Restores Disney’s Magic

March 26, 2014

Filed under Culture, Review, Theatre

By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF WRITER My inner child came roaring back to life over spring break. The engine for this rebirth was the breathtaking new musical Aladdin. The best Disney theatrical production since The Lion King, it makes up for all the lesser children’s shows that followed. Many of you have undoubtedly seen the movie, but here is just a quick plot refresher to start: “street rat” Aladdin runs into princes...

‘Vagina Monologues’ Takes the Stage

‘Vagina Monologues’ Takes the Stage

March 12, 2014

By ALLEGRA HOWARD & REGAN WINTERS STAFF WRITER & CONTRIBUTING WRITER After fighting for months for Student Affairs’ support, Women’s Empowerment successfully put on its production of The Vagina Monologues this past weekend in Collins Audit...

Cranston Shines in “All the Way”

Cranston Shines in “All the Way”

March 12, 2014

By EMILY PANDISE CONTRIBUTING WRITER It would have been easy for “All the Way” to be bad. It boasts a popular television actor who is not familiar with stage acting playing a crass Texan who was never meant to...

TOP’s ‘Henry IV’ Brings Shakespearean History to Life

March 8, 2014

BY JOHN BONAZZO THEATRE CRITIC Having mounted successful productions of Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies in recent years, Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) is now tackling Henry IV, one of the ...

Vagina Monologues Hits the Web

Vagina Monologues Hits the Web

February 28, 2014

By Kelly Kultys and Joseph Vitale Women’s Empowerment — an on-campus feminist organization —has recently taken its efforts to produce The Vagina Monologues under Student Affairs online. De...

‘Nine’ Is a Perfect ’10’

‘Nine’ Is a Perfect ’10’

February 27, 2014

By JOHN BONAZZO THEATRE CRITIC The Mimes and Mummers have transformed Collins auditorium into an Italian spa, on which they relate a story of romance and artistic expression. Their production of Nin...

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