Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Body Politics” offers women platform for expression

By Nia Decaille

April 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

For this year’s “Body Politics” coordinator Letisha Harris, sisterhood is a virture. As a performer in past performances of “Body Politics,” Harris enjoyed the fellowship and the bonds formed through working with the women involved. “It’s unique and a pla...

‘Lord of the Dance’ steps into the Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

The mega-hit Irish dance show “Lord of the Dance” will come to the Mullins Center tomorrow night for its only scheduled Amherst performance. Choreographer Michael Flatley fuses traditional Irish dance with elements of mod...

Still one more weekend to catch ‘Urinetown’

By Chelsie Field

March 5, 2012

Filed under Theatre

If a writer from The Onion and a Broadway star reproduced, the product would be “Urinetown: The Musical” by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. The music may be happy, but this is not a happy musical – or so forewarns the n...

“House of Blue Leaves” examines 1960s culture through darkly comic lens

By Justin Surgent

March 2, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

A combination of dark humor and 1960s social commentary sets the tone for the story of “The House of Blue Leaves,” which is being put on by the University of Massachusetts’ UMass Theatre Guild. The show opened yesterday,...

Are you in town? ‘Urinetown’ opens tonight

By Chelsie Field

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

The best things in life are free, or so the saying goes. This doesn’t include every time nature calls for the citizens of a town plagued by a 20-year drought, as the luxury of private restrooms is abolished in order to conserve...

‘Tailor of Inverness’ to play at Curtain Theater beginning tonight

By Alissa Mesibov

January 31, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

“The Tailor of Inverness” – the play selected by participants of the 2010 University of Massachusetts summer Edinburgh study abroad program – will be performed at the Fine Arts Center’s Curtain Theater, beginning tonight. The...

“Hugo” and “The Artist” among top of Academy Award nominees

By Chris Shores

January 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Theatre

The nominations for the Academy Awards are officially in, and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” stands at the top of the pack with 11. Right behind with 10 nominations is “The Artist,” the mostly silent black-and-whit...

UMTG to perform “Children of Eden”

By Jessica Troland

November 10, 2011

Filed under Theatre

The former flop turned favorite – "Children of Eden" – will be performed by the University of Massachusetts Theatre Guild on Thursday through Saturday in Bowker Auditorium. "Children of Eden" features music and lyrics...

Off-Broadway group adapts war stories for the stage

By Brian Canova

November 4, 2011

Filed under Theatre

Veterans and their wives as well as University of Massachusetts students, theater aficionados and local members of the community nearly filled the Bowker Auditorium Wednesday night for a performance of Tim O’Brien’s 199...

Jazzed up Shakespeare opens at the Rand Theater

By Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

When it comes to having it all, few plays are better than William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” It has classic romance, verbal and physical comedy, bold fighting, and cross-dressing. As clichéd as it sounds, the play re...

UMass Theatre Dept. showcases its talent through “Scarcity.”

By Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

A compelling tale of a lower class family struggling to get their lives in order, “Scarcity” ropes the audience in from the moment it begins. The story revolves around the lives of the troubled Lawrence family. Herb Lawrence, played by Wilson Zinnurov, fuels his day through vigorous consumption of alc...

Peggy Shaw stands up to the elephant in the room

By Alissa Mesibov

April 7, 2011

Filed under Theatre

An elephant has the wisdom that comes with age, demands respect and is thick-skinned. The same can be said for Peggy Shaw, who brought her autobiographical collaboration with the Clod Ensemble, “MUST: The Inside Story,” to B...