Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Branagh’s ‘Macbeth’ leaves something to be desired

By Yoshi Makishima

October 22, 2013

“Macbeth” is being shown at Amherst Cinema through National Theater Live, a service that streams taped plays performed by London’s National Theater to the United States. Though the recordings lack the immediacy and exhilarating unpredictability of a live show, the NT Live broadcasts allow these amazing performances...

The interplay of theater and film

By Griffin Lyons

October 1, 2013

Theater and film are separate but intimately related forms of art. Theater is a type of live performance that has existed in one form or another for thousands of years across many different cultures. Film, the recorded pe...

UMass theater department delivers a hit with “Fools for Love”

By Jessica Troland

November 13, 2012

A woman sits on a bed staring into nothingness. Across the room, a man sits in a chair off to the right, elbows on his knees, staring at her. The woman, May, is a small-framed brunette with big brown eyes. The man is Eddie, a tall dark haired countr...

Theatre Guild players talk “Night Music”

By Justin Surgent

April 13, 2012

Waltzing their way in and out of love, actors take to the tent in the University of Massachusetts Theatre Guild’s production of “A Little Night Music.” The show premiered yesterday and runs until Saturday. The audience is given a vi...

“Body Politics” offers women platform for expression

By Nia Decaille

April 13, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...