Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Peggy Shaw is a ‘MUST’ See

By Alissa Mesibov

March 30, 2011

Filed under Theatre

On April 5 and 6, internationally acclaimed performance artist Peggy Shaw is coming to the University of Massachusetts to perform her one-woman play, “MUST the inside story.” This autobiographical piece explores Shaw’s...

South Park creators make Broadway debut

By Kate Evans

March 23, 2011

Filed under Theatre

Ever wondered what life is like as a Mormon? Trey Parker and Matt Stone, otherwise known as the creators of Comedy Central’s hit TV series “South Park,” are hitting Broadway to show the world just that. Parker, St...

“The Vagina Monologues” performed at UMass

By Kate Evans

March 9, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

University of Massachusetts students, faculty and local residents gathered in Bowker Auditorium this weekend to listen to performers talk about one thing – their vaginas. The monologues discussed sensitive topics such as female...

“Some Mother’s Son” tense, compelling

By Ian Opolski

March 6, 2011

Filed under Theatre

It is 1963 and Richie Kvichak is accused of murdering his best friend. As tensions grow and hostility from the community heightens, Richie’s parents must decide the best course of action for their family. It is ultimate...

Grandage sheds new light on old ‘Lear’

By Kate MacDonald

February 23, 2011

Filed under Theatre

It is certainly a tragedy when one’s father spirals slowly into insanity. In Michael Grandage’s new on-stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia discover the slow spiral of insanity becomes even more complicated when daddy is th...

Video: Bedtime Players use comedy to educate

By Adrian Atwood

November 28, 2010

Filed under Theatre, Videos

The Not Ready For Bedtime Players Documentary from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Greene Room Productions impresses with production of The Who’s “Tommy”

By Matthew M. Robare

November 16, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The Who’s “Tommy,” a rock musical written by The Who’s Pete Townshend, was an impressively staged show at the Academy of Music in Northampton over the weekend, but was marred by several technical glitches and a plot that...

The “Cats” meow: Classic Broadway production comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

Last Monday night, the national tour of “Cats” played one performance to a full house at the Mullins Center, which it most certainly deserved. “Cats” has been a benchmark of musical theater since it came out in 1981...

Beloved musical ‘Cats’ comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

The national tour of ‘Cats’ arrived at the Mullins Center yesterday for one show only. The 1982 show features music by mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber has been won 11 Tony Awards, including best original score...

Theater Guild’s ‘Rent’ amazes

By Matthew M. Robare

March 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

The University of Massachusetts Theater Guild’s production of “Rent” was amazing, apart from the lack of respect for the performers from the audience. By the time the ensemble had finished Act I of “Rent” with a rendition...

“Spring Awakening” succeeds as an eye-opening production

By Alissa Mesibov

March 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

  The University of Massachusetts theater department’s production of “Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission” is a pleasing new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play. The story revolves around a group of adolescents in provincial Germany. In a time when repression reigns, the young teens are unable to receive the necessary guidance from the adults in their lives. They are left to navigate the confusing and terrifying maze of pubert...