Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New adaptation ‘springs’ into action at the Curtain Theater

By Alissa Mesibov

February 24, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The University of Massachusetts Theater Department’s first play of the semester, “Spring Awakening,” opens tonight at the Curtain Theater. “Spring Awakening” tells the story of young teenagers in 1890s Germany. They...

‘Vagina Monologues’ performed at Bowker

By Elyse Horowitz

February 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

They meet every Sunday as an entire group, with a supplemental smaller meeting during the week, to discuss one thing: their vaginas. The cast of the "Vagina Monologues," coming to Bowker Auditorium Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p....

“From Good Times to Girlfriends” Goofs

By Garth Brody

February 22, 2010

Filed under Television, Theatre

Black Student Union members and non-members alike performed a series of sitcom scenes Saturday night as part of a retrospective – “From Good Times to Girlfriends and The Rebirth of the ‘90s” – to commemorate Black History Month. The choice of showcasing prominen...

‘Hairspray’ national tour dances into Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

February 21, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The national touring production of “Hairspray” makes a stop at the Mullins Center tonight, as part of the University of Massachusetts’ “Broadway in Amherst” series. The plot, which unfolds in 1962, centers on Baltimore...

Cirque Dreams Illumination: a performance of urban fantasy

By Lindsay Orlov

February 9, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre

A visually stunning hybrid between a Broadway musical and a traditional circus show, Cirque Dreams Illumination came to the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center stage for a two-hour performance on Sunday night, leaving...

The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

By Brendan Murphy

February 8, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies, Theatre, Words

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m. The “golpe de estado,”...

In your Cirque Dreams

By Lindsay Orlov

February 4, 2010

Filed under Theatre

Picture this: contortionists dressed in casual street clothes and moving to a hip-hop beat; acrobats painted as traffic signs; a soundtrack of jazz, pop and rock. An evolutionary departure from the traditional three-ring circus,...

Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

By Andrew Cogan

February 1, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance. Formed in 1980, the group performed...

Demon barber to possess crowds at the FAC

By Alissa Mesibov

November 18, 2009

Filed under Theatre

The UMass Theater Guild’s production of Sweeney Todd opens tonight. The musical features a cast and artistic team composed almost entirely of UMass students. The plot surrounds the story of Benjamin Barker, a barber who returns to Lon...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Slideshows, Theatre, Web-Exclusive

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....