Art Imitates Life

The storyline seems simple enough: Tony and Theresa are set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Naturally, complete awkwardness ensues over a casual beer as the two exchange college stories. Not pinning her hopes on their meeting, Theresa is much less interested in Tony, but after he persists, she agrees to a […]

A Surreal Short

Whirling through art history by sliding down bright blue flowers in a Henri Rousseau landscape and gliding through Salvador Dali’s masterpieces may seem like an unfathomable journey. But to filmmaker Josh Kapusinski, it’s an odyssey that began in mid-Michigan, traveled “across the pond” and has come full circle to this year’s East Lansing Film Festival. […]

Feel Like a Kid Again

In Disney’s new touring production On the Record you’ll find, literally, “anything your heart desires will come to you.” From the Aristrocats and Ariel to Baloo and Buzz Lightyear, the show captures 64 songs from the past 75 years in a wonderfully mixed montage. Even if some of the songs are not familiar, the show […]

Absolutely No Talking, Slurping or Jeans

World-renowned author, playwright and eccentric, Oscar Wilde, once said, “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it means to be a human being.” [curtain] Quite simply, I concur. I truly believe live stage performances […]

Side by Side

Among the most talented and well-known writers in musical theater is the legendary Steven Sondheim. His music and lyrics have helped shape contemporary American culture and even the late Jonathon Larson of “Rent” fame invokes Sondheim’s name in his works as a veritable theatre god. Now, the works of Sondheim are available to mid-Michigan theatre […]

How To Be…an MSU Student Through the Years

For most of today’s MSU students, life isn’t centered around livestock tending or preparing for next week’s sock hop. Daily schedules have come to include answering questions via remote control in lecture courses and constantly checking e-mail and Angel accounts just to make sure you’re up to date. Of course campus life wasn’t always this […]

A Preview of the Blues

As dozens of dedicated students shuffled out of the frigid winter air and into the Wharton Center on the evening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the cast and crew of “Blues for Mr. Charlie” were warming up for a very important preview of the Theatre Department’s latest production. According to co-chairs Paulette Granberry […]

A Carol Invasion

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…” True. The streets twinkle with gold and green, and the familiar December chill is here to stay. The sounds, decorations and general holiday cheer of December began long before the “un-official” start of the season (the day after Thanksgiving) with dancing Santas and Christmas […]

Don’t Be a Scrooge

Looking for a little Holiday spirit before finals? A nice holiday date, perhaps? Break out of the fluorescent glow of the library lights and soak up a little culture before heading home on break. The Lansing-area has many fun, festive and affordable shows to put college students in the merry mood this December. “A Christmas […]

Get on the Carousel

Six horses, complete with saddles, come alive to one of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrical compositions, as the costumed dancers shake their manes, dig their hooves and prance through each unfolding eight-count in their interpretation of the beautiful carnival animals coming alive in the musical “Carousel.” [nose]A co-production of the MSU Departments of Opera […]