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NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E Joanna Wozniak (School of Professional Studies ’16) describes the course of her education as “unconventional.” She left her home of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, when she was 14 to go to the Harid Conservatory in Florida, a professional training school for young dancers. She dropped ou...

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Jeremy Wechsler (Communication ’90) was seeking a script that looked at the current political landscape from an “off-kilter” perspective. But “off-kilter” doesn’t even begin to describe “The Antelope Party,” a colorful and at times eerie journey into an impressionable My Little...

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Audiences might notice something strange when attending the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra’s Mardi Gras-themed concert on Feb. 13: some of the songs will require the performers to play without any sheet music. Jazzers are familiar with doing shorter improvisations, but trumpet player Sam Wol...

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Tackling topics of diversity and race through art is never easy — especially when it comes to children. But in the world of “My Wonderful Birthday Suit!” colorful costumes, cheerful music and fun characters’ names present diversity to children through the scene of a birthday party. W...

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Both Alyssa Giannetti and Michael Gillis grew up with a love for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his best-known musical, “The Phantom of the Opera.” So, it was only appropriate that the two be cast in the national tour of “Love Never Dies,” the stand-alone musical sequel to “The P...