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Northwestern alumni to put on charity showing of ‘Rent’ for launch of nonprofit startup

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

September 29, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Student Entertainment, Theater

A nonprofit startup spearheaded by Northwestern graduates is launching its inaugural production this quarter with a charity showing of “Rent.” Artists Giving Back, which aims to use art as a channel for philanthropy, was...

Dolphin Show to present ‘Gypsy’ in 2016

Emily Chin, Reporter

May 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Theater

The 74th annual Dolphin Show will present the musical “Gypsy” in January 2016, the Dolphin Show team announced Thursday. “Gypsy,” by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, depicts the life of a famous striptease...

Spectrum Theatre introduces project incorporating diverse campus voices

Matthew Choi, Reporter

April 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, Theater

Spectrum Theatre Company’s newest production aims to tell the stories of the broader Northwestern community to open dialogue about difficult topics. "We're not here to take a side or push down your throat some dogma,” said...

Playwright Sam Hunter shares childhood stories, career advice

Matthew Choi, Reporter

April 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Theater

Award-winning playwright Sam Hunter often felt at odds during his childhood, he told a Northwestern audience Friday. Growing up in a small town in Idaho and attending a fundamentalist Christian school, Hunter said he did not...

‘The Laramie Project’ brings LGBT community discussion to Northwestern

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication Prof. Rives Collins said he was looking for a good story to tell when he decided to direct "The Laramie Project." The play opens Friday as part of the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing Arts mainstage...

Dolphin Show announces ‘Titanic’ as 2015 musical

Annie Bruce, Assistant Summer Editor

June 20, 2014

Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Theater

The Dolphin Show team announced earlier this month it will be producing "Titanic" as its 2015 musical. The Dolphin Show is the nation's largest student-produced musical. "Titanic" marks the team's 73rd annual production and...