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Expecting what’s unexpected: Reviewing ‘Tailspin’ and ‘Festival of Devised Works’

Zach Barr, Columnist

April 16, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

Usually, when reviewing a show, the audience has some semblance of what to expect — whether it's a drama, a comedy, a musical or something in between. But sometimes, shows give the audience no hints as to what they should expect,...

Spring Quarter brings not-to-miss theater performances

Zach Barr, Columnist

April 9, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

It’s strange how things work out, isn’t it? The Current finally gets a writer to talk about the theater events on campus, and in the first week of publication I have nothing to write about. Other than a few special events,...

Q&A: Lindsay Amer, director of The Transition of Doodle Pequeno

Laken Howard, Reporter

February 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, The Current, Theater

"The Transition of Doodle Pequeno" is a show that brings a trilingual goat, a pumpkin-wielding troll and a dress-wearing boy named Reno all to one stage. Despite its comedy and playfulness, the show also examines serious issues...

Q&A: Rachel Marchant and Brandon Johnston, Dolphin Show executive producers

Sarah Rense, Reporter

January 22, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, The Current, Theater

It’s been 11 months in the making for Communication seniors Rachel Marchant and Brandon Johnston, the executive producers of this year’s Dolphin Show. Eleven months of designing, marketing and “greening” in preparation...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ transports viewers into Austen’s world

Austin Busch and Becca Ehlers

November 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

As much as we love the quirky array of productions Northwestern has to offer, sometimes only a classic will do. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” directed by Jessica Thebus, explores class conflict, the dangers of...

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 10

Devan Coggan, Copy Chief

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, Theater, TV

Miley Cyrus apparently smokes joint onstage at EMAs Miley Cyrus brought her love for awards show drama to the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, twerking onstage with a female dwarf performer and, after accepting the award ...

‘Marat/Sade’ draws audiences in with thought-provoking production

Becca Ehlers, Columnist

November 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

If you’re looking for a happy show, WAVE’s “Marat/Sade” (directed by Fergus Inder) is not for you. If you’re looking for an intense, interactive, thought-provoking experience, get down to McCormick Auditorium while you...

From Sketchbook to Stage: A stitch of advice from NU’s finest costumers

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

October 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Personality Profiles, Profiles, Quotes, The Current, Theater

Turning one man into three women is tricky math, but Melanie Vitaterna greets the challenge needle in hand. The Communication junior is currently costume designing for “The 39 Steps,” an Arts Alliance production in which...