Summer Circle Theatre Announces Its 57th Season

Summer Circle Theatre returns this June for its 57th season and will take you on a journey across the United States (with a detour to Neverland). So, pack your bags and explore the entire country without leaving East Lansing. This year's Summer Circle Theatre schedule includes: See Rock City & Other DestinationsJune 7-10 at 8 p.m.(Ages 11 and up) Book by…

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Critically Acclaimed Film Challenges Women Stereotypes

As part of her dissertation, Anne von Petersdorff, a fourth year doctoral student studying German Studies and Digital Humanities, spent two and a half months traveling with a friend from Egypt to Germany only allowing themselves to walk, sail, or take modes of transportation with wheels – no flights. From this experience, she produced a documentary that has already been…

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Theatre 2 Film Play Opens Feb. 17

Come see this year’s Theatre 2 Film project, Stay With Me, performed on stage at MSU’s Fairchild Theatre before it is turned into a feature film. Stay With Me is an exploration of Midwestern farm life told through the lens of the Wallace family. It is an examination of the disintegration of the American dream, traditions, heritage, and a vanishing way of life. …

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Creating Theatre Magic Through Digital Media

Professor Alison Dobbins works on cueing software for digital media on the set of The Tempest. Step inside the Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts Pasant Theatre on a Thursday afternoon and you might be surprised by the way in which MSU students are preparing for a production of Shakespeare’s 450-year-old play, The Tempest. There are no actors, no candlelit stage,…

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Haunted Auditorium Entertains While It Educates

The Boogeyman, Slenderman, Mary Mayo and more are visiting Michigan State University’s campus in time for Halloween as MSU’s Department of Theatre presents its 8th annual Haunted Auditorium October 28-31. The public is invited to this urban legends-themed haunted house that will transform four of the Auditorium’s five floors with each room designed by a different upperclassman, while underclassmen serve as…

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Gaining Experience While Working with Broadway Professionals

For the past three years, senior Theatre major Hannah Martin has gained valuable experience working alongside Broadway professionals as part of ĭmáGen, an educational collaboration between MSU’s Department of Theatre and the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center. Each year, ĭmáGen brings together, on the same stage, MSU musical theatre and dance students, Broadway…

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Join the Beat to Celebrate East Asian

Traditional Performance Arts at MSU Join the Beat, the MSU Asian Studies Center’s most ambitious cultural program to date, will celebrate East Asian traditional performance arts in a synergistic way October 25-27. Three groups of traditional performance artists – representing China, Japan and Korea – will each present a main stage performance at Snyder-Phillips Hall theatre over this three-day period,…

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Theatre Production: Temple

MSU Department of Theatre students have the opportunity of learning from and working with top Broadway performers and an internationally acclaimed director as part of the ĭmáGen 2016 production. A unique educational collaboration between the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU’s Department of Theatre, ĭmáGen annually brings together, on the same stage,…

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Instructor’s Song Performed by Japanese Students

Miyuki Kamiya, an Instructor in MSU's Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, recently worked with her former student, Tiara Harris, to compose a song for MSU's Japanese Language program. The JPN 102 and 202 students, whom Kamiya taught during spring 2016, then performed the song while Kamiya played keyboards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8prO6C3HWZU&feature=emb_title “I had wanted to do something with my students…

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‘Hmong Memory at the Crossroads’ Film Premiere

The College of Arts & Letters Department of Romance and Classical Studies will premiere the documentary film Hmong Memory at the Crossroads at 4:00 pm, Monday, February 15, 2016 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. Admission is FREE and open to the public. A discussion and reception will follow. https://vimeo.com/138744767 Film Synopsis…

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