Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

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    Erie Playhouse celebrates 100 years

    Sep 14, 16 • 907 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by LAUREN SOVISKY staff writer This year the Erie Playhouse is celebrating 100 years of operation, making it one of the nation’s oldest community theaters. With a century under its belt, the Erie Playhouse has prepared a lineup of classic and well-known...

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    Erie Playhouse celebrates Sondheim

    Apr 6, 16 • 1077 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by “Into the Woods,” “West Side Story,” “Gypsy” and “Sweeney Todd” are musicals that have much more in common that many would suspect. Besides all being on Broadway, these productions were all scored by the same man, who produced so much more...

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    Curtains close on Barrett’s time at Gannon

    Apr 29, 15 • 3058 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by “Grand Dame.” That’s what AJ Miceli, Director of the School of Communication and the Arts, calls theatre instructor Paula Barrett. Barrett took her first step in the Schuster Theatre as a spritely dancer in “The Pajama Game” when she was no more...

  • Acting skills become useful in classroom

    Mar 25, 15 • 1185 Views • NewsNo Comments

    by Anxiety is something that is very difficult for college students. We all have to deal with tests, jobs, tuition and even anxiety about getting that internship we applied for. So it is no surprise that the average American citizen today has the same anxiety...

  • ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ brings back memories

    Mar 18, 15 • 1351 Views • NewsNo Comments

    by Over the weekend I went to see “To Kill a Mockingbird” with my friend Chris. We only went because our Drama class requires us to see two plays and write reviews on them. Neither of us are “play goers,” so I found this a really good experience. I...


    Dramashop performs play ‘Third’

    Feb 25, 15 • 1779 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by In Dramashop’s upcoming production of “Third,” Gannon University’s theatre program shows its impact on the Erie community. Paula Barrett, a theatre instructor at Gannon, plays Laurie Jameson, a professor at a small liberal arts college in New...

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    Fringe continues with ‘Sketch Comedy’

    Feb 18, 15 • 1835 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Even though I try to stay composed in public, I love comedy. It’s refreshing. Watching others act silly has always been a secret hobby of mine. Watching my friends and fellow thespians rehearse for the new Fringe Fest 2015 show titled “The Sketch...

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    ‘The Addams Family’ haunts Erie Playhouse

    Feb 18, 15 • 1824 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by While this weather may have you feeling dark and gloomy, the newest production at The Erie Playhouse can bring a little laughter out of this disposition. While this new musical may be altogether “ooky,” “The Addams Family” leaves audiences...

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    Dramashop welcomes original play

    Jan 28, 15 • 1627 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by This year, the Erie Fringe Festival enters its fifth year. With eight productions on campus and six more associate productions, the cool February air is crisp with the arts. Dramashop – a local theater company founded by Gannon alumnus Zach Flock in 2011...

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    ‘Seascape’ paints unusual picture

    Jan 28, 15 • 1793 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Edward Albee is one of the greatest living American playwrights, but you probably haven’t heard that name before. Much like better known playwrights — Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard and Thornton Wilder — Albee has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes as a...