Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Sarah Erlewine

  
This week's Student in the Spotlight is... 
Sarah Erlewine!
      Sarah Erlewine is an MA Candidate in Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young! She has been seen in the Theatre for the Young touring show Taking Off! She is also a member of the Educational Theatre Collaborative! Sarah has always wanted to work on the musical Company, "It just resonates with me, I like that it is small and intimate, which a lot of musicals aren't; and the music is just great!
         Her favorite memory of EMU Theatre is, "The first time I saw someone wearing one of the Dr. Faustus t-shirts I designed."
    Sarah is also our current Student Graphic Designer for the department, "To walk down the halls and see my work everywhere is kind of thrilling." She is the one who designs all of the graphics, brochures, and posters that we send out to you! When asked what she liked most about her job she said, "To see people enjoying my work is definitely one of my favorite parts." If you are interested in seeing more of her work, or to inquire about her graphic design services visit her portfolio here!
      
    Sarah will be graduating this April following the winter semester! After graduation shewould like to keep designing preferably for a Theatre for Young Audiences company, or one that has a TYA department. "I consider what I do in marketing as advocacy for theatre," she happily said.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Stephen Lambert

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
      Stephen Lambert!
      Stephen Lambert is a senior at EMU majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Musical Theatre! Hhe has been seen in The Merchant of Venice, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, Fiddler on the Roof, Frankenstein in Love, Doctor Faustus, and The Velveteen Rabbit! His favorite show that she has worked on here is Doctor Faustus! He will also be directing a lab show for the winter 2015 semester!
         Stephen has also always wanted to work on Phantom of the Opera, "I love the music as well as the plot."
         His favorite memory of EMU Theatre is, "Hanging lights in Sponberg, and praying I never dropped a light." 
         After graduation he plans on doing an apprenticeship at a local theatre and then heading to Chicago to start working in the area, "I don't care if it's in lighting, acting, directing, working backstage, or in a theatre office."




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Brittney Gillespie

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
      Brittney Gillespie!
      Brittney Gillespie is a sophomore at EMU majoring in Entertainment Design & Technology and minoring in Communication! She has been involved in Fiddler on the Roof (Assistant Stage Manager), Dead Gallery: Elysium Asylum, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Assistant Stage Manager), The Shape of Things (Props Crew), the 2014 One Act Festival (Stage Managing), numerous graduate thesis projects (Stage Managing), Who What Where When Why (Stage Manager), Dr. Faustus (Stage Manager), Dead Gallery: The Macabre Menagerie, Tintypes, and she is designing props for our upcoming production of The Birthday Party! Her favorite show that she has worked on here is Fiddler on the Roof! She also received an award from the American College Theater Festival for work as Stage Manager of Dr. Faustus!
         Brittney has also always wanted to work on Noises Off. "I just love the set and how rotating it is part of the show. I think that is so cool!"
         Her favorite memory of EMU Theatre was, "Being an assistant stage manager for Fiddler and interacting with everyone in the dressing rooms. It was my first time getting to know everyone. It's basically how I made all of my friends during Fiddler.
         After graduation she plans on going to graduate school for stage management at Boston University.

Take a trip back in time with TINTYPES!!!

"...the Statue of Liberty emerging from the mist. Ah, there she was, the symbol of hope, freedom, of opportunity." –Emma, Act I

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!  

A whirlwind musical revue of over 50 songs is coming your way!!! Explore one of the most exciting periods of American history told through the eyes of a Russian immigrant named Charlie and his interwoven experiences with Theodore Roosevelt, Anna Held, Emma Goldman and Bert Williams!





Take a trip back in time with,  Tintypes, opening this Friday, November 21th 2014! This show also runs the weekend of December 4th through December 7th!!

Conceived by Mary Kyte
with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle
Musical vocal arrangements by Mel Marvin
Orchestration vocal arrangements by John McKinney
Directed by: Wallace Bridges
Musical Direction: Howard Cass 

We sat down with two of the performers in Tintypes, Sydney Woll and Nick Beezy! Find out what you can expect out of the show and get an exclusive first look at their musical talents!!! 

Performances Are:
November 21 and 22 at 7PM,
November 23 at 2PM
and December 4, 5, and 6 at 7PM,
December 7 at 2PM

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Brendan Kelly

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
      Brendan Kelly!

      Brendan Kelly is a sophomore at EMU majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Musical Theatre! He has been involved in Fiddler on the Roof, Irrational, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dr. Faustus, Encore, and he can be seen playing numerous roles in Tintypes! His favorite show that he has worked on here is To Kill A Mockingbird!
         Brendan has also always wanted to work on the show, Into the Woods. 
         His favorite memory of EMU Theatre is, "The rehearsal in Mockingbird when everyone ended up crying." 
         After graduation he plans on going to either Chicago or New York to pursue acting.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Christine Franzen

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Christine Franzen!


         Christine Franzen is a junior at EMU majoring in Simulation, Animation, and Gaming and minoring in Electronic Media and Film Studies! She has been involved in To Kill A Mockingbird, The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria, and she is currently working on scenic crew for our upcoming production of Tintypes! Her favorite show that she has worked on here is To Kill A Mockingbird!
         Christine has also always wanted to work on the show, Wit, "I absolutely love that script."

         Christine's favorite memory with EMU Theatre is, "Finding out I got casted for the first time in Mockingbird! I was beyond excited because it was my first show in college. I called my mother immediately!
         After graduation she plans on interning or working at a production studio. Later, she would like to transition into special effects or character development in the entertainment industry and being Wes Anderson's new BFF and animator, naturally. Owning a corgi is also a non-negotiable part of her future plans. 


   

Friday, October 31, 2014

Come spend an afternoon with some ELVES!

"Sara Kate? Are you an Elf?" –Hillary, Act II

Remember a time when you believed in things like elves and magic? Remember a time when friendship seemed like a bond that lasted forever? Come relive some of the magic that can only be created in the mind of a child at Afternoon of the Elves!



Come spend an afternoon with the family at,  Afternoon of the Elves, opening this Friday, November 7th 2014 and running ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Written by: Y York
From the Newberry Honor Book by Janet Taylor Lisle
Directed by: Mark Isler 
 
We sat down with two of the performers in Afternoon of the Elves, Lauren Zamiska and Gabrielle Morris! Check out what they had to say about the show and some of the fun things they did as kids!

Performances Are:
ONE WEEKEND ONLY
November 7th and 8th at 7PM 
and November 9th at 2PM
All tickets $7