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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Alanna Elling

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Alanna Elling!

         Alanna Elling is a senior at EMU majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Drama Theatre for the Young! She has been involved in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Bobrauschenberg America, Dr. Faustus, and she is performing in our upcoming production of Tintypes! Her favorite show that she has worked on here is Bobrauschenberg America!
         Alanna's favorite memory with EMU Theatre is, "Being told I could be the Student in the Spotlight!" After graduation she plans on auditioning for grad school, acting professionally, and down the road teaching.
   

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Michael Cunningham

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Michael Cunningham!
         Michael Cunningham is a junior social work and theatre arts major with a minor in musical theatre! Michael stage managed one of the Student-Directed One Act shows last year and worked on Dr. Faustus as an assistant stage manager! He worked on construction crew for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and was seen as Avrum in Fiddler on the Roof, the cat in HONK!, and Mr. Beaver/Dwarf in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. HONK! is his favorite show that she has worked on at EMU. Michael will be spending the upcoming semester in Florida working at the Disney College Program!
       "Starting off my first show here at EMU a complete stranger and gaining a family," is Michael's favorite memory of EMU Theatre! After graduation he plans to attend graduate school and work as an arts therapist for terminally ill patients at the Make A Wish Foundation!
   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Student In The Spotlight: Nick Beezy

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Nick Beezy!


       Nick Beezy is a senior communications major with a musical theatre minor! He has worked on HONK!, and Chicago at EMU! Chicago is his favorite show that he has done here. He can also be seen playing vaudeville legend Bert Williams in our upcoming production of Tintypes!
       When asked what his favorite memory of EMU Theatre was he said, "Meeting the Fab Five!" After graduation he plans to leave Michigan and go to either the west coast or New York City. He hopes to continue singing and pursuing theatre, and maybe even get into radio!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Amanda Brewer


This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Amanda Brewer!

    Amanda Brewer is a senior comprehensive communication, electronic media, and theatre arts major with an emphasis in theatre! She has worked on Merchant of Venice, White as Snow Red as Blood: The Story of Snow White, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and To Kill A Mockingbird! Snow White is her favorite show that she has worked on at EMU. She is also the assistant director for our production of Tintypes!
       "Meeting and becoming friends with such great people in the department," is Amanda's favorite memory of EMU Theatre! After graduation she plans on moving to New York City or Los Angeles to continue studying and pursuing film and television and of course theatre!
   

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's Magical Marvel!

"I think hell's a fable." –Faustus, "Ay, think so still, till experience change thy mind." –Mephistopheles, Act II

Fall is upon us! We all know what that means: leaves changing, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, and of course HALLOWEEN! What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with a show that is sure to frighten even the bravest of audience members!



Prepare yourself for the tragical morality tale of DR. FAUSTUS, opening this Friday, October 10, 2014.

Written by: Christopher Marlowe
Directed by: Lee Stille



Performances Are:
October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7pm
October 12 & 19 at 2pm


Friday, October 3, 2014

Student In The Spotlight: Matthew Webb

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Matthew Webb!

     Matthew Webb is a freshman at EMU majoring in Secondary Education English Language. He is currently playing John Faustus in Dr. Faustus. Matthew will also be performing in our production of Tintypes running from November to December!
       His favorite memory of EMU Theatre so far is, "When I was doing the read of Faustus and I said Homo Fudge instead of Homo Fuge." After graduation he hopes to go to a conservatory and get an MFA in Theatre!