The Story Behind the Curtain

7:30 p.m. Shows on Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 13 By Lauren Scott, Publicity Intern The set is put together, the lights are warmed up, the actors are in their dressing rooms preparing for the show, and props are being set by crew members. The audience walks in, […]


November 2016 Class Notes

MacKenzie Mulligan, 2014, B.A. Theatre, is currently working full-time at the historical Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. where she serves as the Stage 2 electrician, and one of two lighting designers for the Barter Players. In her time at Barter, MacKenzie has worked with the electrics team to bring about some incredible shows including the […]


Election Watch: Vote Ubu Roi

Vote Ubu Roi By Lauren Scott If you did not know by this point, we are in the midst of a major election season – a season fueled by high emotions, finger pointing, and name calling. As election day draws closer, we are more overwhelmed by the candidates’ intensity and find ourselves in an internal […]


Retired CSU Theatre staff member, Shela Jennings, passes

Shela Jennings as Vera in OpenStage Theatre’s 2008 production of “The Oldest Profession,” by Paula Vogel. (Photo: Courtesy of Joe Hovorka) Click here for a lovely story about Shela from the Coloradoan. Colleagues and Friends, As many of you fondly remember, as an administrative professional, SHELA JENNINGS was the glue that held the CSU theatre program […]


2016 Kids Do It All in Todos Santos, Mexico

For the third consecutive summer, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University has taken the Kids Do It All camp to the CSU Todos Santos Center, hosting dozens of children from Mexico and the United States. The non-profit international center for research, teaching, and outreach facilitates the bilingual theatre, dance, and music […]


Eighth Annual Rock Band Project Takes the Stage

Written by Lauren Scott, UCA Marketing Intern Finals week… most students cringe when they hear these two words. All it means to most is a week spent in the library, head-phones on, coffee in hand, and face buried deep in books and computers. The words “fun,” “creative.”, and “exhilarating” aren’t used to describe this experience. […]


Collegian Newspaper Review – ‘Reefer Madness: the Musical’ brings life-like intensity to the stage

Written by Chapman W. Croskell, CSU Collegian With the topic of marijuana legalization such a massive one here at CSU, the newest production from the theater department is a comedic throwback to the early fears surrounding the substance. “Reefer Madness: the Musical,” which opened appropriately on 4/20 at the University Center for the Arts, is […]


A Week at KCACTF

A Blog by Lauren Scott, UCA Marketing Intern Stella Adler once said, “When you stand on stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.” This is what has always drawn me to theatre; the stage has become […]


Reefer Madness, The Musical: cult classic film redone by CSU Theatre as a satirical commentary

Enthusiasm is high over the 4/20 opening of CSU Theatre’s production of the cult classic, Reefer Madness, The Musical, by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. Inspired by the original 1936 propaganda film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, […]


Annual Freshman Theatre Project

By Samantha Bufmack, UCA Marketing Intern The Annual Freshman Theatre Project is back and the performance is sure to make headlines. The first commissioned play that meets the criteria of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium’s New Play Initiative, Good Kids, written by Naomi Iizuka, is coming to Colorado State University. This play will get the […]