A Big Night of Music

Brought to you by the Ralph Opera Program, The School of Music, Theatre and Dance presents: A Little Night Music By Brooke Poulson, SMTD Publicity Intern A Little Night Music will be a lot more than just a little night of music when it debuts in Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the […]

The 5 Signs You’re a Theatre Major

Article Written By Natalie Hendricks 1. Stage fright is a foreign concept The urge to constantly be on stage, wanting all eyes on you is a familiar feeling. Audiences do not scare you. When being in non-related theatre group projects, you are automatically picked to be the group leader. Presentation skills? No problem. You have […]

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

“…the public could have resisted–but they didn’t.” ~ Walt Jones on The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.   Story by Abbie Blach, UCA Publicity Intern Say tomorrow you wake up, make your morning coffee, and take to Facebook to read the latest posts from your friends, and scrolling through your feed you read the headline, […]

CSU Theatre’s First Annual One-Act Play Festival

By Lauren Scott, Publicity Intern When we think of theatre, images of a big Broadway musical, take Wicked or the latest smash Hamilton, may pop into our heads. Or maybe, we are more into watching one actor onstage with only a chair for a set. No matter what image comes to mind, the common thread […]

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. […]