The ins-and-outs of deconstructing productions after the curtains close

(PHOTO/ Rojan Maharjan) “Mamma Mia!”, which premiered on campus last year, had an intricate set and a large cast, requiring a lot of work both to put the show together and to take it apart.  Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Have you ever watched a theatrical performance and wondered to yourself: what happens to the show when the final curtains fall? Theater revolves around preparation – preparing scripts, casting roles, learning lines and building sets. All of that preparation leads to a finished and polished performance, and eventually an organized take…

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Building character: How actors get into their roles

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer When the characters have taken their bow and the curtains close, actors remove their masks and go back to their normal lives as students. This transition from an individual to an actor all starts with an open auditioning process that happens at the beginning of the year from which students are called back appropriately for whatever roles the directors feel they will best fit. Based on their performance on subsequent specific auditions, individuals are given their roles for characters in a production. “In theater we talk…

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Behind the scenes of Troy’s newest show ‘Mamma Mia!’

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Biwaksha Shrestha Staff Writer With the approach of Troy’s newest musical theater production, “Mam­ma Mia!,” looming just over the horizon, it’s important not only to recognize the work that goes on onstage, but behind the scenes as well.  To an audience member, watching a production means you see only what has been carefully prepared and performed in front of you. What you may not realize is there have been weeks of editing and revising to get everything ready for the performance. ACTING The actors and actresses…

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