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 Read More

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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 Read More

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Student review: ‘Eurydice’ tells the story of love and the hellish fate of those who lose it

(CONTRIBUTED/ Quinton Cockrell) Madeline Hill, a sophomore theater major from Alabaster, Alabama, performed as the titular Eurydice during the play’s run last weekend.  Pradyot Sharma Editor-in-Chief The Troy Department of Theater and Dance presented an adaptation of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” a modern retelling of the myth of the musician Orpheus and Eurydice, this past weekend. The Read More

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Greek tragedy kicks off year of theater and dance performances

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy’s Department of Theatre and Dance is in full swing as they prepare for this semester’s productions.  The department held its fall auditions during the first week of classes, during which students who auditioned for the productions had to bring a prepared a monologue or a monologue and song.  Madeline Hill, a Read More

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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 Read More

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