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Opinion — Review of NMU Theatre and Dances production of Grease

Opinion — Review of NMU Theatre and Dance’s production of “Grease”

Harry Stine April 25, 2023

I went to "Grease" on Saturday, April 22, and even though it was the production’s last showing of the season, it was far from low energy. I had the privilege of sitting in the center of the front...

READY FOR MY CLOSE UP - Despite his preference for dramatic roles, Mitchell notes the character-building elements of comedic acting. He specifically singled out Mike Myers and Adam Sandler as actors who can form and embody a character.

Go Break A Leg: The Impact of Theater on DaShawn Mitchell

Harry Stine March 28, 2023

NMU theater major, DaShawn Mitchell, joked that he’s “probably the worst musical theater major” in reference to the very limited number of musicals he’s actually sat down to watch. Also, unlike...

SPITE AND MALICE - A scene from Salome with King Herod seated at the table. The play has been in rehearsals following winter break, with six performances scheduled in the Black Box Theatre.

Stress, Darkness, Theater: NMU Theatre and Dance performs “Salome”

Harry Stine February 28, 2023

“Well, what are you going to direct?” David Wood recounted his friend Bill Digneit, head of Northern’s Theatre and Dance program, asking him. Wood had been giving Digneit praise for his work...

Actors onstage huddling up

NMU students present “Finding Home”

Harry Stine November 11, 2022

The Black Box theatre at NMU held the world premiere of "Finding Home" last Friday, November 4. "Finding Home" is a production developed by NMU students and explores what it means to live in Marquette,...

Majority of Cast Onstage for the play

NMU Theater: Spelling is easy, being 12 years old is hard

Harry Stine October 18, 2022

"Behind the stage is a very, very challenging process," freshman Quinn Skelly said about the musical theater process. Skelly is a musical theater major who will be performing in The 25th Annual Putnam...

SHOW TIME - Student performers rehearse for NMUs production of The Producers. The show itself wont change for the Theatre for All version of the performance, but will have reduced light and sound stressors and allow patrons to have more movement and noise flexibility.

Theatre for All program creates inclusive theatre experience

Hannah Jenkins, Contributing Writer April 7, 2022

Mel Brooks’ hit Broadway show “The Producers” is coming to NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre.  This comedy musical follows the fictional exploits of theatre producer Max Bialystock and his accountant...

Graphic courtesy by NMU Theatre and Dance

Student help needed for production of ‘The Producers’

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor March 31, 2022
NMU's Theatre and Dance Department is looking for student help with their upcoming show 'The Producers' with behind-the-scenes work.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - NMU students rehearse for the Next to Normal musical on Jan. 31. On opening night, Feb. 3, Great Lakes Recovery hosted a post-performance discussion about mental health.

Upcoming theatre production focuses on mental health

Harry Stine, Contributing writer February 5, 2022

The NMU Theatre and Dance Department held showings of its latest production, the rock musical Next To Normal, from Wednesday to Saturday night with guests from Great Lakes Recovery joining for an after...

Cast members of the Elf the Musical show prepare for opening night which is Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The show will run until Dec. 11 and include a matinee performance specifically for those with audio and visual sensitivity.

Don’t be a cotton headed ninny-muggins, see ‘Elf the Musical’

Olivia Apa, Features Writer December 1, 2021

From costumes to lighting to choreography, NMU Theatre and Dance has been working diligently on all aspects to put on their performance of “Elf the Musical.” The show is a live musical adaptation...

INSPIRED ART - Art student Ilah Wilson created icy turtles inspired by Greg Manchess art in Above the Timberline. The theater department is performing an adaptation of the book that will feature Manchess art in the background.

Artist and author of “Above the Timberline” visits NMU

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 15, 2021

The NMU Department of Theatre and Dance is putting on the stage play adaptation of the novel “Above the Timberline” by Greg Manchess and they invited him to work with the department in producing it.  Manchess...

Graphic courtesy of Tom OConnell

NMU Theatre and Dance holds Elf the Musical auditions

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 14, 2021
Auditions for NMU's Theatre and Dance winter musical, Elf the Musical will be held on Sept. 13 and 14. NMU community members are invited to audition in addition to NMU students.
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