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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Miracle Theatre takes on timeless musical ‘West Side Story’

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“West Side Story,” Bernstein and Sondheim’s iconic 1957 adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” is an American classic. The feuding gangs, the songs and...

Spontaneous dramas developed during 24 Hour Play Festival

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All bets were off as students performed in UM’s annual 24 Hour Plays Festival on Saturday in the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. During the...

‘Saturday Night’ boasts wit, good energy, great score

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Broadway spectacles are typically hit-or-miss, and Sondheim’s productions are no exception. This is especially the case with "Saturday Night," one of Sondheim’s more obscure plays...

Creative ideas taken to limit in 24 Hour Play Festival

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Putting on a play is a drawn-out, complicated process. First, a producer must choose the show and fund it. Then, the director has to...

Interactive theatre production ‘Changing Conversations’ addresses sexual assault issues

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Under the direction of Department of Theatre Arts Professor cfrancis blackchild (Carlia Francis), a group of University of Miami students in the Theatre in Action...

‘Saturday Night’ play still relevant to modern audiences

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Starting on Wednesday, the Department of Theatre Arts will show the acclaimed musical "Saturday Night" at the University of Miami’s Ring Theatre. Being the third play of...

Alumna Rachel Dean composes ‘The Ballad of Janis Matthews,’ Area Stage...

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When most people imagine new musicals, they picture Broadway marquees and astronomical ticket prices. However, UM students now have an opportunity to catch an exciting new...

‘See What I Wanna See’ plays in Hecht Studio Theater

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Most UM students have heard of the shows at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, the Frost School and CaneStage Company (formerly QuantUM Entertainment). But...

‘I’ll Eat You Last’ fails to meet expectations

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Everyone loves juicy secrets, especially when the rich and famous are involved. There’s a reason that tabloids are practically a national guilty pleasure. Hollywood’s...

‘Golden-age classic’ ‘Oklahoma’ comes to campus

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The waving wheat and wind-swept plains have settled the territory of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre in its latest production of “Oklahoma.” The show...

Ring Theatre to showcase classic ‘Oklahoma!’

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For its final show of the semester, the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is producing “Oklahoma!” The show is set in the Oklahoma territory in...

Magician, actor writes enchanting homage in ‘The Magnificents’

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As the great Houdini, actor and magician Dennis Watkins performed death-defying magic tricks, including the infamous Water Torture Cell escape. Now, as the kindly...