Are you who you once were?

I look back on old videos, pictures, and recordings of myself and really begin to envy my old self. I realize there was a time when I was completely who I wanted to be, and I look back on that girl and I love her, and I want to hug her, and I don’t know…

Storytelling: A story

In my recent marketing class, my professor decided to veer off our book information and get into some real life talk. She pulled up an article on what employers look for when hiring new employees. We read through the list which included all aspects I had expected it to: creativity, high energy, well informed,professionalism ext….

My Romeo and Juliet handcrafted Sword

I started with a large piece of wood that I cut and shaped into a thin strip. That ended up looking something like one of these strips (but much thicker in width): Next I needed to nest a hole toward the end of the strip of wood to put in a hand guard. I turned…

Plastic Creations for the Theatre World

Why use plastic as, (or to create) a theater prop?: durability through multiple shows and possible damage- will not break into pieces and can withstand water damage You can find plastic almost anywhere- recycled bottles, bags, or objects and these will all be recyclable after use example- soda bottles can be cut and painted into a…

Once…

Ok so I’ll be honest… Once the musical may not go down in history as one of the greatest musicals ever written… but this musical opened up my heart as well as my eyes to a unique kind of musical theatre. A show that involved a cast that also served as an orchestra, with live…

DUN-DUN…DUN-DUN…DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN

Some people may not recognize a name, but can they recognize a sound? That is the sound of John Williams’ greatest composed music for internationally famous films. Whether it is the anticipated, “DUN-DUN” heard before a shark attack in the movie Jaws, or the, “doo-doo, doo doo- do doo, doo’s” heard from Harry Potter-John Williams has…

Why does MISERY attract us?

Musically, there are many artists that are known for their depressing, heart throbbing, music. I am sure everyone could name a few… but the two that come to mind to me, are the stupefying Lana Del Rey, and the merciful Adele-two of my favorite artists and two great examples of modern day artists that ONLY have…

The Mikado Revival or the Mikado Revolt?

The production of The Mikado planned to play in December of 2016, proved to be a very sensitive topic to what would have been future audiences. The Mikado a musical originally written by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a show that tells the story of Ninki-Poo the son of Mikado, who has fled his father to escape a…

Independence

  Independence Walking into my first Interdisciplinary class of the semester, I really did not know what to expect. I thought this course would be about the study of Interdisciplinary, and why we should major in this. Thinking about the word Interdisciplinary, not only was I unable to spell it or pronounce it…I didn’t exactly…

My Fair Lady the musical!

Accomplishment My Fair Lady is a musical that hit Broadway in March of 1956 and has continued to impress audiences ever since. The musical is based on George Bernard Shaw‘s, Pygmalion. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures which then comes to life. We can relate this story to,…

Seeking the Truth through Sweeney Todd

Seeking the Truth             Sweeney Todd, a four act dramatic performance adapted from The String of Pearls written by Frederick Hazleton, premiered for the first time in 1962, and has experienced a number of re-runs and reversions dating all the way to 2005. Sweeny Todd is clearly a successful musical performance and if you’ve experienced…

Can you answer the question?

The article “Interdisciplinary Studies and our Practice” written by David D. Olds is an article that shows a great overview of why Interdisciplinary Studies is useful. Whatever involvement of a study you may be working towards, it will consider you answering a question. How can I fix this? or how can we better that? An important idea this…