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New play brings high drama to Pit and Balcony

New play brings high drama to Pit and Balcony

By Josephine Norris, Photo Editor. Slam! Crash! Shriek! To say the least, it’s not quiet at Pit and Balcony’s production of “Noises Off,” the comedy farce by Michael Frayn and directed by Todd Thomas. Actors run through doors, often slamming them loudly behind them and run through a dizzying sequence of movement in and out of the seven fully functioning […]

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“God of Carnage,” or “Parents Aren’t As Grown Up As We Think”

“God of Carnage,” or “Parents Aren’t As Grown Up As We Think”

*insert eye roll and sigh combination.* As college students, we are finally escaping the sometimes oppressive and involved rule of parents that we experienced as a child. Do you remember your parents ever inserting themselves into your social life? Like, when you threw sand into little Johnny Bingham’s eye at the neighborhood playground, and your parent interevened and helped the […]

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“The Dixie Swim Club” brings friendship and swimming to Bay City

“The Dixie Swim Club” brings friendship and swimming to Bay City

By Josephine Norris, Photo Editor. “The Dixie Swim Club” is a story about swimming through the rough waters of life with friends that help you stay afloat. The show serves as the Player’s 98th season opener, continuing their legacy as Michigan’s oldest continuously operating theater. A soundtrack of friendship, including songs such as “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen and […]

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Pit and Balcony brings the ‘60s back to Saginaw

Pit and Balcony brings the ‘60s back to Saginaw

By Josephine Norris, Photo Editor. The hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” kicked off Pit and Balcony’s 84th season. Under the direction of Tommy Wedge, this is a larger than life musical has been dazzling and inspiring audience members to dance right out of their seats since it opened on the Great White Way in 2002. With music and lyrics by the […]

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REVIEW: Finding a life that is “Next to Normal” at Pit and Balcony

REVIEW: Finding a life that is “Next to Normal” at Pit and Balcony

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Photo Editor. Diana Goodman seems to be an ordinary woman. Between raising teenagers without killing them and keeping her husband happy, Diana’s struggles seem the same as any middle age wife and mother. She wants to “make it through another day,” to borrow lines from the opening number. In reality, Diana is struggling with more than caring […]

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The hills are alive with “the Sound of Music” at Bay City Players

The hills are alive with “the Sound of Music” at Bay City Players

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Photo Editor. Mid-Michigan may not be home to very many hills, but the hills we do have in the Bay City area are coming to life with the sound of music at the Bay City Player’s production of Roger and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”. Set in the late 1930’s in the mountains of Austria,this musical follows […]

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“Godspell” at Westminster Presbyterian leaves audiences feeling “#blessed”

“Godspell” at Westminster Presbyterian leaves audiences feeling “#blessed”

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Photo Editor. When was the last time you went to see a musical and the venue had beautiful stain glass windows and you could see the pipes of an organ upstage? For most people, it doesn’t happen very often, but Westminster Presbyterian Church is working to provide its audience with this experience through the production of “Godspell” […]

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Pit and Balcony brings “Blithe Spirit” back to life

Pit and Balcony brings “Blithe Spirit” back to life

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Staff Reporter. What would you do if your ex were to reappear in your life and would not leave you alone? That is the reality for Charles Condomine- except his ex has been dead for 7 years. Her reappearance interrupts the quiet, idyllic life he and his wife lead in a quiet English village. Pit and Balcony’s […]

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Midland Center for the Arts puts on a “perfectly marvelous” production of “Cabaret”

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Staff Reporter. “There was a cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world, and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.” At the dawn of the 1930s, the city of Berlin, Germany is […]

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Gather around the table at Bay City Player’s “You Can’t Take It With You”

Gather around the table at Bay City Player’s “You Can’t Take It With You”

By JOSEPHINE NORRIS, Staff Reporter. The Bay City Players’ production of “You Can’t Take It With You” invites audience members to gather around the table and share in the exploding fun and amusements of this play. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Susan Ross, “You Can’t Take It With You” is the story of the […]

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