Tags:  Theater

Tue Oct 11, 2016
Witch, warriors band together in 'Oz' production

The Wicked Witch, played by SUNY Oswego junior theater major Alex Matsu (center), holds her Winkie soldiers and their chief, Niko (Evan Ribaudo, front), in thrall in the college theater and music departments’ adaption of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Thu Oct 06, 2016
College musical reimagines 'Oz' characters

Scarecrow as a nervous train hopper, Tin Man as a military veteran with two prosthetic limbs, Cowardly Lion as a bully in a fur vest—those evolved characters and more await audiences in SUNY Oswego’s musical adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz,” previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and opening at the same time the next night in Tyler Hall’s renovated and modernized Waterman Theatre.

Wed Oct 05, 2016
Transformed Tyler Hall to take public bow in gala 'Take Two' week

The curtain rises Thursday, Oct. 27, for “Tyler Hall Take Two Debut,” SUNY Oswego’s festive week of marquee events and open houses welcoming the community, alumni and all of campus to the college’s renovated home for the fine and performing arts, as well as highlighting all that the School of Communication, Media and the Arts has to offer.

Fri Sep 30, 2016
'Wizard of Oz' theme to evoke college experience, Tyler Hall homecoming

To celebrate the grand reopening of renovated Tyler Hall and Waterman Theatre, the SUNY Oswego theater and music departments will stage a contemporary twist on the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz,” swapping out the yellow brick road for train tracks.

Thu Sep 08, 2016
'Wizard of Oz' dancers to provide preview Sept. 22 at farmers' market

SUNY Oswego’s theater department will “take it to the streets,” performing a dance from the college’s fall adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the moveable stage at Oswego Farmers’ Market on West First Street.

Thu May 12, 2016
College to open Aug. 23 'Oz' auditions for Munchkins, dancers

SUNY Oswego’s theater department invites community children and adults to audition Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Hewitt Union’s lab theater for roles as Munchkins and dancers in the fall production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Mon Apr 18, 2016
'Space Pirates' prepare to board SUNY Oswego stage

The SUNY Oswego theater and music departments’ spring musical “Space Pirates of Planet Penzance” will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday [April 22] in Hewitt ballroom, featuring the talents of such actors as Caren Celine Morris (pictured), who plays the communication officer in the futuristic adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Pirates of Penzance.”

Thu Apr 14, 2016
Playwright Marcus Gardley to refine new Malcolm X script at Oswego

Award-winning poet-playwright Marcus Gardley will visit SUNY Oswego April 24 to 27, engaging students in the development of his play about ‘60s activist Malcolm X, whose assassination Gardley said is “shrouded in mystery.”

Tue Apr 12, 2016
Love, duty collide in futuristic musical comedy 'Space Pirates'

The SUNY Oswego theater and music departments’ presentation of “Space Pirates of Planet Penzance” will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Hewitt ballroom, transporting its musical musings on love and duty into the future.

Wed Mar 30, 2016
Swashbuckling 'Space Pirates' to rocket into future on stage

SUNY Oswego’s theater and music departments will present “Space Pirates of Planet Penzance” starting Friday, April 22, in Hewitt ballroom, launching into the future an enduring Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy.

Tue Mar 01, 2016
Opening night nears for Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap'

SUNY Oswego freshman computer science major Antonio Bradley and other students help prepare the set for the 7:30 p.m. Friday (March 4) opening of “The Mousetrap,” a student honors production of the classic Agatha Christie whodunit.

Fri Feb 26, 2016
Quirky, layered characters deepen 'The Mousetrap' mystery

“The Mousetrap,” SUNY Oswego’s student honors production opening Friday, March 4, offers a character-driven play populated with legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie’s delicious inn-full of quirky characters, and the driven actors portraying them.

Tue Feb 16, 2016
Balancing suspense, hilarity provide challenge for 'The Mousetrap' director

Murder, misperception and mirth come to Monkswell Manor as SUNY Oswego’s student honors production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” takes the Hewitt ballroom stage in March.

Fri Nov 20, 2015
Intercultural 'The Stone Age' explores self-identity, destructive allure of drugs

“The Stone Age,” a play adapted in a multicultural collaboration of visiting scholars from India and SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff, will take the Hewitt Union ballroom stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Thu Oct 08, 2015
Roaming choruses in 'The Bacchae' seek to engage audience

Chorus members will dance through the aisles and gesture to the audience as the SUNY Oswego theater season opens, premiering an adaptation of Euripides’ classic tragedy “The Bacchae” Oct. 23 and 24 and Oct. 29 to 31.

Wed Sep 23, 2015
'Bacchae,' 'Pirates of Penzance' energize new director at SUNY Oswego

A world-premiere adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy and a rousing musical comedy about a pirate apprentice who wants to retire from pirating highlight the 2015-16 SUNY Oswego theater season, laying out opportunities for Christopher Carter Sanderson, a new faculty member and veteran New York City-based director and producer.

Mon Apr 27, 2015
'Arcadia' merges past, present in two-time Tony winner

The SUNY Oswego theater department’s spring play, “Arcadia,” merges past and present in a two-time Tony-award-winning script from acclaimed British playwright Tom Stoppard, entering its second and final weekend on the stage in Hewitt Union ballroom.

Tue Apr 14, 2015
'Arcadia' student cast explores story that transcends time, themes

SUNY Oswego’s theater department will open Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” on Friday, April 24, offering audiences two separate casts and their interpretation of a play with highlights of humor, moments of melancholy and thought-provoking passages.

Mon Apr 06, 2015
Spring play 'Arcadia' to explore time, human frailty

The SUNY Oswego theater department will explore the fluid intersections of past and present for two weekends starting April 24 in the spring play, Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy “Arcadia,” featuring a 19th century teenage genius and determined present-day sleuths.

Mon Mar 02, 2015
Emotions flare during games of 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

Colleen McClure (left) as Theresa reacts to Matt Smith (Schultz), while Cadi Hannold (Lauren) tries to tune out in the SUNY Oswego theater department’s spring honors production, “Circle Mirror Transformation.”

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