The national tour of the Broadway show “Les Miserables,” with stunning direction by Laurence Connor, will be playing at St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre Dec. 11-16.
Directed by the Performing Arts Department’s artist-in-residence Ron Himes, the play follows protagonist Hiro’s return home to Kentucky to “save” her sister Sophie and stop her wedding—and Wash. U.’s production was phenomenal.
“Kentucky” follows the story of an Asian-American woman, Hiro, living in New York, who travels back to her home state of Kentucky in order to “rescue” her younger sister, Sophie“Kentucky” follows the story of an Asian-American woman, Hiro, living in New York, who travels back to her home state of Kentucky in order to “rescue” her younger sister, Sophie.
The show opens with what seems like a stereotypical college party, but “The Realness” is more enjoyable than any college party.
Every year, The Black Repertory Theatre—The Black Rep, for short—hosts a gala honoring notable black performers, culminating in a performance. This year’s gala took place Saturday, Nov. 3 at the 560 Music Center, featuring a performance of the concert version of “The Gospel at Colonus.”
Over the weekend, Ashoka staged its 29th annual show for Diwali, the festival of lights in South Asian tradition. More than 200 Washington University students came together to perform and produce this year’s Diwali: “Unbreakable Kaira Shree.”
The student theater group Cast N’ Crew will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone” this weekend in the Village Black Box Theatre, starting Nov. 2. “Drowsy” parodies 1920s American musical comedy through witty, fourth-wall-breaking narration by “Man in Chair” and humorous musical numbers.
All Student Theatre (AST) hosted its annual Murder Mystery event Friday night. This event helps AST gather funds for its spring production in Brookings Quadrangle and involves members of the Washington University community in theatrical performance.
In honor of the double feature, I’m going to take a look at the history of the stage show and compare it to the more widely known “Picture Show” version that gives the story its cult status.
“The Rocky Horror Show” will be the culmination of Washington University’s celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein.” The play presents a more comedic spin on the classic tale, with newly engaged couple Brian and Janet accidentally joining the party where alien Dr. Frank-n-Furter announces his new creation: Rocky Horror, the perfect man.