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Life goes on, with hope leading as the group of friends huddle, front from left, Kristiana Corona, Dominic Young, middle from left, Hannah Hall, Shea Suffoletta, Jake Kleve and back, Dante Murray, celebrating life, love and the point that theres No Day But Today.

REVIEW: ‘No Day But Today’: Rent’s message of love, hope erupts amid a haze of fear, hate

Cadie Pierce, Photographer February 17, 2024

Editor’s note: Descriptions of the portrayal of the character Mimi Marquez were elaborated on for clarification post-publication.  The message echoed by Mimi Marquez and ensemble members during the...

‘Rent’ musical makes it way to E. Turner Stump Theatre

Olivia Woods, Reporter February 14, 2024

The School of Theatre and Dance will bring a story of "love, joy, authority and connection" to campus with "Rent" this month. The story of "Rent" is set in the 1990s and follows a group of friends struggling...

“Urinetown” musical opens in Center for Performing Arts

February 24, 2023

"Urinetown" opened Friday night in the Center for Performing Arts. The musical is based on a 20-year drought and water shortage which led to a ban on private toilets. Citizens were forced to use public...

Kent States School of Theatre and Dance presents Disneys Freaky Friday the Musical

Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical

Abigail Forbes TV2 Reporter February 25, 2022

From the E. Turner Stump Theatre, the School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney' Freaky Friday the Musical. More information can be found at:

Kent States School of Theatre and Dance posted to its Facebook page announcing West Side Story as its fall musical. The school later canceled the production and will instead put on Children of Eden in November.

Kent State students call for inclusivity, diverse casting after ‘West Side Story’ cancellation

Anna Huntsman September 24, 2018

When Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance announced “West Side Story” as its fall mainstage musical last May, junior musical theater major Bridgett Martinez, 20, was stoked.“This is the show...

3/22/17 Beauty and the Beast poster

REVIEW: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ magically retells classic tale

Michael Nied March 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast” is the latest Disney film to receive the live-action remake treatment.From...

Kiss Me Kate

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ brings classic era to modern audiences

Alex Kamczyc February 22, 2017

The golden age of Broadway comes to campus this weekend, thanks to months of preparation by Kent State students.“Kiss Me, Kate,” the School of Theatre and Dance’s first production of the semester,...

Director of Thoroughly Modern Millie speaks of play production

Jack Kopanski February 22, 2016

Director of both Kent State’s theatre program and the university’s upcoming musical, Terri Kent, held “The Director Speaks,” Monday morning to talk about Kent State’s upcoming production of the...

The cast of Hot Mikado rehearses Wednesday for opening night Oct. 24, 2014.

The School of Theatre and Dance jazzes up opera with ‘Hot Mikado’

Brittany Rees October 22, 2014

Lights dimmed in the E. Turner Stump Theatre, narrowing to a single spotlight left-stage. While a halo of blonde curls framed her face and light reflected off her silver dance shoes, Lindsay Simon began...

School of Theatre and Dance to perform ‘Babes in Arms’

Brittany Rees September 19, 2014

A show about a show, the production of “Babes in Arms” by Kent State’s theater program highlights the hectic lives of the actors involved.Put on by the School of Theatre and Dance, “Babes in Arms”...

‘The Addams Family’ to premiere at Tuscarawas campus Tuesday

Jimmy Miller November 5, 2013

Phoenix Entertainment brings the musical “The Addams Family” to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas on Tuesday and Wednesday.The show, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is...

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