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The Wright-Curtis Theatre is full of energy as the cast of Kent State’s “Cabaret” dances the night away. (via Bob Christy/University Communications and Marketing)

OPINION: Kent State’s ‘Cabaret’ echoes the horrors of society, calls for change

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer November 8, 2023

Just as you step foot into the Wright-Curtis Theatre, you’re transported into the jazzy and lively Kit Kat Klub, where everyone’s troubles seem to disappear… but not for long. This intimate nightclub...

The Center of Performing Arts is located at 1325 Theatre Drive on campus.

A peek behind the scenes of the costume design program

Abigail Kinney, Reporter November 2, 2023

As students begin scheduling classes for the spring semester, they could consider taking a course that combines two worlds: fashion and theater.  Kent State's Costume Design Program takes a technical...

Stage production of “Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic” comes to Rockwell Hall

Stage production of “Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic” comes to Rockwell Hall

Lauren Bischof, Reporter October 3, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University held a poetry performance at 5 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Auditorium in Rockwell Hall.  The performance was based...

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:

The new musical Chaining Zero is playing at E. Turner Stump Theatre in the School of Theatre and Dance. The play was written by Kent State alumni Griffin Parsons and John Moauro.  

New musical written by Kent State alumni debuts in the School of Theatre and Dance

Kelly Krabill Assigning Editor November 10, 2021

Two Kent State alumni, Griffin Parsons and John Moauro, have brought their new musical Chaining Zero to the School of Theatre and Dance for its first live performance. The story, which centers around...

Christian Achkar and Paige Fleger played the leading roles in Love in Reserve.

KSU staff member celebrates opening weekend of his play “Love in Reserve”

Jordan Coleman Reporter November 7, 2021

The audience at “Love in Reserve” was emotional while watching the gut-wrenching premiere of Eric Mansfield’s play.The play is a romance-drama that takes place in Ohio and follows a newly married...

Taylor Rae Fox as Mary Phagan and Matthew Hommel as Leo Frank in the musical, Parade on Feb. 21 in the Center for Performing Arts. The musical revolved around a rape case and the lynching of a Jewish man.

Social justice comes to the stage in Kent State’s production of “Parade”

Lindsey Sellman Reporter February 23, 2020

Theatre students challenged audience members to think about social justice during the opening night of their production of “Parade,” a musical that covers issues such as media sensationalism and antisemitism.“It...

Bauer draping the dresses for Netflixs The Dark Crystal.

Kent State theatre and fashion professor drapes costumes for new Netflix series

Gershon Harrell Fashion reporter November 13, 2019

Assistant theatre professor Kerry Jo Bauer’s passion for fashion design started the moment she received her first sewing machine at five years old. Bauer went on to become the costume designer on the...

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ is a musical ready to be solved

Allyson Nichols February 27, 2019

It’s time to solve a murder. The production, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,”  is playing from Feb. 23 to March 3 in the E. Turner Stump Theatre and is the first Broadway musical to have alternate...

Unnecessary Farce makes its way to the Kent State Stark Theatre.

Unnecessary Farce hits Kent Stark Theatre

Allyson Nichols November 10, 2018

Two cops, three crooks and eight different doors will arrive at the Kent State Stark Theatre Friday Nov. 9 as the cast members of “Unnecessary Farce” perform the first show of the season.The comedy...

Christmas carol

Akron’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ to feature cast of Kent State students, faculty

Kassandra Kaczmarek November 29, 2017

Rubber City Theatre’s production of the famous Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” will feature some Kent State students and faculty.The play, which is based off the British novel published...

Fabio Polanco (center) directs the cast of Intimate Apparel as they prepared for dress rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 2017. Opening night was Oct. 6 and will shows until Oct. 15.

Theatre department explores diversity in ‘Intimate Apparel’

Alex Kamczyc October 9, 2017

The theatre department opened its new fall production “Intimate Apparel” this weekend at the Wright-Curtis Theatre — but this time, viewers saw something different.The play was not only written by...

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