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Stage managers make magic backstage

John Forbes, professor and resident lighting designer, monitors computer readouts during a rehearsal of the theater department’s “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 18. Forbes has a Master of Fine Arts in theatre lighting design from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

While actors take the mainstage, stage managers are the movers and shakers of the UVM theatre department.  The department puts together three mainstage shows each academic year, and this month, they are putting on “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 26-29 and March 1.  The show has the largest ...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present

Anya Kauffman

October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

UPlayers present spring musical

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

The UVM Theatre Department will open its spring semester show “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 22 in the Royall Tyler Theatre.

Ella Webster, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel to Peter Pan, hits the UVM stage Thursday, Feb. 22. Written by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker, this ...

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours. The event will challenge small, randomly selected groups to write, direct and rehearse a 10-minute play, known as a “Red Eye 10,” all...

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