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Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life
Alan Tollefson, technical director of the theatre arts department, was born into a theatre family and has been around the design environment his entire life, including touring in a family puppet show. His love of teaching is what brought him to the University of La Verne. Currently Tollefson is transforming the Dailey Theatre main stage into wartime Algeria in preparation for the upcoming performance... 

Scholarship recognizes performers

Scholarship recognizes performers
Freshman Sierra Taylor of Covina and sophomore Jordan Randall of Upland relax in Dailey Theatre. They share the distinction of being selected as the 2011 Performance Scholarship Theater Art recipients. Both aspire to be successful actors in the film industry. / photo by David Bess Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor While waiting in line for the theater performance scholarship audition last... 

Caitlín McCarthy’s art comes to life through set design

Caitlín McCarthy’s art comes to life through set design
Caitlín McCarthy is a scenic artist for the theater department. Among the sets she has worked on, McCarthy has made mechanical flowers that bloomed on stage for the spring 2009 production “Before the Red Trees Come.” The studio art major and theater minor has been painting scenery and creating props since her freshman year at the University. / photo by Allison Lavelle Karlie Bettencourt Associate... 

Students run the show; rejects have their day

Students run the show; rejects have their day
Amanda Novoa plays the role of Death in “A Lonely Business” as she confronts a diverse group of characters, including such notables as the Mad Hatter and Superman, traveling their life’s journey to critical crossroads. The play, presented on the main stage of Dailey Theatre, was produced by the Blue Tape Tribe, made up of the 12 students of the January Interterm class. / photo by David Bess Karlie... 

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art
David Flaten, professor of theater arts, presents the work of his father in his Monday lecture, “Celebrating the Word: Arnold Flaten’s Sculp­ture, Archi­tecture, Painting and Stained Glass.” Arnold Flaten, who viewed art as a form of meditation, worked for 38 years at St. Olaf College in Minneapolis, where he built the Art Barn, one of the college’s most distinctive buildings. / photo Warren... 

Theater Review: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty

<i>Theater Review</i>: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty
Annie Curasi and James Ellis performed Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years,” which opened Dec. 2 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one-act musical originally produced in Chicago in 2001, is a unique story about the failed relationship of the two characters, Jamie and Cathy. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Annie Curasi took an interesting approach to her senior project... 

Directing class showcases variety

Directing class showcases variety
Alvaro Renteria and Ariana Harris enact an emotionally intense scene from Richard III, Act I Scene II, directed by Zach McGreen, for the Introduction to Theatrical Directing class. The students will present their final directing projects at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The theater department hosted student-directed... 

Musical ‘The Last Five Years’ explores relationship

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Handling a break-up can be a delicate process whether one is dating or in a serious relationship. In the play “The Last Five Years,” audiences will be treated to the private relationship between two people. The two characters come into their relationship innocently and face the hardships that any normal couple would face. As we follow a man’s excitement over... 

Happenings

‘The Last Five Years’ “The Last Five Years,” a play directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson, will show at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Tickets cost $5, or $3 for students. Student Recital Support fellow classmates during a Student Recital from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event will take place inside the University Chapel. Admission is free. Las... 
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