Student production disrupts time in new Romeo and Juliet

“This is not your grandmother’s Romeo and Juliet ”  December 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm and December 11 – 2pm Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Director’s Note Romeo and Juliet. Four hundred and nineteen years ago, William Shakespeare penned…

Musical genius hits PLU Theatre in Amadeus

PLU opens their 2016-2017 season with arguably the greatest composer in history: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Amadeus , the scene is the 18 th Century and Antonio Salieri is an established composer. Salieri has given himself to God so he might realize his sole ambition…

You’ll love “She Loves Me”

If you’re a fan of romantic comedies and a good tune, She Loves Me is just the thing for you. Pacific Lutheran University’s spring musical opens Friday, May 13 in Eastvold Auditorium in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The musical, set…

Dancers learn new moves under guest choreographers

Once a year, dancers and dance lovers come together for an incredible show in Eastvold Auditorium that features both artistry and grace. This year, Dance Continuum on April 8 and 9 features more than 50 dancers and a variety of styles including modern, jazz, step,…

Studio Theater production plays with theatricality and scholarship

Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies get a second look in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at Pacific Lutheran University. The Shakespearean-inspired production runs in Studio Theater on March 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm and March 20 at 2pm. Constance, a quirky professor, attempts…

One-Act productions featured this J-term

Theatre students are taking on J-term, one act at a time. Alpha Psi Omega (APO), PLU’s national theatre society will present their annual One-Act Festival featuring student performed, directed and written material on January 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theater. Additionally,…

“The House of Blue Leaves” asks questions on mental illness

When Jessi Marlow ‘16 was brainstorming ideas for the season’s featured Alpha Psi Omega production she finally decided that above all, she wanted to direct a show that was both topical and relevant to today’s audiences. She finally settled on a darker comedy that explores…

Rumors promises lots of laughs and memories

PLU’s 2015-16 Theatre season kicks off with a mystery and lots of laughs in Rumors , written by Neil Simon and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Jeff Clapp. The play is bound to stir up memories for some Theatre alumni; the comedy is dedicated…

A passion for dance, a call to teach

For Ariella Brown, dance has always been her passion, but not always her full-time job. While working behind a desk during the day, and carving out time in the evening to dance, she realized those few hours would never satisfy her. She made the decision…