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‘Hamilton’: The musical that turned the world upside down

'Hamilton': The musical that turned the world upside down

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

After a three-year run, “Hamilton,” the Tony Award, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical detailing the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, has closed its curtains. The contemporary yet deeply patriotic musical pushed the envelope and went against the norm of mainstream Broadway. F...

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

Samantha Banks (Vivian) and Steven Kazee (Edward) on stage in

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2018

The adolescent fantasy of a tanned and blonde prince saving a down-on-her-luck maiden from a tall tower has muddled the minds of young girls for years – often due to the prevalence of Disney films such as “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” in pop culture. These animated girls – and I do mean “...

“Mr. Burns” and the art of storytelling

Kayla Forde as Bart Simpson in

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2018

This weekend, the Theatre School is presenting the last few showings of the post-apocalyptic production, "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play." Written by playwright Anne Washburn, the three-act play hinges on the 1993 episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Cape Feare”— a parody of the 1962 thriller “Cape Fea...

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