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February 20, 2020

 Photo by Dave Rzeszutek

Full disclosure: this is going to be a tricky review to write. I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, this is a show that absolutely needs to be experienced in the moment, surrounded by fellow audience members. So before we dive in I ju...

February 20, 2020

 Photo by Dave Rzeszutek

There are certainly moments of brilliance in SVSU’s production of Jay Torrence’s 2006 play “Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck.”  Ostensibly, the show is a fictionalized retelling of the Great Hammond Train Wreck of 1918; a circus tra...

December 5, 2019

SVSU’s Home for the Holidays Evokes the Theatre and the Tinsel

By Jonah Conner

As a graduate from SVSU, I know the two sides of coming home to family for the holidays. Number one being the joy of spending time with family and friends, while having an admiration for the h...

December 5, 2019

Home for the Holidays, at Saginaw Valley State University, is a review style show with songs and dance numbers loosely tied together through family vignettes.  The story we follow is college students, Home for the Holidays, explaining to their families what they, as th...

November 23, 2019

SVSU tackles some heady issues in it’s latest StudioXP production Emilie; La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life by Lauren Gunderson. The production successfully creates an environment in which audience members are left to confront their own opinions on love and know...

November 23, 2019

Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, by Lauren Gunderson begins with Emilie in the afterlife where she retells her life story in an effort to determine whether her life was fulfilled or whether she dies with work left unfinished. 

Directed by SVSU al...

October 31, 2019

The title of David Auburn’s Proof is the perfect microcosm of play itself: an elegant, clever, double entendre that superficially refers to math, but upon closer examination reveals something much more complicated. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony A...

October 31, 2019

David Auburn’s play Proof was a massive Off-Broadway hit in early 2000 which took Broadway by storm later that year, going on to win three Tony Awards including Best Play as well as the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It has fallen off the theatrical radar a bit since i...

June 20, 2019

Spring Awakening, the 2006 Tony Award winning rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater (based off the 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind), is the inaugural production by Tri-Cities Young Adult (TCYA) Theatre.  An ambitious and somewhat controversial show, Spring A...

April 11, 2019

Three Wonder Womyn

by Jason Applegate

Based on the 1980 film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the same zany story of three women who overthrow their misogynistic boss and finally get the recognition they deserve. While firmly s...

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