Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Performing Arts. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Cafe Variations opens to positive reviews

    The world premiere of Café Variations, a celebration of café culture, with vignettes from Charles Mee’s Café Plays combined with music from tfrom the canon of George and Ira Gershwin, opened to positive reviews last weekend.

  • Maurice Hines is 2012 Waldman Chair

    This year’s Waldman Chair in Theater Arts is acclaimed director and choreographer Maurice Hines. Hines is on campus this week with Visiting Artist Charles Randolph-Wright to teach master classes in Performing Arts and to discuss their collaborations on the celebrated revivals of Sophisticated Ladies and Guys & Dolls.

  • Behind the scenes at Café Variations

    World premiere musical Café Variations opens April 13 at the Cutler Majestic Theater. During opening weekend tickets are only $10 for students, faculty, and staff.

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    ProArts colleges to present showcase

    Give Luck a Chance is the first annual Spring Arts Festival sponsored by ProArts Connect.

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    Cafe Variations opens April 13

    World-premiere musical Café Variations opens at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on April 13 and runs for two weekends only, through April 22.

  • Cafe Variations rehearsal

    Students collaborate with professionals to debut Cafe Variations

    On April 13, more than 60 Emerson students (working on stage and behind the scenes) will present the world premiere of Café Variations, a production directed by Anne Bogart that celebrates café culture with vignettes from Charles Mee’s Café Plays and music from the canon of George and Ira Gershwin.

  • Lee Pelton, Jackie Liebergott, and Henry Winkler at LA groundbreaking

    Emerson breaks ground in Los Angeles

    Emerson broke ground today on the College’s new facility in Los Angeles with much fanfare.

  • Panel discusses '92 L.A. Riots

    A faculty panel spoke at Emerson on February 29 about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and what fueled them.

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Taking Opportunities

Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair ’10 knows long hours. While at Emerson, he interned at the SpeakEasy Stage Company. The internship turned into a job. Now, Sinclair is directing his first major performance, Striking 12–a concert with three performers based on the holiday classic The Little Match Girl.

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Newfest

Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind-the-Scenes of NewFest 2011

Learn about how Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production each year. Watch the video »