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The Diwali 2015 Showcase: Inside Out by Yusuke Kishima

Suddenly, I was immersed in another world. I marveled at the unique aspects of the mise-en-scène that appeared before my eyes: the many talented actors, cultural costumes and colorful lighting. But when I regained consciousness and returned to reality, I realized where I was; Langford Auditorium at Vanderbilt University, a place not commonly associated with…

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in News, , , , ,


The Importance of A Name by Lauren Quan

The Vaudeville Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, shown at Regal Green Hills on November 3 shines light on our society’s obsession with rather trivial things. The comical play centers on the significance of the name “Ernest.” Cecily and Gwendolyn are two young women who are infatuated by Algernon and Jack,…

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in News, , ,


The Importance of Being Earnest and Internet Culture by Cassandra Oliver

On Tuesday, November 3 at the Regal Cinemas at Green Hills Shopping Mall I watched a recorded performance of The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Adrian Noble for the London, West End Vaudeville Theatre. This event provided a wonderful experience since I got to see a production that would have been impossible for me…

Posted by on November 11, 2015 in News, , ,


Alvin Ailey by Allie Isabelli

The audience members at the 7pm showing of The Kennedy Center Presents: Alvin Ailey Revelations are not your typical group of Thursday night moviegoers. Pre-teen girls adorning ballet tights and immaculate buns take up half of the room contrasting drastically with the large population of older men and woman excited to see an original Alvin…

Posted by on November 11, 2015 in News, , , ,


Dancing as Storytelling by Morgan Batey

On October 22, 2015, I attended a viewing of Lincoln Center: Alvin Ailey including Revelations at Regal Green Hills Stadium 16. I have always enjoyed and marveled at the idea of dance, particularly how music and rhythmic movements could not only capture an audience but also speak to them. This filmed performance did exactly that…

Posted by on November 2, 2015 in News, , , ,


Hamlet’s Technical and Thematic Successes by Onye Okeke

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, I attended a filmed showing of the National Theatre of London production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Regal Green Hills Stadium. Hamlet is my favorite Shakespearean play, so I was very thrilled with the opportunity of seeing it. Benedict Cumberbatch, a well-known actor, played Hamlet, and he did…

Posted by on October 28, 2015 in News, , , ,


Hamlet on the Big Screen by Zephyr Zink

Hamlet by William Shakespeare has recently come into greater accessibility and renewed life on a grand stage. Lyndsey Turner directs a star-studded and extremely talented cast in a production performed at the National Theatre in London and shown around the world on movie theater screens through the National Theatre Live Program. The process certainly gives…

Posted by on October 28, 2015 in News, , , , ,


Vanderbilt Lambda’s 21st Annual Drag Show by Kendall Shaw

The Vanderbilt Lambda’s 21st Annual Drag show was the place to be on campus on Thursday, October 8th. The atmosphere was club-like with neon lights, smoke machines, recent pop songs, mocktails, and a stage for performers; if you were feeling adventurous or curious you could get free HIV testing. Lambda presented the event in collaboration…

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in News, , , ,


Hamlet Was Meant for All by Jason Basri

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, I attended a viewing of the National Theatre of London production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16.  I was very excited to have a chance to watch another Shakespearean performance, and this one was with actors that I have begun to idolize.  Benedict Cumberbatch…

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in News, , , ,


Metamorphoses, a Guide to Life by Betsey Kvam

Originally adapted by Mary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses is a compilation of Greek myths from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  The play was performed at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University and was directed by Leah Lowe.  Performed on October2-4, and 8-10, the play broke up 11 stories into moral lessons.  Actors and actresses waded in and around a shallow pool,…

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in News, , , , ,


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