Posts Tagged ‘SU drama’

Prepare yourself, musical theater lovers, because the Syracuse Stage is about to put on its first musical of the 2011-2012 season, just in time for the holidays. While the stage isn’t showcasing a classic musical, like last year’s “Cabaret” or “Rent,” it is a classic story, with the musical element as an added twist.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” is a classic book by C.S. Lewis and more recently has been adapted as a popular Disney movie. The book is part of a series called the “Chronicles of Narnia,” but let’s face it, no one ever read any of those.

Set in World War II England, four siblings find an entrance to a magical world in the back of a wardrobe (a closet, for us Americans). Of course, the siblings are faced with a wicked witch who they must fight with the help of a talking lion. Lewis must have had a hard time coming up with an original title for this one.

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Who doesn’t love Taye Diggs? He’s successful on the screen (“Chicago,” “Private Practice”) and on the stage (original Broadway cast of “RENT”), and he’s got a voice that makes you turn to butter (speaking AND singing, he always, ALWAYS sounds sexy). And he’s married to Idina Menzel, making them the best Broadway power couple since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman (still mourning their divorce).

And to top it all off, Diggs is an SU alum, a musical theater major of the class of 1993. Besides just the fact that he once graced our campus, he’s a giving, generous alum, one who comes back to campus and shares his gifts with aspiring actors–and just plain old obsessive fans, like myself.


Diggs will be at the SU bookstore in Schine Student Center on today from 2:30-3:30 p.m., signing copies of his new book, “Chocolate Me!” Along with Diggs, ’92 alum Shane Evans, illustrator of the book, will be signing as well.

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Lysistrata Review

Posted: February 21, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Well… that was definitely an experience.

I think the biggest flaw of this production was that I went in knowing nothing but the premise and left knowing nothing but the premise. I actually no clue about what just happened in that theatre. If you do see it, don’t be fooled to think you’re stupid. You are not alone.

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Lysistrada, SU drama department's next show

Coming up this week at SU Drama…

Lysistrata

Opens: February 18 Closes: February 27

The Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage

Written by Aristophanes (c. 448-385 B.C.), Lysistrata is the original anti-war story. It is the story of the women of Athens who, during a time of war, create a scheme to bring their men home. Their plan is to withhold sex from their husbands until they agree to stop fighting, and hilarity ensues. The cast of 22 (mostly junior) drama majors looks promising.

Tickets are $18 for adults, and $16 for students and seniors.

$8 rush tickets are available at the door, one hour before curtain.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 is Pay What You Can Night for students with a valid SUID.

For tickets and more information, contact the Department of Drama Box Office at 315-443-3275 or at http://vpa.syr.edu/drama.