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Fun Home followed the early life of Alison Bechdel. PHOTO COURTESY OF MELISSA KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Fun Home’ sparks conversations about identity

Annie Meko December 10, 2019

The SJU Theatre Company presented the musical production of “Fun Home,” adapted from the 2006 graphic memoir of the same name by cartoonist Alison Bechdel. There were four performances from Dec. 6...

“Company” opens Oct. 24 at the Bluett Theatre. PHOTO: Courtesy of Melissa Kelly Photography

The cast of “Company” ponders friendship, love and marriage

Lily Steele October 22, 2019

SJU Theatre Company’s production of the musical comedy “Company” opens this week in Bluett Theatre. With music and lyrics composed by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, “Company” premiered...

(From left to right) Brett Tillotson ’19 as LeFou with ensemble members Kerri Greco ’21, Kaleb Fair ’22 and Julianna Julia ’21. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Beauty and the Beast welcomes new faces on stage

Cara Smith February 19, 2019

The SJU Theatre Company opened its production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this past weekend, marking the company’s first ever Disney show and largest SJU theatre production in almost a decade. The...

Jenn Tague ’20 and Brendan McGill ’20  turn their eyes to revenge in “Sweeney Todd” (Photo by Megan Hennessy 18).

A bloody good time

Emily Graham October 24, 2017

SJU Theatre Company presents “Sweeney Todd” The SJU Theatre Company is in preparation for its upcoming fall production of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The musical...

Photo by Tom Smith, 18.

Shall we dance?

Tom Smith March 23, 2017

“The King and I” arrives in Philadelphia Coming off of a successful Tony Award-winning run on Broadway, the latest revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “The King and I” has begun...

An adult Tommy (John Degnan, 18) pursues his pinball talent, as his cousin Kevin (Peter Bourne, 17) eggs him on (Photos by Luke Malanga, 20).

Acid Queens & Pinball Wizards

Rose Weldon February 21, 2017

SJU Theater Company performs "The Who's Tommy" British rock band The Who released their fourth studio album in 1969, a record that proved to be different from the group’s previous works, and a far...

John Degnan, 18, will soon perform in his fourth musical with the SJU Theater Company (Photo by Rose Weldon, 19).

Profiles in the Arts: John Degnan

Rose Weldon February 14, 2017

Multitalented junior talks “Tommy,” a capella, and dancing in the back row Rock n’ roll was a staple and pastime in John Degnan’s, ’18, life. His dad played alternative rock around the house,...

Morgan Yearick, 18, is most recognized for her versatility and untiring work ethic (Photo by Rose Weldon 19).

Profiles in the Arts: Morgan Yearick

Rose Weldon February 7, 2017

Actress, singer, writer, and director on her life in the theater “My first show was called ‘Zombie Prom,’” Morgan Yearick, ’18, grinned as she recalled being a member of the ensemble in her...

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling lead the cast of this Oscar-nominated musical (Illustration by Michaul Williams ’18).

Living in “La La Land”

Emily Graham February 6, 2017

The celebrated musical offers a delightful combination of reality and romanticism With a historic achievement of 14 Oscar nominations, “La La Land” is certainly a must-see film. This modern musical...

Hogan outside the Bluett Theatre, home of the SJU Theater Company (Photo by Rose Weldon 19).

Profiles in the Arts: Sean Hogan

Rose Weldon January 24, 2017

Performer talks music, majors, and the Patriots “I’m just naturally a Muppet of a human,” Sean Hogan, '17 said.  On a cold and rainy morning, Hogan  described the difficulty in operating a puppet...

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