Our scholar bloggers write about how they’re dealing with the present world well being disaster, give perception on their college’s performing arts packages, share their opinions on the newest theater information, and a lot extra.
Learn a number of the high blogs from this week beneath!
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Excerpt: I am extraordinarily fortunate to have all my courses in particular person (masked, after all). Whereas I am thrilled for each one in every of my courses, my theatre courses have been significantly thrilling. The chance to be in a room once more with different theatre makers has been magical. In just some days, I really feel like I’ve established a thriving group of artists and makers who’re gonna take this privilege to do great issues. There is a sense of pleasure and pleasure vibrating all through the air, and I can not get sufficient of it.
Pupil Weblog: Chatting with TikTok Sensation Broadway Bob About His New Podcast, Patti LuPone, and Extra
Excerpt: This week I had the distinction to interview TikTok comic, activist, theatre-lover, and Patti LuPone-impressionist, Broadway Bob! Bob (@broadwaybob on TikTok and @thebroadwaybob on Instagram) has made a reputation for himself amongst the TikTok theatre group, ringing in with 45,000 followers and over 2.8 million likes on his account. I discovered his account over a 12 months in the past, immediately dropping a comply with after I noticed a video through which he voice-dubbed a Patti LuPone efficiency with uncanny and hilarious accuracy.
Excerpt: After I began wanting into school theatre packages about 5 years in the past (I am unable to consider it is already been that lengthy), I had very restricted information in regards to the distinction between a BA and a BFA. It has been drilled into my mind by quite a lot of sources that BFAs are higher. I had no reasoning behind it aside from listening to it from different folks. In actuality, BAs and BFAs are simply totally different. Neither one is inherently higher than the opposite. It simply is dependent upon what you’re searching for. It nonetheless seems like there’s a stigma round choosing a BA program over a BFA within the normal theatre group although.
Excerpt: After a terrific success in London, the musical about Henry VIII’s six wives is taking off in New York Metropolis beginning September 17, 2021. With Broadway coming again this fall, I wished to point out just some the explanation why Six is a must-see musical of the season.
Excerpt: On my first actual day of my Journalism class this 12 months, after syllabus day, my trainer despatched us outside with an task: observe your environment, write down potential story concepts, and are available again in 40 minutes, and we’ll speak about what you noticed. I spotted that I would completed the same train for my performing class throughout my freshman 12 months of school.
Excerpt: As I watched the townspeople of Cinderella sing Queen’s “Anyone to Love” to have a good time the altering of the guard, I used to be compelled me to consider what it’s that makes some jukebox musicals work, whereas others (like, maybe, Cinderella), maybe…do not fairly.
Excerpt: Want some assist predicting the winners? I’ve tried to foretell about half of those classes (primarily the musical theatre classes since I used to be not capable of see nearly all of the performs within the 2019-2020 season), and have offered some rationale for every class. After all, all of the nominees deserve awards, however just one can win in every.
Excerpt: We are literally not a aim oriented trade the place there’s gold, silver or bronze on the finish of the race, or the place the worth of our work is set by our grades. I feel that artwork is subjective and the subjectivity is mirrored in your grades too.
Excerpt: My sister, who’s a freshman, is experiencing school as a brand-new idea. It is her first time dwelling alone, and she or he did not alter straight away. To the entire freshmen and the returning college students attempting to get into the movement of issues: it is okay to be scared or homesick!
Excerpt: The sharp distinction in perspective between the younger performers and people behind the scenes-the professors and technicians who keep in mind 9/11 well-has kidnapped my consideration. I discover it fascinating and significant in a layered approach that I am not totally certain I will ever perceive.