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Performance Review

“The Book Club Play” follows a series of tumultuous book club meetings.

Performance review: ‘The Book Club Play’ delightfully bookish, fun show

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor March 1, 2024

Book lovers and readers of Maddie’s Library rejoice! Lafayette’s theater department’s latest production, “The Book Club Play” by Karen Zacarías, was made for you. The two-hour play follows...

Spamalot shines in comedy and in song. (Photo courtesy of Playbill)

Performance Review: ‘Spamalot’ is the crown comedy of Broadway

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor December 1, 2023

The Holy Grail of parodies is back on Broadway – and better than ever. “Spamalot,” the revival of the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the 1975 classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” has...

Miracle on 34th Street has a cast of over 20 people made up of students, staff and alumni.

Performance Review: Holiday cheer flurries in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor December 1, 2023

It is the 1940s in Easton on Christmas Eve. Holiday songs fill the room and cast members gradually file into a recording studio, greeting each other as they gear up to perform a beloved Christmas tale...

Merrily We Roll Along takes audiences on an emotional journey spanning 20 years. (Photo courtesy of Playbill)

Performance Review: Broadway’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ stuns with star cast, gorgeous score

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor November 10, 2023

Harry Potter, King George III and the Wicked Witch of the West walk onto a Broadway stage — a set up to a bad joke or an incredible musical? “Merrily We Roll Along,” the latest Stephen Sondheim...

Cormac Hurley 24 (center) plays Nick Bottom in the adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Performance Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ cast shines in classic Shakespeare story

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor October 20, 2023

Lafayette’s theater department will invite audiences into Shakespeare’s magical and chaotic world this weekend with its latest production: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With a stellar cast and...

A projected background was utilized to immerse the audience deeper in the play. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Mayrose 23)

Performance Review: Tear-jerking portrayal of PTSD in ‘Ugly Lies the Bone’

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor May 5, 2023

When I walked out of Weiss Theater at Buck Hall after seeing this play last Thursday, my mind was bursting at the seams with emotions. People standing next to me had the remains of tears smeared down their...

The show will run until tomorrow.

Performance Review: ‘Footloose: The Musical’ is delightful, dance-filled adventure

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 14, 2023

If you need a hero, the Marquis Players' production of "Footloose: The Musical" is here to save the day. Full of blissful songs and energetic choreography, "Footloose: The Musical" intends to delight audiences...

Love Letters showcased the talent of both students and faculty.

Performance Review: ‘Love Letters’ tells story of romance over 50 years

By Paige Mathieu, Contributing Writer March 10, 2023

The theater department's recent production of A. R. Gurney’s "Love Letters" is a creative collaboration between students and faculty that will not soon be forgotten. From March 2 to March 5, Benry...

The plot of Head Over Heels is set in motion when the oracle Pythio (pictured) gives the royal family of Arcadia a prophecy that will determine the fate of their Beat.

Performance Review: ‘Head Over Heels’: A warm, welcome flame of queer joy in this miserable world

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

Fans of '80s pop-rock, rejoice! As a part of their 2022-23 production season “Walking in Time,” the Lafayette theater department is showing its rendition of “Head Over Heels,” a jukebox musical...

Septimus Hodge and Thomasina Coverly are played by Peter Canevari 23 and Ani Brutus ‘26, respectively.

Performance Review: ‘Arcadia’ overflows with wit, energy and spectacle

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

Do you ever wish "Bridgerton" included more discussions of chaos theory and Romantic poetry? If you're intrigued, then be sure to snag a ticket to “Arcadia,” a Lafayette College production that premiered...

Legally Blonde The Musical features Lauren Stango 22 as Elle Woods, sorority girl turned Harvard Law Student.

Performance Review: ‘Legally Blonde The Musical’ is ‘a joy to watch’

By Lisa Green, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

With powerful vocals, incredible choreography and unmatched chemistry, the upcoming production of "Legally Blonde The Musical" will leave audiences feeling So Much Better!  From April 21 through April...

The cast of Louder, I Cant Hear You, directed by Jay Ascher 22, put on an excellent performance. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Forman 24)

Performance Review: Student-directed one-act plays display moving performances and skillful production

By Bernadette Russo, Associate Arts & Culture Editor April 15, 2022

These three student directors only need an hour and a half to leave audiences in laughter and tears. Last week, on April 7 and 8, Lafayette’s downtown studio theater showcased three one-act plays...

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