Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:43pm
'The Rose Tattoo'

As the play began to conclude, furthermore, I couldn’t help but allow the tragic ending of “The Glass Menagerie” to keep my constantly on edge — just as Tom’s relationships to his family fall apart, I all but assumed that Serafina’s would fall apart as well.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:23pm

As I entered the Arthur Miller Theater for the Department of Theatre & Drama’s production of “Sense and Sensibility,” I’ll admit that I was skeptical. Could a Jane Austen novel really be adapted for the stage? Could this reserved book from 1811 really be adapted into a modern theatrical work?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:20pm
Sammy Sussman

If this concert was a sign of what’s to come for the University Philharmonia Orchestra under Adrian Slywotzky this coming year, I can’t help but be excited.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:53pm
Sammy Sussman

It’s something that I’ve never experienced before and I’ll probably never experience again: a town filled with 44,000 people just like me, with 44,000 people around my age, all of whom live in the same town for the same reason.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:41pm
Sammy Sussman

It’s not just a unique voice, I’ve come to realize, that marks a successful artist. It’s also an ability to bend style to match this artistic voice.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:09pm

As I left the theater, I found that I had forgotten that this was a student production. Had I walked out onto Time’s Square in New York City, I would not have been particularly surprised.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:45pm
The Prize

It is the inclusion of new works to this homogeneous classical music canon, I now realize, that must be celebrated, whether they be works of hip-hop or works by female composers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:34am
Sammy Sussman

The play began to feel as though it were a series of interviews with unrelated subjects, each one addressing the audience to detail the horrible effects that the crisis had on their life. The great disparity between the messages of these characters, however, diluted any central narrative or take away that might have developed.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:07pm

In an email to staff and faculty in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance sent out on Feb. 14 by SMTD dean David Gier, the school announced it will be replacing all faculty, staff, practice room and instrument storage doors to include transparent panels. The change has not been announced publicly, but according to the email it is due to a “heightened climate … surrounding sexual misconduct prevention.”

Gier’s email explained the specifications of the doors, which will be installed over the summer.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:46pm
It takes a community

This past weekend, I was responsible for recording a performance of the opera “Alcina.” I was stationed with my little recording unit on a platform above the stage of the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre — though I could see everything happening below me, neither the performers nor the audience could see me.