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‘Archipelago’ is an Exploration of Loneliness and Love Stories

| September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘Archipelago’ is an Exploration of Loneliness and Love Stories

Two individuals, a man and a woman, keep running into each other in unexpected places. They dated as young adults, but that was years ago. However, when they do stumble into one another, the connection seems instant. They transform into their past selves and almost immediately are drawn to one another. This seems to occur […]

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‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for the plot of “Love Never Dies.” I love musical theater. This has been the status quo of my life for as long as I can remember. I seriously cannot even tell you what the first musical I ever saw was. This makes it hard to dislike shows (though […]

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‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

Disney’s “The Lion King” starts with a surprise. Rafiki, the wise, narrating baboon bursts into that opening line of “The Circle of Life” that everyone knows but to which nobody knows the real words. A bright orange sun gently rises from the horizon. Suddenly, elephants, birds, gazelles, cheetahs and more walk through the audience to […]

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Catching Stars

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catching Stars

A crocodile that ticks. A pirate crew led by a captain with a hook for a hand. A boy that lives forever. The story of Peter Pan has become a part of our cultural canon. Originally written by author J.M. Barrie and popularized by the 1953 Disney film, the tale has been examined and translated […]

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Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

Every year, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture curates a busy schedule of theater and dance performances, art gallery openings and concerts to showcase the incredible talent found on campus to the university community. This fall is no different. Whether you are an established fan of the arts or simply looking to experience something […]

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The Wiz: A New Kind of Oz

| April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Wiz: A New Kind of Oz

On Monday, April 23, the doors of the Belk Theater in Robinson Hall opened up to the public for the production of “The Wiz.” This performance was presented by the Department of Theatre at UNC Charlotte. “The Wiz” is a modern twist on the classic 1900’s children’s novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” This version […]

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The Temperature at Which Books Burn

| November 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Temperature at Which Books Burn

Heat. Red flame. The smell of kerosene and ink. This is book burning, a tactic of control and suppression that has been used since the birth of human civilization. It is the ultimate attack on freedom of thought and the right to publicly dissent. Even more dangerous, it allows those in power to shape (and […]

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Bringing Women to the Forefront

| October 31, 2017 | 1 Comment
Bringing Women to the Forefront

In sixth grade, we spent three weeks learning about the myths of Ancient Greece. They were typically stories of powerful demigods fighting fate, monsters and sometimes the gods themselves. They were stories like that of Herakles, the son of Zeus, and his twelve labors and the story of Jason and his quest to find the […]

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Magic Comes to the Queen City

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Magic Comes to the Queen City

The people who entered the auditorium were mainly comprised of three different groups. The first, middle-aged and elderly couples in suits and dresses, the typical symphony attire. The second group was made of families in casual t-shirts and jeans. You see this every once in awhile, especially at more kid-friendly events. The third? People in […]

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From Iowa to North Carolina

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
From Iowa to North Carolina

The stage is empty. On it stands a sole actress in a basic brown dress. The music begins and she sings the story of how she traveled from Italy to Iowa, through big towns and open plains. Around her, townspeople begin to carry in set pieces. Some fencing. A kitchen sink. Stairs. As she sings […]

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Let’s Have a Conversation

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Let’s Have a Conversation

I first noticed the helicopter as I was walking back from my night class. Being both new and female on campus, I wasn’t all that comfortable walking alone and the searchlight from the helicopter wasn’t exactly helping matters. I eventually made it back to my dorm, assumed there’d simply been a crime or police search, […]

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Seasons of Love

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Seasons of Love

I have a confession to make. Despite the fact I have been a fan of theater for the past 19 years of my life, I have never seen the musical “Rent.” I’ve never seen the movie or even listened to the cast album all the way through. For a long time, this was not intentional. […]

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Tricks of the Trade

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tricks of the Trade

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The “trickster” archetype is prevalent in most cultures around the world. There is Loki from Norse mythology and Hermes from the Greeks. The stories of Robin Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk contain popular European tricksters. UNCC’s Department of Theater chose to explore this concept with their newest production, “Trickster,” which […]

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Life’s Imitation of Art: ‘La Bohème’

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Life’s Imitation of Art: ‘La Bohème’

Hickory Ridge High School might be one of the saddest places I have ever been.  It doesn’t have nearly enough windows to suit its size; its labyrinthine parking lot is nearly impossible to navigate; and the inside is dull and lifeless. What the school does have, however, is friendly people and an enthusiastic arts program. This may […]

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