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Drama students hone their craft in Milwaukee

Madison College sent a group of students to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Milwaukee.

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

January 19, 2016

Thousands of drama enthusiasts flooded the campus of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee between Jan. 5-9. The halls, previously empty in the chill of winter break, buzzed as theater students of all persuasions – technical, production, and performance – bustled between workshops and performances....

Bone Dance stood out in many ways

Josh Zytkiewicz, Managing Editor

November 10, 2015

If you didn’t see “Bone Dance” the last two weekends, you really missed out. Madison College Performing Arts presented “Bone Dance” as this semesters production. Created by Jeffrey Herbst and originally produced by Northern Sky Theater in Fish Creek, Wisconsin the show combines many small...

Say what? College staff part of show at The Brink

Stephanie Riedel, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

We all know the “that’s what she said!” joke, where you use the punchline to turn any innocent comment into a sexual innuendo and everyone laughs. Or, more likely, they don’t. In Madison, however, “That’s What She Said” is an all women story-share show that’s changing lives, from the...

A new take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Romeo and Juliet

Marisa Comeau-Kerege, News Editor

January 21, 2015

We’ve all heard the story; star crossed lovers, society’s effects on young love, and the loss of life in the name of love.  The words of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet have been captured in many different forms, from the stage to film, modern takes and West Side Story’s musical interpretation. ...

The many stages of awesome

performing arts collage

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

  Looking for a way to get involved at Madison College?  Love to act or work behind the scenes in a theatre? If so, here’s your opportunity. Madison College offers astounding Performing Arts programs. Performing Arts even takes it to a new level by adding the spoken word team, and of course ...

Dog Sees God: Play brings edgy twist to popular comic strip

Andrea DeBauche, Arts Editor

February 19, 2014

Looking for a little entertainment on campus? “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” is Madison College’s spring production, with an original and interesting premise. The classic Peanuts gang is all grown up, attending high school. But in this unauthorized version, the kids deal with...

Performing Arts to open busy year

Performing Arts

Carolyn Kendall, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2013

Madison College Performing Arts has a busy year planned, starting with the play “Almost Maine” and concluding with some student showcases at the end of the spring semester. In between, the theater department hopes to put on a musical. The Madison College Theatre Department has wanted to do a musical...

Exploring performing arts

Exploring performing arts

Muhammed Kusuma, Clarion Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

I ran to the library after reading about The Red Badge of Courage audition time. It happened after WolfPack Welcome at Truax. I asked to the staff for a copy of the script and I scanned it. Thirty-one pages for a copy machine are quite expensive for an international student like me. My name is Muhammad....

Campus Updates

Clarion staff

June 28, 2011

New Partnership Fusion Science Theater and Truax campus present “That’s the way the Ball Bounces” and “The Burning Question” on April 30 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Studio Theater Room 206. Shows are recommended for children ages 5-12. There is a suggestion donation of $3 for adults an...

Little Shop of Horrors: Puppets, animated troupe brings musical to life

Linda Conohan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2011

The Madison Area Technical College Performing Arts interpretation of the “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Robin Fonfara, opened Friday, Feb. 4. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a dark comedic musical based on the book.  The lyrics were written by Howard Ashman and music done by Alan Menken....

Campus Updates

Clarion staff

January 26, 2011

Full steam ahead for Master Plan The construction phase of the Madison College Facilities Master Plan is scheduled to commence in July according to Facilities Director Mike Stark. Currently the college is in the approval and final design process. Although the renderings of the Allied Health Building ...

Backstage: Making props for Little Shop of Horrors

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

January 12, 2011

Madison Area Technical College’s theatre department is performing “Little Shop of Horrors” this February. This semester, students are teaming up with Madison College Alumni to create the star of the play, a massive plant with personality. In this musical, a small town floral shop hosts an enormous,...

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