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The Origins of Runyonland in “Guys & Dolls”

By Dramaturg Michael Levine Guys and Dolls is one of the most produced musicals in American history. It gave the world songs like “Luck Be A Lady” and “A Bushel and a Peck” as well as etching the iconic image of…

We Are Pussy Riot: Context for This New Play

We Are Pussy Riot or (Everything Is P.R.), this year’s NewFest New Works Festival’s Workshop Production, opens on March 31 in the Greene Theater. We Are Pussy Riot is, in fact, so new that the script has been continuously edited and…

Why “Lizzie Stranton” Shows the Best of Emerson

Hello Readers! See below for a take on Lizzie Stranton‘s applicability to our lives, written by Assistant Dramaturg Travis Amiel. Lizzie Stranton runs from February 4-7, so be sure to  purchase tickets online. Why Lizzie Stranton Shows the Best of Emerson…

Theresa Rebeck’s “O Beautiful”: Why here? Why now?

By Elizabeth Gilchrist, production dramaturg In 2011, playwright Theresa Rebeck (creator of TV drama Smash; plays include Seminar and Omnium Gatherum) was commissioned by the theater department at University of Delaware to create a story bringing American history head-to-head with…

Emerson Stage auditions – 9/4 update, 5pm

Below are the currently confirmed audition slots for Friday and Saturday. Going forward, please communicate your need to change auditions directly with the audition team at the Paramount Center. The general delivery email address is checked infrequently over the weekend. Break…

Audition update: Friday 9/4, 9am

Hello — Here is today’s current updated schedule of auditions for this weekend. We will post a final list of this weekend’s audition appointments tonight shortly after 5pm. AS a reminder, if you need to change your audition slot, please email…

Audition update: Thursday Sept 3, 2015

Hello all — Below, please find the list of confirmed appointments for this weekend’s EmStage auditions. If you have questions, please contact emersonstage@emerson.edu.   Thursday September 3 TIME Nickname 6:00 PM Elliot Masters 6:05 PM Jade Zaroff 6:10 PM Caroline…

Fall Auditions – update 9/2/2015

Happy first day of school, all! Below is the list of confirmed appointments for this weekend’s EmStage Fall Auditions. The list was pulled at 9:00am this morning (first-day-of-class craziness delayed posting). Worth noting: best availability is Sunday, or ends of days…