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    Delightful, Delicious, De-Lovely: HTG presents a top production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes”

    Once upon a time, musical theater used to be about three things. The first was the elusive quality alternately called glamour, stardom, or just pure fame in an era when actors, directors, writers, and producers were stars. The next major focus of musical theater of the day was spectacle – sets were lush, costumes were […]

    Phone rings, door chimes, in comes “Company”

    Company Photo Gallery Company. The word alone is enough to drive a person up a wall, at least when it comes to the kind of company that outlasts its welcome. But company takes many forms, and this show explores many of them. The show centers around Bobby and the relationships he has with his friends, […]

    In Memoriam: Natasha Richardson

    Natasha Richardson, the glamorous star of stage and screen and the third generation of the Redgrave acting dynasty, died Wednesday night at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York after head injuries she suffered in a ski accident in Montreal on Monday. She was 45. In a statement released by a family spokesman, “Liam Neeson, his […]

    You want me to talk about my down there?

    Well, everybody, they’re back. No, I’m not talking about the in-laws or those pesky midterms that I keep hearing everyone moaning about around this time of the semester. What I am referring to, however, are vaginas. Yes, vaginas. Or, rather, “The Vagina Monologues”, Eve Ensler’s theater piece based on interviews she conducted with a number […]

    To Laugh, to Love, to Leave and to Live Neil Simon Recounts His Past in His “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

    We all remember our angst-ridden teenage years, right? Well, I sure remember mine and boy, they were nothing like what I saw tonight. The plot of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” revolves around Eugene Morris Jerome, a 15-year-old boy growing up in Brighton Beach, a community on Coney Island, Brooklyn, during the Depression. With Eugene narrating the […]

    To sleep, perchance to dream a vision of Herman Hesse’s “Siddhartha” on the Brandeis stage

    Have you ever had a dream that shook you to the core and changed the way you look at the world? In “Siddhartha: a Jungian Fantasy in Three Acts with Prelude,” Eric Hill’s adaptation of Herman Hesse’s 1922 novel currently at Brandeis Theater Company’s Laurie Theater in a production running through February 15th, this is […]

    Shakespeare tragedy comes to Brandeis stage

    This week saw the arrival of one of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays to the Shapiro Theater at Brandeis University. “King Lear,” presented by Hold Thy Peace, the Shakespeare society in residence at the university, is an ambitious choice for anyone to tackle, with its title role notorious as simultaneously the most challenging to perform and […]

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show rocks Schwartz

    At midnight this past Friday, a mere two days after Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show floor show descended upon Schwartz auditorium, thanks to the Deviant Culture Club.

    The importance of being involved

    What do you do with all your free time? Well, if youre like me, not much. This is pretty surprising considering the over 150 organizations, clubs, and sports teams on campus which cater to just about every possible interest from athletics and religion to politics and activism to pottery, and everywhere in between. Even just showing up at Chums with some regularity can become a social activity due to the regularity of some of its visitors and performers. As Mike Sitzman (graduate student, Biology, 2007) said to me in an interview, When I play Rather Be Giraffes on my I-pod, it takes me immediately back to the college, and will do so forever, whereas someone who never went to Chums wouldnt have that experience even though we both went to Brandeis.

    NEGIN: Whats So Great About Brandeis, Anyway?

    I recently attended one of the new student send offs in my area before returning to campus, and was confronted with the responsibility of having to show off all the great things about Brandeis. Dont let this articles title lead you to believe that I dislike Brandeis in any way, but I actually had trouble making the school sound good. After all, even though the school has an excellent academic reputation, everything else just plain stinks.