2016. India. Dir: Nitesh Tiwari. With Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh. 161 min.
A former wrestler challenges the stigmas of his village by training his daughters into world-class brawlers. After all, “a gold medal is a gold medal, whether it’s a boy or a girl.” Deftly combining the sentimentality of Bollywood and the realism of parallel cinema, this sports biopic has won the hearts of millions across the world.
1953. USA. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. With Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse. 112 min. 35mm print.
A fading musical star seeks to remedy his career woes by putting on a show, and, boy, does he put on a show! Minnelli’s delightful, nostalgic showbiz film a? clef reveals MGM’s Freed production unit at the height of its art, resulting in some of the silver screen’s sheerest kinetic bliss. As the song goes: “that’s entertainment!”
1953. USA. Dir: Howard Hawks. With Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 91 min.
A pair of saucy showgirls – one an artful fortune-hunter, the other a witty romantic – get embroiled in a series of comic escapades on a Europe-bound ocean liner. Their journey is punctuated by lively Technicolor musical performances, including Monroe’s iconic, dazzling “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
The pit band for IN THE HEIGHTS is looking for a guitar, bass, percussion, and trumpet players! FULL ACADEMIC CREDIT – and tons of non-academic fun. Even if you personally do not play, HELP spread the word—international recognition and program credit for recruitment efforts are guaranteed. Contact Nadya Potemkina ASAP
Godspell is a musical about Jesus! What could be more fun!?!? It’s going to be the most exciting, free-spirited celebration of friendship, loyalty, and love ever seen on stage (or off stage?????) Everyone in the show gets to wear the funkiest clothes, sing the dopest jams, and praise our lord and savior!! DOESN’T THAT SOUND LIKE FUN?!?!! We are going to make this show unlike the normal theater experience—involving a fair amount of improv, audience interaction, and location-inspired action.
Intrigued? OF COURSE YOU ARE! SO AUDITION ALREADY! Auditions are going to be Monday 9/08 & Tuesday 9/09 from 6 to 9 PM with callbacks Wednesday 09/10 from 6 to 9 PM. All you need for the audition is a smile, a short section of a song, and a short lil’ bit of a monologue.
To sign up for a time, use this handy Google Doc. Contact Anthony (asdean(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) for any questions or concerns you may have or just to say hi.
Dates: Monday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 Time: 6-9PM Place: Music Studios 301
Every year, a bunch of schwasty Wesleyan students perform the raunchiest and most raucous show you have ever seen, complete with up-to-the-date Wesleyan jokes and parodies of pop music from this year and the last.
Tonight, the performance is in the Westco Café. You will be provided marshmallows to throw at the actors, five of whom will be playing Michael Roth at some point throughout.
The performance will only last 30-45 minutes, so get to the “theater” early!
Date: Tonight, May 10 Time: 10:00 p.m. Place: WestCo Cafe Facebook: Here
Looking for meaning in life? Or are you jonesing for another Sondheim show? Either way, Jenna Robbins ’13 has the fix for you.
BEING UNSURE, BEING AFRAID, BEING ALIVE.
Company is the story of Bobby, a single man living in New York who has to face the fact that he is turning 35. A musical with no plot, Company addresses Bobby’s insecurities through interactions with his married acquaintances and past lovers.
April 25th and 26th at 8 pm, April 27th at 9 pm, ’92 Theater
Tickets available for free at the box office on the day of the performance.
Sarah Corey ’15 has a nifty message for all you cool thespian kids:
Come to auditions for Next to Normal, a soaring rock-musical that explores the intersection of mental illness, loss, love, and suburban family life.
Auditions will be held in the CFA Jones Room:
Thursday, January 24th, 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, January 25th, 5:30-7:30pm
Please prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a song. No experience necessary and come when you can! Questions, comments, feelings? Contact Sarah Corey ’15 at scorey(at)wes(dot)edu or Keelin Ryan ’14 at kryan(at)wes(dot)edu.
Date: Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th Time: 7pm-9pm (Thurs.) and 5:30pm-7:30pm (Fri.) Place: CFA Jones Room Facebook:Yo
Marisa Stotter ’13is producing a musical. Last she was hunting for a musical ensemble. Now she wants musically inclined actors:
Are you an actor? A singer? A dancer? Are you tired of letting Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire have all the fun? Then come audition for Sing A Little Song With Me, the only musical comedy suspense romance action film being made on campus this year!
We are looking for male and female performers to fill both singing and non-singing parts. We are looking for two Leads (one male, one female, singing required), one major supporting role (male, non-singing), and 4-5 supporting roles (any gender, no singing skill required). Dance experience is appreciated but not necessary.
Audition Season is upon us, and Little Shop of Horrors is coming up in November. For the love of all things Rick Moranis, Jenna Robbins ’13 invites you to audition:
Come audition for the best comedy horror musical this side of Skid Row: Little Shop of Horrors, which tells the story of a young man
named Seymour and his man-eating plant Audrey II. Auditions will be held on:
Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
in the Usdan Multipurpose Room (B25, in the basement near the package center). Please prepare 15 bars of a song and a short 1-2 minute monologue. Callbacks are TBD. The performance dates are November 1st – 3rd. Questions? Feel free to email Jenna (jmrobbins@wes) or Jio (jrobles@wes).