Tag Archives: musicals

Film Series: Mulan

1998. USA. Dir: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft. With Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy. Animated. 87 min. 35mm print.

Coming at you swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, this Disney adventure flick tells the legend of the female warrior who disguises herself as a man and joins the Chinese army. With flowing animation, memorable musical numbers, and Murphy’s dragon antics, it’s a film worth fighting for.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Second Stage Presents BROADCAST

From the illustrious Dylan Zwickel ’14:

A new musical about people and technology.

Music by Scott Murphy
Words by Nathan Christensen
Directed by S. Dylan Zwickel

Tickets available in the Usdan Box Office starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance. The house is small, so make sure to get there early! If you’re unable to get a ticket, come to the ’92 an hour before the performance to put your name on the waiting list.

Please note: the Thursday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, but Friday night is at 9.

When: Thursday, December 5th 8pm; Friday, December 6th 9pm; Saturday, December 7th 8pm
Where: ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE! Get your tickets from the Box Office.

Audition for Spring Awakening

Audition Season continues with this message from Kayla Stoler ’13:
Interested in auditioning for Spring Awakening? Come try out this Thursday and Friday in the Memorial Chapel Rehearsal Room! For the audition please prepare a short song and monologue. Sign up for a time slot on Facebook or at this link. Email slmartin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions. The show is going up Nov 15-17.
Date: September 6 and 7
Time: 5-8 pm and then 4-7:30pm
Place: Memorial Chapel Rehearsal/Meeting Rooming

Musical Musicians Needed For Musical Thesis Film

Marisa Stotter ’13 is producing a musical thesis film that is in need of an ensemble of musicians. Here is her plea:

Play an instrument? Wish you could’ve been in a classic musical? You still have a chance! A musical thesis film is looking for musicians to record the score and join us for the shoot this fall as featured performers. We’re in need of the following instruments for our orchestra: piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

If you’re interested, please send an email to mstotter(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or arodi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Contact: mstotter(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, arodi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: Soon

Opening Tonight: New York: You Are My Wife

Daniel Thatcherson of the Baby-Mâché Players writes:

Hello Wellesleyan University! We are absolutely thrilled to bring our production of New York: You Are My Wife to your quaint little campus. The Baby-Mâché Players, an up and coming theater company from the outskirts of ol’ NY City, have crafted a collective work of art that brings together the best of our Big Fat Apple and throws it up in your face in the form of a cabaret show. Songs! Monologues! Slam poetry! We’ve got it all. So why don’t you come along TONIGHT, TOMORROW, or SATURDAY at 8 as we take you for a ride through “the heart of it all”?! Find out more here!

You’ve never seen The City like this!

This is the best thing you’ve ever seen.

  • Date: April 21, 22, 23
  • Time: 8pm
  • Place: WestCo Café
  • Cost: FREE! No tickets. Just show up.

That Stupid F!#%ing Jesus Play

Come down to the Westco Cafe
Thursday April 22 at 9:00 and
Friday April 23 at 7:00 and 9:00

for an original musical
written and directed by Caroline Fox ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12

and starring

Aaron Peisner
Bridget Read
Garth Taylor
Julia Fram
Julian Silver
Rhyan Toledo
Sonya Freeman

and Trevor Rhodes
it’s about a half hour long
if you have a big issue with the musical’s title… maybe sit this one out.

Date: April 22 – April 23
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Westco Cafe

Adventures Outside the Mushroom Kingdom: A Super Mario Musical

It was inevitable. Eventually, someone would develop a Super Mario musical. The only question was whether we would obtain such a powerful entity before the Russians. Thanks to Anthony Martello ’10, the day has finally arrived. For his senior thesis recital, Anthony has written and directed Adventures Outside the Mushroom Kingdom:

As the days pass, Mario becomes bored with his repetitive life in the Mushroom Kingdom. Saving the Princess, fighting Bowser, protecting the Toads – Mario wishes he could escape the endless cycle. But after a tragic accident, Mario enters the real world and learns that life outside of video games is not what he thought it would be.

Join your favorite video game icon in his musical misadventures outside the Mushroom Kingdom. Take a short break from work and theses to enjoy a hilarious performance with plenty of references to the classic games!

Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm (in WestCo Cafe)
Thursday, April 8th at 8:00 pm (in WestCo Cafe)
Friday, April 9th at 9:00 pm (in Crowell Concert Hall)

No Tickets needed! Sponsored by 2nd Stage 2010.

Full cast/musical talent listing after the jump:

Super Mario musical auditions

Audition for the senior thesis musical project of Anthony Martello ’10, based on Super Mario:

The story takes place in the original 2D Mario Brothers setting. In short, Mario becomes tired of his monotonous life in the Mushroom Kingdom. He wishes he could escape it all and move far away. In a freak accident, he gets transported to the “real world” as we see it, and soon learns that life outside of the video game world is not as easy as he thought. Now he just needs to get back home.

If you’re interested in auditioning, auditions will be held next week from Wednesday through Friday (Feb. 3 – 5). The auditions will be happening from 4:20 – 6:20 each of the three days, and will be held in the Usdan Basement Multipurpose Room. Sign-up sheets will be located in the Music Studios lobby. The parts in the musical are: Mario (Tenor); Toad (Baritone); Peach (Soprano); Bowser (Bass); Luigi; and the Koopas [either male or female].

Come prepared with something to sing that will showcase your vocal presence, range, technique, and style. Feel free to bring a monologue to perform as well (memorization is not required). Get excited – this is going to be a buttload of fun!!

Date: Wednesday- Friday, February 3-5
Time: 4:20 – 6:20 pm
Place: Usdan MPR room

Super Mario musical seeks crew members

piranha plantAnthony Martello ’10 is looking for some key crew members to help manage his senior thesis musical about Super Mario this spring. That’s right – a live-action musical about Super Mario. Are you gonna miss your chance to tell people you helped produce a musical about Super Mario in college?

Only at Wesleyan. Details:

It has bits of all of the classic tunes that everyone loves!

I need a stage manager, an assistant stage manager, and a few set designers. The stage managers keep track of the actors, keep notes during rehearsals, run tech week, call cues during the play, and organize & generally coordinate all technical aspects of the play including the designers. The set designers help plan and build the set.

Auditions will be held near the beginning of the semester, and the musical will go on the weekend of April 2 – April 4 at the ’92 Theater with the help of Second Stage.

Anyone who is interested in any of these positions or helping out with any aspect of the musical should email me as soon as possible at amartello@wes. Thanks so much for all of the help!

Imagine this, with actual instruments and higher production values:

Run Crew for Bat Boy: The Musical

Tamar Glatman Zaretsky ’12 want you to be on run crew for Bat Boy: The Musical, going up this weekend. I paraphrase:

Bat Boy needs people to dress like ninjas and move furniture.

Bat Boy needs people to dress like ninjas.

Bat Boy needs ninjas.

Email tglatmanzare@wes if you want to be a ninja. Or something like that. Show goes up Thursday. Cast party non-optional.