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Puppets, Family, Slamily: Things Happened This Weekend

This wonderful photo completely sums up Avenue Q. We borrowed it from Andy Ribner ’14 at the Argus. 1470323_642176665834299_1848190613_n

An editor’s note from Gabe: 

Here are the events this past weekend that this post could not cover: Samsara at Crowell Concert Hall, An Intimate Party Experience at WestCo, “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” in Memorial Chapel, Greedy Lying Bastards at Downey, Magic Man at Art House, Chrome Sparks at Eclectic, Freestyle Rap Battle at WestCo Cafe, Stand Clear of the Closing Door, The Palm Beach Story, and Fruitvale Station at the Film Series, Feministing at PAC, Ricordati di me at Fisk, Zongo Junction at 200 Church, Wesleyan Experimental Music Festival at Russell House, Gamelan at World Music Hall, Improv Comedy Tri-Show in the Nics lounge, and probably other things. (If you want us to cover more of these things, then maybe you should think about joining the Wesleying staff. Just saying.) (Also, here’s separate coverage on Wes Thinks Big.)

On any given weekend at Wesleyan University, a lot of stuff happens. Honestly, it’s the biggest problem of my undergraduate experience that I can’t actually attend everything I’d love to. So, you see what you can and hear from other people how everything else went. 

I asked Wesleying staffers to attend one of the many theater or performance events going on this past weekend, between November 21st and November 23rd, and give them some proper coverage. These are the events they chose, and these are their observations, critiques, compliments, and impressions. If you want to take something from this post, it’s this: Leave your dorm room and attend something. It’s worth it, and the students here are damn talented. You might just enjoy yourself.

Auditions for Next to Normal

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From Keelin Ryan ’14:

Come to auditions for Next to Normal, a soaring rock-musical that explores the intersection of mental illness, loss, love, and suburban family life. “It is something much more than a feel-good musical: it is a feel-everything musical.” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

NOTE: The female roles have already been cast, so we are ONLY AUDITIONING FOR MALE ROLES!

AUDITIONS:
All auditions will be held in the CFA East Room
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 5:00-7:00pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm

Please prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a song, and come when you can!

Audition for Next to Normal

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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
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