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The magic and the miracle

The magic and the miracle

Production manager of new City Players, alumnus Ryan Maloney By Becca Eis | Echo “In theater, we find ourselves in the midst of the magic and the miracle,” said Taylor alumnus Ryan Maloney (’13) That is exactly where Maloney found himself as a sixth grader in Taylor Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan” […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The “Rabbit Hole” cast won 10 awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival last March. (Photograph provided by Tracy Manning)

Remembering “Rabbit Hole”

Taylor Theatre wins national awardsBy Grace Hooley | Echo We all hope that someone notices our work. From artist to computer designer, we all long to hear “well done” from someone—anyone. Last year, Taylor Theatre submitted their production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole” into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Jessica Schulte, who plays Dolly Gallagher Levi, and senior Austin Linder, who plays Ambrose Kemper, perform during Wednesday’s dress rehearsal before the power outage. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

“The Matchmaker”

The theatre’s final performance for the school year By Matt DeLong | Faculty Contributor  Editor’s note: Due to the power outage yesterday, the reviewer was only able to view half the show, but he had access to the entire script. For students hurtling toward finals week, the aphorism “time is […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photography by Hannah Bolds) Senior Austin Lindner, who plays Henry Law, practices during dress rehearsal this week.

Bring your umbrella

A review of Taylor Theatre’s new production By Kelsea Denney | Contributor  “You can only see so far ahead, and that’s enough for now.” It’ll take courage to sit in Mitchell Theatre during the next two weekends as the lights dim and the rumble of thunderstorms fill your heart. On […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Chorale members enjoy last year’s Oscar-themed Valentine’s dinner and performance. (Photograph provided by Jess Miller)

“Love Me Tender: A Tribute to Elvis”

Taylor Sounds, Chorale and the Jungle Cats host Valentine’s Day Dinner and ConcertBy Grace Hooley | Echo “The King” is back! The Taylor Sounds and Chorale, featuring The Jungle Cats jazz band, will bring Elvis’s music back to life again. On Saturday, they will perform a “Love Me Tender” tribute concert […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Hannah Bolds) The “Oklahoma!” cast prepares for two weekends of shows. Join the fun during one of three performances this weekend.

Better than OK(lahoma)

A timeless musical brought to life by Taylor’s TheatreBy Ian Proano | Echo  Wiling music sprang out of the pit, forcing my feet to obey its catchy tune as the stage lights revealed a farmhouse scene. The culprit of the devilishly good melodies was the Taylor student Pit Orchestra, which […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Photo by Shannon Smagala ('16)
Senior Alexis Colón practiced her role as Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” shown last spring.

Words from the wise

Seniors give audition adviceBy Grace Hooley | Echo The Echo sat down with three seniors from different performance communities to reflect on their audition experiences and to offer advice to musicians and actors who may audition in the future. Here are a few words of wisdom from the students: Senior […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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The Taylor theatre team traveled to Peru, combining their acting talents with missions.

Conflict of disinterest

Taylor Theatre students help Peruvian high schoolers embrace emotions and handle conflictBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  “If you’re trying, (the students) will try back.” This statement from senior Megan McKechnie encapsulates the experience theatre students had in Reque, Peru. In 10 brief summer days, team members dealt with language barriers and […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The “Midsummer” cast prepares for their upcoming performance.

Once upon a dream

Taylor Theatre presents classic Shakespeare comedyBy Austin Yoder | Echo I’ve never been a huge fan of William Shakespeare. After nodding off several times during a middle school field trip to a local production of “Macbeth,” I declared Bill to be too boring and pretentious for my young taste. However, having […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Discovering a balance

Discovering a balance

Production reveals both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict By Laura Koenig | Echo No, the actors are not going to cook for you, nor can you bribe them to let you eat the food they have on stage. Taylor Theatre’s first production of the 2015-2016 season, “The Arab-Israeli Cookbook,” is scheduled […]

by · September 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment