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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You’ve probably heard of “White Christmas,” “Anything You Can Do” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” But do you know who created them? Over his six-decade career Irving Berlin wrote 1,500 songs, from Broadway scores to sheet music. 64 of these songs are present in “I Love a Piano,” the latest production from Taylor Theatre. This fantastic musical boasts a talented cast, outstanding band and clear platform for Berlin’s views of the American dream.
The diversity of the human experience invites us to have difficult but important conversations with one another. Those conversations will be at the forefront of the student-directed plays of Claire Hadley and Haley Kurr. Both “The Dining Room” and “’Night, Mother,” which deal with two different but equally important issues, will run today and tomorrow.
15,000 American women served in Vietnam. Yet most of our books, films and media that focus on the war talk about the brave sacrifices male soldiers made, as well as the protests back home. How many talk about the nurses, the performers, who risked their lives to provide comfort to those in battle? That’s what makes “A Piece of My Heart,” Taylor Theatre’s latest production, so different. Full of humor, emotion and yes, heart, the play is a revealing look at women in war.