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(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
“Piano” hits the right notes

“Piano” hits the right notes

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.

by · April 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Difficult conversations

Difficult conversations

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.

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
A strong ‘heart’-beat

A strong ‘heart’-beat

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.

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Lucas Sweitzer potrays Tartuffe, seen here trying to seduce Elmire (played by junior Morgan Turner).

A topsy-turvy “Tartuffe”

A self-serving hypocrite manipulates a rich man with his fake religious piety and aggravates his family in “Tartuffe,” the 17th century French comedy brought to modern times by Taylor Theatre. Played out on outrageous set with even more outrageous costumes, the players show just how oblivious and laughable a family can be and allow the audiences to see their faults in themselves.

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
“Death, thou shalt die”

“Death, thou shalt die”

Taylor Theatre shines with “Wit”By David Seaman | Echo Death. It haunts us, hangs over us. We fear confronting it, accepting it. The concept takes on many meanings. Is death a period, ending life as we have experienced it forever? Is it a comma, representing just a brief pause before […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment