Take Note: Students planning to pursue careers in musical theater audition for colleges

Senior Jacob “Jake” Letts practices his audition music. Letts will be singing “My Defenses are Down” from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Jessica Konrad, Beats Editor

February 23, 2017

In the coming months, most seniors at this school will begin to hear back from colleges to which they applied and finalize their decisions for the future, finally drawing the lengthy college application process to a close. But for students like senior Jacob “Jake” Letts, the difficult portion of...

QUIZ: Are you more theatre or musical theatre?

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February 9, 2016

Sure, we theatre people don’t always say it or even realize it, but when it comes to the classic theatre versus musical theatre debate, we all have an opinion. Some view musical theatre as overly-simplified fluff while others view theatre as just a less-exciting version of musical theatre. If you’re...

‘Mary Poppins’ at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is ‘Practically Perfect’

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December 16, 2015

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre opened their winter show, “Mary Poppins,” on Friday, Dec. 11. This show, directed and choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck, was an absolute triumph for the theatre. This is a wonderful holiday show for children and adults alike. “Mary Poppins,” based on the 1964 m...

History has its eyes on ‘Hamilton’: Unique soundtrack soars above expectations

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December 2, 2015

This week, I decided to finally hop on the musical theatre bandwagon and talk about “Hamilton.” The buzz about this new musical has been crazy; in fact, within four months of opening, it has become the most popular musical currently on Broadway, according to a list from broadway.com. In addition,...