When literature meets dance
Apr15

When literature meets dance

Emily Loof Copy Editor   Is it possible for the motion of human bodies and the written word to meet? The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), thinks yes. Last weekend, the DRC, made up of students and faculty, as well as community members, performed their spring show with one performance each on Friday and Saturday at the Page Theatre. The show, titled “Words in Motion,”...

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Review: Gaslight 54
Apr04

Review: Gaslight 54

By Grace Van Beest, Copy Editor   The 54th year of Gaslight is in the books and there is plenty to talk about. This variety show had just that: variety. The audience heard everything from original ballads, to singing kids with kazoos, to beautiful Spanish singing, to a Pokemon cover, a very emotional performance about sexual assault awareness, and many more great performances. The Kazoo Kids were all the buzz. Musicians played...

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Review: The Drowsy Chaperone
Mar14

Review: The Drowsy Chaperone

By Emily Loof, Copy Editor   The Theatre and Dance Department performed their much-anticipated spring musical this weekend. The Drowsy Chaperone is director Gary Diomandes’ last show on the Saint Mary’s Winona Campus. During my time with the Cardinal so far, I’ve worn many hats but have primarily acted as the sports writer, having been an athlete my whole life and thus being pretty knowledgeable about that landscape. So when I...

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Review: Splash! student production sells out
Feb14

Review: Splash! student production sells out

By Sami Johnston, Feature Editor   Splash! sold out its weekend production of seven short plays Feb. 3 – 7 in the Page Theatre black box. The box office was forced to turn down students hoping to buy tickets lined up at the door following Friday’s performance. All shows were directed and performed by Saint Mary’s students. Three featured shows were original works written by up-and-coming playwrights: junior Cindy Wang,...

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Review: Boxing and dancing and puppets, oh my!
Feb08

Review: Boxing and dancing and puppets, oh my!

By Emily Loof, Copy Editor   Trick Boxing is an incredible production that combines boxing, ballroom dancing, puppetry, and more for a humorous and meaningful masterpiece. Minneapolis-based performers Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan performed Trick Boxing in the Page Theatre on Jan. 27. Sostek and McClellan, who are married and co-founders of the company Sossy Mechanics, which they created in 2000, also did residency programs at...

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Winner of The Voice performs in the Page Theatre
Jan24

Winner of The Voice performs in the Page Theatre

By Sami Johnston, Feature Editor   Javier Colon, winner of the first season of NBC’s The Voice, appeared on campus on Jan. 18 to perform a solo acoustic act in the Page Theatre. The singer-songwriter, who was coached by Adam Levine in 2011 for the show, played a mix of covers, earlier work, and songs from his upcoming album, Gravity, to reveal his unique blend of acoustic soul. Fans since Colon’s days on The Voice, junior Rachel...

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