All College Theatre (ACT)
Last year featured sophomoric spins on one of Shakespeare’s finest works, a murder mystery with meatballs and a poignant rendition of one of America’s most important plays.
After all that, you would think the members of ACT would rest on their laurels.
You thought wrong.
Mere hours after upperclassmen bid farewell to their summer sabbaticals and returned to the College, ACT member Patrick Lavery, sophomore communication studies major, spilled the proverbial beans in regard to the acting group’s fall semester plans.
The ACT fall production is “Tartuffe,” written by Moli?re and will be directed by Janet Quartarone.
Auditions are Sept. 6 and 7, and the show runs Oct. 10-14 in the Don Evans Black Box Theatre.
ACT’s general meetings are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Kendall Hall.
“We are also doing the ‘Evening of One-Acts’ . like last year,” Lavery said.
For those who don’t know (here’s looking at you, freshmen), ACT’s “Evening of One-Acts” is a fun-filled series of half-hour plays.
Last year, the bill ran the gamut from a hectic spin on Eugene Ionecso’s “The Blind Soprano” to a student-directed piece about the Greek god Zeus’ dysfunctional family.
With an amiable menu of shows that dance between the defining lines of artistic literature and just plain fun, ACT is sure to entice your dramatic palate at some point this year.
– James Queally,
Arts & Entertainment Assistant
College Union Board (CUB)
CUB, provider of concerts, movies and off-campus trips, will not disappoint this semester, with an already brimming events calendar.
Tara Conte, director of CUB, says CUB has added a new series of events called “Nooners.”
Nooners will take place monthly in the Brower Student Center atrium, beginning around 11:30 a.m., during the lunch break.
Nooners will have several activities, including “Movie Madness,” in which students are superimposed into their favorite movies. The first Nooner will be held Monday, Sept. 25.
“We want to reach out to the large amount of students who might frequent the student center during their day, including commuter students,” she said.
Conte said that, just as in previous semesters, CUB will continue holding the free weekly film series every Saturday night in the Travers/Wolfe Main Lounge.
There will be two showings of each movie – the first at 8 p.m. and the second starting at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. depending on movie length.
Some titles include “The Break-Up” on Sept. 9, “Miami Vice” on Oct. 21 and “Clerks 2” on Nov. 11.
CUB will also sponsor bus trips throughout the semester.
These include a trip to New York City to see the Broadway play “The Wedding Singer,” starring comedian Stephen Lynch, who performed at the College in the Fall 2005 semester.
Details for buying tickets will be publicized in upcoming weeks.
CUB plans on having three other bus trips as well, including a Halloween-themed event in October.
Conte said the board is also attempting to plan a concert for this semester, to be held in late November.
CUB’s general board meetings are at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and are held, for the time being, in room P101 in the Science Complex.
This is just a sampling of the many events CUB has planned for the semester, so keep an eye out for the many other programs being offered!
– Candida DeFonseca,
Arts & Entertainment Editor
TCNJ Musical Theatre
TCNJ Musical Theatre, formerly known as Opera Theatre, is looking forward to an exciting year.
The group’s first entirely student-run production, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” is set to debut on Nov. 29.
According to company vice president Naomi Rutz, TCNJ Musical Theatre is looking to “provide learning experiences concerning the running of a full-fledged musical production.”
Students will gain experience working with props, costumes, lighting, sound, acting and directing.
Auditions for “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” will be held on Sept. 12 and 13. General group meetings are held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Music Building chorus room.
For more information about TCNJ Musical Theatre, either visit the company’s Facebook.com group or e-mail TMT@tcnj.edu.
– Allison Singer, Staff Writer
“Open Your Mind” and open your ears. The College’s campus radio station, 91.3 WTSR, is looking for dedicated students to join the team for the new school year.
“This is a rebuilding year for WTSR,” program director Danielle Tararuj said.
“We are specifically looking for freshmen and sophomores to get involved so the station will keep thriving after we seniors graduate,” Tararuj said.
Established in 1966, WTSR has been providing Ewing, Trenton and the upper Bucks County, Pa., area with news and entertainment for the last 40 years.
WTSR does this most noticeably with the station’s wide selection of undiscovered music.
“WTSR is well respected in the music community,” music director Chris Kubak said. “We have a reputation as one of the top college radio stations in the United States and have helped to jump-start the careers of many of today’s notable artists.”
Students can contribute on-air by reading news and broadcasting sporting events.
They can also assist off the air by creating advertisements and working on the production aspects of the station.
WTSR’s general interest meeting is on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Kendall Hall television studio.
More information can be found at wtsr.org.
– Allison Singer, Staff Writer