June 1, 2020

Keep to campus for stunning entertainment

Thinking about heading home for the weekend? Considering a Tuesday night drinking binge from which you will wake up to find crudely drawn penises all over your body?

Think again. Various student-run organizations provide a diverse offering of entertainment available during each week of the semester.

Here is a preview of what you can expect throughout the fall.

College Union Board (CUB)

CUB has planned an eclectic mix of fall entertainment for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to catch the Welcome Week Comedy show tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Kendall Hall featuring Pete Dominick, Amy Schumer and Dwayne Perkins, and the Break! Urban Funk Dance Spectacular on Oct. 7.

According to CUB director Katerina Gkionis, CUB will screen free box office hits on Tuesday and Saturday nights. There will also be outdoor screenings of “The Strangers” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” on the Allen, Brewster and Ely lakeside lawn at 8 p.m. on Sept. 2.

CUB will also be leading a bus trip to see the “Bodies” exhibit in New York City on Sept. 10.

Look for campus postings and Facebook invitations to upcoming CUB events.

All College Theatre (ACT)

ACT is a student-operated organization dedicated to all aspects of acting, theater and production. According to ACT President Amanda Ganza, ACT has two major fall productions in the making.

ACT will put on four performances of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18. “Twelfth Night” is the tale of two twins, Sebastian and Viola, shipwrecked on the island of Illyria.

“Confusion and mistaken identity abound, yet the play ends with true love winning,” Ganza said.

ACT’s second production will be its annual Murder Mystery Dinner.

Muder Mystery Dinner participants will enjoy an interactive theater experience and a catered meal all for a low price.

The Murder Mystery Dinner will be held on Dec. 5 and 6.

TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT)

TMT is a student-run group that performs both large-scale musicals and smaller, more intimate musical productions. Brian Michalowski, TMT president, said the organization will produce its annual Broadway Night and a large-scale production of “Seussical the Musical” during the fall semester.

Broadway Night will feature songs from major musicals performed cabaret style. “The songs range from various shows and musical styles and also can be solo, duets, groups or whatever the (performers) feel like,” Michalowski said.

The date for Broadway Night has yet to be determined.

“Seussical the Musical” is a stage adaptation of the works of Dr. Seuss. “The Cat in the Hat serves as the narrator for the musical and it mostly revolves around ‘Horton Hears a Who,'” Michalowski said.

“Seussical the Musical” will be performed Nov. 20 through Nov. 23 on the Kendall Hall Main Stage.

The Mixed Signals

The Mixed Signals is the College’s improvisational comedy troupe. Members perform free monthly comedy shows.

According to Laura Hargreaves, secretary for The Mixed Signals, performances consist of long-form and short-form games, reminiscent of the hit TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

“But some of them are things you’re unlikely to have seen before,” Hargreaves added. Look for campus postings advertising upcoming show dates.

WTSR Concert Series

Perhaps you’re more into independent music and college radio.

If that’s the case, then WTSR, the College’s radio station, has put together a concert lineup sure to both rock and confound well-versed music snobs and hipsters.

WTSR’s concert series is free to all College students and features a diverse collection of artists.

Today, be sure to catch Vermont-based singer/songwriter Justin Levinson’s performance while your workload is still light.

Fans of upbeat, alternative rock are sure to enjoy the high-energy riffage of the north-Jersey based Molotov Cocktails on Sept 17.

The Molotov Cocktails blend timeless rock tradition with the raw energy of modern acts like Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.

For a full concert schedule, check out wtsr.org. All performances will take place at 8 p.m. in the Kendall Hall TV Studio.

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