The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Ithaca College Showchoir Association invited Broadway star Grey Henson to join a virtual conference for an open Q&A with the IC community Dec. 2 at the Whalen Center for Music.

Broadway star invited to speak with IC Showchoir

By Mike Ross December 8, 2021
Students met in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, Room 2105 for approximately one hour of conversation with Broadway star Grey Henson.
Matt DiCarlo, Rebecca Taichman, Molly Shea, Kate Carolan 19, TJ Lyons 19, and Noah Silva were part of the creative production team of Sing Street on Broadway until March 12, the day theaters were shut down in New York City.

Theater professors wait in the wings during Broadway shutdown

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer October 23, 2020
Many professors in the Department of Theatre Arts have worked on professional productions, bringing what they learned back to their classes.
Ithaca College sophomore Alexa Chalnick has approximately 592,200 followers on the short-video app TikTok after posting songwriting challenges for other creators to duet. Chalnick’s #SingForAlexaSaturday, a weekly educational and performance workshop that features musical theater industry professionals, gives her TikTok followers a space to perform their favorite musical theater pieces as well as to meet professional actors.

Student uses TikTok platform to host musical theater workshops

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer September 25, 2020
Ithaca College sophomore Alexa Chalnick has approximately 592,200 followers on the short-video app TikTok after posting songwriting challenges.
Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. delivers cool jazz beats and fun pop vocals in Mr. The Hamilton alum showcases Latin-American influences too, and its clear Odom took a successful creative leap in his album.

Review: Jazz-pop fusion soars in Leslie Odom Jr. album

By Desiree Holz November 22, 2019

Leslie Odom Jr. released his second album titled “Mr” on Nov. 8. This is the Broadway star’s first full original album since he left his role as Aaron Burr on the hit Broadway show “Hamilton”...

Review: Singles for the week of 11/15

Review: Singles for the week of 11/15

By Arleigh Rodgers November 20, 2019

“Watermelon Sugar” Harry Styles Released Nov. 17 Erskine Records Limited Styles’ honeyed vocals drive “Watermelon Sugar,” the impressive successor to his intoxicating “Lights...

From left, Sophia Egner, Emily Altschuler, Daniella Leventhal, Samantha Kahn, Alexa  Bastardi and Hallie ArbitalJacoby are board members of Broadway Bound, an a capella group.

A cappella and broadway come together in club

By Vivian Goldstein, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

Walking down Broadway Street in New York, the line of musicals seems endless, from established shows like “Wicked” to relatively new successes like “Hadestown.” Ithaca College’s Fall 2019 organization...

Q&A: Student conducts research on prominent playwrite

Q&A: Student conducts research on prominent playwrite

By Brontë Cook September 18, 2019
Senior acting major Erin Lockett spent the summer researching Lorraine Hansberry, the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway.
Wonderful Town follows two sisters who move from Ohio to New York City to pursue their artistic dreams. The play runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 11.

Leonard Bernstein musical comedy travels to Main Stage

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer October 24, 2017
"I think this is one of those musicals and one of those pieces of art in general that anyone can go in and escape from their own lives"
Former student Emily Bautista, to the left in a solid blue dress, and the current cast of Miss Saigon during opening night curtain call. The play takes place during the Vietnam War era.

Q&A: Former theater student makes her debut on Broadway

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer October 11, 2017
I was kind of planning on transitioning to communications. When I got “Saigon,” that’s when I left school and that’s what got me back into theater.
“As the semesters went by, it just got less and less open, and people started saying things that weren’t okay, and I began to realize the underlying cause of that was because I was a woman of color,” freshman Erin Lockett said.

Theater students face racial microaggressions in department

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2017
Catherine Weidner, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, said that overall, ALANA students represent 26 percent of the Department of Theatre Arts.
Professor Timothy Johnsons course on Hamilton: An American Musical integrates history, politics and math into a discussion about the musical sensation.

Q&A: IC professor starts a revolution with ‘Hamilton’ course

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life & Culture Editor February 21, 2017
"'Hamilton' is this huge phenomenon that extends beyond the average consumer of theater in New York, and it’s reaching kids.

Review: Menzel’s vocals compensate for lost individuality

By Preston Arment, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
What Menzel may lack in songwriting ability, she makes up for with stunning vocals that remind us why listeners will never stop loving her.
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