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The newly-created Dillingham Spotlight Program presents it’s first show

By Sarah Cochi, Makai Yllanes, and Emma Brown March 28, 2024

The Dillingham Spotlight Program is a newly created student-run theater production program in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Ithaca College. The program presented its first play, In-Complete,...

Disneys Newsies seizes the stage in the captivating musical based on the 1899 Newsboy strike as a result of paper prices being raised.

Watch what happens when Dillingham’s ‘Newsies’ seize the day

By Sofia Lopez, Contributing Writer October 31, 2023
The Ithaca College School of Music, Theater, and Dance’s main stage fall production is Disney’s “Newsies.” The show runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1 with a preview held Oct. 25 at the Horener Theater in Dillingham. 
A group of students rehearse for Ithaca College’s production of “The Pirates of  Penzance” on Jan 30. The show opens Feb. 22 and runs until March 1.

Dillingham prepares for Spring 2023 main stage shows

By Kinsey Burr February 1, 2023
Ithaca College’s Center for Theatre and Dance has been preparing for the quartet of shows being performed in the Spring 2023 season for the past eleven months.
Editorial: Ithaca College has made necessary improvements

Editorial: Ithaca College has made necessary improvements

By The Ithacan August 24, 2022
The campus community will find that there are many long-awaited, tangible changes across campus.
Editorial: The show must go on, even during a pandemic

Editorial: The show must go on, even during a pandemic

By The Ithacan March 18, 2021
COVID-19 has forced community members to find alternative ways to continue pursuing their interests while following safety guidelines.
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.
In a letter to the college made public July 31, Ithaca College Theatre Arts Black, Indigenous and People of Color (ICTA BIPOC) listed 10 demands with the goal of ending racist and discriminatory acts in the department.

IC announces plans to address racism in theater department

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor October 16, 2020
Ithaca College has announced its plan to address two of Ithaca College Theatre Arts Black, Indigenous and People of Color (ICTA BIPOC)’s demands.
Editorial: Ithaca theater scene brings students and locals together

Editorial: Ithaca theater scene brings students and locals together

By The Ithacan February 6, 2020
This creates a relationship between the college and the downtown community that is mutually beneficial.
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado speaks at the All-College Gathering on Jan. 28. At the gathering, Collado spoke about the college community’s concerns about the campus climate regarding diversity and inclusion and upcoming economic and structural changes.

Collado discusses imminent changes at All-College Gathering

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor January 30, 2020
At the All-College Gathering on Jan. 28, Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado spoke about impending economic and structural changes the college will see.
Editorial: Stopping microaggressions starts in the classroom

Editorial: Stopping microaggressions starts in the classroom

By The Ithacan January 23, 2020
Although there is an inherent power dynamic among professors and students, both should be held responsible when they make comments that are insensitive.
From left,  sophomores Christian Henry, Moyo Odulaja and Justin Shondeck perform in Violet. The musical takes place in the South 1964 after the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The main character, Violet (senior Keara Byron) goes on a journey to try to heal a scar.

Students perform “Violet,” a musical about acceptance

By Olivia King, Staff Writer April 11, 2019

Violet Karl, on a journey about pain and healing, sings that she wishes to look like anyone but herself. Violet has a large scar on her cheek, though no makeup is used to create it. It is presented to...

Senior Jonah Bobo worked with a friend from his hometown, playwright Chloe Hayat, to create an original musical,  “The Star of Lennox.” The story is inspired by historical events and is set to premeire in May 2019.

Senior composes and plans original musical

By Matilde Bechet February 27, 2019

Though a musical seems grandiose and monumental under the pageantry of performance and bright stage lights, every production begins with just an idea. For senior Jonah Bobo, the idea for him to write his...

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