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Dawn Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Music Performance, stars as the titular character  Carmen at the Hangar Theatre. Students have worked with Opera Ithaca to help produce the opera.

Students work with local theater on upcoming opera

By Silas White, Staff Writer March 7, 2018
Sophomore Daniel Carney said joining Opera Ithaca Community Ambassadors is a good experience for students who want to participate in a real-world production.
Margaret Shackell-Dowell, visiting professor at Ithaca College, set a 50-for-50 initiative to raise $50,000 for organizations before her 51st birthday in March of 2018.

Professor sets goal to raise $50,000 in one year

By Madison Moore, Contributing Writer October 2, 2017
Margaret Shackell-Dowell has raised $25,078.25 thus far in her 50-for-50 initiative to raise $50,000 for organizations before March of 2018.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be performed at the Hanger Theatre from Sept. 15–17. The play is based off of an unfinished Charles Dickens novel, and features 28 Ithaca college students and alumni. Audiences are used to complete one of several different outcomes for the plays ending.

Murder mystery play allows for audience participation

By Noa Covell, Contributing Writer September 12, 2017
“Throughout the show, even before the ending, the audience has a chance to interact with the actors,”
The Ghostlight Project occurred within theater communities nationally — from Broadway to high school, regional and community theaters. CONNOR LANGE/ THE ITHACAN

Ithaca theater community marches for the Ghostlight Project

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor January 23, 2017
The Ghostlight Project originated as an attempt to combat Donald Trump’s re-occurring hate speech before and throughout his election campaign.
From left: Cassie Norgaisse (Paquette), Andrew Hudson-Sabens (Candide), Nick Roscoe (Maximillian) and fill-in Sarah Welden (Cunegonde), listen as Doug Mathews ’90 practices his lines as Pangloss during a dress rehearsal Sept. 13 for Candide.”

IC alumni, students and faculty will perform in “Candide” Sept. 16–18

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer September 14, 2016
Originally penned as a novella in 18th-century France, “Candide” has stood the test of time again and again. Now, the theatrical version will be performed in Ithaca with Ithaca College students, alumni and staff at center stage.


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Your guide for what to do this weekend.

A walk in their shoes: Civic Ensemble performs staged reading of theater professor’s play about identity

By Daniel Wisniewski November 13, 2013
Saviana Stanescu, associate professor of theater arts, wrote the play "Lenin's Shoe," which will be performed as a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hangar Theatre.
From left, Chris Hoch, Noah Plomgren, Andréa Burns, Nehal Joshi, Adam Fontana and Alison McCartan star in “Next to Normal,” a musical about a mother juggling her family while living with bipolar disorder.

Review: ‘Next to Normal’ brings psychological drama to Hangar Theatre

By Lucy Walker, Staff Writer August 28, 2012
This groundbreaking musical, from composer Tom Kitt and lyricist Brian Yorkey, explores the hidden issues within the seemingly normal life of the Goodman family.
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