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IC students share twisted tales from Gotham City in student-written musical parody

By Agustina Dozo and Jesus Luna November 16, 2023

DC Comics come to life as Batman's worst villains take the stage in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. IC Second Stage presents a fresh take on classic characters in their production of "Arkhamites."

After 11 of the shows cast members were infected with COVID-19, the on-campus production of Fun Home worked hard to perform one last show.

IC Theater presents ‘Fun Home’ musical

By Jadyn Davis, Jadyn Davis April 21, 2022
After 11 of the show's cast members were infected with COVID-19, the on-campus production of "Fun Home" worked hard to perform one last show.
Freshman Sophia Maillo choreographs a dance number for the entirely student written and run musical: Burr.

Student writes “Hamilton” inspired musical

By Natalie Tribiano, Assistant Life and Culture Editor March 24, 2022
Freshman Sophia Maillo choreographs a dance number for the entirely student written and run musical: "Burr."
Mariah Lyttle ’19 performs with her fellow cast members as Celie in the tour revival of the winning broadway show “The Color Purple.” The tour started in October 2019 and runs until May 2020.

Q&A: Alum takes the stage with “The Color Purple” tour

By Gabrielle Topping February 19, 2020

In the national tour of “The Color Purple,” a Tony Award-winning musical, Mariah Lyttle ’19 plays Celie, the show’s protagonist. She has been working across North America with the show since October...

Junior Courtney Long writes notes in her score during a rehearsal for Sister Act. The Main Stage Theater shows all have themes of breaking convention and offer promising scores and storylines.

Main Stage Theater prepares for Fall 2019 season

By Linnea Carchedi, Contributing Writer September 17, 2019

Ithaca College’s fall semester Main Stage Theater lineup explores the theme of breaking convention with “Everybody,” “Sister Act,” “Hedda Gabler” and “The Antigone Project.” Contributing...

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...

From left, junior Amber Ward, sophomores Courtney Long and Jaden Boyd and junior Sushma Saha rehearse a number for Little Shop of Horrors.

Students perform classic musical in Bool’s Flower Shop

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 3, 2019

Ithaca’s historic Bool’s Flower Shop will be the stage for a site-specific production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” complete with the fresh scents of blooming roses and fertilizer. In this kind...

Senior Monica Ramich plays the maid, Laetitia, in “The Old Maid and the Thief.”  Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti wrote the show in 1939 for radio.

IC Theatre Arts performs two one-act operas

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor February 28, 2019

A wealthy woman and her maid take in a handsome beggar and go to absurd and hilarious lengths to compete for his love. A fraudulent medium abuses her mute foster son and eventually slips into insanity...

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...

Female saxaphonist, composer, bandleader, educator and activist Roxy Coss is known for her work promoting women’s place in jazz music. Coss will be performing with the jazz ensemble at the college Feb. 27.

Jazz activist Roxy Coss to perform with jazz ensemble

By Ash Bailot February 19, 2019

It’s not every day that songs like “Nasty Women Grab Back” and “Feminist AF” are performed in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble and guest saxophonist Roxy...

Students pitched “Subject to Change” in May 2018 and are set to air their finished product this May. The show will follow fictional friends as they navigate college life. It will incorporate original pop-rock musical numbers.

Students to create first ICTV musical show

By Ashley Stalnecker January 29, 2019

Comedic writing, combined with relatable content, adds a lighthearted tone to ICTV’s first musical TV show, “Subject to Change,” which will tackle issues relevant to the daily lives of college students. ICTV...

Kathleen Mulligan, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, and  Maggie-Kate Coleman ’03 worked together on a production of “The Gift of the Magi.” The two has not met before they were hired to work on the production.

Holiday production unites theater professor and alum

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer December 12, 2017
“I had never met her before,” Mulligan said. “Some of my colleagues are friends with her, and they said, ‘Oh, you’re going to love her.’"
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