The highly-anticipated second annual Halloweekend production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” ran Oct. 27 and 28 in Pomona College’s Seaver Labs and Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, respectively. Actors and audience members alike laughed and basked in the joy of the energetic, raunchy and campy performance.
This past weekend Spotlight MT, the 5C student-run musical theater club, connected past and present with its production of “Spring Awakening.” A coming of age musical about young teenagers newly exploring their bodies without adult guidance, the show covers lightning-rod topics such as abortion, sexual violence and suicide.
Navigating a career in the arts often requires students to find their own way. Partly for this reason, the Pomona theater department invites working professionals as visiting professors to teach 5C students practical skills about their craft. Lina Patel, theater lecturer and guest teacher of Playwriting I this semester, brings professional insights to the theatre department, helping students understand storytelling structures and cultivate a love of writing.
Three Sisters, the third of four productions in “Inevitable Evolutions,” the title of Pomona’s theater department season, delivers a powerful portrait of growing up. The 5C production, which opened at the Seaver Theatre on Thursday, demonstrates why Chekhov has continued to captivate audiences for more than a century.
Student Kabuki theater troupe KabukiMa invites the Claremont community to learn about Japanese Kabuki theater this weekend through performances and an academic symposium.
Without a Box blended humor, creativity and audience participation in its first improv performance of the semester, Without a Box of Chocolates, on Feb. 11.
The play “House of Desires” traces the story of characters embroiled in multiple love triangles while powerfully subverting historical gender norms.
“Red Velvet,” a play based on African American historical figure Ira Aldridge, hit the stage in November at Pomona College’s Allen Theatre.
The Claremont Colleges’ production of “Pippin,” directed by Tim Dang, takes a classic musical production about a young man who tries to find meaning in his life and adds an anime hip-hop twist.