We are all ‘Anon(ymous)’: The power of representation in Pomona’s final show of the semester

Blue light rippled across a pile of clothes, creating ocean waves on the stage of Pomona College’s Seaver Theater. Anon(ymous), a play directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush, ran for six shows from November 16 to 18 on the mainstage at Seaver Theater. Adapted from Homer’s “The Odyssey”, it tells the story of a refugee finding his way back to his mom after they were separated by a storm during the journey to the United States.

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Original student-made musical ‘It Takes Time’ tells pandemic stories of growth, hope

A mother and daughter united, supporting their family. A kindergarten teacher learning to teach without a classroom and make friends without leaving his house. A couple planning a wedding without a guarantee that guests will be able to make it.
These interweaving pandemic stories coalesced in the student-produced musical “It Takes Time,” which played at Pomona College’s Seaver Large Studio from April 21 through April 23.

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MT Spotlight’s ‘Spring Awakening’ explores how sexual repression endures today

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.

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Finding the modern in Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ at the Seaver

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.

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‘From Baltimore to Broadway’: How Bryan Terrell Clark persevered to stage and film stardom

Actor Bryan Terrell Clark was a guest speaker at a forum hosted by Scripps College in the Garrison Theater this past weekend. A seasoned actor, Clark is best known on the stage for playing George Washington in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” as well as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical” and Cory in “Fences” opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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Villaintines Day Queer Cabaret subverts the musical narrative

This Valentine’s Day, Spotlight MT — the 5C student-run musical theater club — subverted expectations with a “Villaintines Day Queer Cabaret” at Dom’s Lounge on Feb. 10 and 11. In 13 acts, a cast of 16 performers re-conceived some famously nefarious roles from Disney films and Broadway musicals through a queer prism.

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Almost 50 years later, Tim Deegan, Sal Piro and Richard O’Brien reflect on ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Over Halloween weekend this year, 5C students put on two nights of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; but there lies a large community for this cult-classic beyond the Claremont campuses. TSL spoke with the people who brought this energetic and inventive show into being.

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‘American Dreams/Asian Nightmares’ combats anti-Asian hate through performance

At the Garrison Theater on Saturday, Oct. 29, father-son duo Hao Huang and Micah Huang PZ ’13 performed “American Dreams/Asian Nightmares.”

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