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Rent at Nederlander Theatre in Broadway.BROADWAYSPAIN/CC BY-SA 4.0

“Rent” the musical shows us to love unapologetically

Izabelle Dessi March 6, 2022
“Rent” is a broadway musical that has been loved and shared for 25 years now. As this year marks the 25th anniversary, “Rent” is making its way across the country with its farewell tour, kissing Jonathan Larson's masterpiece goodbye.
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Alan Cummings and his crew at the end of his American Debut show on Oct. 23. The performance took place at the Staller Center and received a standing ovation from the audience. JUSTIN MISTLEMAKHER

“Spy Kids” actor Alan Cumming dazzles the Staller Center with his new cabaret show

Sydney Riddle October 29, 2021
On Saturday, Oct. 23, performer Alan Cumming came to SBU to debut his new show, “Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age.” Cumming’s new cabaret show was full of witty anecdotes, emotional tell-alls and surprising revelations. 
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The Staller Center brings live performances back to Stony Brook

The Staller Center brings live performances back to Stony Brook

Amaya McDonald September 5, 2021
After months of virtual performances and viewings, the Staller Center is now opening its doors to patrons. When the venue initially closed in 2020, Staller Center staff worked quickly to ensure that patrons would still be able to enjoy the arts.
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The Staller Center for the Arts closes their doors through May 15

Melissa Azofeifa March 23, 2020
COVID-19 is disrupting life as we know it and Inkles wanted people to know that The Staller Center for the Arts is committed to doing their part for the common goal, which is keeping everyone safe and healthy.
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Posters for broadway shows. BROADWAY TOURS/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

USG offering discounted Broadway trips for students during spring semester

Lajiere Blake February 2, 2020
During winter break the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced a flurry of surprises for returning Stony Brook students, including discounted trips to see hit Broadway plays. With a fee of $50 students get to see shows like the critically acclaimed “Lion King” during the Spring semester.
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It: Chapter 2 is a thrill ride that starts fast and doesnt slow down

It: Chapter 2 is a thrill ride that starts fast and doesn’t slow down

Alexander Bakirdan September 10, 2019
"It: Chapter 2” doesn’t pull any punches from the very beginning as the movie sets the tone quickly for what is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Now I feel I can’t discuss this movie properly without spoiling it a bit, so consider this a warning, there will be massive spoilers ahead.
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Theater Three in Port Jefferson, N.Y. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Theatre Three revamps 35th annual “A Christmas Carol” after September flood

Anna Correa November 25, 2018
“A Christmas Carol” is a holiday tradition for the theater — the show, considered by locals as a Port Jefferson tradition, sells the most tickets and helps keep the theater going financially.
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Celebrity Autobiography is a comedic play which consists of memoirs and poems of celebrities lives. The show was performed at the Staller Center for the Arts on Oct. 27

Celebrities make comedic impressions at Staller Center

Arielle Cheshire October 30, 2018
The comedy stage show “Celebrity Autobiography” was a smash hit.
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Leigh Riley in her high school production of “Footloose.” COURTESY OF LEIGH RILEY

Behind the Curtain: Performing with depression and anxiety

Rachel Parker October 2, 2018
Theater performance is a work-intensive art that can leave the actor feeling vulnerable.
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A view of Washington Heights, a neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. SIMPLETHRILL/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical, “In the Heights,” fails to live up to his reputation

Kraig Klein March 29, 2018
I attended the John W. Engeman Theater’s revival of “In the Heights,” but left the theater incredibly confused as to how the musical could have possibly won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
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The audience for Once: The Musical
 is invited onstage before the performance to make music requests.

ONCE: A simple, yet deeply entertaining, musical

Kraig Klein February 26, 2018
“ONCE,” currently performing at the John W. Engeman Theater of Northport, is a revival of the 2011 stage adaptation of the 2006 film of the same name. The show originated off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop before moving to Bernard B. Jacob Theater.
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Theater Three, above, is a community theater located in Port Jefferson. JESSIE ESSEX/FLICKR VIA CC BY-2.0

Port Jefferson’s Theatre Three offers students a creative outlet in wake of program cut

John Snyder August 16, 2017
For any students searching for a creative environment and wishing to gain theatrical experience, Theatre Three is an outlet.
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