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Perspective Photo from spring 2022 Into the Woods. Photo by Craig Bailey.

‘An American fairytale’: EmStage’s musical production of ‘Into the Woods’

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 20, 2022

The Cutler Majestic Theatre transformed into the storybook fairytale of “Into the Woods” for this year’s Emerson Stage’s spring musical.  The three-hour-long show held three performances this...

Perspective photo from Emerson Stages 2022 As You Like It production. Photo by Craig Bailey.

EmStage’s ‘As You Like It’ will certainly have you liking it

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
February 23, 2022

Vibrancy, love, and community—these are just some of the words to describe Emerson Stage’s production of “As You Like It.”  Director Eddie DeHais has transformed the classic Shakespeare comedy...

Photo: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

Emerson Stage puts on Pulitzer Prize winning musical ‘Next to Normal’

By Payton Cavanaugh
February 3, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of mental illness. “They’re the perfect loving family, so adoring,” Senior Roberta Alaman, playing the role of Diana Goodman, sang to open the show. From...

Next to Normal cover art

‘It’s Gonna Be Good’: Emerson Stage to put on production of Next to Normal

By Payton Cavanaugh
January 20, 2022

Content Warning: This article mentions a play that includes “depictions of mental health, medical care and treatment, intense loss, a suicide attempt, and drug use” (as per Emerson Stage: Next to Normal...

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

Emerson Stage will conclude its fall season with a production of “Marie Antoinette,” that aims to present audiences with a revolutionary and contemporary take on the life of the final Queen of France...

Hannah Nilsson (right), Olivia Bodley (middle), Clara Livingston (left)

‘This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing’ explores self-love and individuality in whimsical world

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
October 21, 2021

“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” the latest show in Emerson Stage’s 2021-22 season, a children’s fairytale about three unique sisters embarking on their individual journeys,...

Emerson Stages production of The Late Wedding marked the return of live theater on Emersons campus.

Live theater returns with production of “The Late Wedding”

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 4, 2021

After 559 days of closed curtains and empty theaters, Emerson Stage kicked off its fall season with a production of “The Late Wedding,” a play about love, marriage, and all of its complexities.  The...

The college decided to open the warehouse twice this semester, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 and Dec. 11. Photo by Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Staff vacancies restrict prop warehouse operating hours

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
November 20, 2019

The college’s prop warehouse will open for the second and final time this semester for visual and media arts students, after losing both its director and its assistant prior to the beginning of the academic...

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