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Anastasia Petridis dancing.

A Love Letter to Greek Dance

By Anastasia Petridis
April 3, 2023

The hat looks heavier than it feels. Colorful flowers cover the right side of my head, while thin chains dangle on the left attached to metal medallions. A thick, itchy strap secures the hat on my head...

Kendrick Lamar on The DAMN. Tour at TD Garden in Boston on July 22, 2017. Photo by Kenny Sun.

The ‘22 Super Bowl Halftime Show: a memorable, multi-generational performance

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
February 16, 2022

There’s a reason I write about living arts and not sports, so the real celebratory moment on Super Bowl Sunday for me was the halftime performance, not the actual football game between…what teams?  Well,...

Promotional poster for Grace: Live. Credit: Isabella Bertram.

The Girlie Project returns Friday with new rendition of ‘Grease’

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
February 3, 2022

The Girlie Project is back Feb. 4 with another staged performance—this time, with their own comedic read-through of the classic musical “Grease,” uniquely titled “Grace.” Since senior visual...

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
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...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘Get On Your Knees’ will have you standing on your feet

By Campbell Parish
September 23, 2021

After 18 months of not attending in-person performances, I'm glad that Jaqueline Novak was the one who welcomed me back for my first in-person show.  "Get On Your Knees," Novak’s one-woman show was...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘To me, the blowjob as a concept is kind of just really fascinating’: Jacqueline Novak’s one woman stand-up show is back

By Campbell Parish
September 9, 2021

After the pandemic forced the cancelation of her previous tour, Jacqueline Novak’s "Get on Your Knees" tour is back, bringing much-needed laughs and giggles about a surprising topic—blowjobs.  Her...

Cutler Majestic Theater, one of ArtEmerson’s performance venues.

ArtsEmerson hosts first event since March 2020

By Sophia Pargas and Mariyam Quaisar
September 9, 2021

ArtsEmerson’s first in-person event in 18 months—an open house in the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Wednesday—aimed to reintroduce the public to theater and encourage them to get excited about this...

Ricky Downes III performing on stage

Alum Ricky Downes III writes and performs his own Lion King parody

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
September 9, 2021

“The Lion King but it’s Just One Guy” began when Ricky Downes III ‘15 was a junior at Emerson—now, the production, a one man show, is free to stream on YouTube after it completed a successful...

People walk on Washington Street near Paramount Theater.

ArtsEmerson releases its plans and expectations for the 2021/2022 season

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
July 17, 2021

ArtsEmerson announced a series of in-person and virtual events for its 2021-22 season — marking the return of live events after a year of pandemic-altered entertainment.  The organization will feature...

The exterior of Cutler Majestic Theatre.

From stages to classrooms: Emerson theaters during COVID-19

By Alexander Vassilopoulos
March 24, 2021

In March 2020, the stages of Emerson College fell silent for the foreseeable future. One year later, in March 2021, these stages are still just as empty.   Fortunately, the college has utilized the...

Junior Andrew Muccitelli sits atop a washing machine at Myrtle Street Laundromat. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Junior draws onstage persona from Bonnie and Clyde

By Emily Cardona
October 31, 2019

One late night in July 2018, junior visual and media arts student Andrew Muccitelli searched the infamous American crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.  Muccitelli unintentionally discovered Bonnie Parker’s...

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