Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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

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

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
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...

Tim Davis (left), Jane Lynch (middle), and Kate Flannery (right) performing A Swinging Little Christmas at City Winery, with The Tony Guerrero Quintet on the instruments.

Thank you, Jane Lynch for beautifully commencing Christmas

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
December 9, 2021

On Wednesday Dec. 8, I walked into the City Winery with the brightest smile plastered across my face. Want to know why? Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin Little Christmas.” The show is named for the former...

Headshot of Chen Xu 15

Alum sells new show to Disney+, crediting his time at Emerson for his success

By Rachel Hackam
November 29, 2021

A new Disney show following a talented yet obnoxious lawyer as his life is upended by an unexpected visitor was created by an Emerson alum just six years after his graduation.  Chen Xu’s new show,...

Production Iphigenia at the Cutler Majestic theater.

You are all that the myth can’t bear: ArtsEmerson hosts Iphagenia’s world premiere

By Payton Cavanaugh
November 18, 2021

On Nov. 13, I watched “Iphigenia,” an opera that tells a new rendition of the well-known Greek Myth Iphigenia at Aulis, in the Cutler Majestic theater hosted by ArtsEmerson. The show left me with many...

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business 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...

The main characters of the Million Dollar Quartet.

Tony winning musical ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ hits Boston this weekend for three shows

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 28, 2021

The Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” which chronicles a real-life recording session with rock ‘n’ roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins,...

The Girlie Project performing their comedy show, Alaina.

Comedy troupe, The Girlie Project, performs hilarious rendition of ‘Annie’ called ‘Alaina’

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 28, 2021

Most people are familiar with the classic story of “Annie”—an orphan girl who is selected to live with rich man Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks who eventually adopts her. But how about this: instead...

The virtual screening of Out of Order.

ArtsEmerson’s season opener ‘Out of Order’ highlights COVID’s effects on theater

By Dionna Santucci
October 14, 2021

ArtsEmerson kicked off their fall season in a whimsical world with a bittersweet twist with The 7 Fingers, a Montreal-based circus troupe. Founded in 2002, The 7 Fingers combines acrobatics and theatricality...

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...

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...

Ricky Downes III performing on stage

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

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts 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...

Suzie Hicks combines science, feminism, and comedy in her new EIV show. Photo by Cullen Granzn.

‘Science Chick’ experiments with science and comedy

By Ally Rzesa
April 12, 2018

On her Bumble dating profile, senior Suzie Hicks described herself as a female Bill Nye the Science Guy while she worked at the New England Aquarium last summer. Her friend suggested she change the...

Annie Krivit and her band will open for (Sandy) Alex G on March 15. Photo courtesy of Annie Krivit

Student band brings funk and fun to Emerson stage

By Owen Elphick
March 1, 2018

Last semester, junior performing arts major Annie Krivit watched sophomore Claire Foley’s band Ultra Chapelle open for Frankie Cosmos at a free concert hosted by WECB Live. “I was like, ‘I...

Paul Ross

Junior echoes John Oliver for new EIV show

By Owen Murray
February 5, 2018

This semester, junior journalism major Paul Ross plans to bring political commentary influenced by political comedians Stephen Colbert and John Oliver to Emerson Independent Video with his show Paulitics. Each...

Load More Stories