Theater

Music

Odyssey’s ‘Dimitrij’ Epic, If Exhausting

The grand opera made for a worthwhile way to spend a Friday night—at least for those with the requisite patience to withstand the musical marathon.

On Campus

Love and Violence: ‘Stop Kiss’ Comes to Harvard

Director Casey J. Durant ’18 says it was important to find a script that was not only a political statement, but that also told an engaging and intellectually stimulating story.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

The Boston Opera guy

Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, sings in Brattle Square on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Farkas Hall
Music

Farkas Hall

Though women auditioned for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ spring musical, none received callbacks. The historically all male cast, based in Farkas Hall, has previously considered going co-ed.

Farkas Hall
College

More Than a Dozen Women Audition for All-Male Cast of Hasty Pudding, None Receive Callbacks

More than a dozen women auditioned for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ annual show last week, putting pressure on the traditionally all-male campus drag troupe to allow women to join their cast—but none received a callback.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

Artist Spotlight: The Boston Opera Guy

The Crimson sits down with Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, who performs opera in public places around Boston, to find out just what his story is.

Theater

‘Blackberry Winter’ Leaves Promising Premise in the Cold

The strength of the ensemble, combined with well-executed music and a truly unique set design, created an opera that was a truly fruitful reimagination of the original.

On Campus

Anna Deavere Smith’s “Notes from the Field” an Extraordinary Achievement

A stunningly nuanced, inventive, and emotionally resonant investigation of how the country values the lives of young people of color, the play is not only a great work of theater but, in its empathy, curiosity, and comfort in complexity, a significant addition to the national discourse.

On Campus

A Wonderful “World of Dissocia”

The powerhouse performance of Chloe A. Brooks ’19 and a compelling ensemble blended witty humor, bouts of profound pain, and love, ultimately raising lingering questions about the multifaceted depths of the protagonist's mental illness.

Dan Fu '18 and Serena Wang '16 at Arts First Festival
Visual Arts

Students Put Creativity on Display at Arts First

​This weekend, students, faculty, and Cambridge residents came together for the 24th annual Arts First festival, a showcase of a variety of art forms including dance, music, theatre, and public art.

Carpenter Center Fourth Floor
Music

​The Springboard: Alumni in the Arts Recall Studies at Harvard

Harvard grads in the arts—from the creators of “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to Broadway musicians and authors—remember a formative Harvard education, albeit one largely lacking in technical arts instruction.

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The Creative Classroom

The Crimson Arts delves into the curricular arts—academic projects, faculty perspectives, and interdisciplinary hidden gems—for its first-ever themed spring supplement.

On Campus

A ‘Harvard Experience with Chastity,’ Explored Through Comedy

In just over an hour, Iascone plans to detail some of the best—and worst—moments of his amorous pursuits. And he isn’t deterred by the especially intimate nature of the show’s content. “I think [the stage] a really good place for comedy because it’s a place where you can really be vulnerable,” he says. “When you’re up there and telling something that’s personal to you and happened to you, the audience is automatically engaged in this human experience.”

OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
Theater

OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

Page Axelson and Caroline Lellouche in "OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name."

The Lily's Revenge
Theater

The Lily's Revenge

(from left) Lilleth Glimcher '14, Marisa Fratto, and Mark Mauriello '15 in “The Lily's Revenge.”