Dance Critic Kate O’Neill Previews Pilobolus

By Kate O’Neill It was a grey March day in 1971 in Hanover, New Hampshire, and I was on my way to pick up the babysitter. I had no idea that I was about to see dance history being made.

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Paying It Forward with Come From Away/An Interview with Julie Johnson

By Cami Hancock Last week, Wharton Center was extremely fortunate to present Come From Away during the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Come From Away is a musical that tells the true story of 7,000 passengers whose planes were diverted to

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5 Performing Arts Spectacles You’ll Enjoy This Season If You Become a Wharton Center Subscriber

By Cami Hancock Looking to immerse yourself in the arts? Want to have your mind challenged or be swept away by the beauty of art? You should consider becoming a Wharton Center subscriber, where you’ll get first access to all

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6 Broadway Experiences You’ll Have This Season If You Become a Wharton Center Subscriber

By Cami Hancock Have you renewed your Broadway subscription for another season, or are you debating whether you should become a first-time Wharton Center subscriber? I promise you, this is one season you won’t want to miss. In addition to

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The 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Marks History-Making Broadway Season for LGBTQ Community

By Cami Hancock This month marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, largely regarded as the most formative moment in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement. On June 28, 1969, police raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn without warning, and the

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Interview with Hamilton’s Director of Communications (and Former Wharton Center Intern) John Gilmour

By: Cami Hancock This weekend, I travelled to Chicago and got the chance to meet with John Gilmour, an MSU alum and former Wharton Center intern. He interned at Wharton Center from 2003-2006 and founded the Wharton Center Student Marketing

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Why It’s Important for Musicals to Address Mental Health

By Cami Hancock During the Great Depression and World War II, musicals needed to be light and fluffy, so that they could provide audiences with a chance to escape reality. Cut to 2019, and the theatre has become a place

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