Monthly Archives: October 2015

Guest Post by Rebecca Ammon, Adult Ballet Student – Ballet Dreams Live On

As we look toward Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary tour performance on November 3 at Wharton Center, Twyla Tharp’s continued success and passion as a choreographer and dancer 50 years into her career, now at the age of 73, is a

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Former MSU President and Trailblazer Returns to MSU as Part of Discussion Series

When Dr. Clifton R. Wharton Jr. was elected president of Michigan State University in 1970, he became the first African American president of a major U.S. university. Dr. Wharton was also the first African American Chairman and CEO of a

Posted in Wharton Center News

“The Stinky Cheese Man” Puppet Show – An Event for the Whole Family

In recent years of cinema, television, and theatre, traditional fairytales have been molded and altered to reveal alternative perspectives of stories we thought we knew so well. The television show “Once Upon a Time” features a huge group of fairytale characters

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ĭmáGen: New Musical “For Tonight” Debuts at Wharton Center

At a rehearsal of the new musical For Tonight in the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center, the cast members revealed their connection with their fellow actors while performing gorgeous choral music, indie rock songs and rhythmic folk songs.  The For Tonight cast includes a fourth grade student,

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A Whole New Kind of Spectacle

If I asked you to picture a circus, what would you see? Maybe some multi-colored big tops, elephants snacking on a bag of peanuts, a couple of clowns, and maybe an acrobat or two. The National Circus of the People’s Republic of

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Test Your Jersey Boys Knowledge – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Quiz

By Miranda Madro Jersey Boys is a hit Broadway musical that follows the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Their songs are ubiquitous in today’s music lexicon and pop culture.  You might remember “Big Girls Don’t Cry” in the

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