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2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]

Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounds a bit ridiculous, if we’re being honest. It comes across as  campy, childish, and the makeup consists, in the beginning seasons, of masks and yellow contacts. Even the name “Buffy” is fictional and entirely 90s. But it’s also one of the greatest television shows of all time. It features, as promised by the title, Buffy […]

BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

shows and concerts, you might have caught a jazzy rhythm and a lot of laughter bursting out of Page Commons. This weekend, the Colby student theater group Broadway Musical Revue (BMR) sang and danced their final show of the year.  An energetic spectacle filled with humor, sequins, and some touching moments for seniors, BMR never fails to entertain. Despite being […]

The theory of the drunken poet

The theory of the drunken poet

It never ceases to amaze me when I find cross-discipline parallels in my classes. That’s obviously the point of a liberal arts education, to span subjects, broaden minds, and urge students to find links where there previously were none. French works of art appear in art history and the restructuring of Paris emerges in art history. Something that linked three […]

Kathryn Butler ’17 discusses original Senior Dance Honors Thesis

Colby’s Spring Dance Concert this weekend will feature an inventive performance of new choreography and dazzling multimedia. Billed as The Opulence of Integrity, it showcases work by guest artist Christal Brown and student Kathryn Butler ’17. Brown’s piece, a work inspired by boxer Muhammad Ali, uses varied media to “explore the struggle for identity for men of color in the […]

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

This weekend, the internationally acclaimed violinist Mari Kimura came to Colby, demonstrating her unique brand of avant-garde music with skill and showmanship. Kimura’s visit to Colby was an exciting opportunity for the community to see a new take on classical music from a notable source at the forefront of the subject. One of the world’s leading innovators in music technology […]

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Last Thursday night, in the raging snowstorm, the musical Lost With You drew a large crowd to Runnals Theater. There was a full house. The play, an original piece by students Katie Monteleone ’18, Joshua Lutian ’18, and Ben Brougham ’18, spanned nearly an hour long and through song, dialogue, and dance enacted the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) lives of a […]

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The excitement was palpable. People stood in lines waiting to get into the theater, craning their necks, standing against the black silhouettes of the Schuyler sisters. Stressed staff members directed the crowd into the theater in long, twisting lines. The lobby was packed, teeming with audience members buying pre-show cocktails and merchandise and braving the line for the bathroom.  Near […]