From re-imagined productions to immersive operas, college musical theatre programs are bursting with students who aren't afraid to push boundaries and think outside the box. Increasingly, students are also reaching out to their theatre idols and engaging their help in producing their shows – with well deserved payoff. As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), here are a few inspired college productions that have caught the attention of our staff.
from The New York Times
Gail Schwartz wants to keep her 85-year-old husband out of a nursing home as long as she can, but it isn’t easy.
Students at a New Mexico university have mounted an unorthodox production of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, set entirely inside a modern-day women's prison, in which the inmates are depicted as putting on the musical, Man of La Mancha style.
from USA Today
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Plans to begin installing new synthetic turf at New Mexico State University's football stadium have temporarily gone to the birds.
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