Basement Medicine

Performance a success after minimal rehearsal time

Performance a success after minimal rehearsal time

Marilyn Tagliavia

April 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

With dance club being one of the biggest, if not the biggest club on campus, Dibden’s 500 seat capacity auditorium is typically close to packed with the JSC community, family and friends each and every time that JSC’s dance club holds a show. These shows, which frequently happen during the last couple...

Houle can’t wait to grease up Dibden

Houle can’t wait to grease up Dibden

Chelsea Bingham, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

An iconic American musical, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s "Grease" will be performed on the Dibden stage April 22-24. Directing the play will be Patrick Houle, JSC alumnus and part-time professor of performing arts. Houle said he chose the play for a variety of reasons. "My belief is that no musi...

“Amadeus” keeps the wolf gang of sudden complications at bay

“Amadeus” keeps the wolf gang of sudden complications at bay

Kayla Friedrich

May 8, 2014


Filed under Stage

A crowd of 48 people filed into Dibden Center for the Arts on Friday, April 25, to witness an interesting rendition of Amadeus, a play by Peter Schaffer, directed by Patrick Houle. Two of the 48 people in the audience brought with them bouquets of flowers for a few of the actors, but ended up leaving...

Double Vision at JSC requires a double take

Double Vision at JSC requires a double take

Thomas Benton

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Absurdist ballet: that’s the best description of Double Vision’s Mar. 19 performance at Johnson State College. Double Vision was co-created by intermedia artist Sean Clute and choreographer Pauline Jennings, local residents and husband and wife. Clute’s work has been presented at The Kitchen...

Students expose the NSA, on-stage

Students expose the NSA, on-stage

Kayla Friedrich

March 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Torture, murder, and suicide were brought to the Dibden stage Thursday, March 6, with JSC Alum and Burlington playwright Eric Hill’s one act, “Exposé in the NSA.” Hill established his production company, Seeing Redd, upon graduating from Johnson State College in 2012, and has since produced...

Talent show showcases FUN, “Dancing” and fathers

Talent show showcases FUN, “Dancing” and fathers

Lindsay Brown

December 10, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Eleven students showcased their talents in the Bentley Auditorium on Wednesday Nov. 20 to a meager crowd of about 20 students and faculty. The show was sponsored by Living for Giving and the JSC Chorale to benefit “Toys for Tots.” Judges for the event included Director of First-Year-Experience...

Fall musical “Pippin” wonders: Better to burn out than fade away?

Fall musical “Pippin” wonders: Better to burn out than fade away?

Tom Benton

September 11, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Kurt Cobain suggested new adjunct theater professor Patrick Houle should make JSC’s fall musical "Pippin." "I was listening to Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album and I thought of the line in Kurt Cobain’s suicide note that stated it was better to burn out than to fade away," Houle said. "That’s ...

“Into the Woods” fills seats and enchants the people in them

“Into the Woods” fills seats and enchants the people in them

Anna Maria Liccione

May 3, 2013


Filed under Stage

“I’m in the wrong story,” the Baker’s Wife (Kate Kendall) said to Prince Charming (Marcus Provost) after an illicit tryst in the woods. Throughout this fractured fairy tale, things that seem out of place continue to confuse, then delight the audience. Steven Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1988...

“Into the Woods” almost on to the stage

“Into the Woods” almost on to the stage

Anna Maria Liccione

April 18, 2013


Filed under Stage

Once upon a time... they lived happily ever after. Fairy tales should always have a happy ending, right? Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods will try to answer that question as Russ Longtin directs what might be his last musical at JSC. "Students have been badgering us about [performing Into the Woods] for ...

Local “Vagina Monologues” coming soon

Liz Beatty-Owens

April 18, 2013


Filed under Stage

"My vagina is angry!" Several passing college boys snicker, as they peek over their shoulders to see why such an outrageous statement is being screamed from Dewey 132 at 8p.m. on a Friday night. Their curious glances are met by a room full of laughing women. The chairs in the usually structured classro...

“The American Dream,” Dibden’s best since Shakespeare

“The American Dream,” Dibden’s best since Shakespeare

Thomas Benton

March 28, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Only one thing reeked about the Mar. 22 performance of Edward Albee’s "The American Dream": audience members’ pants, half of which were promptly filled at the gargantuan volume of the doorbell sound effect. All stinks aside, "The American Dream" is the best play I’ve seen in Dibden since "A Midsum...

Thompson brings “American Dream” to Dibden

Thompson brings “American Dream” to Dibden

Anna Maria Liccione

March 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Graduating Senior Liz Thompson will be directing fellow students in a production of "The American Dream," for her senior project, a one-act play written by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Edward Albee. In the preface, Albee explains, "an examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitut...

The student-run community news site of Northern Vermont University- Johnson
Stage