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Erin Glynn

Notes of Nostalgia: a different kind of commencement

  I’ve always loved a ritual. Proms, bat mitzvahs, confirmations, swearing-in ceremonies, quinceañeras, masses, weddings, funerals. And graduations.  Rituals help us take what is ordinary, what is necessary, and transform it into an event. A moment that helps us step out of our everyday selves to recognize that the momentous has happened. Now, it looks like the chance to pause and feel how momentous graduating is might be taken away.

Miami Opera Theatre brings a classic show to a contemporary setting

Miami Opera Theatre stages new production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

  No need to go Uptown this weekend if you’re in the mood for a night of cross-dressing and infidelity; instead, catch a performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” from the Miami University Opera Theatre. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, the show is one of the most well-known operas of all time. According to Operabase, an online database that compiles statistics on opera performances and companies, “The Marriage of Figaro” was the tenth most popular opera during the 2018-2019 season with 424 performances.

Oxford Magazine hosts Spring Street Reading

The rain drizzling outside the windows harmonizes with the first few notes of “Piano Man” a student plunks out on the old piano at the front of the room. As another student draws the words “Spring Street Reading '' in bubble letters on a large whiteboard, students and English professors trickle in slowly, helping themselves to the coffee, lemonade and cookies laid out on the back table and settle in to hear their fellow students’ stories.

Review: ‘Pippin!’ showcases Stage Left’s range

Stage Left’s production of “Pippin!” was absolutely worth that exclamation point. Miami University's only student-run musical theatre organization brought their characteristic enthusiasm to a performance equal parts amusing and disconcerting.