Ashley Rose: From young bridesmaid to ‘Young Frankenstein’

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Kameron Schmid, Arts and Culture editor
September 30, 2014

American River College’s theater department has many strong actors and actresses. But one of the last year’s newest, then-freshman Ashley Rose, made her presence known in a strong way. Rose played a naive young bridesmaid in the dark comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” directed by Nancy... Read more »

Auditions held for ARC theater production ‘Tennessee Williams’ Honky Tonk Parade’

Joseph Daniels, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014

American River College held auditions for “Tennessee Williams’ Honky Tonk Parade,” a play that will include selections from plays and poems by American playwright and author Tennessee Williams, on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The selections will include William’s works “This Property Is Condemned,”... Read more »

‘Drowsy’ sends up ‘20s Broadway

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Kameron Schmid, Arts and Culture Editor
August 25, 2014

The first line of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” directed by American River College adjunct professor Bob Irving, is a simple three words meant to make the audience laugh. These three words are said by the musical’s narrator, Man in Chair (Daniel W. Slauson). “I hate theater,” says Man in Chair. But... Read more »

Tony nominations

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Jonathan H. Ellyson, Managing Editor
May 5, 2014

Most people only focus on the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards, maybe the Screen Actors Guild Awards or Golden Globes Awards. Fewer people mainstream the Tony Awards, which is unfortunate because it can often be the most entertaining award show of award season. The nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards,... Read more »

Iambic industrialism in ARC theater production

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Kameron Schmid, Sports Editor
May 1, 2014

William Shakespeare’s comedies always have a wedding, and the American River College Theater production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is no exception. While the main plot device lies in the engagement of Claudio and the lady Hero, there is another marriage on the stage — that of the classic... Read more »

Loving Steampunk element, students new to college productions are proving themselves capable.

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Alex Panasenko, Staff Photographer
April 30, 2014

Of the four lead roles in the American River College production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” two are played by actors new to college productions: Micah Smith and Ashley Rose. First-timer Smith plays Claudio. Rose, playing Beatrice, is in her second college production, following last semester’s... Read more »

Ye olde English meets Steampunk

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Alex Panasenko, Staff Photographer
April 15, 2014

There will be a robot and there might be steam. American River College’s production of the Shakespeare classic “Much ado about nothing” is a steampunk adaptation. The character of Verges, portrayed by actor Jeremy Diefenbacher, will be a robot, according to the director of production, Pamela Downs. The... Read more »

Christian play making a return after 16 years

Adnan Ramic, Arts & Culture Editor
April 2, 2014

For hundreds of decades, the story of Jesus Christ has been told in several media, including live performance. This year a drama that was once considered “the largest theatrical production in Northern California” returns to the stage for Easter. “For What Purpose”, a play written and produced... Read more »

Sex, science, and a tortoise

Kameron Schmid, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014

The first of two main stage plays presented by the American River College Theater program this semester, will begin its two-week run on Friday. “Arcadia,” directed by Tracy Martin Shearer, is a mix of science, sexuality and humor, written in 1993 by Tom Stoppard. It has since been called one of the... Read more »

Theater department captivates during Black History Month with “Freedom”

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Thalia Avila, Designer
February 13, 2014

Singing at the top of her lungs, the freedom of expression from a young girl named Larriah Jackson stole the hearts of the crowd and by the time she finished singing, the crowd applauded like no tomorrow. The American River College Theatre department produced a dramatic musical with a continental taste... Read more »

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