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American River College students are set to put a new twist onto the controversial play “Spring Awakening” from the 19th Century. (Photo courtesy of Carson Morris)

ARC’s theater department makes its mark on the fall semester with production of “Spring Awakening”

Shy Bell, A&C Editor October 9, 2023

“Spring Awakening,” a production based on a play by Frank Wedekind which takes place in 1891 Germany, is the first show by American River College’s theater department this fall and runs through Oct....

Art Lapierre sits at his piano after the ensembles rehearsal May 3. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s vocal jazz ensemble’s upcoming performance is the last for semester

Shy Bell, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

American River College’s vocal jazz ensemble will perform its last show of the semester on May 10 at ARC’s theater. Not only is this the last show this semester, but it is also the last official show...

American River College’s Theater of Arts presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” from Feb. 17 through Feb. 26. (Photo By Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s Theater Arts stages a smart and witty rendition of “The Mousetrap”

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor February 23, 2023

American River College’s Theater of Arts is presenting Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” for its first show of 2023. It is a smart and witty play, with comical jokes that are well timed as the...

On March 26,2022, a potential threat was identified by the Los Rios Police Department towards an American River College theater show and has since been cleared as safe to go on campus. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC receives potential threat against theater production of “Gumbo”

Alyssa Branum, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

On March 26, ARC received a call reporting a possible threat toward the theater production on campus that was set to take place at 2 p.m. later that day according to campus police.  According to the...

Cast member Alexandria Wilson preparing for her role in American River College’s annual production of “Gumbo” which premieres on March 25, 2022. “Gumbo” fundraises for ARC theater students that attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (Photo courtesy of Mark Kushnir)

ARC theater department set to perform its annual production of “Gumbo”

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 23, 2022

American River College’s Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform its annual production of “Gumbo,” starting on March 25 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on March 26 at 2 p.m. and...

The American River College Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform Lost Girl starting on Feb. 25, 2022. The story follows Wendy, played by Lili Young, 10 years after her experience with the Lost Boys and Peter Pan. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC Theater department set to perform sequel to classic fairytale

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 23, 2022

The American River College’s Department of Theater & Film will perform “Lost Girl,” a dramatic comedy written by Kimberly Belflower. The department will perform six live productions on Fridays,...

The American River College theater department preparing for “The Christmas Carol Rag” which opens on Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kimberlee Wilson)

ARC theater department set to perform holiday classic with a twist

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

American River College’s Department of Theatre Arts & Film will perform “The Christmas Carol Rag,” a musical comedy by Norman Allen. “The Christmas Carol Rag” is a jazz-infused rendition...

The American River College theatre department prepares for its next production, “The Christmas Carol Rag” in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC’s theatre department returns to campus happy, after two years of performing online

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College's Department of Theatre Arts & Film had a difficult time transitioning online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but now, after two years it is back on campus. The department...

The American River College theatre department performs Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The story follows Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse travelling to Ephesus in search of their long lost twins. (Photo by Samuel Berg)

Review: ARC theatre department returns to the stage with a humorous act

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

The American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” which opened  Oct. 15, is the first show the department has performed...

The American River College theater department will perform William Shakespeares Comedy of Errors starting on Oct. 15. This will be the departments first performance since Fall 2019. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer).

ARC Department of Theatre Arts & Film performs live for first time in two years

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

After a long two years, the American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film will make its return to the stage by performing “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare who is one of the...

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

American River College Theatre Department prepares for their production of “North Star” (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

North Star offers an in depth look at the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley February 19, 2020

“North Star” is the upcoming, full-length, production by American River College’s theater department, with the first showing starting on Feb. 28, 2020. Written by Gloria Bond Clunie, “North...

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