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Taylor Garlick is Sweeney Todd during his rehearsal on Nov. 9.

A bloody good time at the theater

Alma Bell, Reporter November 15, 2022

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is a gothic musical by Stephen Sondheim. It is a musical adaptation of the 1973 play by Christopher Bond, though most people probably recognize the...

Orcheses dancers getting together in a circle.

Breaking the fourth wall

Lexie Andrew, Asst. culture editor November 8, 2022

Val A. Browning Center audience members sat and watched the beginning of an Orchesis Dance Theatre piece when someone’s phone went off with a full-volume ringtone despite already being reminded at the...

In Pieces, a musical based around the songs of Joey Contreras, opened at Weber State University. Photo credit: Weber State University

The pieces of a musical

Makayla Geddes December 6, 2021

A new musical based on songs by songwriter Joey Contreras titled "In Pieces," opened as a regional premiere on Dec. 3, with Weber State University Theatre being one of the first in the state to showcase...

Tori Nybo and Emily Peralez perform Define Me for the Dance Form, a show put on by the Performing Arts Department at Weber State University. (Signpost Archives)

Finding aid for performances made

Makayla Geddes September 27, 2021

The Performing Arts department at Weber State University currently offers over 30 scholarships in film studies, music, dance and theatre. Applications for the scholarships open at various times throughout...

The Department of Performing Arts is planning on returning to in-person performances this fall. Photo credit: Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

Welcome back to the Browning Center

Caitlyn Nichols August 27, 2021

The fall 2021 semester is approaching quickly, and it comes a new set of plans for performances and events put on by the Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities. This semester is especially exciting,...

Abigail Philpott performs “First You Dream” at the Weber State University musical production Crushing the Curve: Behind the Curtain while wearing a mask due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. (Abdulrahman Almohammadi / The Signpost) Photo credit: Abdulrahman Almohammadi

‘Crushing the Curve: A New World’ showcases camaraderie amongst performers

Ally Nelson March 17, 2021

Gracefully sitting underneath a lone bulb of light, Abigail Philpott performed “First You Dream” from the musical Steel Pier. She sang about “remarkable times” of dreaming and flying...

Scholarships and upcoming auditions for the performing arts

Scholarships and upcoming auditions for the performing arts

Caitlyn Nichols January 15, 2021

For students interested in participating with Weber State University’s performing arts programs during the 2021-22 school year, and maybe even get scholarships for it, now is the time to act and apply. The...

The Department of Performing Arts Theatre held the Crushing the Curve: Fever event via YouTube on Oct. 29, called Theatre Fever Spooktacular. (Lissete Landaverde // The Signpost)

WSU students produce a frightening show for the Halloween season

Lissete Landaverde November 2, 2020

The Department of Performing Arts Theatre held the Crushing the Curve: Fever event via YouTube on Oct. 29, called "Theatre Fever Spooktacular." From performances to set designs and filming, the event was...

Sunday in the Park with George takes center stage

Sunday in the Park with George takes center stage

Colton Heward April 10, 2019

Students of Weber State University's Department of Performing Arts will take the stage to perform their spring production, Sunday in the Park with George, from April 11-13. Performances will begin at...

Costumes were displayed at the tables from productions. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kelly Watkins

Money, networking and forty years of theatre assistance

Alexa Nielson January 23, 2019

The Utah Theatre Association was founded back in 1977 by a group of educators who wanted to create a forum where high school students could meet each other in a friendly, non-competitive way and celebrate...

Val A. Browning Center’s Allred Theater stage floods at Weber State University on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)

Sharing, stealing or working the spotlight

Adam Livingston March 1, 2018

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses actors to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. Actors are seen on stage performing,...

LEO is available for students at the Browning Center until Jan. 27

“LEO” to walk on walls at Browning Center

Derrick Gainsforth January 25, 2016

If you live in Weber State’s University Village, you know what it takes to live in small spaces. After watching Circle of Eleven’s “LEO,” you’ll learn how to defy those walls. On Jan. 26 and...

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