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A Broadway Musical Spotlight: An American in Paris

How an Academy Award–winning musical film became a Tony Award–winning musical play. There is a line in the trailer that goes, “Paris is a mood, a longing you didn’t know you had until it was answered. The French will have a word for it—c’est magnifique.” Inspired from a jazz-influenced symphonic poem by George Gershwin in…

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The West Side Story on Broadway

The Broadway Classic that Captivated the World Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair New York where we lay our scene—the scene of the hit Broadway musical that many have come to love, the West Side Story. Arguably the greatest musical of all time, it is still incredibly relevant until today—and was billed to…

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The Phantom of the Opera

A Haunting Musical Enthralling for Three Decades The world has celebrated theater for centuries, the art already well-loved since sixth century BC. Thespis, the first Greek actor, was the first to win a theatrical award. Plays grew more and more in popularity as thousands of decades have passed, with praiseworthy titles that include Euripides’s The…

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Pi Lambda Theta: How to Get a Head Start on Your Teaching Career

The road to become a teacher is riddled with bumps and potholes. Aside from mastering your major, you need to learn how to handle all kinds of people from all ages, acquire skills in arts and crafts to make effective teaching aids, and practice your communication skills to effectively teach lessons—among other things. More than…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD