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    Summer with Shakespeare soars

    With over 100 students, this year’s Summer with Shakespeare program is our most successful session yet! “Though I love administering all of ANW’s educational programs, I must admit that this program is my favorite,” says Education Director Alicia Green (who earned a master’s in drama education at NYU). “We always have a marvelous roster of…

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    Summer interns advance ANW—and gain awesome professional skills!

    It’s a win-win! Through our strong summer internship program, we further our commitment to education and professional development and enjoys the presence of talented interns seeking careers in arts management, education, and production. This summer’s interns form an exceptionally spirited group, as witnessed by their personality-laden self-written bios–and we’re thrilled to have them working with us…

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    WORLD PREMIERE! New adaptation of Anouilh’s Antigone arrives on September 20.

    When Jean Anouilh presented his interpretation of Sophocles’ fifth-century B.C. play, shock waves rippled through the City of Light for the play’s unflinching portrayal of Nazi-occupied Paris. Today, this damning reflection of the Vichy Regime remains one of the most startling artistic reactions to man’s inhumanity to man. It is also a paean to one…

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    New grants help fund capital projects at ANW!

    Thanks to generous grants from The Ahmanson Foundation and The Pasadena Community Foundation, we will be able to complete several major capital projects in the theatre and scene shop this summer. These projects were part of the original plans for the building, but not completed before the opening of the theatre in 2011. In order…

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    A Summer of Magic

    Can a camp be too much fun? Summer with Shakespeare‘s magic knows no bounds! Jeff Black, one-half of the Maestro and Magic team on board to teach at camp this year, shares some secrets. How long have you practiced magic? Over 10 years. What kind of magic do you do? Actually, I specialize in card magic–card…

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    Sept 6: Our Flea takes flight!

    As we prepare for our new season, we thought we would take the time to highlight each play, starting with Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear. There’s nothing sadder than a Frenchman with performance anxiety. Happily, there will be none of that at A Noise Within: our fall season kicks off with “the greatest…

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    Our Favorite Moments

    Favorite moment? Mine was definitely the first time we had an audience for The Threepenny Opera. We were all in the theatre, calling out our lines from every direction, the audience leaned forward, the band started playing, we all took our seats on stage, Ken Booth’s moving lights starting dancing around the room and Abu stood…

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    “Farewell, My Lovely”: Best to Juliana McBride

    Resident artist and stage manager Juliana McBride, whose efforts have contributed so much to the success of shows at A Noise Within, has shared her plans to take a sabbatical to spend more time with her (darling!) future first-grader Caeli—and marry her fiancé, Austin. Juliana’s career is proof positive of the importance of keeping our…

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    You Asked, We Answered: Julius Caesar

    After each performance at ANW, patrons are asked to fill out a post-show survey. Here are some answers to a few popular questions. Are there unique challenges to preparing a text with so many familiar lines and phrases? Patrick O’Connell (Julius Caesar): A famous line is like a great song everyone knows. We all want…

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    Shakespeare Times Two: Rob Dean Speaks On Stage and On Tape

    Robertson Dean, resident artist, plays Brutus in Julius Caesar.  By stunning coincidence, he also happens narrate the acclaimed new book, The Death of Caesar, on audio. Marketing Director, David Andrusia, talked with Rob about this happy confluence of art and life. David: I know you’ve narrated a bunch of high-profile books on tape, but the…

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