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    John Tenniel: The Original Alice Illustrator

    Behind the scenes, our Alice in Wonderland production team is brimming with ideas for transforming A Noise Within into the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. Fun costumes, colorful sets, and funky effects are all in the plans for this upcoming play. So, where is the crew of Alice getting their inspiration from? According to Director Stephanie…

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    First Rehearsal Recap: Alice in Wonderland

    Ours is an Alice in Wonderland that you will both recognize and be surprised by – a quirky children’s fable with astounding logical and illogical prowess, intelligent humor, and a marvelous metaphysical exploration of growing up. At the beginning of first rehearsal, Director Stephanie Shroyer expressed her enthusiasm to revive and rethink Lewis Carroll’s entourage…

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    Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and the Transformative Power of Theatre

    Sometimes audiences need a little extra context to fully enjoy a Shakespeare production. How can we understand the emotional stakes of Romeo and Juliet’s love without first understanding the culture they came from and the expectations for young people that came with that culture? More knowledge of the time and place for Shakespeare’s work can…

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    Meet Jorge & Lupe Uribe

    What’s it like to be a part of A Noise Within’s theatre family? To find out, we sat down with long-time ANW season passholders, Jorge and Lupe Uribe, to chat about their experiences supporting our theatre since the very beginning. How did you first hear about A Noise Within? Lupe: A mailing arrived to our home,…

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    Behind the Scenes of the Alice Photoshoot

    How do you make it look like you’re falling when you’re not actually falling? Resident Artist Erika Soto was game to find out in our Alice in Wonderland photoshoot. Paired with a high stool and a couple of hairdryers, she channeled her imagination (and a lot of core strength training) to create the illusion of…

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    First Rehearsal Recap: The Winter’s Tale

    “Does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it?” – The Winter’s Tale, Act V Scene III Our production of The Winter’s Tale streamlines to the core story of Leontes, who transforms from an egocentric paranoid king who builds monuments to himself, to a humbled man who wants nothing more than reconciliation. At…

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    Behind the Scenes of The Winter’s Tale Photoshoot

    Is there a more fantastical transformation than breathing life into a statue? Thanks to the expert touch of our hair and make-up designer Shannon Hutchins, we sprinkled a bit of magic on our two leads – Resident Artist Frederick Stuart as King Leontes and Trisha Miller as Queen Hermione – to turn them into living…

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    Meet the New Ghost of Christmas Past

    Trisha Miller has joined our annual A Christmas Carol for the first time ever this year as our Ghost of Christmas Past. Get a fresh perspective on our classic production of a classic holiday fable and read our Q&A with her below! What about the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past appeals to you…

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    Insiders Recap: Buried Child

    Written by Rebecca Wilson For our final Insiders event of 2019, we were honored and excited to have Benjamin Weiss, of USC, as our speaker, and Angela Gulner, our very own Shelly, as our guest actor. The evening began as we shuffled in from the rain to the cozy confines of the conference room. Warming…

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