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Photo Courtesy of mtsuarts.com Story by Meraleigh Queener / Contributing Writer In the wealth of scattering clumsiness and comedic chaos, MTSU’s Theatre Arts Department opened “Noises Off!,” capturing a play-within-a-play with the audience taking on the role of the audience. “Noises Off” began Thursday night and ran through Sunday at Tucker Theatre. This delightful theatre piece introduced …

Photo courtesy of Rick Malkin / Nashville Shakespeare Festival Story by Maria de Guzman / Contributing Writer Friends. Romans. Countrymen. Lend this play your eyes and ears. Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Julius Caesar” made its Murfreesboro debut at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre on Thursday night. Running for three nights only through Feb. 2, this production …

Photo Courtesy of Spark Theatre Company Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Empowering. Out of several separate interviews, the word that recurred the most was “empowering” when talking about “The Vagina Monologues.” “The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler in 1996, is an episodic play composed of 200 interviews of women and their experience …

Photo courtesy of Matthew Murphy Story by Caryn Tramel / Contributing Writer  “School of Rock: The Musical” is a hilarious, high-energy production from start to finish. This production was a part of Broadway at TPAC, presented in part with HCA Tristar Health. Once again, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center did not disappoint with the start …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson/ Contributing Writer On Friday evening, “America’s Got Talent” breakout star Piff the Magic Dragon performed in MTSU’s Tucker Theater. Piff the Magic Dragon, whose real name is John Van der Put, rose to fame after appearing on Season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where he received a golden …

Photo courtesy of Ashleigh Newnes / The Center for the Arts Story by Caryn Tramel / Contributing Writer Based on the 1988 film, “Heathers: The Musical” at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro once again shows community theater going beyond fun musical numbers and dancing. Directors Rachel Jones and Stephen Belk chose to focus …