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RENT opening, Screening of 2013 Midsummer's Documentary, Auditions for Spring Shows!
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
You can get to it all!
RENT opens this coming Friday 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Watters Theater (Get tickets) also on Nov. 16, 22 and 23 at 8 pm, and Nov. 24 at 2pm. In memory of Sue Peters, the Theatre Department is dedicating the production of RENT to Sue's memory. She joined the department in 1969 and retired in 2012. In those years she influenced the lives and careers of countless students. Her impact was immeasurable, her spirit irreplaceable and she is deeply missed. Sue said she would love her students, friends and family to sing a few show tunes now and then in her memory. See the full article from INSIDE below.
Did you happen to catch 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' last Spring? Directors Tom Kremer (Binghamton University) and Rodrigo Nunéz (DUOC) created a ground-breaking bi-lingual script with a cast comprised of students from both schools. They created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all involved, and now you get to see how it all came to be. See the full documentary by Cinema student, Jared Biunno, '15, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Gruber Theatre (Studio B) in the Fine Arts Building. Free Admission, seating is limited.
AUDITIONS!!! That's right, Monday Nov. 25 and Tuesday Nov. 26 (Watters Theater), auditions for Rod Serling's 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Anne Boleyn'. Stop by the Theatre Call Board at FA 127 to sign up for a time slot. Prepare a 1 minute monologue, scripts are available in the Theatre Office (FA 127) 8:30 am-5 pm. Questions? email
Susan Peters, long-time Theatre Department musical director, dies
By Inside Staff| OCTOBER 31, 2013
Susan J. Peters, 74, retired musical director of the Theatre Department, died Friday, Oct. 18, at her home in Vestal. A graduate of Wellesley College, she earned both a bachelor's degree and a master of music degree from Binghamton University and joined the Theatre Department in 1969, retiring in 2012. During her 43 years on campus, she adapted and directed scores of theater productions for the University and also for the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott. In addition, she collaborated on numerous original musicals, including the 1981 production Antics, the musical version of She Stoops to Conquer.
Peters instructed hundreds of aspiring actors and actresses over the years, and was especially proud of the Theatre 101 Introduction to Musical Theatre course that she created and taught, as well as a computer and synthesizer curriculum − Theatre MIDI.
Also a gifted concert pianist, Peters is survived by her mother, three sons, two sisters, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her long-time partner, Fred Mellert. In her memory, she would love her students, friends and family to sing a few show tunes now and then.
To read or leave comments and memories about Peters, visit her Facebook page, or the photo album page that has been created.
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