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Lainey Terfruchte at the costume shop on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

A day in the life of a costume shop worker

Allie Lewis April 28, 2023

Augustana’s theater program never fails to amaze its audiences on stage, but behind-the-scenes workers are the backbone of these productions. Those working in the costume shop keep the actors looking...

From horror to hilarity: The 39 Steps promises laughs

From horror to hilarity: The 39 Steps promises laughs

Etta Brooks March 11, 2022

If you enjoy slapstick comedy performed by a talented cast with strong chemistry, come see "The 39 Steps" on the Mainstage. It is interactive, adventurous and creative. The show parodies prominent historical...

Portrait of Noah Hill taken at the Brunner theater.

Noah Hill and his experience directing, acting and so much more

Krystina Slack February 25, 2022

Senior Noah Hill has been highly involved with the theater program over the past four years. Hill has been a part of many different productions and seen every side of producing a show. He knows what it...

Two students star in “Company” in Moline

Carly Davis October 14, 2021

“Company” will be at the The Black Box theater in Moline for its second weekend Oct. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. to finish a successful two-week run. The production features Quad City locals as well as two...

Spinning surf and sun into ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

Augustana Theater’s most recent production premiered on April 8th as the first theater performance at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavillion. The show, “Pirates of Penzance” was directed by junior...

Looking behind the scenes of “La Divina”

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Augustana. The play details the life of Maria Callas,...

Virgil Hajdys, left, and Ravyn Davis, right, rehearse for the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Nick Muller.

Live theater alters ways during COVID-19

Abigail Larson March 11, 2021

For many actors and audience members, part of the enjoyment of theater comes from the live experience. However, because of COVID-19 and the danger in-person performances can pose, recording productions...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

Semester switch changes theater dept. schedule

Abigail Johnson October 24, 2019

Augustana’s switch from a trimester schedule to a semester schedule has led to a lot of mixed emotions throughout campus. One area of Augustana’s campus that has definitely been affected by the switch...

Theatre Department announces changes with semester switch

Jackson Mainellis April 16, 2019

Big changes are on the horizon for Augie as next year’s monumental semester transition draws closer to of program and department changes. The switch from trimesters to semesters puts Augustana in uncharted...

QC theaters engages locals and Augie community

Katherine Hogan March 27, 2019

The QC currently has a booming art and theater community—which can come as a surprise to many people.  For theater alone, the Quad Cities has around eight different theaters outside of Augustana. ...

Junior Stephie Benito sings as the Jazz Ensemble’s featured vocalist on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

Alia McMurray February 4, 2019

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble performs on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall. The theme of the evening was “Latin feel” and included music from mambos, fiesta tunes, and Portuguese bossa nova. 

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