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Anne Walker

Ann is an Arts and Entertainment correspondent for the Gazette.

Articles by Anne Walker

Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
"We tried to stay close to the original story," says Maciejczyk, "and we've given it a new dimension by making it a community event.” The ballet features an Iron Furnace worker as the Tin Man, a set depicting the Allen Street Grill, the Corner Room and The Tavern. [Read More]
Ballet version of 'Wizard of Oz' hits the stage soon Ballet version of 'Wizard of Oz' hits the stage soon
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The yellow brick road leads to Centre County for the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania when their Ballet Theatre presents its original full-length ballet, “The Wizard of Oz,” Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at the State Theatre. The production, [Read More]
'Parade' is Emotional Roller Coaster 'Parade' is Emotional Roller Coaster
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
The show doesn't have the happy-go-lucky quality of so many musicals, though. It deals with some pretty grim subject matter, starting with the murder of a young girl. "Parade" tells the story, in accurate detail, of Leo Frank, convicted 102 years ago -- even though he was innocent. [Read More]
Musical 'Parade' is an emotional roller coaster Musical 'Parade' is an emotional roller coaster
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Musical theater allows for the exploration of a character's insight, thoughts and motivation through song, according to Richard Biever, director of FUSE Production's upcoming presentation of the Tony Award-winning show “Parade.” “Parade” doesn't have [Read More]
'Spring Elation' on display at Fraser Street Gallery 'Spring Elation' on display at Fraser Street Gallery
11 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Spring arrived this month on South Fraser Street with the launch of a celebratory exhibition, “Spring Elation.” Six of Pennsylvania's most intriguing photographers and painters have works displayed at Margaux Wolszczan's Fraser Street Gallery. "We wanted to [Read More]
Figurative Exhibition on display at Art Alliance Figurative Exhibition on display at Art Alliance
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
LEMONT — More than 50 of the region's most talented visual artists will display their work during exhibition at the Art Alliance in Lemont. The event, titled The Figurative Exhibition, opened March 13 and will run though Sunday, March 22. Local photographer Chuck Fong chairs this exhibit, [Read More]
'4,000 Miles' Brings an Unlikely Duo Together '4,000 Miles' Brings an Unlikely Duo Together
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
As the drama unfolds, Leo discovers Vera's political views, which lean heavily toward Marxism."This is life," Manfull concludes, "a little snapshot of life from the point of view of a 21-year-old and a 91-year-old — simple, folksy and utterly human." [Read More]
'4,000 Miles' brings an unlikely duo together '4,000 Miles' brings an unlikely duo together
21 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A total of 70 years separate Vera and her grandson Leo, yet through the course of the play “4,000 Miles,” the two characters come to relate to each other in ways neither could have foreseen. FUSE productions will present Amy Herzog's award-winning drama, under the [Read More]
‘Annie Get Your Gun' coming to State Theatre ‘Annie Get Your Gun' coming to State Theatre
22 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Nearly 70 years have passed since Ethel Merman belted out the timeless words, “There's no business like show business!” The State College Community Theatre agrees that there's no other business like the theater. And, on Thursday, Feb. 12, its producation of [Read More]
Saggese artwork featured at medical center Saggese artwork featured at medical center
29 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the second time this year, area painter Benjamin Saggese has decided to share his artwork with those he feels need to see it most. Patients, visitors and staff at Mount Nittany Medical center have the opportunity to enjoy a series of some of the Munson resident’s [Read More]
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