Author Archives: Anna Braswell

What Will You Gain from Gainesville? A Theater Department

What Will You Gain from Gainesville? A Theater Department

They say the best way to get to know someone is to walk a mile in their shoes. This being the case, the best way to get to know a theater department is to see one of their shows and experience their talent for yourself. So that’s what I did. I was invited to go see Gainesville State College’s current …

Student Actors Ready for Opening Weekend

Student Actors Ready for Opening Weekend

North Georgia student actors have been hard at work on this year’s spring production of “Noises Off!” Set to open this weekend. “Noises Off!” is a comedy about theater, a play within a play Act One opens on a dress rehearsal of a company’s production of “Nothing On.” The actors try to stumble through it while receiving direction from their …

A Menagerie of Student Works

A Menagerie of Student Works

This past Tuesday evening, students and faculty were treated to a selection of scenes and acts performed by their fellow students. Some were original works and some were not, but they were all student produced and directed. Hoag Auditorium held an enthusiastic audience of students and faculty with a few community members scattered in. The Student Works Menagerie event was …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

The story of “Arsenic and Old Lace” might sound like the perfect thriller film, but in reality it is one of the funniest comedies ever written. Released in 1944 after the play of the same name finished its run, it was a huge hit with audiences, and still is today. Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) is an author of several books …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

Throughout her long and highly successful Broadway and film career, Ginger Rogers only won one Academy Award, and that was for her portrayal of the title role in 1940’s film “Kitty Foyle,” subtitled “The Natural History of a Woman.” Rogers is best known for doing everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. But of the 73 films …

Students to Perform Original Works

On Tuesday, April 17, a group of students will be performing a collection of original works in an event titled “Student Works Menagerie.” Sponsored by the NGCSU Theatre Guild and organized by students, the evening will begin at 8 p.m. in Hoag Auditorium. Admission is free. Come support your fellow classmates as they perform scenes written, directed, and performed by …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

Have you ever worn a billowy skirt on a windy day and spent the duration trying to fight with the wind and not flash everyone within sight? This is what has been dubbed “to pull a Marilyn.” But while people know exactly what this refers to, most of them have never actually seen the movie that this scene comes from. …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

The early thirties brought a fascination with crime drama movies. New innovations in sound technology were utilized in adding sound effects of gunshots, screams, sirens and all ghastly crime-related noises. “20,000 Years in Sing Sing” was one of these crime melodramas. The 1932 film  “20,000 Years in Sing Sing” was the only one Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis made together. …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

In 1950, Debbie Reynolds made her feature film debut as. a lead character in “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady.” Granted, she was only a minor lead character, but a lead nonetheless. She stars as the youngest daughter of an old vaudeville act known as the O’Gradys. Widowed father Dennis has sheltered his three daughters to the extreme. Still, the oldest …

Retro Review: Classic Movies I Love, So You Should, Too

The 1960s brought a time of prosperity to America, and with it came the rise of the “teenager,”the American youth still dependent on mom and dad for the basic needs, but who considered himself independent. It was also during this time that companies started catering to these teenagers, and from that came the “teenage film.” Basically, these films were a …