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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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Theatre presents scandalous 17th century play “The Country Wife”

April 17, 2019 |

Senior Writer
“The Country Wife” is unlike any show I have seen put on by the UMW theatre department. Read More

Three seniors light up the stage in “Merrily We Roll Along”

November 8, 2018 |

Staff Writer
This season, the UMW Theatre Department is presenting the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” at Klein Theatre.Read More

UMW Theatre presents jazzy musical,”Merrily We Roll Along”

November 8, 2018 |

Online Editor
“Merrily We Roll Along” is the latest show being performed by UMW students at Klein Theatre.Read More

Macbeth takes stage in Klein Theatre

April 20, 2017 |


On Thursday, April 13 I and three of my friends found ourselves making our way across campus to Klein Theatre where we would proceed to watch a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. That night, what originally started as a class assignment became an enjoyable memory for the four of us.Read More

“Steel Magnolias” prepares to debut as theatre students settle into roles

February 9, 2017 |


Interest mounts and attention turns to the stage as the house lights dim and the actors are lit up in colorful costumes against the set. The music fades into the background and disappears. The actors begin their performance and the audience is transported back to Louisiana in the 1980s.

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UMW Theatre’s musical, ‘Drood,’ is an ambitious murder mystery

November 10, 2016 |


Last Thursday night, locals, students and musical lovers congregated in duPont Hall for the premiere of the murder mystery musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Read More

‘Assistance’ wows audience with insight to post-college life

October 5, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Theatre Department debuted “Assistance” on Thursday Sept. 29, at Klein Theatre.Read More

Student production of “Tartuffe” captivates campus

April 13, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre wraps up its spring semester by bringing a “laugh out loud comedy of unequalled stature” to the stage. Following “Frozen,” a darker and much more serious play, “Tartuffe” balances the scale by evoking amusement and providing material that makes its audience laugh.
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Klein Theatre lets it go with latest production, “Frozen”

February 18, 2016 |


It was a cold night, Thursday, Feb. 11, as audience members rushed into the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre, located in duPont Hall, and filled their seats. Little did they know, the topic of the newest play “Frozen” would be just as bone-chilling as the cold night air they just escaped from.
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Avenue Q: adult, X-rated version of Sesame Street

November 11, 2015 |


“Avenue Q” blasted its way onto the University of Mary Washington stage with an array of brightly colored Sesame Street style characters. Don’t let the puppets and the set fool you – this is not your child’s Sesame Street. This is the “adults only” X-rated version. Starting Nov. 5 the musical “Avenue Q” can be seen in DuPont Hall on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
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Bring the Avenue Q puppets to life

November 11, 2015 |


While “Avenue Q” has proven itself a formidable task, professors and students alike have put in hundreds of hours in order to make it exceptional. Their hard work has definitely made the show a worthwhile evening out full of laughs and perhaps a few lessons too.
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Klein Theatre brings the audience behind the scenes with “Noises Off”

September 30, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre kicked off their fall season on Sept. 24, with their rendition of Michael Frayn’s 1982 comedy “Noises Off.”
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Victorian era recreated in Wilde’s words, Klein theatre costumes

April 16, 2015 |


Last weekend kicked off with the debut of Klein Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at the University of Mary Washington. Read More

Klein Theatre preview: ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

April 9, 2015 |


Oscars Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” is coming to life at Klein Theatre this week with the opening of the University of Mary Washington’s Theatre Department’s production.Read More

‘The Drunken City’ is coming to Klein Theatre

February 12, 2015 |


A bachelorette party gone wild will soon be on display at the University of Mary Washington. “The Drunken City” is the next highly anticipated production brought to campus by the UMW theatre department. This modern and glamorous play brings all the fun and humor of “Sex And the City” on an action-packed stage. The tension and excitement will be palpable in the Klein Theater as the actors bring the characters to life.Read More

'Sunday in the Park with George' brings painting to life

November 12, 2014 |


The stage itself became a canvas as the University of Mary Washington theatre gave life to Georges Seurat’s most famous painting in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”Read More

'Doubt' comes to Klein Theatre

September 24, 2014 |


With an intimate cast of only four people and roughly four weeks to prepare, “Doubt” will kick off the University of Mary Washington’s 2014-2015 theatre season.Read More

‘Spring Awakening’ opens with a shock of sexual activity

November 13, 2013 |

“Spring Awakening” opened in Klein Theatre last week, shocking and delighting audiences.Read More

Whimsical ‘Harvey’ charms audience

February 20, 2013 |

The lights go up, and the audience in the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre is transported to a lovely parlor straight out of the 1950s.  And so begins “Harvey,” a charming and quirky comedy.Read More

Theatre Department Casts Spell with ‘Into the Woods’

November 8, 2012 |

Of course, any production that bears the golden seal of Stephen Sondheim is not likely to be typical in any way.
A musical with an illustrious history, “Into the Woods” has been featured on numerous professional stages, from New York City, N.Y., to London, England.Read More

Audience Head Over Heels for 'Moon Over Buffalo"

February 22, 2012 |

After over 300 Broadway performances, Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” made its way to the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theater, which opened to a full house last Thursday, Feb. 16. Witty, fast-paced dialogue set the stage for this … Read More

University Theatre Budget Fits Rising National Trend

March 24, 2011 |


Even with the economy tightening college budgets, many schools, including UMW, have decided that putting extra funds into their theatre departments is crucial.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s article “Much Ado About Costly Art Centers,” many … Read More

Inspired Design Breathes Life Into ‘Seascape’

February 17, 2011 |

UMW’s “Seascape” is a mostly successful, well-realized play. With that in mind, the subject matter may not exactly appeal to college students.

That’s not to say college students shouldn’t see it. There are definitely lessons for our demographic to take … Read More