Lipscomb Theatre presents spring show Peter and the Starcatcher

Lipscomb Theatre presents spring show Peter and the Starcatcher

Set as a grown-up prequel to Peter Pan, Lipscomb Theatre opens Peter and the Starcatcher Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre. The show is adapted from the whimsical novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Under the direction of David Ian Lee, senior Joss Yarborough stars as Boy/Peter. Compared to the well-known Peter and Wendy, Peter and the Starcatcher is relatively unknown and gifts the audience with the unique experience of watching how the characters they’ve all come to love were brought to life. “It hasn’t reached that saturation point of certain other shows; it wasn’t produced by every middle school in the nation or anything, so that makes it kind of hard to compare,” Yarborough said. “But I think the integration of our ensemble is really remarkable. “It’s a pretty ensemble heavy show in its original pen, but we added a couple of cast members, and David spent a lot of time and energy crafting vibrant scenes that allow for seriously dynamic action. It’s really beautiful.” At the top of the show, an ensemble of actors assembles onto the stage and addresses the audience. With a bit of bickering, they welcome the audience to the world of the play and tell them what’s in store: flying, dreaming, adventure and growing up. The ensemble invites show-goers to use their imagination to create the British Empire. With the snap of an actor’s fingers, the audience is transported to a bustling port. This is where the audience meets Lord Leonard Aster (Hendrick Shelton), his daughter Molly (Robyn Smith) and her nanny, Mrs. Bumbrake (Nelson Tilley). Two identical trunks are...
Stomp Fest 2016 photo gallery

Stomp Fest 2016 photo gallery

Teams ranging from Phi Nu’s pageant girls to Delta Omega’s marching band performed at 2016’s Stomp Fest, but ultimately Theta Psi’s monks took home the win Saturday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The seventh annual event featured men and women’s social clubs on campus performing an approximately 10 minute, student-choreographed stomp routine. Men’s social club Sigma Iota Delta received second place for its caveman-inspired stomp, and women’s social club Pi Delta received third place with its flight-attendant theme. Photos by Becca Risley   « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...
Nashville offers several haunted attractions for 2016 Halloween season

Nashville offers several haunted attractions for 2016 Halloween season

Disclaimer: I love haunted houses, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. Enter each haunted attraction at your own risk. I assume zero responsibility for your fate. Scream Creek Haunted Woods 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield honeysucklehillfarm.com Price: $19.95 Scare-O-Meter: 👻 👻 👻 👻 One sentence summary: I got chased through the woods by a man carrying a chainsaw, and I have never run away from something so fast IN MY LIFE. Now, I don’t run. No one looks at me and thinks “Man, what a track star” because I’m not. I am, however, really good at anticipating jump scares in haunted houses. But this is one that I just didn’t see coming. It was right after I fought my way through tree branches and a correctly timed fog machine when I heard the loudest clap of an engine revving behind me. I didn’t have time to think; I just took off in the direction I assumed was correct and hoped for the best. What makes Scream Creek my top haunt of the season is how realistic the atmosphere is. If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be the group of friends running for their lives through the woods in a scary movie, this is the place to go. The weak are separated from the brave right off the bat, and I’m proud to say that I would probably last longer than 10 minutes if I were cast in a horror film. Momma didn’t raise a quitter.   Nashville Nightmare 1016 Madison Square, Madison nashvillenightmare.com Price: $30 for entry to all four attractions Scare-O-Meter: 👻 👻...
Beauty and the Beast photo gallery

Beauty and the Beast photo gallery

A tale as old as time takes center stage at Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night to kick off the opening weekend of the theatre department’s fall musical. The show runs Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m.     Photos by Becca Risley   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Be our guest for Lipscomb theatre’s Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest for Lipscomb theatre’s Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time takes center stage at Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night to kick off the opening weekend of the theatre department’s fall musical. Beauty and the Beast features Belle, a young woman from a provincial town, and the Beast, a handsome young prince trapped in a spell that transformed him. The story follows the Beast as he learns how to love and be loved. If he can master this, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former, more attractive self. Lipscomb’s production of this Disney classic focuses on the simple and dramatic elements that push the message of the story forward. With an underlying theme of overcoming fear and judgment, Beauty and the Beast captures the story of learning to love someone regardless of how he or she may appear. “There’s a lot of fear surrounding things that we don’t really understand,” Wilson said. “The only way that you can become unafraid of something is to get to know it. And then if you come to not like it, then that’s your choice. “That’s a big thing with these townspeople and even with Belle when she first meets the Beast. When she gets to understand him she realizes that he’s just a person just like her even though his outside is not like her.” Lipscomb’s adaption stars senior Bekah Purifoy as Belle and Wilson as the Beast. According to Wilson, the production showcases talent from all departments within the College of Entertainment and the Arts. “Theatre is one of those art forms where everything is involved,” Wilson said. “It’s visual...