Michigan State Theatre Department returns to in-person learning

The Theatre Department at Michigan State has allowed classes to return to in-person learning with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Theatre isn’t the only department to bring students back into classrooms, but with acting, singing and dance classes, it makes sense that it would be one of the first departments to do this. Normally, drama and singing classes would take place in the MSU Auditorium, but the Wharton Center for Performing Arts is allowing students to do their theatrics in its various theaters and spaces this semester. While the Wharton isn’t the typical classroom for the students, they were excited to be able to practice on stages that professional actors normally use. Students with in-person classes are required to participate in the Michigan State “COVID-19 Early Detection Program” and fill out a health screening prior to vising campus.

Holt Senior High School Presents "Fiddler on the Roof"

By Liz LeCrone
Holt Journal staff writer

For many, the rewards of theater involve a successful opening night amidst great applause from an audience of friends, family and strangers. For the students of Holt Senior High School, the friendships made on and off the set were more than enough. On April 19, Holt Senior High School staged its spring musical. This year’s production was “Fiddler on the Roof,” a story of one town’s fight to maintain tradition in the face of outside influence. “My position was new when this building was new, so I am, actually, its first slave,” Jeff Miller, the theater director, says with a chuckle.