In the Classroom: Musical Theatre

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Students studying theatre at Gannon study many aspects of stagecraft, from set construction to writing and directing. In one of Fr. Shawn Clerkin’s classes, students delve into the purely American form of theatre: musical theatre. Find out exactly what each of Fr. Shawn’s students get into when they take his class. [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wClCXtcmUwE&feature=plcp”]  

Top Posts of 2011: Editors’ Picks

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Yesterday, we ran down a list of the ten most popular Edge posts of 2011. Now, it’s our editors’ turn. Check out each editor’s picks for the top posts (and runners-up) of 2011. Did your favorites make the list?

Fr. Shawn Clerkin: Praying for Understanding on 9/11

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I didn’t know anyone in the planes or in the towers. I didn’t lose a brother or sister, uncle or aunt, friend or acquaintance. But I knew that after this day, my life, the lives of all of us, would be forever changed. On campus, there was a pall, a dread that defied the sunny, […]

@GU: September Stuff You Don’t Want to Miss

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@GU is a new monthly post that will feature events taking place around Gannon’s campus for the month. So check out the post and check out the events. – The Gannon Knights Football team’s home opener is Saturday, September 10th at noon. Come cheer on your favorite team as they take on Shippensburg. This game […]

Schuster Theatre Takes the Gospel Overseas

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What am I doing today? Nothing much… Just getting on a plane and flying to Scotland. Yup. Scotland. Today, I leave for the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m really excited about the trip — read on and you’ll see why!

VIDEO: Fr. Shawn Clerkin Announces 2011-2012 Theatre Season

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There’s always something new on the Schuster Theatre stage. The 2010-2011 season featured Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Brecht’s “Galileo,” Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” and Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot.” Those are some tough acts to follow, but next year’s season has some real heavyweights, too. Edge caught up with the always funny Rev. […]

Gannon Actors Heading to Scotland

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This August, members of the theatre department at Gannon University are going to Scotland. A group of about 15 students (including me!), graduates and professors are trekking across the pond to participate in the 2011 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Every year, thousands of performers and artists flock to this international hot spot to share their […]

CLICK-WORTHY: Handmade Music and Philanthropic Sports

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What are you working on? Whatever it is, I’m sure you’ve been working hard and deserve a quick break. -This week in my theatre criticism class, the Rev. Shawn Clerkin asked us all to share some piece of art that we felt was sublime, meaning pleasing all and always. People had lots of different responses, […]

Edgar Allan Poe is Alive and Well at the Schuster Theatre

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Talent, literature, and appeal were the driving factors behind The Rev. Shawn Clerkin’s  choosing of “Nevermore” as the most recent musical production on the Schuster Theater stage. Nevermore is a musical based on the last few hours Edgar Allan Poe spent alive. It incorporates many of his works into the show as well as the […]