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The Online Beacon

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Dance Co. Presents Spring Showcase

Dance Co. Presents Spring Showcase

Aurora Bullett, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

On April 14th at 7pm in the Church Street MCLA’s Dance Company performed their Spring Showcase for an audience of MCLA students, faculty, and North Adams community members. The showcase featured sixteen...

The club hasn’t had less than two shows in a year in over twenty years.

Dance Company’s Resurgence Post-Covid

Lily Richard, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 16, 2023

The MCLA Dance Company is hoping for its biggest show yet in its first upcoming showcase this year. “It’s the first time in about 20-something years that Dance Co. has been around that there...

The cast and crew of URINETOWN are eager for opening night. (photo by David Perez-Pacheco)

URINETOWN: A Heartwarming Comedy About… Pee?

Jaden Jackson, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The MCLA Theatre Department is presenting its first musical since the pandemic, and it is not one to miss. According to the department, URINETOWN features the story of “a dystopian city, (with)...

Students were able to take part in the Fine and Performing Arts winter recital for the first time since the before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Holds First Winter Recital Since COVID

Karesha Graham, BWN Reporter December 6, 2022

Ending the semester on an exciting note, the MCLA Fine and Performing Arts department hosted a winter recital for the students who have been learning and perfecting their craft in music. Since...

Jheneay Watkins ‘24 (The Ringmaster), Rachel Lamarre ‘25 (Prince Ferdinand), and Ysabel Cardona ‘25 (Miranda) during a scene of “The Tempest.” (photo by Karesha Graham)

Theatre Department Kicks Off 2022-2023 Season with “The Tempest”

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

The MCLA Theatre Department put on their opening performance of “The Tempest” on November 4 at 8pm, kicking off their 2022-2023 season. “The Tempest” is a play by William Shakespeare which...

Dance Co. recently held their auditions for the year and are looking to improve their numbers as COVID restrictions ease and enrollment increases.

MCLA Dance Co. Jazzed for New Opportunities

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2022

MCLA’s Dance Co. has only just started this semester’s work, but they already know that their final performances are going to be bigger and better than before.  “It is a lot of overall excitement...

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