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Nutcracker director honored for 20th anniversary of “The Nutcracker”

In the minutes leading up to The Nutracker’s” premiere 2016 performance Amelia Pelton, the production’s artistic director, is out among the seats of Russell Auditorium greeting audience members. She’s easy to spot in her festive red sequined jacket adorned with a glittering holiday wreath broach. What you can’t tell by the smile and twinkle in her eyes is that, just minutes before, she was putting out a thousand fires.

Faculty profile: Karen Berman, chair of Department of Theatre and Dance

Her career has spanned broad horizons including directing off-Broadways plays, teaching both at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and Georgia College, as well as co-founding a theatre company called Washington Women in Theatre, which strives to give voice to new women playwrights.

Graduating senior meets Broadway producer for personal mentorship

Elizabeth Coleman met the world-famous producer of Broadway shows and films, including “The Lion King,” in New York City at the Amsterdam Theatre. She told him her ultimate goal was to be on Broadway, and during their 45-minute conversation, he offered her tons of advice.

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