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Prog-rock band delights crowd at Alumni
By David Strader
As balloons and people alike
flew through the air, it was clear
that Circa Survive was a success.
Progressive rock band Circa
Survive played in HUB-Alumni
Hall with openers Mercies and
Erick Serna Wednesday night.
The end of semester show was
sponsored by the Penn State
Marketing Association.
Fans bounced balloons, crowd
surfed and sang along with vocal
ist Anthony Green.
And Green said he also enjoyed
the evening.
“This is the coolest college show
I’ve been to,” Green said. “I didn’t
expect to see so many people
Chris Troxell (senior-health pol
icy administration) said Green
was an impressive pail of Circa
Survive's performance.
“Anthony Green’s voice is one of
the most amazing voices I’ve
heard," Troxell said. “It’s out
The five-piece band played a
Students ‘freeze’ to
start conversations
By Joshua Glossner
Students from multiple theater
groups came together
Wednesday to get the word out
about February's Cultural
Conversations festival.
Students met at the HUB-
Robeson Center, and then headed
to the ground floor to "freeze" at
11:30 a.m. for three minutes to
raise awareness of violence-relat-
ed issues
Hannah Cranville, the freeze's
organizer, said the event was able
to bring groups like No Refund
Theatre and the School of
Theatre together, and succeeded
in grabbing a few seconds of stu
dents' time and thoughts.
"It allows people to take a
minute and stop to see what's
going on around them," Cranville
(senior-public relations and the
atre) said.
Cat Farley, a student who par
ticipated in the freeze, said the
event was a more peaceful way to
try to get the word out about stop
ping all forms of violence.
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“Anthony Green’s voice is one of the most
amazing voices I’ve heard... It’s outstanding.”
Chris Troxell
number of songs from their 2010
album “Blue Sky Noise.”
The band also played tracks
from its previous records.
Chris Butler (sophomore
nuclear engineering) said he sup
ported the more “mellow” style
that Circa Survive took with their
most recent album.
“They’re progressing a lot
musically,” Butler said. “They’re
The Doylestown, Pa.-based
band is fronted by Green, formerly
of bands Saosin and The Sound of
Animals Fighting, among others.
The Circa Survive show was the
first live performance for the
opening bands, which consisted of
musicians known for playing in
The Dear Hunter.
PSMA Entertainment
Chairwoman Melanie Versaw
(junior-marketing and advertis-
"So many people walk through
the HUB and come downstairs, so
it’s hard not to see what we are
doing,” Farley (senior-theatre)
Sean Lewis (sophomore
chemical engineering) said he
enjoyed the event but thought
more people should have been
"I saw videos of things like this
of people in a New York subway,
so it was cool to see them do this,”
Lewis said.
After the three minutes of
freezing, students handed out
postcards with the message “Stop
the violence Start the conver
Farley said “the violence"
refers to any type of violence,
including ethnic, gender or reli
gious. Lewis said the freeze was a
novel way to raise awareness for
the issues Cultural Conversations
"You normally don’t start a con
versation with silence, so they
were definitely making a state
ment," he said.
Farley said she focused on one
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ing) said she was glad to see
Mercies vocalist Josh Rheault
shine outside of The Dear Hunter.
“He’s always overshadowed
because Casey [Crescenzo, of The
Dear Hunter] has such a powerful
voice, but Josh is really talented
Tim Musser (senior-marketing)
said he enjoyed what Erick
Serna’s drum and guitar duo
added to the concert.
“It gave the show some nice
diversity, because he’s a lot more
bluesy,” Musser said.
Versaw said the show was ulti
mately a success, selling upwards
of 800 tickets.
“We’ve been working on this
since August, and we had a lot of
bumps along the way, but it all fell
together," Versaw said.
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Miriah Rutledge (sophomore-eng
lish education) poses in the HUB
on Wednesday morning.
thing during the freeze to keep
her focus.
“I focused on a part of my
friend’s coat, and I was trying
hard not to blink. Plus I had to
stay actively still,” Farley said,
adding that it was hard because
her eyes began to water.
Cranville said the Cultural
Conversations festival is a show
case of plays about issues going
on in the world.
The festival will take place Feb.
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Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green performs Wednesday night in
HUB - Alumni Hall. The end of the semester show was hosted by the Penn
State Marketing Association. The five-piece band played songs from their
2010 album “Blue Sky Noise.”
‘Frog and Toad’ musical
features local children
Young children and their fami
lies out for a night of theater
Wednesday saw a children's book
brought to life on stage.
Singing Onstage presented "A
Year with Frog and Toad" last
night at The State Theatre.
The musical followed the
friendship and adventures of
Frog and Toad throughout the
changing seasons and featured
local children aged 6 to 9. Some of
those adventures included mak
ing cookies, raking each other’s
leaves during the fall and sled
ding in the winter.
Beginning in the spring, the
show opened with the musical
number "A Year with Frog and
Toad" and also featured some
audience favorites like “Cookies"
and “Merry Almost Christmas."
State College resident Allison
Shea came to watch her son per
form in the show.
Shea said her favorite song
was “Merry Almost Christmas"
and that the kids did a wonderful
job putting on the show.
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She said that this was a good
opportunity for young kids who
are starting to act.
"It's very important for them to
start young,” Shea said.
“I don't think they will have as
much stage fright when they get
During the performance, sev
eral of the young performers
switched roles and got the
chance to play the lead charac
Lemont resident Jennifer
Lawrence, who is a first grade
teacher, came with her daughter
Lilly to watch one of her students
in the show.
She said it was amazing to see
the children work so hard.
"Giving kids this opportunity
builds confidence," she said.
“Anytime you see kids on stage
performing I think you respect
And when asked who her
favorite character was, Lilly had
no trouble making a decision.
“Toad,” she said with a smile
on her face.
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Dec 10,2010.