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A Sneak Preview of ‘Rent’ at Penn State

Sarah-Ellis

Junior musical theatre major Sarah Ellis as Maureen.

I had a chance last night to see the first half of a dress rehearsal for Rent, the final production of the Penn State Centre Stage season. Better yet, I got to shoot photos. And better than that, I had a partner shooting photos with me: my brother Chris, who is a professional photographer in our hometown of Somerset, Pa.

Chris’ work involves shooting a lot of weddings, portraits of high school seniors, family portraits, and the like. So shooting live theatre was kind of a change of pace for him. We split up—he sat on one side of the theatre and I sat on the other—so we could get the action from more than one angle. And Rent proved to have plenty of action.

It was unlike any other stage performance I’ve seen before. Action is taking place everywhere in the theatre—not just onstage but all above/around it and in the aisles as well. If you’ve seen shows at the Pavilion, you know just how (more…)

April 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment


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