The Buchtelite

The Midtown Men bring back 60s rock

Midtown Men singing to a full house.

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

November 3, 2014

The Midtown Men, made of 4 original cast members from Jersey Boys: Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer visit Akron for the first time to put on an energized, nostalgic performance bringing 1960s rock and roll back to life....

The Big Big Mess: Akron reading series departs

April 19, 2012

Written by: Maggie Duff When the typical Akronite embarks on a quest for culture in the city, he or she generally visits EJ Thomas Hall, the Akron Art Museum, local galleries or maybe even a jazz club or a house show. Yet, there is a quieter side of expression that has been missing from our cultu...

The New Yorker's art director Francoise Mouly visits Akron

April 16, 2012

Written by: Maggie Duff A more unique type of artist than the usual lecturer visited EJ Thomas’ Stage Door last Wednesday. Although her name may not be familiar due to the behind-the-scenes nature of her work, Francoise Mouly, the art director of the New Yorker since 1993, has been one of the bigg...

A night of elegance at "My Fair Lady"

October 26, 2011

By: Heather Beyer It was a night of reminisce and elegance. From the moment I entered EJ Thomas Hall, it felt as though I was stepping back in time. Everyone was dressed in fashionable attire. There was even a young lady wearing a vintage hat, cloak and dress that appeared to be very fitting for the ...

Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls visits EJ Thomas Hall

October 13, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman Jeannette Walls, author of The University of Akron’s common reading book for 2011, “The Glass Castle,” visited EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall Wednesday night to deliver the First Year Lecture address “Literacy: The Keys to the Castle.” The author shared many of the anec...

Roth accomplishes life goal and brings Almost, Maine to UA

September 5, 2011

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Beginning Sept. 22 through 25, “Almost, Maine” will be performed on The University of Akron’s campus by the Theatre Guild. The romantic comedy, set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, is a play composed of several vignettes where couples fall in and out of love in the most ridic...

Composer brings moving musical to the University of Akron

August 17, 2011

By Heather Beyer When asked why audiences should come see “The Gospel According to Tammy Faye,” Musical Director and Composer JT Buck said, “ It is a life story that lends itself really well to singing, dancing and theatre. Tammy Faye is a very theatrical character, very larger than life. There...