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“The Night Alive’s” stage, plot benefit from complexity

Daniel Mottern, Contributing Reporter
January 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

4.5/5 Stars Often, we think that everything of importance happens while we are awake. However, in the dead silence of night, the seedy underbelly of society is allowed to creep out of the shadows. This is highlighted in Dobama Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s play, “The Night A... Read more »

“Peter and the Starcatcher” caught Cleveland’s attention

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

4/5 stars Fresh off its second and final run, Dobama Theatre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” was a mesmerizing production of an imaginative and unique play. Based on a 2004 best-selling children's novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatcher” ... Read more »

Clybourne Park Visited Cleveland

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

4.5/5 stars The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CPH) MFA Acting Program’s class of 2018 performed “Clybourne Park” last month in Playhouse Square’s Helen Theatre, a small black box that showcased a pretty standard set of a furnished house complete with a few doors and... Read more »

Q&A with Brett DiCello, “Slank” from “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Brett DiCello is a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering and Theater student who is currently co-opping at Philips Healthcare. He’s also president of IMPROVment, has done 12 productions at Eldred Theater and will be in the next two this spring. He has two roles in the upcoming play “Peter and th... Read more »

Hitting all the right notes

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
November 18
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The top five reasons to go see the rock musical comedy “High Fidelity” in no particular order are: One, the actors kill it with both body and voice. Two, the set design is amazing. Three, it messes with your sense of time and space unlike any other musical. Four, each song has its own unique style. ... Read more »

A musical full of teenage angst

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
November 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This past weekend from Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, CWRU Footlighters, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run musical theater group put on “Heathers: The Musical” at Carlton Commons. “Heathers: The Musical” is based off the film written by Daniel Waters, which follows Ve... Read more »

Footlighters recreates “Heathers: The Musical”

Footlighters recreates “Heathers: The Musical”

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Where can you see what has been described to me numerous times as “the 1980s version of “Mean Girls,” but with murder?” Next week in Carlton Commons on South Side, the CWRU Footlighters, the completely student-run musical theater group on campus, will present “Heathers: The Musical.” Perf... Read more »

Prospective students audition for full theater scholarships

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter
October 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Current high school seniors interested in studying theater came to Case Western Reserve University from Oct. 7-9 to learn about the department and audition or bring their portfolio for review to be awarded one of four full tuition scholarships for a major in or one of two $10,000 scholarships for a ... Read more »

Improve your Saturday nights with IMPROVment

Sarah Parr, Contributing Reporter
September 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance

Case Western Reserve University's premiere short-form improv comedy troupe, IMPROVment, kicked off their performance season with a warm—or, dare I say, hot and sweaty—welcome from an entirely packed Eldred Blackbox theater on Sept. 3 from 10 to 11 p.m. “It was great to come back to school and... Read more »

“Stupid F**cking Bird” brings humor and life lessons close to the audience

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter
September 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance

This past weekend, the play, “Stupid F**king Bird,” came to the Eldred Blackbox with high expectations. Written by Aaron Posner, the play brought the themes of love and life to light in a complicated but seemingly understandable way. For different reasons, the main characters all were disappointe... Read more »

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