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How to kiss Kate

How to kiss Kate

Sheehan Hannan, A&E Editor
April 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This past weekend in Thwing’s Excelsior ballroom, Case Western Reserve University’s own student musical theatre company, the Footlighters, put on a production of an old-school Broadway classic. In a dazzle of lights, music, and dancing, the group opened “Kiss Me Kate” with music and lyrics by...

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter
April 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The new production opening this week at Eldred Theatre is an adaptation of a very old play. Eldred is presenting a true classic, “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare, the godfather of English theatre. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is one of Shakespeare’s earlier works. The comedy...

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter
April 6
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Have you written a play or thought about writing one? Do you possess a literary flair which desperately seeks an audience? If so, this may be your next big chance to show some of that talent. Players Theater Group is looking for submissions for the New Playwrights Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday,...

RED: A Review

RED: A Review

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“Red” is not a play. It is the greatest exhibition of Mark Rothko’s work and life that has yet been put on display. Winner of the Tony Award and written by Academy Award Nominee John Logan, whose legendary screenwriting resumé includes titans like “Gladiator,” “The Last Samurai,” “The A...

Breaking a sweat: Dancing with the CWRU Stars

Breaking a sweat: Dancing with the CWRU Stars

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor
March 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

While ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” returns for a 14th season on ABC, inviting celebrities such as Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw, and Gladys Knight the perfect platform to reinvigorate their flabby careers, Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff are putting their feet to better use this...

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Players’ Theatre Group presents: The Borrowers Have you ever lost something around the house and never found it? A sock perhaps, a hammer from the toolbox, or a piece of silverware? Could it be that it was “borrowed” by little people who live under your floorboards? While this is most lik...

Women Come Out On Top!

Women Come Out On Top!

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Coming this week to Eldred Theater: Top Girls Can a woman have it all? Or, as a recent New York Times article asked, what are women willing to give up for success? Should a woman’s advancement in the workplace even be structured in such a way? With a mixture of laughter and tears, this is the qu...

PTG produces experimental 30 in 60 play; audience to determine outcome

PTG produces experimental 30 in 60 play; audience to determine outcome

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter
November 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

30 in 60, performed by the Players Theater Group (PTG), is the newest addition to the circle of productions on campus. As the name implies, the performance is created with a core of 30 short plays that are performed within the time span of an hour. It is based on the original idea from Chicago’s Neo-Futu...

Footlighters aim for Thoroughly Modern performance of Millie

Footlighters aim for Thoroughly Modern performance of Millie

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter
October 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Straight from Broadway script, Thoroughly Modern Millie has arrived on the set of Case Western Reserve’s campus for the first time. Initially conceived as a movie in 1967 and later as an award-winning Broadway musical in 2002, the production has been followed by wide-spread success. The play, presented...

Playhouse Square’s Legally Blonde offers surprisingly enjoyable escapist fare

Playhouse Square’s Legally Blonde offers surprisingly enjoyable escapist fare

Drew Scheeler, Staff Reporter
October 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

It’s not often that life gives you a second chance to enjoy something you’re fairly certain you’re going to hate. The year is 2008 and this critic has just received his press pass to Playhouse Square. So, imagine my surprise when the second show of that year, Legally Blonde the Musical, turned...

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