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Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter
October 5, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The music crescendos, along with the crowd's cheers and sounds of excitement. Standing on the field is a group of students, no wait Spartans, dancers! The Spartan dance team performances at games and events have certainly brought not only excitement, but spirit and enjoyment as well. "We promote schoo...

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter
August 31, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

A human being is a work of art. The skin, blood, organs, thoughts, and personality are all colors of a palette. With a quick flick of the wrist, the minor imperfections – the birthmark, the oversized nose, the scars – can all be erased. The personality can be changed. Health habits can be improved....

In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Enter Mrs. Daldry. Her paltry, exhausted form limps into Dr. Givings’ office, weak, sick, and shrouded under a black mourning veil as she withers under rays of the table lamp. Miserable and terrified, she shrieks in terror at the doctor’s mention of an “operating theater,” henceforth referred...

How to kiss Kate

How to kiss Kate

Sheehan Hannan, A&E Editor
April 20, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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...

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