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Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

From the people who brought you “Rocky Horror Show” comes a tale quite different in nature: “Dancing at Lughnasa”(pronounced Loo-nasa). It is a bittersweet tale of five sisters as they experience the small human joys that flit briefly on the winds of hardship continually blowing through their lives. The siste...

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The music is loud, with footsteps stomping rhythmically in time to the beat. This is not your average workout routine. Here in the Veale multipurpose room, Urban Elementz is taking hold of the dance floor.   Started in 2006, Urban Elementz seeks to spread the art of hip-hop dance to the Case Western Reserve ...

Late Night Double Feature: Rocky Horror comes to Eldred Theater!

Late Night Double Feature: Rocky Horror comes to Eldred Theater!

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This is not Strosaker! Rather than actors simply acting out the scenes from the iconic cult film on stage, Eldred is pleased to bring you an authentic theater production of the Rocky Horror Show in all its campy glory. Moreover, this is a very special production for Eldred. The last time Eldred put on a music...

Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 4, 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 26, 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 19, 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 12, 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 5, 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 29, 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...

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