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A musical full of teenage angst

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2016
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...

Footlighters recreates “Heathers: The Musical”

Footlighters recreates “Heathers: The Musical”

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2016
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...

Prospective students audition for full theater scholarships

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
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 ...

Improve your Saturday nights with IMPROVment

Sarah Parr, Contributing Reporter
September 9, 2016
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...

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

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter
September 9, 2016
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...

End your semester at the theater

End your semester at the theater

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The Cherry Orchard—If this semester is beginning to feel like a farce (or if your life is a strange mix of comedy and tragedy), this is the performance for you. Written by Anton Chekhov in the last days of Tsarist Russia, the play follows an aristocratic family as they fail to save their family estat...

Little shop of wonders

Little shop of wonders

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
April 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend, street urchins and a bloodthirsty plant sang together as the Case Footlighters put on a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Expectations were high and the audience was large (it had the fifth highest attendance of any show in the club’s history), and fortunately the show...

Player’s Theater Group goes down the Rabbit Hole

Player’s Theater Group goes down the Rabbit Hole

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

“Parents shouldn’t have to bury their children,” goes the old cliché. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Rabbit Hole,” which follows a family after the death of a child, doesn’t abuse this cliché, and it doesn’t need to, instead relying on the audience’s ability to read between the lines....

Don’t feed the plants

Don’t feed the plants

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a popular play in theaters this season; the entertaining show saw a successful run at the Cleveland Play House and is being performed in several high school theaters in the area. It generally does well with both audiences and theatre critics. Fortunately for Case Western...

An Irish twist on Hollywood

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Eldred Theater’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” advertises itself as a play about a crippled boy pursuing his dreams of going to Hollywood. The show actually covers so much more than this. In all actuality, Hollywood filming is a very small aspect of the play, and this strengthens the show. “The...

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