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“Into the Woods” takes the stage

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The CWRU Footlighters is Case Western Reserve University’s very own student-run musical theater group. Every semester, they put on a musicalーusually in Carlton Commonsーwhich is a fully staged production. They have put on a variety of productions, ranging from “Legally Blonde” last year ...

“Boy gets girl” displays uncomfortable truths on stage

“Boy gets girl” displays uncomfortable truths on stage

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“The boy sees the girl and falls in love. They begin a tentative relationship一but what happens when the girl ultimately says ‘no?’” Players’ Theater Group tackled this story in their newest show, “Boy Gets Girl,” on Oct 13 and 14 in the Eldred Black Box, where audiences saw an intim...

Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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

This past week, fourth-year student Brett DiCello and second-year student Tony Monczewski, both theater and biomedical engineering majors, brought two artists to life in the Eldred Black Box with Players’ Theater Group’s “Red.” DiCello portrayed Rothko, a older artist working on a commissione...

Theater undergraduates to act with the Cleveland Public Theater

Victoria Radcliffe, Contributing Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

JP Peralta and Nailah Mathews, both third-year theater students, have secured roles in shows with the Cleveland Public Theater. Peralta is acting as Zhang Sallerendos in Eric Coble’s “The Family Claxon” starting this weekend, Oct. 5, and Mathews as Kreesha and Wan in Lisa Langford’s “The Art...

A reminder that vulnerability is not weakness

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The first Eldred Theater main stage show of this year is “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel, and will run both this weekend and next weekend. The production is directed by Melissa Crum, a guest director from the Cleveland area, and focuses on a dysfunctional fami...

Our favorite sponge sings his way into our hearts

Victoria Radcliffe, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The cast recording of the world premiere of “SpongeBob Squarepants: The New Musical” was released on Sept. 22 and features songs written by beloved artists such as Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Panic! At the Disco and John Legend. Although one would expect these musicians to provide quality tra...

Players’ Theater Group plans for season ahead

Players’ Theater Group plans for season ahead

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Just last week, Players’ Theater Group (PTG) began its preparations for the season ahead in earnest, auditioning students for its plays for the coming semester. One of three theater-oriented organizations on campus, PTG puts on multiple plays each semester for the Case Western Reserve University comm...

“Love and Information”: a tribute to the daily lives of CWRU students

“Love and Information”: a tribute to the daily lives of CWRU students

Mary McPheeters, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

For this year’s Welcome Back Show, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater is staging a production of Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information” at the Black Box at the Eldred Theater on this Friday, Sept. 2, and the following Sunday. The play, directed by fourth-year student...

“Aliens” tells immigrant stories

“Aliens” tells immigrant stories

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2017


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

This past weekend Eldred Theater was brought to life with the uniquely reassuring play, “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills.” With a plot centering on a naïve Moldovan clown, her girl crazy clown partner and the acquaintances they make after moving to New York as illegal “aliens” (hence the name), ...

Macbeth brings medieval politics to the modern era

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This Friday and Saturday, the Players’ Theatre Group is staging a production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Black Box at the Eldred Theater. Directed by first-year Giuliana Conte, the play is a modern adaptation, with the political intrigue of modern federal U.S. politics highlight...

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