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Q&A with Brett DiCello, “Slank” from “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Brett DiCello is a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering and Theater student who is currently co-opping at Philips Healthcare. He’s also president of IMPROVment, has done 12 productions at Eldred Theater and will be in the next two this spring. He has two roles in the upcoming play “Peter and th...

Hitting all the right notes

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The top five reasons to go see the rock musical comedy “High Fidelity” in no particular order are: One, the actors kill it with both body and voice. Two, the set design is amazing. Three, it messes with your sense of time and space unlike any other musical. Four, each song has its own unique style. ...

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....

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