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Fall theater previews

Sierra Cotton, Contributing Reporter
August 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Our campus offers a diverse array of shows through various theater groups. With so many options, there is no reason not to attend one. One of the theater groups on campus is the Players’ Theatre Group, a group that puts on shows proposed by the students. At the moment, they are accepting submissions...

Bringing the smarts to the arts with Eldred Theater’s upcoming play

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter
April 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Eldred Theater is bringing Molière’s brilliant satirical comedy, “The Learned Ladies,” to campus for showtimes this week and next week. For those who are not familiar with Molière’s work or this play, “The Learned Ladies” is a satirical piece on French culture. Following Molière’s...

Welcome to Urinetown

Welcome to Urinetown

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

At the opening night of a show, you need to take mistakes with a grain of salt. Actors are still fully getting into their roles, set changes can be a little clunky and lighting and sound crews often have only had a couple of days to actually practice their complicated changes. That’s why there is...

Playhouse Square announces 2015-2016 lineup

Playhouse Square announces 2015-2016 lineup

Sunny Kalidindi, Staff Reporter
April 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Playhouse Square downtown offers a great destination for Broadway-level musicals.

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“The Vagina Monologues” performed at CWRU

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter
February 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community and the CWRU School of Medicine performed a local production of “The Vagina Monologues” last week to raise money and awareness for women who have an important story to tell. The play’s creator, Eve Ensler, has grown into an activist and...

Eldred Theater to present off-Broadway social satire

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The famous production “Lobby Hero” premiered on March 13, 2001 in New York City, but this month, Eldred Theater is bringing the play to Cleveland. The plot of “Lobby Hero” revolves partly around a 27-year-old security guard named Jeff, who oversees an apartment complex in Manhattan...

CWRU docs rock

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance

Case Western Reserve University has a nerdy sense of humor, and on Friday December 12th, the medical students will get to perform every medical spoof they can think of. This will be at, of course, the annual Doc Opera, held this year in the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. This year’s theme, “A...

Classic ballet rings in the holiday season

Janet Lanman, Contributing Reporter
December 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“The Nutcracker” is a Christmastime staple for me. After performing in the ballet for 10 years, I still get butterflies when I hear the music in commercials and department stores during the holiday season. Dayton and Cincinnati Ballets have both proven to be inadequate in my quest for a beautiful...

Eldred loves losers

Eldred loves losers

Ellie Rambo, Copy Editor
December 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

“Your word is cow.” “Could I have the definition please?” “It means cow.” “Could you use it in a sentence?” “Please spell cow.” “C-O-W.” “That is correct.” This is not a typical spelling bee, as demonstrated by unusual example sentences and definitions...

College actors channel their inner child

College actors channel their inner child

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter
November 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

On Nov. 14-23, Eldred Theatre will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a must-see musical comedy. “Spelling Bee” revolves around six offbeat students competing in the annual spelling bee and three equally weird adults who are in charge. As the spelling bee progresses and...

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