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“The Vagina Monologues” performed at CWRU

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2014


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, 2014


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 4, 2014


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, 2014


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...

CWRU Department of Dance’s “Horizons” doesn’t miss a beat

Enio Chinca, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Dim lights hovered above a small but packed theater as the Case Western Reserve University dancers prepared for the final performance of their show “Horizons” on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. The dark and tense atmosphere in the room heightened as the lights dimmed, and silence overtook the crowd like a brisk...

“Evil Dead” struggles to come alive onstage

“Evil Dead” struggles to come alive onstage

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Zombie blood sprays across the stage as our hero beheads his undead girlfriend, whose severed head continues to taunt him on its own. This was not the goriest scene in last weekend’s “Evil Dead: The Musical,” either: demons, shotguns and entrails crowded the stage. The story starts ominously...

Footlighters’ belated Halloween celebration

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The Footlighters don’t want you to forget Halloween again this year. “Everyone’s always busy with school and ends up missing it,” said student director Sam Haese. “Around Nov. 2 you look up and think: ‘Oh no, I didn’t do anything for Halloween.’” The musical-production group hopes...

Student director brings dark comedy to life

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

On Oct. 16-18, The Player’s Theater Group’s newest student-directed play, “The Exit Interview” hits the black box and all Case Western Reserve University students have the privilege of watching the play for free. The play revolves around Dick Fig, a professor who has been terminated from his...

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