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MaDaCol performance dazzles and inspires students

Zachary Treseler, News Editor December 8, 2023

Last week, the Mather Dance Collective—abbreviated MaDaCol—held its annual performance show at the Mather Dance center, performing an engaging series of three dance numbers. This completely student-run...

In the center of the stage, Electra (Emily Kuntz) confronts members of the Chorus as she explains that she wants to kill her mother, Clytemnestra, to avenge the murder of her father, Agamemnon.

“Electra” brings an ancient tale of vengeance to CWRU with a modern twist

Elie Aoun, Director of Print November 17, 2023

The Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University is staging a quintessential ancient Greek tragedy with modern elements. “Electra” by Sophocles is a tale of sacrifice, adultery, grief and...

From Oct. 24-29, the popular comedic muscial The Book of Mormon was performed at the KeyBank State Theatre, drawing in large crowds of Cleveland theatregoers.

Raunchy and witty: A review of “The Book of Mormon”

Zachary Treseler, News Editor November 3, 2023

“The Book of Mormon” is perhaps the most funny, yet raunchy, musical that I have ever seen. Its absurdity means that everyone can find something or someone to laugh at while watching, which is all...

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of Carmen

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of “Carmen”

Zachary Treseler and Amanda Wu September 29, 2023

This past weekend, the Cleveland Ballet performed its most recent show including “Pas de Dix,” “Nocturne” and “Carmen” at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square. As it was our first time attending...

Billy Flynn (Milo Cassarino) holds Mary Sunshine (Mariah Hamburg) as both of them sing and reach for their guns in a comedic performance.

CWRU Footlighters production of “Chicago” was an immersive experience

Shivangi Nanda and Noah Henriques April 7, 2023

The CWRU Footlighters' spring production of "Chicago" was incredible, showcasing the impressive talent of student vocalists, dancers, actors, musicians and production crew members. Performances were only...

Macy Dickersons Norm (left) and her dog played by Mary Coulter (right) deliver an equal number of laughs and heartfelt moments in PTGs Found Dog alongside the rest of its cast.

PTG play “Found Dog” captures audiences

Mulan Ma, Engagement Editor February 24, 2023

With a lovable and unique cast of characters, punchy humor that keeps the clock ticking away and masterfully done moments of vulnerability in between, I may have found a great time in “The Found Dog...

The Footlighters latest production, Death Takes A Holiday, marks the groups second live production since the start of the pandemic, telling the tale of human emotions and death in Italy.

“Death Takes a Holiday”: The Footlighters’ latest hit

Scout Carter, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Thwingo, the student-favorite weekly bingo game, had just ended in the atrium of Thwing Center on March 24, and students were preparing to leave when one of the event organizers announced that in the center’s...

Arcadia comes to the new Maltz Performing Arts Center, starting a new era for theater at CWRU.

“Arcadia,” the Department of Theater’s latest production, brilliantly mixes science, philosophy and comedy

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

“Here I am in Arcadia.” As Lady Croom proclaims these words, I jolt with awareness, remembering where I am. I sit in the middle row of the new Maltz Performing Arts Center, watching “Arcadia,”...

Footlighters return with “Merrily We Roll Along” following two-year absence

Scout Carter, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

On Saturday, Nov. 6, I could feel the energy emanating out of the Thwing Ballroom from the adjacent hallway. The room was buzzing with excitement for the upcoming rendition of “Merrily We Roll Along,”...

Dancing on a Zoom call? Welcome to uISA’s digital Garba event!

uISA’s Garba returns as clubs navigate digital events

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor October 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S. and incessantly dominated our lives since March, social interaction and events have become rare. This is news to no one, but as college campuses have adapted...

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