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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

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...

CWRU’s theater department takes a bow

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

The show must go on, as they say, and on it went. On April 24, members of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater came together via Zoom to put on their production of William Inge’s...

The musical “The Scottsboro Boys,” uses real historical events to talk about racism.

Are we allowed to enjoy “The Scottsboro Boys” musical?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor February 27, 2020

Director Jon Martinez's production of “The Scottsboro Boys,” that ended its three-week run at the Beck Center for the Arts last Sunday, Feb. 23, challenges the (mostly white) audience to think about...

The executive board of Samāsana at a mixer with all competing teams the night before the competition.

Samāsana brings Indian dance competition to Cleveland

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor February 6, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Samāsana debuted as Cleveland’s first national, intercollegiate Indian classical dance competition.  Third-year student Sunayana Jampanaboyana and fourth-year student Janani...

“King Stag” prances into audience’s hearts

Chris Markham, Copy Editor December 6, 2019

The beginning of "King Stag" was a little confusing. The pre-show music had stopped, the "please enjoy the show" announcement was over and there was nobody on stage. And yet, nothing was happening. The...

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