The Observer

“The Night Alive’s” stage, plot benefit from complexity

Daniel Mottern, Contributing Reporter

January 27, 2017

4.5/5 Stars Often, we think that everything of importance happens while we are awake. However, in the dead silence of night, the seedy underbelly of society is allowed to creep out of the shadows. This is highlighted in Dobama Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s play, “The Night A...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” caught Cleveland’s attention

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2017

4/5 stars Fresh off its second and final run, Dobama Theatre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” was a mesmerizing production of an imaginative and unique play. Based on a 2004 best-selling children's novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatcher” ...

Clybourne Park Visited Cleveland

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2017

4.5/5 stars The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CPH) MFA Acting Program’s class of 2018 performed “Clybourne Park” last month in Playhouse Square’s Helen Theatre, a small black box that showcased a pretty standard set of a furnished house complete with a few doors and...

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

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 2, 2016

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

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. ...

Footlighters recreates “Heathers: The Musical”

Footlighters recreates

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016

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

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 ...

Cleveland theater preview

In Cleveland Play House's

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2015

Fall is the prime time to experience live theater in Cleveland, but having too many choices can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you narrow down that list based on your interests and wallet. You like: Swearing Show: “The Motherfucker with the Hat” Where: Eldred Theater Performance Dates: Oct. 30 and 31 ...

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter

August 31, 2012

A human being is a work of art. The skin, blood, organs, thoughts, and personality are all colors of a palette. With a quick flick of the wrist, the minor imperfections – the birthmark, the oversized nose, the scars – can all be erased. The personality can be changed. Health habits can be improved....

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