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NBC and Fox announce live TV musical developments

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Both NBC and Fox have plans to broadcast live-action musicals for next winter. Following the ratings success of “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan,” NBC has planned another live musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, Chief Robert Greenblatt told reporters that the network has received the licensing rights to “The Wiz” and “The Music Man” as of Jan. 16. Greenblatt likes … Continue reading

“Black Fly” soars beyond setbacks

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The regional premiere of Nick Gandiello’s modern drama “Black Fly Spring” made its home debut at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre to an audience that was both enthusiastic and intrigued. Set on a mountaintop resort in the Adirondacks, “Black Fly Spring” finds the dysfunctional couple of Lana (played … Continue reading

Drowzy book and score hinder “Sleeping Beauty”

By: Campbell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) brings back its beloved “non-denominational” holiday classic with a twist. Local playwright Joseph McDonough and composer and lyricist David Kisor create a “fractured fairytale” in the form of Sleeping Beauty, based on the French fairy tale by Charles Perrault. The set, simple yet effectively constructed … Continue reading

Upcoming Events for Arts & Entertainment

3 p.m., Dec. 14 Kennedy Auditorium A capella Concert Harmon-X and AcaBellas a capella choral groups will hold a combined Christmas concert featuring holiday standards. Admission is free. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19, 21, 22 Gallagher Student Center Theatre Chamber Opera Concert The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” featuring MadCap Puppets … Continue reading

Department of Music and Theatre to premiere “Black Fly Spring”

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre will present a production of the play “Black Fly Spring” from Dec. 4-7 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The show features four Xavier students in its cast under the direction of Regina Pugh from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and is the first fully-staged production of the play. … Continue reading

“A Christmas Carol” charms once more

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park opened its 24th annual “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Howard Dallin, on Nov. 26. Dickens’ timeless story tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a “bah humbug”-ing curmudgeon who learns to love after seeing visions brought on by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to … Continue reading

“God of Carnage”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The weekend of Nov. 14-16 marked the three-day run of Xavier Player’s darkly-comedic performance of Yazmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.” The success of “God of Carnage” was grounded in its simplicity and expert use of timing. The high tension and humanistic exposé were complimented by the performer’s ability to deliver … Continue reading

“Once” enraptures over and over again

By: Jon Hogue ~Guest Writer~ Most love stories are typical: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love and then they both live happily ever after. In a make-believe world love always works out, but everyone knows real life does not follow this storyline. Love can sometimes bring people together only to have them … Continue reading

Xavier thespian spurs growth at alma mater

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Katie Geckle, a theology major graduating in December, is exploring the world of theater in an impressive and unique way: as McAuley High School’s theater director and teacher. An alumna of the Cincinnati high school, Geckle once again became involved in McAuley’s theater program last year when the school was … Continue reading

Players presents “God of Carnage”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Opening Nov. 14 is Xavier Players’ upcoming performance of the philosophically controversial “God of Carnage.” Written by French playwright Yasima Reza, “God of Carnage” will premiere as the first full length show from Xavier’s entirely student-run theater group. The dynamically-nuanced play examines human nature through the lens of two dueling … Continue reading

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