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“The Great Gatsby” faithfully dazzles

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ The Queen City’s own Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) recently premiered Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of the American novel “The Great Gatsby,” and the results are as beautifully tragic as the novel itself. Whether or not theatergoers are fans of the novel, CSC’s stage adaptation incorporates stunning artistic elements to … Continue reading

Aeschylean tragedy inspires Honors students

Classics students set to present, in its entirety, Prometheus Bound, one of the most famous Greek plays By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Dr. Shannon Hogue’s upperlevel Honors Greek 351 class is preparing to stage a production of Aeschylus’ classic Greek tragedy, “Prometheus Bound.” Dr. Shannon Hogue, whose area of expertise is Greek archaeology, described the … Continue reading

A Cinderella story

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ On Sept. 16, Keke Palmer stepped into Cinderella’s glass slippers as the first African-American actress ever to play the role on Broadway. “Cinderella,” a Rodgers and Hammerstein production, debuted a year and a half ago and won a Tony award. This marks the first time an African-American woman has played … Continue reading

Players preview

By: Eric Minion ~Staff Writer~ With the Xavier University Theatre Department successfully kicking off its season with “The Last Five Years,” Xavier’s student-operated theater club, Xavier Players, also has much in store. Students should know that Xavier Players is busy with a full season scheduled for the year. There is the return of “Toolbox,” the … Continue reading

“Sherlock” succeeds

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Regional theater company Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park unveiled its season opener, “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club,” to a packed house on Sept. 11. Written by Jefferey Hatcher and based on characters penned by both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson, “Holmes” … Continue reading

Schnipke takes over

By: Zenab Saeed ~Guest Writer~ Dr. Richard Schnipke has taken over as the director for Xavier’s concert choir. Dr. Schnipke, who was initially hired as the director of music education, is in his second year at Xavier and is now the Director of Choral Activities. In addition to directing Concert Choir, Schnipke directs both the … Continue reading

“The Last Five Years” opens with acclaim

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, “The Last 5 Years” opened on Sept. 5 at the Gallagher Theater to fantastic results. The plot follows a young couple from the first encounter to the development of mutual infatuation, followed by engagement, marriage and eventual breakdown. The story line offers … Continue reading

“Hands on a Hardbody” raises the roof

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) began its season on Sept. 2 with “Hands on a Hardbody.” The rockabilly themed musical is based on a true story of 10 Texans who had the opportunity to win a new pickup truck simply by keeping a hand on it through 144hours of excruciating sun … Continue reading

“The Last Five Years”

By: Eric Minion~Staff Writer~ This year seems to be one of the busiest seasons the Xavier Department of Music and Theatre has had. Director of Theatre, Stephen Skiles, has two plays and five musicals scheduled for the 2014-15 school year. To start off the year, the department is opening with “The Last Five Years,” a … Continue reading

The essential guide to Cincinnati theater

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ While the end of the summer season marks the conclusion of tan lines and beach playlists, the Cincinnati theater scene is only beginning to heat up. Repertory companies and even Xavier’s own Department of Music and Theatre have un­veiled their season listings for what is sure to be … Continue reading

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