‘Music Man’ enchants Xavier stage

By: Lydia Reagan ~Features Editor~ Xavier Theatre will present Meredith Willson’s The Music Man this weekend, Oct. 20-22. The show features the largest cast ever assembled on the Xavier Theatre stage. The Music Man is set in River City, Iowa, in 1912, and follows the story of quick-witted traveling salesman and con man, Harold Hill. His scheme is to convince each town he visits to buy instruments, instruction books and band uniforms to create a boys band under his tutelage despite knowing nothing about music. Once he receives his money for the materials, he skips town and begins his con once … Continue reading ‘Music Man’ enchants Xavier stage

Xavier Theatre triples the dazzle with its shows

By: Tyler Ferrari ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier University theatre department took a big risk when they decided to experiment with repertory theater, with having three shows performed over two weeks. The undertaking is an amazing accomplishment for the department. Maya Farhat, Mac Blais and Eric Minion star as Emma, Jerry and Robert respectively in “Betrayal.” The trio put on perfect British accents throughout the show as they tell a tale of deceit, friendship and loves gained and lost. Bruce Cromer masterfully directs the show, effectively conveying the undertones of “Betrayal” through body language. A hilarious bit with Micah Price as … Continue reading Xavier Theatre triples the dazzle with its shows