Tony Awards celebrate Broadway’s revival

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief Thundering applause for bedazzling performances returned Sunday night at the 74th Tony Awards ceremony, honoring Broadway shows that opened pre-pandemic and celebrating the return of live theatre.    Moulin Rouge! The Musical won the coveted best musical crown and went home with a total of 10 awards. The show is a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film about a Parisian love triangle. Best play was awarded to Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, a seven-hour, two-part drama that looks at life two generations of gay men in New York City.  The producer of Moulin Rouge! Carmen Pavlovic, expressed … Continue reading Tony Awards celebrate Broadway’s revival

Xavier Theatre surprises audience in Zoom-like production

Leveling Up offers societal commentary in a live, virtual performance By: Chloe Salveson, Multimedia Show manager Live theater has taken on an entirely new meaning in Xavier Theatre’s recent production, Leveling Up. The online play successfully explored thematic elements we face in today’s society using an innovative format.  The Zoom-like show consisted of four characters: Ian, portrayed by senior George Grandi; Chuck, portrayed by senior Steve Lindner; Zander, portrayed by senior Max Carlson and Jeannie, portrayed by senior Emmy Rice. Each actor demonstrated dedication in  portraying the gaping divide between the virtual world and reality.  Leveling up depicts the relationships … Continue reading Xavier Theatre surprises audience in Zoom-like production

‘Midsummer’ marvels like none other

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ A gaggle of medically-induced lovers, an aptly-named thespian who acts like an ass and a copious amount of conjuring make up the wonder that is the Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This raucous production, directed by Jeremy Dubin of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, combines modern adaptation with enthusiastic performances to create the finest production yet staged by the department. Set in an enchanted forest just outside of Athens, “Midsummer” contains multiple plot points that seamlessly overlap, due in large part to Dubin’s direction … Continue reading ‘Midsummer’ marvels like none other