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

“Spring Awakening” successfully brings teenage angst to life

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Director of Theatre, Stephen Skiles, and the cast of ‘Spring Awakening’ brought teenage angst to life in four bold performances last weekend in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. This final production of Xavier Theatre’s 2014-15 season reminded the audience just how tough it is to grow up. This Tony Award-winning musical adapted from a 1891 German tragedy by Frank Wedekind pulled at the audience’s heartstrings like a puppeteer as the characters struggled through controversial issues, such as child abuse, rape, homosexuality, suicide and abortion. The musical takes place in 19th century Germany with … Continue reading “Spring Awakening” successfully brings teenage angst to life