Preview: Mozart’s School of Love
by Paolo Carrion
On Thursday, April 20, Cedarville’s Opera Ensemble will present their concert: Mozart’s School of Love.
The group of nine students will present parts of two of Mozart’s operas, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte (So Do They All). Both operas are comedies and have been translated into English from the original Italian.
“I hope people come, because it’s really funny in English,” Kaitlin Kohler, a freshman vocal performance major, said.
Play Review: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]’
by Shelby Ahlborg
When it comes to Cedarville theatre productions, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]" is by far one of the most interesting plot-wise. The reason being: there really is no story plot. However, in spite of its peculiarity, opening night was a big hit with the audience, who rarely had a moment when they weren’t laughing.
The play opens with an explanation that the small troupe of actors will attempt to, in just ninety-seven minutes, give the ...
Play Preview: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]’
by Shelby Ahlborg
As the school year draws to a close, the Cedarville theatre program is preparing for its final show of the season. Following a more serious play and light-hearted musical, the final performance of the year will be a mix between a spoof, which is a type of play that makes fun of the work or works it is based on, and a farce, which is based on improbable circumstances. While most people think of Shakespeare’s work as much more serious and hard to understand than more modern ...
Gilbert’s STP: The Great Gatsby
by Shelby Ahlborg
When they reach senior year, Cedarville art students begin preparing their final projects, the summation of everything they have learned over their years at Cedarville, whether it be an art piece, recital, or performance. Katie Gilbert, senior theatre major, has chosen to create and perform an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby,' adapted by Simon Levy which will be 7 pm Friday, March 15th in Alford Auditorium.
The show consists of a nine-per...
Student Spotlight – Robbie Lindmark: Acts Out Faith
by Kellyn Post
Robbie Lindmark, a freshman theater major and the lead role of Professor Harold Hill in Cedarville’s production of “The Music Man,” sees theater and storytelling as special ways to encourage others and bring glory to God.
Lindmark grew up next to a Christian radio station with a performing arts center attached to it. It was there that he was first exposed to theater through the center’s Christmas productions and musicals. He also had the opportunity to be involved ...
Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’
by Amelia Walker
In the new film “Hidden Figures,” directed by Theodore Melfi, three female African-American NASA employees go against segregation standards and gender stereotypes to assist in completing one of America’s greatest engineering feats: sending an astronaut to space.
The story follows the career and life of computing genius Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), alongside her two coworkers: aspiring engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and programmer Dorothy Vaughan ...
Book Review: ‘Serving God in a Migrant Crisis’
by Keegan D'Alfonso
It has become a regular occurrence, background noise really. You turn on the news or open the paper and see another story about refugees. You would like to help them, but what can you do? Your church supports aid organizations to refugees and you tithe regularly. Isn’t that enough? The truth is that the migrant problem seems to be an “over there” problem and a part of you would like to keep it that way.
In early 2016, Global Mapping International, an organization ...
Student Spotlight – Alicia Williams: Accident Expands Passion
by Rebekah Erway
Alicia Williams strives to glorify God and encourage others with music despite challenges playing the instrument of her choice. Williams had to change her major after a neck injury left her unable to play the piano regularly.
Williams came to Cedarville last year from the Akron area as a freshman keyboard pedagogy major with dreams of starting a piano studio. She said she loved playing the piano as a child but did not enjoy learning it. She struggled with theory and ...
Movie Review: ‘La La Land’
by Callahan Jones
The modern musical “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, is a fresh twist on a tale of love told time and time again. It is held up by solid acting, innovative cinematography, and a Golden Globe-winning soundtrack.
The film opens up with an energetic number, “Another Day of Sun,” that tells of life in Los Angeles. The scene features impressive on-screen choreography in an expressive Broadway style.
It is during this opener that the two main characters are ...