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Play Review: ‘The Music Man’

Cedarville’s production of “The Music Man” prompted many laughs and a standing ovation from the audience during its premiere February 2.   “The Music Man” is a story about change, growth and learning to enjoy life, and the characters demonstrate this in several different ways. Professor Harold Hill, aka the “Music Man”, begins as a self-centered travelling salesman who only cares about money. Freshman Robbie Lindmark  portrays his character in the beginning of the ...

A Recap of the Golden Globes

A critical look at what it means to be an actor by Emily Day Entertainment award show season officially kicked off Sunday, Jan. 8, with the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though some may say that the Golden Globes are less prestigious than perhaps the Oscars, the Globes honors a wide array of talents, spanning acting to musical scores, from both film and television. Coming off the heels of a controversial year, the Globes was marked by two key factors: the unquestionable success of “La ...

Play Preview: ‘The Music Man’

by Kellyn Post Cedarville Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Music Man,” by Meredith Wilson, will bring the classic musical and well-known film to life starting Thursday, Feb. 2. Set in the small town of River City, Iowa, in the first half of the twentieth century, “The Music Man” tells the story of Professor Harold Hill, a travelling salesman turned conman who finds his attempts to charm the standoffish, stubborn residents of River City harder than he expected. While the ...

Ansen Lancaster: Worship Leader

Ansen Lancaster, a senior worship major and the current SGA worship leader, has a passion for music, prayer, encouragement and seeing people grow in the Lord. His interest in music began with listening to Christian radio stations while he was growing up, which allowed him to enjoy Christian music that he did not hear much of on Sundays due to attending small churches. In the sixth grade, he started playing the alto saxophone in band to avoid taking a fine arts class, and music has been an ...

Singing Servants

One of the things that makes Cedarville University unique from other schools is its resident a capella group, The Inversions. This school year the group celebrates its fifth anniversary of making music. The founder of the group was 2014 graduate Jeremy Wit, who came to Cedarville as a music education major. Wit soon discovered Cedarville lacked an a capella group. So, he brought a group of friends together, and they began what would eventually become known as The Inversions. Although ...

Student Spotlight – Raven Simmons Acts with Empathy

Junior theatre major Raven Simmons is always passionate about performing, whether dancing, working behind the scenes, or, especially, performing in front of an audience in a play. She recently took the stage in “Jane Eyre” as Bertha, the insane, unknown wife of Mr. Rochester. Bertha is a complicated character, who is very different in nature from Simmons. She credits forensics during her senior year of high school to leading her into theatre. After competing in humorous acting, she ...

A New Way to Read Stories

The art of storytelling has been an integral part of culture and the human race since the dawn of time. It is a way for people to connect with other people and places that they may not otherwise experience. Getting lost in a story helps people cope with the stresses of life by allowing them to slip from reality if only for a couple of hours. However, with the explosion of social media and the Internet, the print industry was forced to adapt. People were no longer satisfied with simply ...

Student Spotlight – Sabrina Fridley: Dancing Storyteller

Sabrina Fridley, a senior nursing major and the head of Ayo, Cedarville’s dance organization, has been dancing since she was three years old. “My mom just put me in dance — a combination of tap, jazz, all that fun stuff — and I actually hated it my very first year,” Fridley said. However, she said she tried again the next year, and has been dancing ever since, including spending time on a competitive team in junior high and some of high school. She said it was the support and ...

Ayo Dance Showcase: More than Ballet

Cedarville University’s dance org, Ayo, will be putting on their annual fall showcase Thursday, Nov. 18 thru Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cedarville Opera House. Ayo performs all different types of dance, and this year is no different. They have the more traditional pointe ballet, swing, and tap, and the hip-hop and jazz that have been popularized over the past several decades. They also have dances that people unfamiliar with the range of dance may not know as well, like contemporary, ...

Album Review: Begin the Chagrin

David W. Jacobsen, a relatively unknown singer and songwriter, has been steadily putting his music out into the world ever since 1995, when his punk band Silent Bob released their first album. Over 18 released albums, his musical styles have shifted from punk, maturing into a sound that he describes as singer-songwriter folk “mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm.” All this musical experience and maturation has resulted in Jacobsen’s most recent work, “Begin the Chagrin,” which was ...