Cedarville Theatre Department 11 results

Highlights: The Diary of Anne Frank

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Anne Frank's diary, Cedarville University's theater department selected Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's "The Diary of Anne Frank" as their fall production. The show opened Friday, October 6, and concluded Sunday, October 15. - photos by Jennifer Gammie

The Diary of Anne Frank Review

by Allison White Anne Frank’s story is one of hope and tragedy. Through the dramatization of her diary, the audience gets a small glimpse into the life of a Jewish teenager living in hiding during the turmoil of World War II in the Netherlands. Cedarville’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” moved the audience to feel as this young girl felt. This slow-moving drama left the audience feeling the mundane days passing as they did for Anne and her family. The technical crew immersed ...

Play Preview: The Diary of Anne Frank

by Shelby Ahlborg After the success of last year’s performances, the theatre program is back in full swing with an exciting lineup of shows. Starting off the year is “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a play based on the true story of a young Jewish girl and her family and friends as they struggled to stay out of the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Hidden away in an attic for two years, Anne spent much of her time writing a diary of her thoughts and dreams, as well as recounting the ...

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...

Behind the Scenes: The Music Man

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of CU's most recent theatrical production, "The Music Man".

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 ...

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 ...

Play Review: “Jane Eyre”

Cedarville Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” had many people on the edge of their seats during its opening performance on Thursday Sept. 29. The strange events leading up to and the cacophony of noises occurring within Thornfield Manor are sure to draw attendees into the play. The first scene of the play is set by a monologue performed by Jane Eyre (Alana Perry) along with the stage’s classic Gothic aesthetic. Jane is in the midst of completing her time at Lonewood School, a boarding school ...