‘Assassins’ Senior Theatre Project Goes Beyond Entertainment
It’s 1905 in Russia. A group of five revolutionaries are plotting to assassinate The Grand Duke, Sergei Alexandrovich. Their plans don’t go as they expect when their group faces its own conflicts, making them contemplate the consequences their actions could bring. This is what you will see in Ben Lenox’s senior theatre project, “The Just Assassins,” at 8 p.m. this Saturday in Alford Auditorium.
The idea for the project came from a Directing II class Lenox took where he had to pick a ...
‘Alice’ Senior Theatre Project This Weekend Condenses Novels, Adds Dancing
Lewis Carroll’s timeless story of Alice in Wonderland is coming to life at 8 p.m. this Saturday in Alford Auditorium. “Alice, A Walk Through Wonderland,” the senior theatre project of Eric Rasmussen, combines the stories of Carroll’s two “Alice” novels into about an hour and half production – dancing included.
“He's condensed it down into an adaptation that definitely shows his personality in how he has told that story in addition to being the choreographer and designing dance ...
The Studio Hosts Figure Drawing Event
The Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts was a tranquil environment Tuesday night.
Nine students sat in a circle, intently focused on both the subject and their sketchpads. As students took their pencils and charcoal to the paper, the room felt serene with only the sound of scribbles, strokes and continuous ambient music to fill the soundscape. The artists’ subject sat motionless, allowing the stillness of the moment to take the room captive. Every student’s sketchpad bore a different ...
Student Spotlight – Brian McCray: Caricature Artist
For student artist Brian McCray, art is the expression of what humans feel and observe, he says. In fact, humans are the basis for McCray’s most famous work on campus.
With his sketchbook in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, McCray was ready to go to work, even though he was about to sit down for an interview. A sophomore graphic design major from Beavercreek, Ohio, his real claim to fame on campus is his ink pen caricatures.
For many Cedarville students, their first ...
Album Review: ‘Dream Theater’
With the release of their eponymously-titled album on Sept. 24, the iconic band Dream Theater has put forth its 12th studio album in 24 years. Not only is the band’s constancy to be admired – it’s created new material every two years since its first album debuted in 1989 – but it is essentially the founder of the progressive metal genre as it’s known today. The band has always managed to incorporate moving, emotive choruses in major tonality alongside the pure and heavy tone of ...
Art Department Reworks Current Space
The renovations to the fine arts building in the past couple of years haven’t exactly been secret, but many students didn’t quite know what was happening when a drawing class took over the upper lounge area of the BTS in fall 2011.
Some students may remember the odd-looking benches circled around an assortment of glass bottles, leather shoes and ceramic bowls, posing for a still-life sketch. All art classes for the fine arts building had to be repositioned; the building was under full ...
Review: Cast’s Personality, Humor Tops Off ‘Shrew’ Performance
Opening night of Cedarville’s “The Taming of the Shrew” was a success and not only because it was performed to a full house. From the first words sung on stage by the “Shrew Crew,” as the six-person ensemble has been dubbed, to the thunderous applause after the closing scene, the theatre never saw a dull moment.
Members of the audience were immediately drawn into the action on stage. In the midst of Padua, a 1950s “Little Italy” community, we witness a struggle for love. There ...
Cedarville’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Takes Shakespeare to the 1950s
Cedarville's theatre program has modernized Shakespeare’s comedic love story, “The Taming of the Shrew.” It is showing Oct. 3-13.
Professor and show director Matt Moore has changed the setting from a city-state in Italy during the Italian Renaissance to Little Italy in the 1950s and added a singing group known as the “Shrew Crew” to help propel the story along.
“They (the Shrew Crew) are the ones who really help us feel the 1950s because of the music,” Moore said. “The six ...
A&E: Year in Preview
From Shakespeare to Elliv, popular campus events are returning
CAMPUS CHRISTMAS (12/7)
Campus Christmas is one of the biggest events on campus each year. The SSC is decked out with Christmas trees, ornaments, wrapping paper and snowflakes. Students show up in their pajamas in Chuck’s at midnight and gorge themselves on scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy. There’s live Christmas music, picture time with Santa, karaoke, laser tag and general holiday merriment. We’ll definitely miss ...
Student Spotlight – Student Witnesses Using the Arts
The class of 2016 may know her as the girl who sang a piece of “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked” at last fall’s small group game show competition.
Alisha Symington, a sophomore from Knoxville, Tenn., double-majoring in music and theatre, said she was caught a little by surprise with the performance.
“I was like, ‘Oh, so this is the first time I’m going to sing in front of Cedarville University,’”she said.
Although spontaneous, Symington’s game show performance would ...