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STP Preview: ‘Into the Woods Jr.’

Theatre major Kelcie Christenson's senior theatre project “Into the Woods Jr.” will be performed March 19 in Alford Auditorium. Christenson’s “Into the Woods Jr.” is a condensed version of "Into the Woods," made popular by the movie release in 2014. “It takes a lot of fairy tales that we’ve grown up hearing and puts them in one story,” director Drew Poplin, a senior, said. “Into the Woods Jr.” combines the stories of popular characters like Cinderella and Rapunzel ...

Review: “Fuller House” Pilot Episode

The Tanner family is back. The 13-episode first season of "Fuller House," the Netflix original series and spin-off of “Full House,” premiered Feb. 26 on Netflix.  The pilot episode begins with the original theme song montage of all of the characters from when the show first began and then picks up the "Full House" story line 29 years later. Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), Joey Gladstone (David Alan Coulier), Becky Katsopolis (Lori Loughlin), Stephanie Tanner ...

‘Star Wars’ for Dummies

Disney’s new release “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has caused a revival among the dedicated fans of the beloved franchise. People both young and old eagerly anticipated the arrival of the continuation of George Lucas’ sci-fi saga. However, for those of you who have yet to enter this intergalactic world, here are a few key things to know before embarking on this epic adventure. What is ‘Star Wars’? From the genius of George Lucas, “Star Wars” was born with its cult-like ...

Student Spotlight – Brendan Orchard: Lead Guitarist

Wendy Orchard’s picture of her sons in middle school seems to foreshadow the future. In the picture, her sons pose with fake instruments constructed out of cardboard, with youthful hope that one day they will be in a band. Years later, the Orchard boys’ cardboard instruments have been traded for real instruments, and their dream of being in a band has become a reality. Freshman Brendan Orchard, a music major from Xenia, Ohio, is the lead guitarist for the local rock ’n’ roll band, ...

Sing, Dance, Laugh: Entertainment Orgs Combine Acts

Cedarville's comedy, dance and acapella orgs will perform together Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 in the DeVries Theatre. The event is the first ever in which the three groups – DTR, Ayo and the Inversions, respectively – will perform one show. Ayo treasurer Richard “RJ” Kelly said the event has been in the works for more than a year. “Last year I wanted the three of us to come together, the three entertainment orgs, as we have been defined,” Kelly said. “And ...

Movie Review: ‘The Choice’

“Now, pay attention, because I’m about to tell you the secret to life," says lead character Travis Shaw in Nicolas Sparks' newest film adaptation. "Ready? It’s about choices.” Nicolas Sparks’ 11th film adaptation "The Choice" hit theatres February 5. The man who brought us "The Notebook" (2004), "The Last Song" (2010), "Safe Haven" (2013), and more has once again tugged at our heart strings and brought us a story of love and choices. This story "The Choice" tells feels familiar ...

From #TeamBrian to #TeamDad

The nation met Cedarville alumnus Brian Johnson ’12 nearly a year ago in season eight of NBC’s “The Voice.” Since then, Johnson has led worship throughout the nation – opportunities he said he never thought were possible. And now, Johnson and his wife, Kellie, are preparing for the birth of their first child, a son to be named Ryland James, according to a recent Instagram post. “This year has been amazing. It’s taught me so much about who I am as an artist and what I want to be ...

Movie Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

The latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, “Kung Fu Panda 3," takes the familiar and meshes it with fresh material to create an action-packed and thought-provoking 95-minute ride through the geese-, bunny- and pig-populated land of ancient China. This film follows the blueprint of the first two movies – bad guy from the past comes to wreak havoc and the title character Po, a panda, has to stop him. But this villain is more powerful and more ruthless than the ones before him. Kai ...

Play Review: ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’

The opening night performance of Cedarville's “Cyrano De Bergerac” Feb. 4. surely resonated with most attendees, namely those that have experienced the feeling of love and the uncertainty of it. “Cyrano De Bergerac” focuses on the title character, played by senior David Widder-Varhegyi, and his love for his cousin Roxane, played by junior Emma Kowatch. But unfortunately for Cyrano, Roxane falls for another man, Christian, played by senior Andrew Poplin. In the play, Poplin's ...

Play Preview: ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’

The Cedarville University Theatre Department presents “Cyrano De Bergerac” Feb. 4-14 in the DeVries Theatre, complete with romance, sword fighting and one incredibly large nose. Associate professor of theatre Matt Moore directs the production, which tells the story of “the ideal frenchman” who has fallen in love with Roxane, played by junior Emma Kowatch. Set in France during the 1640’s, “Cyrano De Bergerac” takes place in the height of the Musketeer Era during the Franco-Spa...