Camille Grochowski | Banner | The costumes for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ are displayed on a rack in preparation for the show.

Theater unveils ‘Beauty and the Beast’ after extended delay

Magic most certainly is in the air – Disney magic to be exact. California Baptist University will be hosting a live showing of “Beauty and the Beast” in the Wallace Theatre beginning Nov. 19. There will be a matinee show on the evening of Nov. 20, and there will be showings from Dec. 2-4 after […]

Courtesy of the Theater Program | Banner | "Silent Sky," CBU's first in-person play since the start of the pandemic, will be showing on Oct. 15 - 16, 21 - 23.

Theater puts on first in-person show since start of pandemic

“Silent Sky,” the theater program’s first in-person production since the pandemic shutdown, is a beautiful epic of scientific and relational discovery. Written in 2015 by Lauren Gunderson, a San Francisco playwright, the story follows Henrietta Leavitt and the women who work at the Harvard Observatory at the turn of the century. As these women chart […]

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Netflix plans event for Bridgerton show

Netflix has partnered with Shondaland and Fever to produce “The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience.” This immersive experience, which will have locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Montréal and Washington D.C., will feature actors and décor based on London in 1813. It will also have a dance show and music from the “Bridgerton” soundtrack. Available shows […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The cast for "Love's Labour's Lost" performs during a dress rehearsal while maintaining the face shield mandate.

Pandemic transforms theater

The lights are down, and rows of seats remain empty as Broadway and theaters across the globe remain closed. Audiences are left with only the entertainment on their screens at home while performers struggle to make ends meet. For the last year, live performances have been a thing of the past. Live theater was one […]

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Students and staff prepare for CBU Film Festival in April

The California Baptist University Film Festival, hosted by the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design (CAVAD), is an annual event that showcases the film work of CBU students. All CBU students are invited to submit short films, live-action or animated, narrative or non-narrative, of up to 12 minutes in length, including opening and closing […]

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Theater program pushes spring musical to fall semester

Many events at California Baptist University have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the planned CBU theater production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Currently, students and faculty involved in the production plan to postpone the spring production, originally slated for March, until October when students are back for the fall semester. The original dates […]

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‘Hamilton’ film heads to movie theaters

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer of the famous musical “Hamilton,” (2015) recently announced that his beloved musical representing the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will become a movie in fall of 2021. Miranda wrote “Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, intending for it to be performed in front […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Ryan Lee, junior communications major, practices his piano skills before practice begins.

New play “Babette’s Feast” comes to Wallace Theatre

California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre is bringing a new play to life. “Babette’s Feast” (1987), which takes place in 19th century Norway, will be performed on Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The story revolves around characters Martine and Philippa, two sisters who welcome Babette, a French refugee, into their home in their 19th […]