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The ‘Unhappy Hour’ strikes once again

Celebration of macabre literature is success for department. The Department of modern Languages and Literature at California Baptist University hosted the fourth consecutive “Unhappy Hour” on Oct. 30 in the A.J. Staples Room. The event providing a platform for literature and scary stories. Dr. Laura Veltman, professor of American literature, established the evening in theme, joking, “You are all too […]

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ hits the stage

Wallace Theater’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” is an engaging tale of Seymour Krelborn and his exotic plant, Audrey II. Seymour cultivates this plant, named after his crush. The plot revolves around Audrey’s attempt to bring customers to Mr. Mushnik’s failing flower shop. What Mr. Mushnik fails to realize is the plant’s insatiable thirst […]

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CBU theater students return to the Wallace stage for fall auditions

Auditions and callbacks for the two California Baptist University’s productions this fall semester were held at Wallace Theater, Sept. 5-6, for a part in  the “Little Shop of Horrors” musical and the play, “A Christmas Carol.” The cast list is typically announced midday on the Friday after auditions. Each audition consisted of a brief 60-90 […]

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‘Plain Princess’ opens

New, original musical set to premiere March 31 Opening March 31, California Baptist University’s theater program is performing “Plain Princess,” a musical written by Jim Christian and adapted from the fairy tale “Plain Princess,” a novel written by Phyllis McGinley. The show runs until April 8 and tells the story of a spoiled, selfish princess […]

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‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Preparation is already underway for this spring’s first theater production. Premiering Feb. 17, “Peter and the Starcatcher” redefines the classic story of never growing up. Originally a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-seller “Peter and the Starcatchers,” this story was adapted to the stage by Rick Elice, with music composed by Wayne Barker; […]

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Comedy of Errors modernizes classic Shakespeare

California Baptist University’s Theater Program is taking a hilarious twist in its next play, the Shakespearean “Comedy of Errors,” the story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth. Set in the 1950s in an Atlantic City-like world, the play is infused with comedy and chaos through the use of mistaken identities and outrageous […]