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Theater takes a stroll back in time

The highly anticipated musical, “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” opened Oct. 14 and ran  with weekend performances until Oct. 22 in the Wallace Theatre at California Baptist University. The cast and technical crew had been working many late nights to bring to life the portrayal of the final holiday broadcast of the “Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” […]

[Photo courtesy of Christian Cannon] CBU students Joshua Hoefling, Leah Moore, Haley Mulder, Jacob Gomez, Katie Shaw, Kiana Miskel, Kelsey Greene and Sarah Carol Hughes were joined by local actor Garrett Botts when performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Shakespeare Festival comes to Smith Courtyard

California Baptist University held its first Shakespeare Festival June 3 through 5 and 8 through 12, showcasing performances of “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Although it was held separately from the university’s theater arts program, the June Courtyard Shakespeare Festival is very involved in CBU drama. The festival took to an outside […]

Wallace Theatre shows ‘Pirated!’

Light on their feet, a flittering ensemble pranced around the Wallace Theatre in preparation for their upcoming spring production, “Pirated,” a musical based on Arthur Sullivan’s, “Pirates of Penzance,” premiering April 8. The rehearsals opened with an invigorating group dance to initiate unity and lift spirits, later leading into the running of multiple scenes from […]

‘Fahrenheit 451’ creative team reveal technological splendor

Ray Bradbury’s classic “Fahrenheit 451” was performed at California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre Nov. 13, 14 and 19-21 with a host of technical innovations. With so much technology used in the production, some audience members may not be aware of the work that takes place behind-the-scenes to arrive at the final performance dates. Tianna Mason, […]

‘The Apple Tree’ elicits strong emotional theater response

The love story of a distant pair of family relatives came alive on the Wallace Theatre stage during California Baptist University’s first play for the fall season, “The Apple Tree.”    The play consisted of three parts, “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” “The Lady or the Tiger” and “Passionella: A Romance of the ’60s.” […]