Christmas spirit found on stage

Christmas carols, decorated trees, bright lights, holiday cooking and family are what put many in the holiday spirit, but for Alina Tamayo, playing Mary does a better job. Tamayo, a sophomore theater major, said she is excited to play Mary in the Christmas production at her church, The Church of God of Prophecy in Riverside. Although she has been involved with her church’s Christmas production for as long as […]

‘Songs for a New World’ evokes praise

By Sarah Carol-Hughes | Assistant Business & Tech Editor California Baptist University’s fall musical “Songs for a New World,” with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, gives relatable characters, a specific setting and an overarching plot to a piece of abstract musical theater. The setting is a house called “Safe Harbor,” a place where the […]

‘Les Miserablés’ captivates audiences, draws crowds across the nation

So there she sat in a torn and dirty gown, barely any hair left on her head, mouth swollen from an extracted tooth, violated by her first “customer.” Anne Hathaway, lead actress in the movie musical, “Les Misèrables,” takes the viewer through her sorrow, rage and hopelessness in her role as Fantine. Hathaway’s performance made […]