‘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 […]