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 […]

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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 […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner | Jarrod Maas, senior theater major and Daniel Beimford, junior theater major, play the role of best friends Sipos and Georg in “She Loves Me.” Sipos shares in Georg’s anticipation and excitement right before Georg meets his mystery girl who he has been writing to because of a lonely hearts advertisement in a local newspaper.

‘She Loves Me’ offers music, love, perfume

California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre will present the musical “She Loves Me,” featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and script by Joe Masteroff (1963). “She Loves Me” stars Daniel Beimford, junior theater major, as Georg and Sam Shroll, senior theater and behavior science double major, as Amalia. The production’s director is Lisa Lyon, […]

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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 […]

‘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 […]