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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‘West Side Story’ adapted into film

The Jets and the Sharks will be dancing their way into the 21st century in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1957 classic, “West Side Story.” Like many musical-film adaptations before it, “West Side Story” is the newest theatrical crossover scheduled to hit theaters in the coming years. News of the musical “West Side Story” being […]

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 […]

‘Our Town’ ignites audience’s imagination with unique style

Arriving in the lobby of the Wallace Book of Life Theater, spectators are greeted by the music of Sons of Thunder on the banjo, bass, violin and washboard. Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” begins with the stage manager and narrator (Bryan Richardson) introducing the little town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., through a variety of facts and demographics.Although this town is fictitious, the information provided to the audience is detailed and […]