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Theater program pushes spring musical to fall semester

Many events at California Baptist University have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the planned CBU theater production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Currently, students and faculty involved in the production plan to postpone the spring production, originally slated for March, until October when students are back for the fall semester. The original dates […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Scott Rydelski, sophomore theater and comedic arts double major, and Joy Bennett, sophomore theater major, rehearse for the upcoming production of ‘Servant of Two Masters,’ which opens in Wallace Theatre Nov. 15

Students perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

California Baptist University’s theater program will be staging a new comedy play, “The Servant of Two Masters,” for two consecutive weekends beginning Nov. 15. “The Servant of Two Masters” is an Italian comedy written by Carlo Goldoni in 1746. The play follows Beatrice — disguised as her dead brother while looking for his killer — […]

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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 […]

Courtesy of Elizabeth Higgins Surrounded by eager theater-goers, the Pantages theater in West Hollywood welcomes California Baptist University students for an evening of magic at the Jan. 13 performance of “Wicked.”

Students attend ‘Wicked’ at Pantages thanks to Com Life

California Baptist University students carpooled to Hollywood Jan. 13 to see the Broadway sensation “Wicked” (2003) at the Pantages theatre. Entering the theater, patrons were greeted by gilded ceilings and lavish decor while waiting for a thrilling show. “(The Pantages) is ornately designed. It’s rare, coming from Northern California, to experience that kind of art […]

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, […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner | In “Lost in Yonkers” Alexis Safoyan, senior public relations major, plays Bella, who is related to Arty played by Isaiah Torres, freshman theater major.

Fall production gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

The 2018-19 season of California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre began Oct. 12 with a production of “Lost in Yonkers,” written by late American playwright Neil Simon. With a small cast, the show is highly regard- ed by many playwrights. In 1991, “Lost in Yonkers” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show takes place in […]