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 […]

Wallace Theatre shows ‘Pirated!’

Light on their feet, a flittering ensemble pranced around the Wallace Theatre in preparation for their upcoming spring production, “Pirated,” a musical based on Arthur Sullivan’s, “Pirates of Penzance,” premiering April 8. The rehearsals opened with an invigorating group dance to initiate unity and lift spirits, later leading into the running of multiple scenes from […]

‘Phantom’ performances haunt Wallace Theatre

The Wallace Theatre premiered “Phantom,” written by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston, on April 10. The performance, directed by Debbie Prutsman, is adapted from the famous “Phantom of the Opera” book by French author Gaston Leroux. California Baptist University’s adaptation includes the beloved operatic singing, choreographed performances and characters whom fans have come to love […]