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Theater Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks Pomona stage

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief Stomping and frustrated German teens in wild haircuts, Doc Martens and 19th-century garb wailed their hearts out to a contemporary score in Pomona College’s rocking production of “Spring Awakening,” which ran Nov. 20-23 at Seaver Theatre in Claremont. “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical that premiered on Broadway in 2006, is based off the 1891 German play... 

One-man show takes a dramatic turn

One-man show takes a dramatic turn
Kristopher Lee Bicknell, performs in “Dramatis Personae” in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Written and directed by Sean Dillon and Curtin Krick, the one-man show transported the audience through the history of theater. However, the show doesn’t quite go according to plan. The audience is made to believe Bicknell’s show goes awry when the mishaps are really part of the performance. / photo by Julian... 

Theater Review: Ballet enchants crowd with ‘Beauty’

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Inland Pacific Ballet told a tale as old as time in its adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on April 26. The ballet featured soloist Shelby Whallon as Beauty and guest artist Cameron Schwanz as Beast in Victoria Koenig and Kevin Frank Meyers’ original production. In just two acts, the unlikely pair of Beauty and Beast grow to... 

Theater Review: ‘Merchant of Venice’ does the Bard justice

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer What started as a typical light-hearted comedy turned out to be a show covering different social issues, from anti-semitism to feminism to the struggle of class within a wealthy Venetian society, as the Dailey Theater premiered William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The show opened with warm, inviting chaos, with sounds of the bustling town square echoing... 

Theater Review: ‘School House’ is a rockin’ good time

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The Theater Experience of Southern California brought back childhood memories of “School House Rock” during the hit performance at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Saturday. Close to a hundred kids performed the Saturday morning musical with exceptional actors and energetic youngsters. “It was charming,” Leatrice Latts, a grandmother of one of the actors,... 

Theater Review: ‘Red Noses’ hits the funny bone

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer “Red Noses” is a humorous and moving play, combining death, joy, sorrow, humor, satire, love, singing, and dancing. It is full of moving moments, humorous dialogue, and thought provoking scenes. Set in 14th Century France, “Red Noses” is a touching and funny story about Marcel Flote, a Catholic monk, who is eager to help people during the Great Plague that is killing... 
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