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Ambition consumes us: Reviewing “Moby Dick”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

April 30, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

Few names at Northwestern have the kind of awesome, deity-like sheen about them as the name "David Catlin." Ever since co-founding Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company in 1988, Catlin's work has been revered, both throughout...

Songs of Themselves: Reviewing ‘The Lilliput Troupe’ and ‘Fight or Flight’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

April 30, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

This was a good week for student theater. Vertigo, the first StuCo board to mount a full show this quarter, presented Communication senior Gaby FeBland's new play "The Lilliput Troupe" this past weekend. With two of its five...

Q&A: Christopher Anselmo, co-creator of ‘Fable’

Tori Latham, Reporter

April 23, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Personality Profiles, The Current, Theater

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has given artists the chance to stage their shows in a professional setting since 2004. This year, Communication sophomore Christopher Anselmo and his writing partner, New York University sophomore...

Wherefore art thou, Chromeo? Electro-pop duo to rock the Riviera

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 23, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current

It has been a packed couple of weeks for up-and-coming performers at Northwestern: Big K.R.I.T. performed as the headliner at the For Members Only annual Spring Concert on Saturday night, along with others; Chance The Rapper was...

Songs and stories: Reviewing NU’s a cappella traditions

Zach Barr, Columnist

April 21, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Events, Music, The Current, Theater

I had a vague idea of what to expect when entering Extreme Measures' a cappella show, "Extreme Measures Quits The Group,"  in the Jones Great Room on Friday. The purported story, from the posters as well as the Facebook event,...

Bienen takes on the Fab Four with ‘A Beatles Songbook’

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 16, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, Reviews, The Current

If you were at the Bienen School of Music’s event on Saturday, you may have seen me. Then again, considering the average age of attendance was roughly 64 — and thus the average eyesight was well above failing — you probably...