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"Spring Awakening" successfully brings teenage angst to life

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Xavier University’s Director of Theatre, Stephen Skiles, and the cast of 'Spring Awakening' brought teenage angst to life in four bold performances last weekend in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. This final production of Xavier Theatre's 2014-15 season reminded the audience just how tough it is to grow up.

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Spring Awakening Review

Saturday, April 18, 2015

For its final show of the school year, Xavier mounts an impressive production of SPRING AWAKENING. The show is smartly directed by Stephen Skiles. The tone and emotion of the show is spot on throughout the performance.

The Sappy Critic: Spring Awakening

Friday, April 17, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING is my favorite show. Without question, it has impacted me more than any piece of theatre ever has. As someone who has worked with teenagers for almost twenty years in various capacities, this show is as important to my belief system as any college course I ever had.

The Dance Guy: Xavier University's "Spring Awakening"

Friday, April 17, 2015

Disheartening, shattering, sometimes agonizing to watch, provocative as hell – Xavier University’s “Spring Awakening” is all that and more. What’s most wonderful about it is the youthfulness of the cast.

"It's the Bitch of Living"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Xavier University’s Theatre is preparing to stage its production of “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical that focuses on the lives of a group of students and their coming-of-age journeys. The Tony Award winning musical features music written by Duncan Sheik and is based on the 1891 German play of the same name.

Xavier students find challenges in "Spring Awakening"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

From the moment it opened off-Broadway in 2006, though, “Spring Awakening” has been an enormous hit. Since then, it has developed a devoted following, especially among teen and twenty-something theatergoers. That’s understandable, as the story seethes with repressed emotions as it explores the disconnects that so often occur between parents and their children.

Monday Matinee - Acting 2 Class

Monday, March 2, 2015

"There is some amazing talent tucked away in this underdog program. It won’t be an underdog for long, I assure you. If you haven’t been to see one of their productions yet, you should."

"Midsummer" marvels like none other

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A gaggle of medically-induced lovers, an aptly-named thespian who acts like an ass and a copious amount of conjuring make up the wonder that is the Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s classic "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Love, obsession and jealousy follow four crisscrossed lovers as they venture into an enchanted fairy forest in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Now, with help from theater professional Jeremy Dubin of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Xavier’s theater department joins with the magic and humor in Shakespeare’s most famous comedy.

Xavier"s MIDSUMMER a Fun Forest Romp

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tonight I was able to catch the final dress rehearsal of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Xavier University. I don’t typically review rehearsals, but I did want to make a few comments about the show so that some of you who may be on the fence can decide if you should go see it or not.

FEATURE: Xavier Students Bring Shakespeare to Life With the Help of an Expert

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Xavier University’s Theatre program is quickly developing a reputation of excellence. Under the leadership of Stephen Skiles, the students in this new program get the experience of working with some of Cincinnati’s finest theatre professionals as they produce their season. Last time it was Regina Pugh (marvelous in Ensemble Theatre’s THE OTHER PLACE) directing BLACK FLY SPRING. This time out, its Cincinnati Shakespeare Company resident artist, Jeremy Dubin, helping bring one of the Bard’s mos

Staff Profile: Rick Endres

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Students, faculty and visitors often have the opportunity to attend musical and theatrical performances at Xavier. However, they may not know just who holds the chaos of ticket sales and behind-the-scenes operations together to make these experiences possible.

"Black Fly" soars beyond setbacks

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The regional premiere of Nick Gandiello’s modern drama "Black Fly Spring" made its home debut at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre to an audience that was both enthusiastic and intrigued.

Xavier theater students help shape new play

Monday, December 8, 2014

In truth, the production is a finished product...from the audience's point of view, there's nothing vaguely "developmental" about the Xavier production.

Department of Music and Theatre to premiere "Black Fly Spring"

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Xavier Theatre will present a production of the play “Black Fly Spring” from Dec. 4-7 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The show features four Xavier students in its cast under the direction of Regina Pugh from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and is the first fully-staged production of the play.

Jubilant "Godspell" gladdens

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Xavier Department of Music and Theatre premiered Stephen Schwartz's parable-infused musical "Godspell" to both guffaws and tears.

Godspell opens October 17

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stephen Schwartz's "Godspell" will be opening at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17. at the Gallagher Center Theatre.

"The Last Five Years" opens with acclaim

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Xavier University’s rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, “The Last 5 Years” opened on Sept. 5 at the Gallagher Theater to fantastic results.

"The Last Five Years" opens 2014-15 Theatre season

Thursday, September 4, 2014

This year seems to be one of the busiest seasons the Xavier Department of Music and Theatre has had. To start off, the department is opening with “The Last Five Years,” a musical depicting the relationship of Cathy, a young actress, and Jamie, an aspiring novelist.

University to found new school

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A new opportunity for students interested in pursuing a degree in the fine arts will be coming to Xavier through a new School of Arts and Innovation that will be created on campus.

"Avenue Q" shocks and delights audiences

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Xavier University Theatre’s spring musical "Avenue Q" provides a hilarious two-hour look into the lives of puppets and humans exploring the post-college world.

Cincinnati.com Theatre picks - AVENUE Q

Friday, April 4, 2014

Xavier University Theatre is staging the show. It’s a wonderful cheeky production, filled with hilarity and strong language. In other words, do not bring the kids. High school and college, fine.

Department of Music & Theatre opens "Avenue Q"

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For lovers of musicals like “The Book of Mormon,” Xavier’s Department of Music and Theatre will be opening “Avenue Q,” a funny, quirky and delightfully crude coming-of-age story that is sure to resonate with students and adults alike.

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