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Even little red-haired girls will love ‘Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Charlie Brown is befuddled, Sally is mad, Schroeder is intense, Snoopy is cool and Lucy — well, Lucy is just plain Lucy. Whether you’re a big fan of Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts characters or just meeting them for the first time, you’re sure to find them captivating in Ethington Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens today at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s production is sold out and tickets are selling fast for remaining shows because of the sizzle generated by the singing-and-dancing romp performed by actors whose sheer delight in playing their roles shows in every facial expression and line. “For me, the Peanuts comic strips were a huge part of my childhood and upbringing, and for Charles M. Schulz to have kept it going for 60 years — and be able to connect generation to generation — is amazing,” said Scott Campell, the director. “I hope that whether audience members see themselves as a Lucy, or a Sally, or Schroeder, Charlie Brown or Linus, that they feel welcome and part of the family.” Spot-on costumes, over-the-top hair and make-up and oversized props and furniture help create the […]

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‘Coco’ co-director, co-writer tells story of his role

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With just a week to spare before its U.S. release, “Coco” co-director and co-writer Adrian Molina wowed GCU digital film and digital design students with an inspirational talk about how the 3D computer-animated musical adventure film was made and how he landed a career in 2006 with Pixar Animation Studios.

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Details of all sizes will play big role in ‘Charlie Brown’

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ethington Theatre, goes out of its way to adhere to the iconic details that make the switch from comic strip to stage more inviting. “We have an artistic take on it, but it remains true,” Stage Manager Andrew Weedman said,

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For 10 ‘Tartuffe’ students, the show goes on

November 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The seven student designers whose behind-the-scenes brilliance created Ethington Theatre’s recent production of “Tartuffe,” plus three members of the talented cast, have been selected to compete in the second round of the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional competition in February.

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GCU students dominate Film Challenge

November 07, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Teams of Grand Canyon University students swept the top categories in the recent 48 Hour Film Challenge. They were competing against the Art Institute of Phoenix and the reigning champion, University of Advancing Technology of Tempe.

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Find your inner author on National Day on Writing

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is celebrating the National Day on Writing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the Promenade. Faculty, students and staff are invited to participate in creative writing activities, including describing themselves in six-word autobiographies.

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Slideshow: ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The grand spectacle of Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” which opens at Ethington Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, will delight the senses with its stunning, student-designed scenery, lighting, props, costumes and hair and makeup. A superb student cast brings the comedy to life with plenty of laughs. It’s all brought together under the exquisite direction of  Claude Pensis, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.           

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Audience enriched by wealth of laughs in ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll laugh as you sit on the edge of your seat watching “Tartuffe,” Ethington Theatre’s second production of the season, which offers a humorous comedy about a family with much to lose. This wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing play, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, features unique and imaginative scenery, wigs and costumes.

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Rare elsewhere, chaplains are an Ethington Theatre tradition

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Chaplains are a relative rarity in the world of theatre, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production has made chaplains as integral a part of Ethington Theatre productions as the role of stage manager or assistant director. It’s only fitting, junior Tarnim Bybee said: “We are theatre people, but we are also Christian people.”

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You’ll laugh on your visit to ‘The Good Doctor’

August 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brilliant performances and side-splitting humor are on the playbill of Ethington Theatre’s newest production, “The Good Doctor.” The Neil Simon play features short stories by Russian writer Anton Chekhov that reveal a gamut of humanity and elicit one laugh after the next. You’ll laugh your way through the visit.

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