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Dance concert to find beat in pacemaker, much more

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Ensemble’s winter concert, “The Arc Between,” will explore everything from jazz to ballet to social issues and even swimming. More than 40 dancers and nine choreographers are involved in the production 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre.

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GCU Overwatch team reaches Sweet 16

December 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The six members of GCU’s eSports Overwatch varsity team met in January, but a striking synergy helped meld six minds into one Cinderalla team that made it to the Sweet 16 out of 220 teams and was the only Arizona team to make it to this far.

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Behind the scenes during the making of ‘Tartuffe’

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The seven student designers who commenced in June with scarcely more than their titles gave birth in October to a grand, full-scale production of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Ethington Theatre, brought to life by a cast brimming with energy and talent. “It has been a great joy to work with them and watch them grow throughout the process,” said Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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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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Slideshow: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a feel-good, family-friendly musical about the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching those oh-so-familiar characters singing, dancing and making sophisticated jokes. Charlie Brown’s friends endure amusing mishaps and chaos, and that helps him discover what truly makes them happy. The musical opens 7:30 p.m. today at Ethington Theatre, but the first show is sold out and other shows are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased here or at Groupon. Students get in free with ID.  Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday,  2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday,  Nov. 26.        

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Slideshow: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a feel-good, family-friendly musical about the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching those oh-so-familiar characters singing, dancing and making sophisticated jokes. Charlie Brown’s friends endure amusing mishaps and chaos, and that helps him discover what truly makes them happy. The musical opens 7:30 p.m. today at Ethington Theatre, but the first show is sold out and other shows are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased here or at Groupon. Students get in free with ID.  Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday,  2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday,  Nov. 26.

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Where to find fantastic beasts? At GCU-led talk

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you know what a pukwudgie, mooncalf, billywig and bowtruckle are, then you might have been one of the muggles at the recent “The Science of Harry Potter” event at the Arizona Science Center. It’s where GCU faculty members Deborah Haralson, Lindsey Kojich and Darien Hall led a talk called “Zoology in the Harry Potter Universe.”

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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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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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Talk about popular: Lip Sync is 49 Shades of fun

October 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Eight teams didn’t just flap their jaws at the enormously popular Lip Sync competition. They honored boy bands, Chewbacca Mom and, yes, even Harambe. Thousands attended the event Thursday at GCU Arena with one team taking the top spot, 49 Shades of Purple.

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