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Review: Otterbein’s Rollicking Guys and Dolls

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Otterbein’s Rollicking Guys and Dolls

For almost 70 years, Guys and Dolls, with its book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows (based on Damon Runyon’s short stories), and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, has charmed and enthralled audiences. Otterbein Summer Theatre’s sizzling production, directed by Lenny Leibowitz (also conducting the orchestra from the piano for original music director Samuel […]

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Otterbein University Launches Statewide College Affordability Initiative

Grant Walters Grant Walters Otterbein University Launches Statewide College Affordability Initiative

On Nov. 15, Otterbein University officially announced its latest effort to increase college affordability for students attending Ohio high schools. Originally invoked as a pilot program in conjunction with Columbus City Schools to improve local high school graduation rates and increased access to post-secondary educational programs, the ‘Otterbein Commitment’ is now being expanded with the […]

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Columbus Eagles present Save The Crew Night

  Columbus Eagles present Save The Crew Night

Columbus Eagles FC have designated the club’s June 16 match against Empire United as “Save The Crew” night, in honor of the dedicated soccer community working to keep our beloved Columbus Crew SC in Columbus. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. on June 16 at Otterbein University’s Memorial Stadium (135 Center St., Westerville, Ohio 43081). […]

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Meet the Author: Karen White

  Meet the Author: Karen White

Author of the Southern women’s fiction series The House on Tradd Street, Karen White loves to write what she refers to as “grit lit”, and has recently expanded her genre horizons to include mysteries set in Charleston, South Carolina. In partnership with Otterbein University to celebrate National Library Week, admission includes a free paperback copy […]

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Theatre Review: Otterbein’s Uneven but Still Powerful Crucible

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Otterbein’s Uneven but Still Powerful Crucible

Otterbein University opened a new production of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible directed by Melissa Lusher in their Campus Center Theatre on Thursday. The Crucible stands up as a powerful statement about the seductive hysteria of a mob and the ugly vanity of men. Sadly, the play always seems to speak to the American condition. The story opens with […]

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Theatre Review: Otterbein Ends Their 50th Summer Season with a Rapturous Grand Night for Singing

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Otterbein Ends Their 50th Summer Season with a Rapturous Grand Night for Singing

A Grand Night for Singing, a Tony-nominated revue of the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, hits all the right notes in the production directed by David Hemlsey Caldwell that opened at Otterbein on Thursday to close their 50th summer season. This revue of 30+ Rodgers and Hammerstein songs is structured like an outdoor cabaret. A […]

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Theatre Review: Otterbein’s Luminous Fiddler on the Roof has Charm to Spare

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Otterbein’s Luminous Fiddler on the Roof has Charm to Spare

Since debuting in 1964 and becoming the longest-running show on Broadway at the time (still in the Top 20), Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Hamrick, and book by Joseph Stein adapted from the stories by Sholem Aleichem, has charmed and delighted audiences with its look at the human […]

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