Reviews

Local FPU production features familiar voice, acting

By |2018-05-04T14:32:22-07:00April 17th, 2018|Reviews|

Guys and Dolls, a beloved musical from the 1950’s was recently performed by Fresno Pacific University's Theater Program along with other actors. The play featured 23 musical numbers all enthralling in their own right. The musical is based off multiple of Damon Runyon’s short stories. Runyon’s stories were mainly focused on the New York Broadway scene and this continues within Guys and Dolls. One of the lead roles was played by FCS alumni and FPU junior Robbie Hill. The musical was directed by Brooke Aiello.

The Phantom of the Opera draws in audience

By |2019-01-10T08:55:14-07:00April 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.

Thirty Seconds to Mars releases ‘America’

By |2019-01-10T08:55:32-07:00April 13th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

After a five year period of silence, Alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars recently released their fifth studio album, America. I had never listened to the band prior to the album and I was shocked to see it was led by Jared Leto, who I recognized from "Suicide Squad" when he played The Joker. He also starred in movies such as "Dallas Buyers Club", and Blade Runner 2049.

Fortnite offers free, cross-platform gaming

By |2019-01-10T08:55:49-07:00April 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Gaming/Tech, Reviews|

Popular game dominates the Battle Royale genre Fortnite allows you to play with up to four friends for free in a Battle Royale style match with players from around the world. In an era of increasing technological integration, virtual pastimes have become more popular. One of the most recent popular video [...]

The Avett Brothers perform with passion

By |2019-01-10T08:56:29-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinions, Reviews|

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band based out North Carolina consisting of brothers Scott Avett (lead vocals, banjo, guitar, piano) and Seth Avett (lead vocals, guitar, piano), as well as bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon. Drummer Mike March and Violinist Tania Elizabeth are touring members of the band.

Book Review: Refugee

By |2018-04-04T08:05:53-07:00March 21st, 2018|Reviews|

Refugee by Alan Gratz poses the story of three teenage kids living in difficult times around the world. They were forced to move away to the safety of a different country because of all the hardship around them. The three stories take place in areas where people were persecuted or threatened and were forced to pick up their stake and escape to a safer environment.

Romeo and Juliet enchants audience with renowned cast

By |2018-04-17T10:52:25-07:00March 15th, 2018|Reviews|

The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara performed the classic ballet of Romeo and Juliet, March 3. The performance took place inside William Saroyan Theatre, home to many events around the valley. William Shakespeare’s 1597 play, Romeo and Juliet, serves as inspiration for the ballet. The familiar story has been adapted many times into various books, musicals, plays, and more. It originally became a complete ballet in 1938 after music was created by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Hello, Dolly! shatters expectations with star-studded cast

By |2019-01-10T08:56:39-07:00March 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews, Theatre|

After a day full of touring, The Feather staff entered the Sam S. Shubert Theatre dressed in their best formal attire they had brought to New York City, March 13. Students and chaperons found their seats and flipped through their playbills, noting cast members who they had seen in other plays or films. After seeing Wicked two days earlier, the group now prepared to watch the classic Broadway play, Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! was first produced by David Merrick in 1964 and has since become a show beloved by many across the nation. The story is based off the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman.