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“The Producers” Review

April 5, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Missouri Western’s “Season of Laughter” ends with an appropriately hilarious, risqué and charming musical that will have you in stitches within mere minutes. “The Producers,” a musical by Mel Brooks, follows the failing career of Max Bialystock (Erik Burns-Sprung) whose latest play, “Funny Boy,” was a complete and utter flop. As Bialystock bemoans his life, […]

Theatre department “keeps it gay”

Theatre department “keeps it gay”

April 3, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Max Bialystock: Max Bialystock is in it for the money, and nothing else. “He is sleezy,” Erik Burns-Sprung said. “He is a gross, nasty old man.” Bialystock is a former hotshot Broadway producer who gets into a big slump and tries to redeem himself. Yet, despite being one of the protagonists, Bialystock is just as […]

Producing “The Producers”

Producing “The Producers”

April 3, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

By Brooke Anderson From the big-screen to the hit Broadway musical, the department of theatre and cinema brings us the Mel Brooks production of “The Producers.” Riley Bayer, playing the role of Franz Liebkind, gave a short summary of the production. “The Producers is about two guys — named Max and Leo — who pretty […]

Bringing Cronkite to Life

March 28, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

By Brooke Anderson As you walk through the exhibits in the Cronkite Memorial on campus, you are practically strolling through the life of Walter Cronkite himself. Dr. Vartabedian, president of Missouri Western, and Bob Willenbrink, dean of the School of Fine Arts, are planning to bring a little more life to the exhibit. “What we […]

Western Appeal

Western Appeal

March 21, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

By Brooke Anderson Imagine being able to make music and beats with nothing but the sound of your own voice. When thinking about a cappella, the movie “Pitch Perfect” may come to mind, but here on campus there’s a student led group of a cappella singers known as Western Appeal. Western Appeal is an a […]

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