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‘Almost, Maine’ is the perfect performance this holiday rom-com season

Bianca Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

The Cerritos College Theatre Department production of “Almost, Maine,” which premiered Nov. 30, proved to be worth the price of admission as the cast pulled off a superb performance. “Almost, Maine” was an appropriate choice as cuffing and Hallmark movie season is upon us. The rom-com play...

Fall dance concert brought more than one style to the stage

Fall dance concert brought more than one style to the stage

Tiara White, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

The Cerritos College Dance Department and the Associated Students of Cerritos College held the first showing of the annual Fall Dance concert. The first showing took place on Nov. 1, with two shows that followed on Nov. 2-3. Students from all backgrounds, talents and majors came together to showca...

Cerritos College production of ‘Oedipus the King’ proved commanding

Cerritos College production of ‘Oedipus the King’ proved commanding

Bianca Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews

The Cerritos College Theatre Department demonstrated that they can perform and produce the ancient Greek drama, "Oedipus the King" with minor hitches. The play, written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, opened Oct. 5 and could be seen Oct. 6 and 11-14. The production exhibited that the black...

Cast gives shakespeare a try

Cast gives shakespeare a try

Bianca Martinez

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Performing Arts

For students such as Jacob Rodriguez, who plays the male lead in Cerritos College’s Romeo and Juliet, the rhythm of iambic pentameter was a “challenge” according to Director Reed Brown. Brown said it is one of the many reasons he decided to become an educator. When asked about difficulties...

Director teaches Shakespeare to actors, satisfying reason for becoming an educator

Benjamin Garcia

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, College Life, Performing Arts

For students such as Jacob Rodriguez, who plays the male lead in the Cerritos College's Romeo and Juliet, the rhythm of iambic pentameter is a "challenge" as Director F. Reed Brown puts it. According to Brown, it's one of the many reason he decided to become an educator. When asked about difficulties...

Dance concert emotional for dancers partaking

Benjamin Garcia

March 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

For many dancers, this spring dance concert was one that bared a deep emotional meaning. As dance major Rebecca Joy Herrera said earlier this year, "this semester we're all working on powerful pieces," explaining that it would be Janet Sanderson's last concert before retirement, making the concert more...

Our Lady of 121st leaves audience with an array of emotions

Our Lady of 121st leaves audience with an array of emotions

Lizette Sainz, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

A new theatrical play was performed at Cerritos College called, “Our Lady of 121st Street." On Friday, Feb. 24, the theater had an estimated capacity for 121 seats available for the audience and only around eight seats were left empty. The play, directed by Brant Reiter, was set on the day of...

Women of Juarez play turns out to be exceptional

Jenny Gonzalez

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews

The Women of Juárez showing was not what was expected, it was a harrowing experience due to the graphic nature of several scenes. The first scene featured the actors, both men and women dancing, oblivious to predators that targeted the single women that were dancing either alone, or with fr...

Women of Juarez: Behind the Play and Auditions

Women of Juarez: Behind the Play and Auditions

Benjamin Garcia and Alvaro Bayona

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

The Studio Theater auditions were held for Women of Juarez directed by adjunct Theater professor Minerva Garcia. On Wednesday Aug. 17 auditions were held with callbacks in the same room on the following day.The play is written by Rubén Amavizca-Murúa and is being dedicated to the community of...

‘Rebel without a Cause’ set to drive audiences on a wild ride

‘Rebel without a Cause’ set to drive audiences on a wild ride

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts, Performing Arts

Cerritos College breathes new life into bad boy character Jim Stark in its production of “Rebel Without a Cause” that opens Friday, Feb 28.  Cristian Paul Martinez, who plays Plato, can feel the difference of the production based on the stage alone. “Stylistically it’s in a completely di...

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