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Theatre Department prepares for ‘Charlotte’s Web’


Spirits are high as the Bethel College theatre department rushes to rehearse the spring production, a stage adaptation of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. The book spins the tale of a runt piglet named Wilbur, who is rescued from slaughter by a girl named Fern an... More »

Alumni brought Broadway to Bethel


This past Saturday, during the Alumni Weekend, four former Bethel students brought Broadway to Bethel’s stage. Shawn Holtgren, ’95, ’97; Heidi Ferris, ’01; Jeff Cramer, ’01 and Jennie Sophia Grunseth, ’02 sang songs from “The Little Mermaid,” “West Side Story”... More »

Jazz Tour


The Jazz Ensemble visited Ottawa, OH and Grabill, IN this past weekend during their tour. They left early Friday morning and returned Sunday afternoon. In that time, the ensemble played five concerts – one at Ottawa Glandorf High School and one at New Creation... More »

Spring musical ‘Jane Eyre’ a hit on campus


The spring musical “Jane Eyre” showed five times this last weekend. It opened Thursday morning and was on stage through Saturday night. Significant effort went into making a huge production like this possible. Bethel’s dressing rooms were full of makeup, costu... More »

Q & A with Andrea DeLonis


Andrea DeLonis, a freshman on Bethel’s campus, is making herself known on the stage. I talked with her recently, and asked her a few questions. Q: What made you choose Bethel? A: Honestly? Bethel was the last on my list. I’m from South Bend, and the idea of st... More »

Inside Jake’s Imagination


By Chelsea Rae Nagy Two weeks ago, theatre major Jess DeGroff’s student directed play was performed in the octorium to the delight of those who attended. Chester Shepherd played the troubled lead in “Jake’s Women.” Mired in an unhappy marriage with current spo... More »

Jane Eyre hits stage this week


By Caitlin Eicher This coming week will be very busy for the theatre department here at Bethel. The spring musical, Jane Eyre, premiers Thursday morning at 9:30. Over the course of the next two days, the musical will show a total of five times. Directed by Ric... More »