A Most Happy Fella: the CUA Fall Musical

By Maria Rodriguez A Most Happy Fella opens at the Hartke Theater on campus. “Basically, it chronicles the journey of this woman who is known as Rosabella,” said Emma Onasch, senior music theater major who plays the lead role of Rosabella. She receives a mysterious letter from a customer singing the praises of her physical Read More …

CUA Reviews: Give Me A Band, Give Me A Banana

By Stephen Fasulo II Give Me A Band, Give Me A Banana is the story of the Brazilian movie actress Carmen Miranda. The musical succeeds in almost everything it accomplishes, but still struggles in some areas. This play, Pointless Theatre’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, is a fun tribute to the life of Read More …

The Tower goes to Landmark Music Fest

By Maria Rodriguez T-shirts for The Strokes peppered the crowd, mingling with tees representing the myriad of bands that came out during the last weekend in September to support the rebuilding of the National Mall.   Landmark Music Festival’s inaugural year went by rather smoothly. The weather was fall at its best, the bands were Read More …

Selma ‘65: A Review Two CUA Professors perform show in honor of Civil Rights movement

By Stephen Fasulo II Selma ‘65 is the intersecting story of two people heavily involved with the Civil Rights Movement. One is an undercover FBI informant, and the other is an overzealous house mother with aspirations of grandeur.   I first have to say that I liked the understated set design and minimalistic props.   Read More …

Interview with rapper Ace Cosgrove

By Jimmy Cassidy We had the opportunity to meet with and interview rapper Ace Cosgrove at the 2015 Landmark Music Festival on Sunday, September 27th. Cosgrove is a Maryland native based rapper out of Montgomery County. This 24 year-old up and coming artist was thrilled to be on the ticket for his first music festival Read More …

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – A Slave to Status Quo

By Stephen Fasulo II   Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a good movie. It’s not great, but it is an average film with some amazing pieces that rounds into a fun time. First, the bad parts of the movie. The plot was at best, lazy. The concept is interesting; during the Cold War, a pair of Read More …

Kennedy Center Stages Punk Rock Skate Park

By Maria Rodriguez All this week, the national performing arts center has played host to those who kept their beanies fresh and their hair long. The Kennedy Center, home of the Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra, has become the temporary home to a skate park. Last Friday, the festival opened with a  Read More …

American Authors: Program Board Plays It Safe With Capital Fest Choice

By Maria Rodriguez The news is out: American Authors will be the performer at CUA’s second annual Capital Fest. The success of last year’s performance ensured a repeat appearance of the fall musical event. Aside from Luaupalooza in the spring, the University has not offered many opportunities for concerts on campus, unless you count the Read More …

No Escape from “No Escape”

By Stephen Fasulo II It’s a bad sign for your Pierce Brosnan action film when Owen Wilson carries the movie. No Escape is an action film that misses almost every mark that it sets up. The premise is a bit off-putting; Wilson goes to a Southeast-Asian country as a member of a team of engineers Read More …