The Trumpet

‘The Secret in the Wings’ puzzles audiences

December 6, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   The Hilltop Players' production of Mary Zimmerman's “The Secret in the Wings” was… well, it's still a secret to me. Read More »...

‘Secret in the Wings’ opens tonight in the Kelly Theater

November 29, 2018

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager   West Liberty University’s student co-directed play “Secret in the Wings” opens at Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.  Read More »...

Hilltop Players inspire with ‘The Miracle Worker’

October 27, 2018

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer The Hilltop Players opened the 2018-19 season with “The Miracle Worker,” a play inspired by the relationship of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing leading to the inability to speak, and her teacher and mentor, Annie Sullivan. Read More »...

Hilltop Players kick off new season tonight with ‘The Miracle Worker’

Hilltop Players kick off new season tonight with ‘The Miracle Worker’

October 18, 2018

By Hanna Perry and Macy Santicola, Contributing Writer and Advertising Manager   West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players kick off their 2018-2019 season tonight, Oct. 18, with “The Miracle Worker,” a historical classic which first debuted in 1959. Read More »...

Broadway celebrates success, rewards originality at 72nd Tony Awards

June 11, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards gives those who may never see a Broadway show a collective glimpse at New York City's most popular and acclaimed productions, which collectively brought in over 13.7 million attendants and $1.7 billion, the Broadway Leag...

Hilltop Players prepare for Romeo and Juliet

April 10, 2018

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer When people think of the word “play,” chances are that one name stands out above all others: Shakespeare. His works, while hundreds of years old, still manage to influence the modern world. One work in particular seems to have stood the test of time, and the Hill...

“18 Victoria” showcases talented Hilltop Players

March 2, 2018

By Emily Salvatori, Editor The semester’s theater season opened with the show “18 Victoria” on Feb. 22. The production’s cast, set and technical elements all work together well to tell the story of three siblings in a strained relationship as they deal with the death of their father. As they stru...

Hilltop Players premiere “18 Vi­ctoria” tonight in Kelly Theater

February 22, 2018

By Jacob Ward, Contributing Writer   The West Liberty University Hilltop Players open the first show of the semester “18 Victoria” today. The show will run Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.    The show was written by Cody Daigle-Orians, and is ...

Hilltop Players awe audiences with Christmas play

December 13, 2017

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, I had the opportunity to see the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was performed by the West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players. Instead of just having one cast perform the production, audiences had the opportunity to see two diff...

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

November 28, 2017

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer   Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at...

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

November 4, 2017

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer  On Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., the West Liberty University Hilltop Players presented five short one act plays. The production was directed by John Hennen and it took place in the chapel. Read More »...

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

October 15, 2017

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer   On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a part of the original play and recently lost her battle to cancer. Read More »...

WLU's Student News Source
Theatre