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‘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.   As I walked into the Kelly Theater,...

‘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.  The play, written...

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...

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...

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....

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...

‘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...

Hilltop Players shine in the musical 'Seussical' 

Hilltop Players shine in the musical ‘Seussical’ 

May 6, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    “Seussical” debuted last Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Kelly Theater. The show, directed by Dr. Melinda Kreisberg, ran through the weekend with its last...

'Seussical' rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

April 25, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production...

‘Hope and Gravity’ provides a unique experience 

February 25, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor “Hope and Gravity” was not what I expected it to be as the Hilltop Players pieced together a story far more interesting than what I had in mind. From beginning to end (or...

John Hardy brings one-man play ‘Rattlesnake’ to Kelly Theater

September 15, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorKelly Theater’s 2016 season continued with Rattlesnake on Thursday, September the 8th. Rattlesnake is a one man play, written and performed by John Hardy. The play centers...

Hilltop Players bring new and classic tales to Kelly Theater

September 8, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorThis semester’s theater season is already off to a terrific start with John Sherwood’s Ramayana – Past in Present. Ramayana, which was penned by a West Liberty University...

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