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Alicia Rodenbeck

Alicia Rodenbeck

Whatzup Features Writer


The Purdue University Fort Wayne production of Urinetown the Musical runs through Nov. 18 at Williams Theatre.

You’re in for a treat with ‘Urinetown’

It’s been nearly 20 years since I was a freshman in college, and I still remember my first college production.  I attended a school smaller than Purdue University Fort Wayne, […]
Timya Townsend as Donkey and Eddie Foggs as Shrek star in Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's production Shrek the Musical.

Musical could bring smile to the biggest ogre

The impact live theater has on children never ceases to amaze. There are arguably many other experiences that bring joy and awe to the children of Fort Wayne — we […]
Daniel Meredith portrays Hedwig in Three Rivers Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’ measures up

In a small building just off Wells Street, big things are happening.  Three Rivers Music Theatre is having a great big party for their new venue, featuring the Fort Wayne […]
The cast of Three Rivers Music Theatre’s production of August: Osage County shine with difficult subject matter.

Three Rivers Music Theatre tackles tough topics

There are demons that families fight privately, then there are those that spill into their lives outside the home for everyone to see.  For the fictional Weston family of Pawhuska, […]
First Presbyterian Theater presents Bedroom Farce!, running Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27.

Truths revealed in ‘Bedroom Farce!’

In every relationship, there is a side that is shown to the world and a side that is kept at hidden behind the closed doors of bedrooms, reserved for pillow […]

‘The Bard’ is ripe for satire in Civic show

When someone says “Renaissance,” we think of corsets, giant turkey legs, singing minstrels, and The Black Death, among other things. Rarely do we think of tap dancing.  Fort Wayne Civic […]
Elvie Ellis and Melissa Terhune star in Summit City Music Theatre's production of "The Music Man."

Pro called in for top role in ‘Music Man’

Get your 76 trombones ready, Fort Wayne!  Summit City Music Theatre is pulling out all the stops for their summer production of Meredith Willson’s beloved classic The Music Man, running […]
In the foreground are the stars of Arena Dinner Theatre’s Tick, Tick ... Boom!, Chrissy Weadick, left, Caleb Curtis, center, and Aaron Mann, right.

Clock’s ticking to see ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the average Broadway musical takes years of readings, workshops, script changes, and the tireless work of finding producers to get a marquee on that […]
Disney's The Little Mermaid continues at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw through June 10.

‘Little Mermaid’ show will leave you speechless

It’s December 1989; I’m about to turn 4 years old, and my mom and I are out on a girls’ night at the movies.  We are sitting in the middle […]