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January 12, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, has long believed in the power of theater for social change. She hopes her musical staged reading “Traces in the Wind,” a tribute to three women who survived the Holocaust through the sustenance of their art, will do just that when it is performed from Jan. 19-20 for high school students and community members in Peoria, Ariz. The cast of Stephens alumnae have already performed the tone poem of remembrance twice in Washington, D.C., debuting at the International Psychoanalytical Conference and shown again at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
December 12, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
Anna Torchia ’17 was 13 and playing a munchkin in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz” when she first heard about Stephens College. The young woman playing Dorothy told her she would be attending Stephens and that Toto was coming to college, too.
December 1, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
For anyone who has seen Jennie Greenberry ’08 take the stage, she is clearly an acting-singing-dancing sensation on the rise. Even the Los Angeles Times has called Greenberry, who graduated from Stephens College with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts, “a star in the making.”
November 27, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
Even before auditions in mid-October, Carol Schuberg was working to prepare performing arts students for the demands of “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s fabulous and funny musical extravaganza that opens Dec. 1 in the Macklanburg Playhouse.
November 16, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
There’s a new twist on an old tradition this holiday season at Stephens College. For the first time in 20 years, students are taking center stage for the annual Victorian holiday celebration, which this season focuses on the exceptional women of the March family portrayed in “Little Women,” penned by Louisa May Alcott.
November 1, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Student Success, Performing Arts
Three Stephens College singers took home prizes during a three-state event hosted by the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) Central Region on Oct. 28-29. Sicily Mathenia ’18 received first place in the Upper College Women Musical Theatre category while Natalie Irlmeier ’20, and Mackenna Morrow ’19 took home second and third places, respectively, in the Lower College Women Musical Theatre category. Each winner received a certificate and a cash award.
August 28, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
The School of Creative and Performing Arts is celebrating 70 years of inspiring, entertaining and often thought-provoking theatre, music, dance and film performances at Stephens College. “Season 70: A Season That Will Move You” will showcase a blend of classic works and those with a modern twist. The box office opens Aug. 31.
August 23, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
This was no ordinary Saturday morning at Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall. A voice over the loudspeaker had just announced that two Disney characters will be arriving soon to read stories to children at the bookstore. Boys and girls gather around the children’s reading stage, wiggling and giggling with excitement.
August 15, 2017 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
Two outstanding visiting guest artists have joined the faculty this academic year in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Each artist will stay one semester and teach technique classes in all dance styles. The first to arrive is Carol Schuberg, a seasoned educator who will not only teach dance classes, but work as the choreographer on “Anything Goes,” which will show at the Macklanburg Playhouse in early December.
August 1, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts
The Stephens College theatre program has been ranked No. 6 in the nation for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The ranking is part of the new “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition,” which names Stephens one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates and places it among the “top 20” in several categories, including Quality of Life.
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