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Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” returns to Stephens stage

November 26, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

The beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” will come to the Stephens College stage for the first time in more than a decade. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. from Dec. 6-7 and 11-12, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Macklanburg Playhouse.



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Great American Songbook comes to Stephens stage

October 17, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Students will bring the Great American Songbook to life on the Stephens College stage Oct. 25-27. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave. Columbia, MO 65201.



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Broadway star directs ‘Mamma Mia!’ production

October 10, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Stephens College theatre students had the unique opportunity to work with Broadway actor Jennifer Hemphill for the Playhouse Company production of “Mamma Mia!” in September. Hemphill, who is an assistant professor of musical theatre and coordinator of musical theatre at Stephens, directed, choreographed and acted in the hit musical.



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Hemphill joins musical theatre faculty

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Broadway actor Jennifer Hemphill has joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of musical theatre and coordinator of musical theatre. She will direct, choreograph and star in Stephens’ production of the hit ABBA show “Mamma Mia!” in September. Tickets are on sale starting today, Aug. 30.



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Pedersen rejoins Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion

Matthew Pedersen, a costume designer, wearable artist and stylist based in Brooklyn, New York, has returned to Stephens College as a visiting artist for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses in the B.F.A. in Costume Design.



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Gibson returns to Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Darren Gibson, a dance director, ballet master and musical theatre performer, has rejoined Stephens College for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses and mentor students in the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.



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Stephens College announces Season 72: Art ... For a Better World

August 6, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Digital Filmmaking, Dance

Update: "Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical" has been replaced by "9 to 5: The Musical" in May 2020.



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Photo Feature: ‘Pippin’

May 3, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

This weekend, the Stephens College Playhouse Theatre Company will open its final production of the 2018-2019 season. The musical “Pippin” will be performed May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. The show continues next week with performances at 7:30 p.m. on May 9-10. Get your tickets now[/services/box-office/tickets/].



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Summer Theatre Institute kicks off with ‘There Are No Rules’ on May 24

May 2, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

The Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute (STI) will kick off its 2019 season on Friday, May 24, 2019, with “There Are No Rules,” an evening of long-form improv.



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Photo Feature: Summer Theatre Institute 2019

May 1, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

This summer, at the on-campus six-week intensive Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute (STI), theatre students between their first and second year are working with talented guest artists and directors to produce shows in improv, combat, devised theatre, Commedia Del’Arte and musical theatre.



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