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Stephens performing arts seniors shine in showcase

April 11, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Stephens College graduating seniors displayed their flair for theatre and musical theatre during the Senior Showcase on April 9 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City.



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Stephens College to present second annual organ benefit concert

February 9, 2018 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

The Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Initiatives, is once again presenting an organ benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in the Firestone Baars Chapel. 



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Stephen Brotebeck named new OST artistic director

February 2, 2018 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), Stephens College’s summer-stock theatre in Spirit Lake, Iowa, has announced Stephen Brotebeck as artistic director. Resident actor Rob Doyen, a longtime Stephens theatre arts professor, also will serve this summer as associate artistic director.



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Creative Ink takes on ‘The Heiress’ design challenge

January 26, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Performing Arts

Members of Creative Ink, Stephens College’s student-run marketing firm, recently designed promotional materials for the upcoming Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of “The Heiress,” which runs Feb. 2-4 and 9-10 in the Macklanburg Playhouse.



Traces in the Wind

School of Creative and Performing Arts takes ‘Traces in the Wind’ on road to Arizona

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.



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Theatre graduate Anna Torchia destined to attend Stephens from young age

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.



Jennie Greenberry

Jennie Greenberry ’08 shines in top-drawer acting opportunities

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.”



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Stephens College to present Cole Porter classic ‘Anything Goes’

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.



March Family Christmas

Stephens students are taking the lead for ‘March Family Christmas’ production

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.



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Stephens singers bring home awards from three-state voice competition

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. 



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