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Stephens College announces Fall 2019 Deans' Lists

February 17, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, English/Creative Writing, Fashion, Digital Filmmaking, Education, Equestrian, Dance

Stephens College has announced the names of more than 180 students who earned a place on the high honors and honors deans’ lists for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.



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Garcia earns top directing award at American College Theater Festival

February 5, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Theatre arts major Sofia Garcia ’20 won an invitation and scholarship to attend the Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C., this May.



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“Pride and Prejudice” brings romance to Stephens stage

February 3, 2020 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

“Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s timeless love story, will come to life on the Stephens stage this week as a romantic comedy for all ages. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.



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Okoboji Summer Theatre announces 63rd season

January 30, 2020 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

The 63rd season of Stephens College Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) was announced during the 40th annual University of Okoboji Winter Games in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Organizers estimated that the Winter Games drew as many as 40,000 attendees.



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American College Theater Festival Report: Stephens Students Move to Finalist Stage

January 22, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region 5) is currently holding their annual festival and Stephens students are performing exceedingly well, according to Musical Theatre Program Chair Jennifer Hemphill. She and her students are currently at Festival 52 for the region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  



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Faculty professional development highlights in 2019

January 7, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, Faculty Excellence, School of Design, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion, Digital Filmmaking

This fall, Stephens College faculty presented on professional development activities they undertook this year, supported by grants awarded by the College’s professional development committee. Faculty may submit applications for spring grants by February 15, 2020.



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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 chair of the musical theatre program. 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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