Archives for Theatre

The Pied Pipers present free annual Christmas show

 Dec. 5, 2017 | Harding University’s improvisational children’s theatre troupe, The Pied Pipers, will be performing its annual Christmas show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Dottie Frye, the Pied Pipers use a combination of fairy tales, Aesop’s Fables, poems, songs, audience participation and modern
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Theatre presents Homecoming musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Oct. 7, 2017 | Homecoming | Theatre | The Harding University theatre department will present its annual Homecoming musical Oct. 20-21 at 8 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. This year’s production is Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” which is a fictionalization of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The show follows backwoods gal Annie Oakley as she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and joins his Wild
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Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre 2017 begins 35th season

June12, 2017 | SSDT | Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre began its 35th season with “Til Beth Do Us Part” in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center at Harding University. The season, themed “Marital Messes,” includes three shows this summer. In “Til Beth Do Us Part,” career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband. Beth Bailey, Suzannah’s new assistant, a gregarious,
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Spring Sing participants award $7K to local charities

April 15, 2017 | Spring Sing | Theatre | Thousands of students and hundreds of faculty and production crew members came together to perform Spring Sing 2017, “Curtain Up!” The show comprised eight different shows that featured a number of themes. After performances April 13-15, judges collaborated to announce the winners in individual categories and overall. Total, clubs awarded $7,000 to chosen charities. The results
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Department of theatre presents student-directed one act festival

March 15, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre will present its annual one act festival “Seasons of Life” at 7 p.m. from March 23-25 and March 30- April 1 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. The festival features nine one-act plays directed by eight students as part of a degree requirement for theatre majors. According to Britt Lynn, professor of theatre, the group
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Department of Theatre adds new majors

March 9, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre added three new majors and revised their two current majors. The new programs will begin in fall 2017. Bachelor’s degrees in acting, design, and production and theatre education for grades 7-12 will be added, along with enhanced theatre and education k-12 majors. “Theatre Arts at Harding University is about creating a collaborative community on an
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Categories: Academics, Department, and University.

Theatre department presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Feb. 9, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center on campus Feb. 16-18 and 23-25 at 7 p.m. “‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and widely read and produced comedies,” said Steve Frye, director of the show and chair of the theatre department. “The play revolves around
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Department theatre presents ‘Doubt: A Parable’

Jan. 23, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre performed John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt: A Parable” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Administration Auditorium. Doubt is a dramatic play set in St. Nicholas Church school in the Bronx, New York in fall 1964. The story surrounds a nun, Sister Aloysius, who suspects a priest, Father Flynn, of an
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Faculty take the classroom to New York and Washington, D.C.

January 18, 2017 | Communication | English | Theatre | FCS | Business | Five academic areas visited the Washington, D.C., and New York Dec. 31-Jan. 9 for a 10-day course counting for one to three credit hours. Students toured the Capitol, NBC Studios and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and visited with alumni. This was the first year for the English department to participate,
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Categories: Academics, Department, and University.

Campus Players present “A Seussified Christmas Carol”

Nov. 29, 2016 | Theatre | The Harding University Campus Players present “A Seussified Christmas Carol,” a free, one-act holiday play Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center on campus. Show times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. A fun holiday-themed show for the whole family, “A Seussified Christmas
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