Archives for Theatre

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre begins 36th year

May 14, 2018 | Theatre | The Harding University Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will begin its 36th season June 7, and the three featured shows follow the theme “Break a Leg!” The season will open with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)” June 7-10 and 14-16. This fast-paced show features three actors performing all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in only 97 minutes. “Moon
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Categories: University and Upcoming Events.

HU presents annual Spring Sing performances March 29-31

March 19, 2018 | Spring Sing | Students, alumni and friends of Harding University are coming together March 29-31 for the 45th annual Spring Sing. The musical variety show will feature more than 1,000 students involved in eight performances, plus 20 ensemble cast  members and four hosts and hostesses accompanied by the Harding University Jazz Band. According to Dr. Steven Frye, Spring Sing director for
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Categories: Campus & Community, University, and Upcoming Events.

Performing outside the box

Feb. 9, 2018 | Theatre | For a senior biology major and lead in the department of theatre’s upcoming production of “James and the Giant Peach,” pursuing the arts and sciences simultaneously has been a way to find her place in the Harding community. Kasey Kraft from Orlando, Florida, and has spent the past several months in nightly rehearsals preparing for her role as James
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Categories: Students and University.

Theatre department presents musical ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Jan. 31, 2018 | Theatre | The Harding University theatre department will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 7 p.m. Feb. 8-10 and 15-17 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. The show is directed by Professor Robin Miller. “This is a very fun show with some wonderfully tender moments,” said Miller. “It is children’s theatre that is as much, if not more, fun for
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Categories: Recent Events and University.

The Pied Pipers present free annual Christmas show

 Dec. 5, 2017 | Harding University’s improvisational children’s theatre troupe, The Pied Pipers, performed its annual Christmas show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. 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 stories in their shows. “Our purpose is to entertain children
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Categories: Campus & Community, Recent Events, and University.

Theatre presents ‘The Boys Next Door’

Nov. 30, 2017 The theatre department presented Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. The show was directed by Assistant Professor Dottie Frye. “The Boys Next Door” is a comedy-drama that gently depicts life in a New England group home for the developmentally disabled. The play focuses on four young men, played by junior Jacob McAlister, sophomore Cordell
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Theatre presents Homecoming musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Oct. 7, 2017 | Homecoming | Theatre | The Harding University theatre department presented its annual Homecoming musical Oct. 20-21 at 8 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. This year’s production was 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 West
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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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