Archives for Theatre

Lighting Spring Sing

In the midst of Spring Sing’s hosts and ensemble productions, Levi Mason, senior mathematics and computer science major, serves as the light designer for Spring Sing’s club shows.   About two months before the production, Mason gets lyrics and storylines from the club show directors. Once he has familiarized himself with the shows, he attends rehearsals with Steve Frye and Cindy Stockstill, directors of Spring
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Categories: Students and University.

Dressing Spring Sing

In the fall semester, the initial designs and ideas for the spring sing costumes are stitched together. After a trip to New York City where they bought fabric and got inspired by a couple of Broadway shows, McKay Murray, costume shop coordinator, begins the process of turning ideas into realized costumes for Spring Sing’s hosts, hostesses and ensemble members. “We are going to have a
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Categories: Faculty & Staff and University.

Building Spring Sing

Sitting in the Benson, looking down at the stage in the midst of Spring Sing, the infrastructure on stage is the subtle backdrop that characterizes the personality of this year’s show. With the help of approximately 18 students, Assistant Technical Director Seth Fish began working on this year’s Spring Sing shortly after the last curtain closed on Spring Sing last April. “We are always working
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Categories: Faculty & Staff and University.

Department of Theatre presents Homecoming musical ‘Big Fish’

Oct. 16, 2017 | Theatre | Homecoming | The Harding University departments of theatre and music will present the annual Homecoming musical Oct. 19-20 at 8 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. This year’s production is “Big Fish,” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. The musical is based on the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same title. “Big Fish” reminds
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Categories: University.

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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