Every year, students in the Department of Theatre eagerly await the announcement of the plays scheduled for the upcoming season, excited to hear about the opportunities coming their way. Continuing a tradition that began last year, the Season Announcement took place following the final dress rehearsal of our fourth show in the 2014-15 Theatre Season, Rosencrantz &
Have you ever been to an opera performance? Unless you’re a vocal studies student or a professional classical singer or a fan and regular patron of the opera, your eyes might glaze over at the invitation to go to: Invented by the Italians, opera has been around since Shakespeare’s time, and was quickly embraced
Chapman University has named Dr. Giulio Ongaro as the new dean of the College of Performing Arts, effective August 1, 2015. He replaces Dean Dale A. Merrill who was recently named Dean of Strategic Planning, Outreach and Programming for the new Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, which opens Spring 2016. Dr.
On April 15, 2015, Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and Dr. Vera Ivanova welcome back the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) who will perform the exciting recital program: Tributes to 20th-century Masters. Completing the ensemble are Ivan Bushuev, flute; Oleg Tantsov, clarinet; Mikhail Dubov, piano; Vladislav Pesin, violin; Evgeny Tonkha, violoncello; and Viktoria Korshunova, manager.
After a successful past tours in Boston and Texas, the Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is going back to New England this spring. This intimate concert series presents rising young stars from Chapman University’s vocal and instrumental programs. Performances will include an eclectic mix of masterworks and popular music, leaving audiences with a lingering for
The next theatrical performance in Chapman’s Shakespeare Reimagined: Interpretations Across the Arts is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard’s fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are Hamlet’s treacherous friends in the Shakespeare play. This modern masterpiece gives the stage to these two characters, but
Whitney Kaufman, BFA Theatre Performance ’06 recently sat down with Sara Richards ’18 to reveal her valuable Chapman undergrad experiences and the adventures and career as a professional performer that they enabled. What was your experience at Chapman like and how has the Department of Theatre helped prepare you for the future as a creator and performer?
If you’ve ever seen a performance of a play by William Shakespeare, you know what a complexity of human themes and emotions it explores and why audiences find the Bard’s work as compelling now as they first did over 400 years ago. So universal is the appeal of Shakespeare’s work that it inspired the creation
Last week’s trip to Utah proved very rewarding for a group of more than two dozen Chapman Theatre majors competing in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) – Region VIII. Students representing schools from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, and Utah came together for the five-day event at Dixie State
The annual Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival and Tournament is hosted every February by Chapman University’s Department of Theatre. Now in its 40th year, the Festival’s goal is to provide high school students with an opportunity to experience and learn more about performing Shakespeare. The Festival focuses on education, offering presentations and workshops over two days