‘If All the Sky Were Paper’ staged for Veterans Day 2015 Show opens tonight at iconic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA

November 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Just in time for Veterans Day 2015:  If All the Sky Were Paper, the war letters-based play by Chapman University’s Chancellor Fellow Andrew Carroll and directed by Department of Theatre professor and co-chair John Benitz, shows tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara’s iconic Lobero Theatre. This compelling drama was created from Carroll’s New York Times bestselling books

Join the Conversation: Memory, Loss, and Love in Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ Free pre-show talk on November 12, 2015

November 9, 2015 by | CoPA News

The public is invited to a complimentary pre-show talk for the Thursday, November 12, 2015 opening of Eurydice in Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre.  Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s modern, feminist reimagining of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus. The story is told through the perspective of Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus, who dies tragically on her wedding day. Beginning

CoPA students coalesce creative talents for American Celebration Chapman entertainment showcase raises university-wide scholarship funds

November 9, 2015 by | CoPA News

For the 34th consecutive year, Chapman University students from the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) came together for two weeks to master vocal scores and choreography, lighting and sound designs, costuming and makeup to create two exciting evenings of professional-caliber entertainment to raise scholarship funds for the entire university. The November 6 and 7, 2015

Catching Up with Musco Center for the Arts: Momentum Growing as Center Approaches Grand Opening in March Opening & Preview Season Tickets On Sale December 1

November 5, 2015 by Mary Platt | CoPA News

On March 19, 2016, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University will celebrate its Grand Opening, ushering in a new era for the school’s performing arts and unveiling a new cultural beacon for the region. The Grand Opening celebration will include performances by opera legends Plácido Domingo, Deborah Voigt and Milena Kitic, an orchestra

Memory and Water in “Eurydice” Show opens November 12, 2015 in Waltmar Theatre

October 22, 2015 by Rose Mackenzie & Katie Dumas | Theatre

The Orpheus myth, upon which Eurydice is based, is an exploration of grief. Playwright Sarah Ruhl centralizes Eurydice herself and her experience in the Underworld, bringing forth the connections between grief, water, and memory. A truism about water: one can never step into the same river, experience, love, or loss the same way twice. Does

C.A.S.T. Dares to Imagine USDAC enlists "citizen artists and emissaries of the future"

October 15, 2015 by Monica Furman, BFA Theatre Performance '17 | Theatre

Imagine if, for a moment, there was a US bureau that catered specifically to instigating imaginative and creative thinking — maybe even federally funded arts initiatives. That is the premise behind the United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). Although not a formally realized department (yet), this people-powered national NGO (non-governmental organization) aims to

Join the Conversation: Twenty Years of “Rent” Free symposia offered for October 8th and 9th shows

September 28, 2015 by | Theatre

Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Rent opens on Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre stage this week on Thursday, October 1. In honor of the show’s twenty-year anniversary, the Department of Theatre has planned two special, free symposia on October 8th and 9th for audiences interested in enhancing their experience and understanding of the production. On

Seasons of Love: After 20 years, Larson’s “Rent” still relevant

September 22, 2015 by Caroline Hale, BA Theatre Studies ’17 | Theatre

Imagine – just for a moment – it’s Christmas Eve, 1989. You are a free-spirited aspiring artist living under the snowy skyline of Manhattan’s East Village. You might have a day job to support yourself, as you pursue your creative passion. You’ve got a great roommate and great friends. Things are pretty good for the

Alumna wins conducting fellowship at Chicago Sinfonietta Music program strives to attract young audience members

September 17, 2015 by Brittany Hanson | Music

Kalena Bovell ’09, music education, has been selected for a yearlong conducting fellowship with the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta is one of a growing number of orchestras dedicated to promoting diversity within classical music. The program Bovell will be conducting under, Project Inclusion, is specifically engineered to break down the barriers of ethnicity, race and socio-economic

New Music Forum attempts to unite fans of all genres

June 29, 2015 by | Music

Have you ever desired to discuss music freely and intellectually without necessarily having to take a class or lessons to do so? You now have the chance! Music Soirée (http://www.musicsoiree.com) has been conceived as part of a summer research experiment at Chapman University by Emma Plotnik, BA Music ’16 and Dr. Jessica Sternfeld of the