CU Department of Theatre announces 2015-16 Season shows

May 6, 2015 by Isabelle Grimm '15 | CoPA News

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 &

Opera Chapman cures opera angst with “The Elixir of Love”

April 21, 2015 by | Music

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

Moscow Contemporary Ensemble Performance to Honor 20th–century Masters

April 6, 2015 by | CoPA News

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.

Music Ensemble Heads Back to New England

March 30, 2015 by | Performances

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is headed back to the East Coast this spring, featuring an intimate concert series which 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 wanting more. Come enjoy a stellar musical performance as all

Tragi-comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” opens April 9

March 10, 2015 by | Uncategorized

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

Successful CU theatre alumna Whitney Kaufman credits undergrad experiences for professional success

March 6, 2015 by Sarah Richards | CoPA News

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?