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Actor David Prather, CU’s Louise Thomas perform “Under the Concord Sky” Feb. 10 Interplay 2016: American Visions, American Voices

February 8, 2016 by | CoPA News

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Chapman University’s Interplay 2016 Festival presents Under the Concord Sky, an original drama that brings to life Charles Ives, the irascible and completely original American composer whose groundbreaking works forever changed the musical landscape. Memories and musings of the iconoclastic Ives are performed by actor David Prather, while Chapman’s own Louise Thomas performs

Remembering Chapman’s former director of choral music, Sheldon Disrud

January 4, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Sheldon Disrud, an early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni land singing jobs at Disneyland and launch music education careers, has died. Disrud passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to the City of Orange in

‘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

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 &

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.