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
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
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
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
In honor of Memorial Day, a Chapman University play will be performed at one of the nation’s most prestigious venues. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. will present two performances of If All the Sky Were Paper, a compelling drama written by Chapman University Chancellor Fellow Andrew Carroll and
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 &
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 resigned from Chapman at the end of June. Dr. Ongaro comes to Chapman from the University of the Pacific where he had served as Professor of Music and
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.
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