A Midsummer Night's Dream: gender roles and pandemic woes

October 29, 2021 by Nikki Trippler | CoPA News

Once upon a time, there was a young man born in a small town called Stratford-upon-Avon. He grew up and wrote a play called A Midsummer Night’s Dream which became one of the most-produced and beloved plays of the European/American theatrical canon. William Shakespeare’s work has captivated the heart, body, and soul of audiences, drawing


"Avenue Q" Co-Creator Jeff Marx Visits Chapman

February 12, 2019 by | CoPA News

As part of the Department of Theatre’s production this week of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q (February 14–16, Musco Center for the Arts), the show’s co-creator Jeff Marx will conduct a workshop on the creative process for musical theatre at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 15 in Musco Center. The workshop is open to


‘Merchant of Venice’ at Musco Center

April 7, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Chapman University theatre professor and Shakespeare scholar Thomas Bradac is talking about The Merchant of Venice, how the Bard’s troublesome tale is about many things, even though we mostly remember Shylock, the Jewish moneylender seeking payback from a loan-defaulting Christian. Bradac explains how the alternately comic and tragic play has caused plenty of pain in


Alumni choir and soloists to perform at March 19 Musco Center opening

March 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

A truly happy homecoming awaits for nearly 80 Chapman University alumni who have been invited to perform in the Grand Opening concert in Musco Center of the Arts on March 19, 2016. The group spans seven decades of Chapman history and includes Musco grandson Alex David ’09 as emcee, a 70-voice chorus, and eight exciting and accomplished soloists:


Musco Center Needs YOU!

January 11, 2016 by | Musco Center for the Arts

On March 19, 2016, Musco Center for the Arts will open its doors and become the gem of Chapman University. It stands as a testament to Chapman’s uncompromising standards, relentless pursuit of excellence, and passionate commitment to attracting world-class talent. The surrounding community will experience spectacular performances and productions from some of the world’s finest


CoPA students coalesce creative talents for American Celebration

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

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

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