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Chapman Tenors in LA Opera Performance Wow Cathedral Audiences

March 27, 2012 by | Alumni

A recent LA Opera performance at  the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles that included Chapman University Conservatory of Music alumni in key solo roles earned stellar reviews. A reviewer for LA Opus praised all the soloists for “their considerable individual talents” and “exceptionally beautiful voices.” Alumni who performed in The

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Spring Dance Concert to Feature Student Choreography

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Dance will present their annual Spring Dance Concert, directed by Jennifer Backhaus, May 9-12 in the Waltmar Theatre.  The concert will feature 11 fully-produced works of choreography by dance majors. The choreographers have been exploring a variety of themes during a semester-long rehearsal process.  Dances investigating competition, isolation, conspiracy, conformity and self-image

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BFA Showcase and Student Produced One Acts

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

Every spring, students in the BFA Theatre Performance program prepare and perform in a showcase for Hollywood professionals. This performance opportunity allows them to network, meet top casting directors, and secure an agent before they graduate from Chapman. This year the BFA Showcase is directed by instructor of theatre Jonathan Pope Evans.  Jonathan is a

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Opera Chapman Collaborates With Pacific Symphony

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration between the Pacific Symphony and Opera Chapman.  Prior to the Pacific Symphony concerts on February 23, 24 & 25 and March 1, 2 & 3, Opera Chapman soloists performed musical selections in the lobby of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.  The

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Fundraising Goal for the Center for the Arts Has Been Met

March 14, 2012 by | CoPA News

Chapman University has raised enough money to cover the cost of the $64 million Center for the Arts.  President Jim Doti announced in his 2012 State of the University address that the center’s cost had increased from $50 million after Chapman realized it would need to place the center partially underground because of the City

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Music and Theatre Alumni Touring Together in Les Miserables!

March 14, 2012 by | Alumni

The College of Performing Arts reported last year Theatre alum Rachel Rincione (’02) landed a role in the ensemble in the new 25th anniversary U.S. touring company of Les Miserables.  Now she is joined by Music alum Weston Olson (’04) in the role of Courfeyrac!  The tour will stop

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Elie Wiesel to Appear in the Waltmar Theatre

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

On April 16, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Department of Theatre will present “A Readers’ Theatre Evening:  Excerpts from The Trial of God by Elie Wiesel”, directed by Theatre Chair Nina LeNoir.  Set in a Ukrainian village in 1649, following a pogrom in which all but two of the village’s Jews were

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Artist-in-Residence Carol Neblett to Appear in Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre

March 14, 2012 by | CoPA News

Carol Neblett , Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatory of Music, will be playing the role of Heidi Schiller in Follies, The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, which will be transferring to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from May 3 through June 9, 2012.  When

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Dance Alumna Wins “Dance Under the Stars” Grand Prize

March 14, 2012 by | Alumni

Dance alumna Elke Calvert (’11) won the Division II Grand Prize Award at the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival with her original choreography, “Framed”, working with pre-professional dancers, at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. The Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form,

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The Rimers of Eldritch: A Dark, Contemporary “Our Town”

January 31, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Theatre had originally planned to produce the classic stage play Our Town this spring.  When, unexpectedly, the rights were no longer available, the Department Chair, Dr. Nina LeNoir, had to find a replacement for the season.  “I didn’t have to look very far,” she says, “as the Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s play,