Monsters aren’t just the stuff of Halloween, swooping onto the scene in the trappings of their kind – capes, fangs, flying brooms and all the rest – then exiting stage left until next season. People can conjure them up like a wicked brew, with fear of the unknown as a key ingredient, says John Benitz,
The three theatre majors in Chapman’s College of Performing Arts never crossed paths at the University. Which isn’t so remarkable, since they came and went at different times. What’s special, though, is that the alumni are now the playwrights and producers of a unique stage production opening this summer in London. And what’s the play
The dancers’ stages were a crosswalk, an art museum and an outdoor sculpture. Motorists, pedestrians and onlookers became instant audiences. The result? An experience that was part modern dance concert, part moveable feast of creativity. It was also a unique opportunity for Chapman University dance students to blur the lines between performer and viewer as
Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Othello’ always presents plenty of food for thought. Jealousy, racism, lies, lust and violence color every moment. So imagine stirring the dynamic by having two women play characters typically portrayed by men.
Just one day before October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor was putting the final touches on a work he created for Chapman University students to perform this fall. Tadmor’s inspiration was surrealist painter René Magritte, well known for his gleaming images of clouds juxtaposed with floating green apples, men in
Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) turns 10 this year, marking a decade as a cultural leader in Orange County and a preeminent training ground for the entertainment industry’s next generation of artists. Since the University gathered its theatre, dance and music departments together in one cultural arts powerhouse, it has grown to include
Once again, the city of Salzburg, Austria, is alive with the winning sounds of a Chapman University vocalist. Milan McCray ’19 has won the prestigious Schloss Mirabell Vocal Competition in the historic city and setting for the legendary film The Sound of Music. As winner of the 2017 competition, McCray will perform works by Franz
Playing alongside musicians from around the world was phenomenal. Eating crunchy crepes called marquesitas every day for more than two weeks was wonderful. But seeing audiences so moved by your performance that their eyes fill with tears?
Now that was something oboist Madison McGregor ’20 never imagined she would experience when she was selected to perform in the Opera Maya International Music Festival in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula this spring.
For two days, improvisers of all ages, expertise and from places all around the world gathered together in Orange County to attend the inaugural Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium.
The Class of 2017’s Musco Scholars gathered a final time before graduation, reflecting on the support they received and the paths they traveled at Chapman University.