Abigail Lafont, acting senior, balances auditions and submissions for theatrical work with classes and rehearsal for five OCU productions during her last semester.
Theater officials established a timeline for renovations in Gold Star Memorial Building.
The theater school officially has an adviser after about three months without one.
Several acting seniors are working in groups to create devised theater projects from the ground up, as a part of Stephen Wrentmore’s special topics class.
Renowned actor and acting teacher Joe Anthony will visit the university to host a masterclass and several sessions for select students.
This holiday season the School of Theater will not perform one of its traditional Christmas plays but a new show instead. In past years the school preformed A Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life, but this year they are scheduled to perform The Man who came to Dinner. “We have done Christmas Carol and…
Newly renovated classrooms and spaces on campus are getting mixed feedback from students. The Gold Star Memorial Building and Sarkeys Law Center have been repurposed for new academic spaces. The Gold Star was used for law school classes, but since their move downtown in December 2014, it has been empty. The building now houses the…
The cast of the newest production, The 20th Anniversary Oklahoma City Bombing Project, opened their doors April 6 for a special rehearsal for local media to attend.
By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer A new, student-run theater company has formed on campus. The Shadow Collective is a devised theater company that focuses on addressing societal issues. “It’s an organization that challenges today’s problems through theater, while making it known that we are the change in the world,” said Taylor Blackman, acting freshman….
The Coronation of Poppea, a baroque opera, opens in the Burg Theater this weekend.
TheatreOCU is known for producing excellent theatre. But often times, the subject matter is deep, dark, and depressing. The 2014-2015 season has been especially dark. After seeing The Trojan Women, a tragic play about the battered women of Troy, and Night, Mother, a play about suicide, I wondered why we produced so many sad shows. So I asked.
By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer Music and theater students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the entertainment industry from two famous performers without leaving campus. Two-time Grammy and Tony award winner Patti LuPone will engage with students in a Q&A session at 3 p.m. March 6 in Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine…
By Amy Fuhrman, associate editor Theater students can be seen in the upcoming production for children. The Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, which is located on campus, is in rehearsal for The Cat in the Hat, based on the book by Dr. Seuss. The show will be almost identical to the famous children’s book. The adaptation by…
This year’s Academy Award nominations came with a few surprises – and, perhaps more importantly, a few notable snubs.
National auditions are scheduled this weekend for incoming theater and music students.Students get a chance to volunteer and help guide future students through the audition process.
The theater school will perform their third Stage II of this semester, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, in two weeks. The show runs Nov. 20-23 in the Black Box Theater. Tickets are $5.
Bat Boy: The Musical opens on Friday to help celebrate Halloween on campus. Performances will be at 8 p.m. and midnight Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Dance Magazine has named OCU one of the top three schools in the country for aspiring triple threat performers. In an article titled “In Training: BFA’s for the Great White Way,” OCU was ranked with Point Park University in Pittsburgh and Roosevelt College in Chicago. The rankings were determined due to the performance opportunity available on…
The campus closed at 4 p.m. Thursday due to inclement weather. The performances of “Home for the Holidays” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” will still go on as planned. Patrons who cannot attend can the box office at (405) 208 5227 to exchange their tickets for a different performance, depending on ticket availability. The Dulaney-Browne…
WWE and Blumhouse Entertainment are teaming up for new thriller “Incarnate,” starring Aaron Eckhart. The film will star Eckhart as an exorcist who taps into the mind of a nine-year-old who has been possessed by a demon. Brad Peyton is set to helm the project, with Ronnie Christensen penning the screenplay. For more information on…
An OCU professor will star in a local theater production this weekend. D. Lance Marsh, associate professor of theater and artistic director of TheatreOCU will play Mark Rathko in the play Red at Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre. Red, written by John Logan, tells the story of the renowned artist Mark Rathko and his young assistant…
OCU Stripped is performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a comedic musical centered around a competitive spelling bee. The contestants compete against one another as well as audience members
Meryl Streep will receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s annual Monte Cristo award, given each year to an individual singled out for their contributions to the theater. The award will be presented at an April 21 ceremony in New York City. Past recipients include Michael Douglas, Christopher Plummer, Kevin Spacey and Brian Dennehy. For more information…
The Out of the Box theater season opened this past weekend.
Out of the Box is a fully student-run theater company, and produces shows that only play late at night for two nights. An all-student committee picks the season early in the semester.
The first Stage Two of the TheatreOCU season, Private Eyes, will open this weekend in the Burg Theater.
The show, written by Stephen Dietz, will feature 7 student performers.
The Wanda L. Bass School of Music’s first musical of the semester, 9 to 5, will show this weekend.
The show is an adaptation of the 1980 movie, which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin as frustrated office workers who kidnap their obnoxious, sexist boss and run the company themselves.