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Festival of New Drama features student works

Festival of New Drama features student works

Aaron Weatherford, Staff Writer April 16, 2015

Southern Theatre Department students will present the 2015 Festival of New Drama, which gives them the opportunity to gain experience writing and directing plays. The festival will take place Monday, April...

Mollie Sanders, senior theater major, rehearses on Wednesday, Feb. 4 for Missouri Southerns upcoming production of The Vagina Monologues in Bud Walton Theatre. The Vagina Monologues will have showings on Feb. 6 and Feb 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Vagina Monologues raises funds for local shelter

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer February 5, 2015

On Feb. 6 and 7, the Missouri Southern theatre department will present The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensley and directed by student Kelsey Hale, junior theatre major. The production is a...

Junior Miranda Nealy (left), freshman Erica Zayn (right), and sophomore Valerie Stockton (front) rehearse for Southern’s upcoming production of Crimes of the Heart in the Bud Walton Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Southern Theatre presents Crimes of the Heart

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer January 23, 2015

On Jan. 27-31, the Missouri Southern theatre department will produce Crimes of the Heart, written by Beth Henley and directed by Ann Lile. The performances will be in the Bud Walton Theatre at 7:30 p.m....

Forrest Bunter sophomore, vocal music major, and Brooke Henry junior, music education major, rehearse for the Southern Company ONSTAGE performance on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Corley Auditorium.

University vocalists present Southern Company ONSTAGE

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer November 14, 2014

After 17 years, Southern Company ONSTAGE will perform its very last concert in Corley Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.Southern Company ONSTAGE is a concert evening showcasing the talents of vocal majors...

The chorus for “The Trojan Women” rehearses on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Bud Walton Theatre.

Southern Theatre presents ‘The Trojan Women’

Missouri Southern Theatre Department will present The Trojan Women, a classic Greek tragedy by Euripedes, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Bud Walton Theatre.The production...

Junior vocal performance major Ross Bruns playing the role of Prince Oso fights the break free during the upcoming theatre production, The Bear Prince.

Bear Prince is final performance for Southern Theatre

Jesse O. Walls, staff writer April 25, 2014

Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration Company present The Bear Prince in Taylor Auditorium on April 26 and 27, with performances at 2:30 p.m. The show is an original children’s play by Dan Williams,...

Lauden Baker

Q & A with Lauden Baker

Jesse O. Walls, staff writer February 28, 2014

Lauden Baker, public relations major, makes his Southern Theatre debut in The Drowsy Chaperone. Having been cast in such plays as Oliver Twist and Barbecuing Hamlet, he will be performing the role of Aldolpho...

Dyanne Lile

Q & A with Dyanne Lile

Jesse O. Walls, staff writer February 28, 2014

Dyanne Lile, senior vocal performance major, is no stranger to the stage. Performing since a young age with roles in such productions as My Fair Lady, Oliver Twist, and the Southern production of Chicago,...

Senior theatre major, Devri Brock plays the role of Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone and at rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Taylor Auditorium.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” takes center stage

Jesse O. Walls February 28, 2014

Music and comedy come together in Southern Theatre’s upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, a spoof of musical comedy in the 1920s.Featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and...

Zeffin Quinn Hollis plays the role of Tonio who is in love with Nedda, played by Ashley Wheat in Pagliacci.

REVIEW: Passionate opera enchants audience

Jesse O. Walls Contributor October 12, 2013

From its opening music to Canio’s final, mournful notes, “Pagliacci” encompasses such great passion as to delight an entire audience.The first scene opens with the townsfolk singing as the troupe...

Professional actors Zeffin Quinn Hollis (left) and Ashley Wheat (center) were hired for the Itailian production of Pagliacci. Posing as chorus members, from left to right, Chris Tanksley, Kessie Pendergraft, Gordon Blodgett, Devri Brock and Elaina Bottles gaze in awe at Wheat.

Opera brings professionals to campus

Brad Stout, Co-Campus Life Editor October 11, 2013

The Missouri Southern Theatre Department, along with the Heartland Opera Theatre and Southern’s Institute of International Studies, will present Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s Italian opera Pagliacci. Directed...

Students go through physical warm-ups in preparation of the Southern Theatre Department’s upcoming Commedia dell’Arte performances.

Students explore Italian comedy

Brad Stout. staff writer September 24, 2013

The Missouri Southern theatre department will be presenting Commedia dell’Arte on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 as part of its ongoing efforts to contribute to this semester’s international Italian theme.The...

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