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Shows begin on Feb. 14 in the Emerson Studio Theatre

Conservatory Presents 'Men on Boats' Feb. 14-18, 21-25

February 12, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "Men on Boats," Feb. 14-18, 21-25, with performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays). The story follows the adventures of a one-armed explorer and his crew of nine men navigating the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon and is reenacted by a cast of 10 women.

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Trivia Night Feb. 3: 'An Evening in La La Land' for Conservatory Class of '18

January 30, 2018

Help us raise funds to send the 20 outstanding senior performance majors to Los Angeles Showcase by showing off your smarts at the Conservatory Class of 2018 Trivia Night, "An Evening in La La Land." The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the East Academic Building's Edward Jones Commons. Tables are $200 and seat 8. Individual seats are $25. A few tables are still remaining!

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Tony Wallner, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

News Around Webster: Wallner joins Academy of Science; Guterman on theatre; Fan on anthropology

January 30, 2018

Dean Tony Wallner has been elected to the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees. ... Gad Guterman has two pieces in "Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas," published by Southern Illinois University Press. ... Elsa Fan co-organized and co-chaired an oral presentation session on global health at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting.

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Webster performs 'Lysistrata' Dec. 6-10, 13-17

Conservatory Performs Ancient Greek Comedy 'Lysistrata'

December 04, 2017

How do you end a war that seems never ending? The great Greek comedian, Aristophanes, takes on this question with "Lysistrata," a story centered on the lives of the soldiers' wives toward the end of the Peloponnesian War. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Stage III, located in Webster Hall.

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A panel discussion with local music and theater leaders kicked off Brewer's Fall 2017 visit.

Soprano's Visit Includes Master Class, Scholarship Benefit

November 15, 2017

Renowned operatic soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer returned to campus this week for a panel discussion with local theater and music leaders and a master class with Department of Music students. Wednesday evening's master class is free to all students, while the $15 general admission benefits the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. Brewer will return in Spring 2018 for a week-long teaching residency focused on music from the Holocaust.

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Englis has designed costumes for The Rep since 1979.

Video: Professor's Costume Design for Rep's 'Hamlet'

October 13, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is performing "Hamlet" for the first time in its history, which was an opportunity for NBC affiliate KSDK-TV to shine the spotlight on the costume design of Webster University professor and Conservatory chair, Dottie Englis. In addition to her role with Webster, since 1979 Englis has designed costumes for the Rep, which resides on Webster University's main campus.

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Eat Subway on second and fourth Tuesdays each month

Local Subway Shop Helps Send Webster Conservatory Seniors to LA

September 26, 2017

In a partnership with Subway, Webster students have the opportunity to help Webster’s Conservatory of the Theatre Arts seniors travel to Los Angeles for their annual showcase. The second and fourth Tuesday of each month between the hours of 12 p.m and 5:30 p.m., a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the showcase. Students may use money from their Webster account or pay normally with a valid Webster ID.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni

September 20, 2017

Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall. ... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine. ... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.

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[title of show] opens Sept. 27 at Emerson Studio Theatre

Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical

September 19, 2017

Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.

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Neal Richardson

Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member

September 12, 2017

The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was honored by the Educational Theatre Association this weekend.

Educational Theatre Association Honors Peter Sargent

June 26, 2017

Peter Sargent has been honored with the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award, which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research and practice. The award recognizes work that supports the principles and mission of the EdTA founders to promote and strengthen theatre education.

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Lara Teeter, seen here teaching in the Muny Summer Intensive, is head of Musical Theatre at Webster.

News Around Webster: Teeter at Broadway Bootcamp; McGrath, Daniel on GCP; Rockwell with Afghan journalists

June 26, 2017

Lara Teeter taught at Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp in Oklahoma. ... Kim McGrath and Ron Daniel presented at NAFSA in Los Angeles on "Global Citizenship: Learning Outcomes in a Worldwide Curriculum." ... Rick Rockwell was cited for his webinar work with journalists in Afghanistan and the Salam Watandar radio network by Internews.

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