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For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

Conservatory Presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

November 26, 2018

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," as adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Emerson Studio Theatre. Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Webster Conservatory Presents 'Fahrenheit 451' Nov. 14-18

November 14, 2018

The public is invited to the Webster Conservatory production of "Fahrenheit 451." Ray Bradbury’s classic drama is a timely and suspenseful journey, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian tale about the importance of reading and thinking for oneself. The production will take place at the Browning Mainstage Theatre Nov. 14-18 at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday production at 2 p.m. Free admission is offered to Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff with a valid ID. $15 for adults, $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students. $2 for children 12 and under.

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Dean Peter Sargent and the Stage Management program were recognized by the Stage Managers' Association.

Sargent, Stage Management Program Honored by SMA

September 26, 2018

Peter Sargent and Webster University’s Stage Management program were honored at an awards ceremony held by the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) in New York City. The dean of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts received the first SMA special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for “inspiring generations of professional stage managers.” He was introduced by alumna Julia Jones '89, who was stage manager for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

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Conservatory of Theatre Arts will preform 'The Fantastics' Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14.

Conservatory Presents 'The Fantasticks' Oct. 3-7, Oct. 10-14

September 25, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University opens its 2018-19 season with "The Fantasticks," an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills. Performances run from Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14. To reserve tickets, call the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Conservatory 50th

Highlights from Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 11, 2018

A celebration weekend for Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary was held at the main campus April 20-22. Over 250 alumni Conservatory alumni and their guests took part in the festivities throughout the weekend, reconnecting with friends and faculty, and celebrating 50 years of great theatre. Click through for photos and video highlights from the event.

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Running April 18-22 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre. Call 314-968-7128 for tickets.

Webster Conservatory Presents Whimsical Love Story 'Brigadoon,' April 18-22

April 18, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the whimsical love story "Brigadoon," where two New Yorkers find themselves lost on vacation in the Scottish Highlands. "Brigadoon" will run from April 18-22 and is one of several events celebrating the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Season.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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Music faculty member Debby Lennon won Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in

Webster Faculty, Alumni, Student Shine in St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

March 30, 2018

Twenty-five percent of the nominees for the 2018 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards had ties to Webster University, and this week we learned that several faculty, alumni and a current student were among the winners. Congratulations to faculty Lara Teeter and Debby Lennon, alumni Jim Butz, Peter and Margery Spack and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, and current student Evan Addams.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available

March 30, 2018

Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.

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A directing capstone project in the Conservatory, 'She Kills Monsters' runs March 30-April 1 on Stage III.

Conservatory Presents 'She Kills Monsters' on Stage III

March 22, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "She Kills Monsters," a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. Produced as a directing capstone project by Webster students, Qui Nguyen's high-octane dramatic comedy is laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and '90s pop culture in a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Catch it on Stage III the weekend of March 30-April 1.

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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Original Gorlok

Conservatory Reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life

March 12, 2018

Even the most decorated Webster trivia champions may not know that the body of the original Gorlok mascot was covered in blue fur, not the gold fur we are accustomed to seeing today. In advance to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Conservatory alumna Jana Park-Rogers reflected on her role in bringing the Gorlok to life in the late 1980s.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory 50th Anniversary Celebration April 20-22

February 26, 2018

Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts marks its 50th anniversary during this 2017-2018 academic year, and will hold a celebration weekend April 20-22, 2018. The public is invited to join alumni for Saturday evening's Conservatory Celebration emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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