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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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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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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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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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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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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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trivia

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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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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