Bumbling pirates, funny mermaids, and the tale of an orphan boy all can be found in the University of Lynchburg’s fall production of Peter and the Starcatcher, the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan story. Peter and the Starcatcher opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in Dillard Theatre. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21.
Three concerts are scheduled during Parents and Family Weekend, September 14 to16, 2018.
Students in Curtain Call, a Lynchburg College music theatre performing group, will present a unique concert of never-before-heard music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Dillard Theatre. The concert features songs that the theatre department commissioned from songwriters in New York City, giving students the opportunity to premiere a song without basing their performance on other artists’ interpretations.
This spring, theatre professor Christopher Otwell is teaching students how to do this in a 3D printing class, offered for the first time at Lynchburg. Using open-source software, including Tinkercad and Simplify3D, Otwell’s five students — all theatre majors — are learning to make things with the department’s MakerGear M2 3D printer.
Jane VanBoskirk ’70 will perform “Eleanor Roosevelt – Across a Barrier of Fear” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in Dillard Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. “Throughout the play we see how she learned to articulate her values and vision, how she kept moving forward in spite of disappointments and defeat.”
This winter, University of Lynchburg Theatre students bring classic fairy tale characters to life with an innovative twist on the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Performances will be held in Dillard Fine Arts Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, February 22 through 24, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25. Buy […]
Theatre students will host a festival of one-act plays December 6 – 9 to share a story, and their passion for the stage, with the audience. The student-directors in the production are responsible for directing a play of their choice. “The festival of one-act plays is the culminating event of our upper-level theatre major directing […]
University of Lynchburg shakes up William Shakespeare, Steampunk-style, with its production of The Bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening Thursday, October 5, in Dillard Theatre. Lynchburg’s take on the classic comedy/fantasy has been described as “Victorian Steampunk with shades of Middle Earth.” “Our designers went wild with it. They loved it,” theatre professor Jeff Wittman […]
Anna Wehr ’17 pulled from all of her talents and passions to produce a stage show for her senior project this spring. As a theatre major with a performance emphasis, Anna wrote, directed, produced, and performed in The Great American Songbook, a cabaret-style performance of songs from American musicals by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and […]
These Shining Lives is “not a fairy tale, though it starts like one. It’s not a tragedy, though it ends like one.” That is according to Catherine Donahue, a character and narrator portrayed by Sami Topping ’19 in the upcoming University of Lynchburg Theatre production. Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives will open in Dillard Theatre […]