‘All My Sons’ premieres

Truth — The play demonstrates the consequences of dishonesty. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty’s cast depicts subtle themes in a play dedicated to veterans A storm rolled across the stage of Liberty University’s Tower Theater opening night March 1 as the cast prepared to reveal a story riddled with tragic themes. According to Neal Brasher, the play’s director, “All My Sons” is a …

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Theater students travel to New York City

Jump — Students from Liberty’s Department of Theatre Arts learn choreography while visiting NYC. Photo provided

Every October for the past four years, the Theatre Department at Liberty University has taken graduating seniors to New York City to experience theater on a larger scale. This year, 14 students had the opportunity to be mentored by major Broadway actors, audition in front of directors and attend three …

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Theatre heads ‘Into the Woods’

Into the woods — Rachel Day (top) and Ruth Hitchcock (bottom) joined other Liberty students to perform “Into the Woods,” the first theater show of the school year. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s Theatre Arts Department brought multiple fairy tales to life during the past two weekends of “Into the Woods,” the first theatrical production of the school year. Characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk […]

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Alluvion takes flight

Flying — The musical climaxes as Peter Pan (Caleb Hughes) and Captain Hook (Professor Chris Nelson) battle on a pirate ship. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Peter Pan took Liberty University’s theater program to new heights, April 13, as the curtain opened on Alluvion Stage Company’s premiere production. The show, the first to feature alumni and students together on one stage, sold out in its first weekend, offering promise to future Alluvion productions. “It was a …

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Peter Pan unleashes imagination

To Neverland — The play’s villain, Captain Hook, played by Nelson, causes chaos for the band of travelers. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

“I think the word I would use to describe the show is ‘magical,’” Liberty junior Carson Burkett, who played John Darling, said as he interacted with the crowd after Peter Pan’s opening performance. The musical Peter Pan, which is Alluvion Stage Company’s première production, took flight Friday, April 13. The …

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Comedy and mystery collide at the 39 Steps

Who’s who — The five person cast of The 39 Steps adopt multiple characters throughout the play. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Espionage, murder and eccentric Scottish people all came together in the Tower Theater this past weekend for the sold out opening of the latest Theater Department production, “The 39 Steps.” The play tells the story of Richard Hannay, played by Kyle Rodgers, who is frustrated with his mundane life. One …

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Ragtime narrates a changing America

Displaying humanity — Carson Burkett,  playing Tateh, held Kate Pittard, who took on the role of his little girl, displaying the trials faced by immigrants at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The latest Tower Theater musical explores race relations at the turn of the century Hailed as a modern classic, the musical “Ragtime” opened in the Liberty Tower Theater Feb. 17 and captivated a sold-out crowd. “I thought it was fantastic,” senior Melinda Bendik said. “I really liked how it highlighted …

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Star-crossed lovers take stage

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Liberty Theatre brings to stage Shakespeare’s well-known classic Seats filled quickly and the show began as director Neal Brasher recited the first lines of Shakespeare’s well-known romantic tragedy. Liberty University’s Department of Theatre Arts saw a full crowd, Dec. 2, for the opening night of the Tower theater’s final production …

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Oklahoma! opens for sold out crowd

More than OK — The high spirited Oklahoma! opened in the Tower Theater this weekend, providing audience members a night of laughs, music and entertainment. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The humming of eager chatter filled Liberty’s 640-seat Tower Theater as the audience patiently waited for the curtain to rise and unveil the stage. With a wave of the conductor’s wand, the orchestra began to play famous, familiar melodies that raised the excitement in the room to a higher decibel. …

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