When Elsie Arnold responded to an audition notice posted on a 3x5 index card in the 1940s, she had no idea that she'd soon be cast in what would become one of Broadway's most famous and longest-running musicals: "Oklahoma!"
When Rogers and Hammerstein's classic cowboy opera "Oklahoma!" opens at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next weekend, it will represent more than just two months of hard work.
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will begin a new performance series this week designed to use theatre as a vehicle for discussion.
Rachel Taylor '11 describes her hands-on work as Props/Carpentry Swing for the 2010 Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
From sketching the scene through the dress rehearsal, Connor Hogan '10 and Chelsea Reba '12 worked with Professor Owens to develop Act II, Scene 1 of this popular classic.
Linda Lavin '59 worked with William & Mary students and the musical theatre repertoire.
A group of William & Mary students and professors recently turned the blue depths of the Adair Pool into an ancient Greek myth's underworld.
Inglis was one of a handful of William & Mary students who approached the theatre department last year and asked if they could serve as the designers for one of the College's main stage productions.
Mary Myers' summer was a whirlwind of rehearsals and performances in two of the biggest cities on the East Coast. Now, she is bringing what she learned from that experience to her next role on the William & Mary main stage.
Most people can kick up their heels to the steady beats of hip-hop or techno, but the dancers of "Transcending Rhythms," a piece choreographed by Professor Leah Glenn and originally performed at Orchesis's DANCEVENT in November, 2008, had to adapt to an entirely new style of rhythm. Well, two in fact.
Seema Sheth's interest in performance started "when I was teeny - six or seven," with dance. As a child she performed at the Festival of Lights, and she has been involved ever since in Indian dancing.
William & Mary professors not only developed and choreographed the pieces in the upcoming Dancevent program, but they also perform in them alongside members of Orchesis and guest performers.
William and Mary Theatre worked to bring the musical comedy "Damn Yankees" to life.
An annual performance showcases student choreographers and performers with the Orchesis Dance Company.
Producing a stage farce involves students in learning roles and genres.
After a quarter century of designing theatre wardrobes, Patricia Wesp’s is one show that must go on.
Student playwrights take their plays and their companies to the New York theatre festival.
Bringing a staged version of a Hindu epic to a theatre audience at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall took some courage, Francis Tanglao-Aguas, assistant professor of world and multicultural theater at the College, admitted following the successful run of "Ramayana La'ar" (Rama's Journey) in March. The presentation, a creative combination of dance, multilinguistic dialogue and evocative scoring, was billed not as a play but as a sacred performance. Judging from the record-setting audiences, the enthusiastic reviews and the lingering discussion generated on campus, the professor's courage was well-applied.