Tag: UCM Department of Theatre and Dance

Powell Gardens hosts UCM rock ‘n’ roll dance concert

The UCM Theatre and Dance Department is bringing live music and dance to Powell Gardens with “My Oh My: A Rock-n-Roll Dance Concert.” The show, set for Friday and Saturday, is the work of Ashley Miller- Scully, her team of choreographers, and a live band based in Kansas City. The band, also called “My Oh… Read more »

‘Godspell’ musical preaches togetherness

The UCM Department of Theater and Dance will be performing “Godspell,” a musical production about the book of Matthew that preaches a message of community. The production is scheduled to run from April 3 to 7 in the Highlander Theater. The play will start at 7:30 p.m on April 3-6, and 2 p.m. on April… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’: A great production of a troubling story

“August: Osage County” was the theatre department’s latest production and it was an ambitious one. Written by Tracy Letts, the play takes place in Oklahoma in 2007 when it was written, and is a drama/comedy following the dysfunctional Weston family. After the father goes missing, the Weston family gather to deal with the situation, but… Read more »

Department of Theater and Dance puts on ‘Step Forward’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “Step Forward” at the Highlander Theater April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The original show was created by students and was co-directed by Julie Mollenkamp and Ashley Miller-Scully. “[We were inspired by] memes after 2016, like ‘Love is… Read more »

Dark, twisted tales at BlackBox

COMMENTARY By CLIFF ADAMS Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Murder and suicide were common threads among the three one-act plays presented by the UCM Department of Theatre and Dance the weekend of March 10-12. The BlackBox Theatre in Nickerson Hall seemed the perfect setting for the dark and twisted tales that unraveled. Eugene Ionesco’s murder/comedy “The Lesson”… Read more »

‘The Little Foxes’ opens Wednesday in Highlander

By SARA LAWSON Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “The Little Foxes” is a classic drama that takes place in the American South in the spring of 1900. The cotton business and the family dynamics of the Hubbard family are the driving forces of the play. “In the plot of the play, you see the relationships… Read more »

Theater department starts up Studio One-Acts for the spring

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — UCM’s Department of Theatre and Dance will begin their spring performances with a Studio Theatre Series performance featuring three one-act plays. The three one-acts are all student-directed. Sarah Clifton, senior theater major with a concentration in technical theater, costumes and makeup, will direct the first. Before UCM… Read more »

Musical classic ‘Chicago’ coming to Highlander Theatre stage: Murder, sex appeal and power struggle

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — With a strong lead of female actresses, the musical “Chicago” will soon debut on campus. Actress Kelsey Reinsfelder, who will play one of the lead roles as Roxie Hart, said sex appeal is what is going to draw college students to come see the show. “I think that’s… Read more »