Musical Theatre Initiative

Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to give workshop at Wright State

Wright State’s Musical Theatre Initiative and Human Race Theatre will sponsor the master class on Feb. 24. Continue reading

Musical Theatre Initiative bringing Broadway designer Tony Walton to Wright State

Tony Walton will discuss his career working on Broadway and in Hollywood during a special visit to Wright State University on Nov. 2. Continue reading

Wright State arts students ready to share their love of the arts with local kids at ArtsFair

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Spring’s annual ArtsGala may get all the headlines but Wright State’s performing arts students love participating in December’s ArtsFair. Continue reading

TEDxDayton speakers to include Wright State faculty and alumni

Wright State-affiliated speakers will address a variety of topics including the re-development of musical theatre, fitness, modern library transformation and LGBTQ advocacy. Continue reading

Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown to perform, give lecture

Jason Robert Brown will perform in concert on Feb. 25 at the Victoria Theatre and discuss his work with Wright State students on Feb. 26 in the Creative Arts Center. Continue reading

From the stage to the director’s chair

Joe Deer, distinguished professor of musical theatre, wins the 2016 Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio for Arts Education

Joe Deer, distinguished professor of musical theatre, wins the 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio for Arts Education. Continue reading

Adam Pascal Bound for Wright State

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Excerpt Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal, one of the finest pop/rock voices in contemporary musical theatre who garnered acclaim in Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking 1996 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent,” will perform a special acoustic concert Wednesday, Dec. 2 at … Continue reading

Upgrades to Wright State’s Creative Art Center will impact the region

Kristin Sobolik, dean of Wright State’s College of Liberal Arts, talks about the modernization and expansion of the Creative Arts Center, home of the university’s performing and fine arts programs. The CAC project includes renovating existing classrooms, studio spaces, labs … Continue reading

Broadway stars coming to Wright State as part of pop/rock series

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Wright State theatre students will work alongside Broadway stars and master teachers during “Musicals Rock,” a yearlong celebration of contemporary musical theatre. Continue reading

Broadway star Leslie Uggams delivers inspiring message to Wright State students

Leslie Uggams and Joe Deer

Wright State performing arts students received coaching and encouragement from Broadway star Leslie Uggams during her inspiring visit to campus. Continue reading