Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright Stage stages ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

Sondheim on Sondheim cast

Excerpt Sondheim, considered the greatest living composer of American musical theater, takes the spotlight in the multimedia musical revue “Sondheim on Sondheim.” The regional premiere of this entertaining and captivating showcase continues through next Sunday inside Wright State University’s intimate … Continue reading

Wright State Dance Ensemble will welcome spring

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Excerpt Wright State University’s Dance Ensemble has invited two local dance companies — Dayton Ballet II and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II — to join them for this year’s spring dance concerts. The performances are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, … Continue reading

Film by Wright State faculty member Steven Bognar in New York Times

Andy Holyoke at the Little Art Theatre

Filmmaker and Wright State faculty member Steven Bognar wrote about the decline of 35-millimeter projection in movie theaters in The New York Times. Published as an op-doc, Bognar’s article features his short film “Last Reel,” which chronicles the final days … Continue reading

Wright State’s Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of four works

Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of four works

Annual Dance Concert on April 23-26 will feature the Wright State Dance Ensemble and performances by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II and Dayton Ballet II. Continue reading

ArtsGala features night of unparalleled entertainment

Wright State's fine and performing arts students displayed their rich talents throughout the Creative Arts Center during ArtsGala March 28.

Fine and performing arts students displayed their rich talents throughout the Creative Arts Center during ArtsGala March 28. Continue reading

It’s ‘Pan’-Demonium!

Bruce Cromer as Captain Hook

Excerpt It’s a ballet, a new “twist” Broadway show and now the Wright State Theatre Department is taking a stab at it, or should I say hook? Yes, it’s Peter PAN-demonium! The latest is happening right now at WSU — … Continue reading

Stage set for annual ArtsGala at Wright State

Mimes. They know how to have fun.

The annual Wright State Arts Gala, which has raised more than $1.75 million for arts scholarships during its 15-year history, is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Continue reading

Wright State Theatre to soar with ‘Peter Pan’

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Wright State Theatre continues its 40th season in the Festival Playhouse with “Peter Pan” March 19-22 and again from April 2-12. Continue reading

​Wright State staging high flying ‘Peter Pan’

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Excerpt Mark Charlap, Jule Styne, Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green’s classic musical comedy “Peter Pan,” which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, will be presented by Wright State University beginning Thursday. Based on J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, this … Continue reading

Wright State Arts Gala showcases student talent

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical 'Hot Mikado'

Excerpt If your image of a community fundraiser is a dinner/dance where you’re seated at a table with eight others for the entire evening, you’ll have to revise that concept when it comes to Wright State University’s annual Arts Gala. … Continue reading