Arts Scene

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’

Peter Pan flying above stage

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

Boston Pops’ Keith Lockhart conducts master classes with Wright State music students

Keith Lockhart coaches Amanda Bessler

Wright State music students received detailed feedback and coaching from conductor Keith Lockhart as part of the 2014-15 Distinguished Visiting Artist program. Continue reading

Boston Pops’ Keith Lockhart will conduct Britten’s ‘War Requiem’

Keith Lockhart on stage

Excerpt In addition to being a fine collaboration between two of the Miami Valley’s most venerable institutions, the upcoming presentation of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” is the fulfillment of a family’s lifelong wish. The institutions are the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra … Continue reading

Wright State to host Camp A Cappella summer program

Brody McDonald with campers

Contemporary a cappella singing camp for collegiate and high school students, adults and professionals, will return to Wright State June 23–28. Continue reading

About conductor Keith Lockhart, Distinguished Visiting Artist

Keith Lockhart (Photo by Michael Lutch)

Distinguished Visiting Artist Keith Lockhart has served as conductor of the Boston Pops since 1995 and principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra since 2010. Continue reading

Acclaimed conductor Keith Lockhart to teach at Wright State, lead ‘War Requiem’ performances

Keith Lockhart conducting

Conductor Keith Lockhart will teach master classes with School of Music students and conduct the “War Requiem” with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and Wright State Choirs. Continue reading

Wright State grad Alexis Gomez advances to top 24 on ‘American Idol’

Alexis Gomez at American Idol audition

After performing in Hollywood, Alexis Gomez, a 2014 Wright State graduate, advanced on “American Idol.” Continue reading