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With ‘Elijah,’ Hernandez Brings Out Music Program’s Best

April 25, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Other choral directors might back away from such a challenge, but Assistant Dean Juan Hernandez saw opportunity instead of obstacles, and “Elijah” is now the new standard for choral performance at GCU.

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Spring Dance Concert to Blend Array of Choreographers, Performers

April 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Ten dance pieces are scheduled to be performed, including three involving GCU students. Dance program artist-in-residence Keith Williams choreographed the final piece, titled “Sweet in the Morning,”

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Choral Production of ‘Elijah’ to Include Alumna Amber Wagner

April 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The soprano, a 2006 graduate of GCU, will be a soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on Tuesday night at First Southern Baptist Church, and admission is free. She hasn’t sung on campus since launching a career that has taken her to the brink of international opera stardom.

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Ethington Season Goes Out Dancing With Rousing ‘Boy Friend’

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The slick choreography of consultant Lynette Kidman Nunez is of Broadway quality, made all the more incredible by the fact that most of the 25 cast members aren’t experienced dancers. And Bill Symington’s set glitters and sparkles like nothing we’ve seen before at Ethington.

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Musical ‘The Boy Friend’ Brings Together Different Talents of Students

April 10, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Senior Christina Cullers and sophomore Jake Swanson get outside their respective comfort zones in the season’s final production at Ethington Theatre, which features about a dozen song-and-dance numbers.

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Russian Play ‘The Cherry Orchard’ to Highlight Ethington Theatre Series for 2012-13

April 09, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” also are part of the new season, which will involve more than 100 theatre majors at GCU.

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Digital Film Program Thriving, Growing With Abundance of Opportunity

March 26, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Some students complete as many as 18 projects in a semester, ranging from shorts to professional-grade or feature-length videos. Some also are exploring storytelling through documentary videos, working with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and local non-profits on video testimonials.

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GCU Choirs Make Broadway Favorites Sound Fantastic in Concert

February 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

To conclude a choral concert, there’s nothing quite like the sonic power of the 74-member Canyon Chorale, which sang from hit shows such as “The Producers,” “Into the Woods,” “Rent,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Hairspray,” as well as Verdi’s opera “Nabucco.”

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Guest Artist to Teach Dunham Dance Technique on Campus

February 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Keith Williams, well-versed in the modern dance style pioneered by the legendary Katherine Dunham, will teach and lecture on campus during the coming week. Williams has his own St. Louis-based company, Innervision Dance Theatre, which is involved in intergrating the arts into school curriculum.

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Sold Out! Ethington Shows Have Become One Tough Ticket

February 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The campus theatre is cultivating a new audience and reclaiming its place as a force on the metro Phoenix arts scene, less than two years after introducing its first class of theatre students since temporarily closing the program in 2006.

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