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‘The Frogs’ Brings Theatre to GCU Swimming Pool

March 29, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

When the school’s newly reconstituted College of Fine Arts and Production announced its theatre series months ago, more than a few people — including Adam Benavides — thought it had gone off the deep end. “The Frogs,” an adaptation of an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, was listed as the last of five productions for the 2010-11 school year. And now Benavides, a GCU freshman from Queen Creek, is playing the lead role of Dionysus, the Greek god of drama, who travels to Hades to bring the playwright George Bernard Shaw back from the dead in an effort to improve the quality of theatre.

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GCU’s Choirs Sing of Spring in Concert

March 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Spring was in the air only if you imagined it on an extra-chilly Tuesday evening, but the scent of something more powerful — success — was unmistakably strong. The Music Department’s final choral concert of the year, “Spring Is in the Air,” at Ethington Theatre put an exclamation point on an outstanding series of performances by GCU’s choirs under the direction of Juan Hernandez, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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Theatre Majors Pioneer Return of Alpha Psi Omega

March 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Almost seven months have passed since the arts returned to Grand Canyon with the College of Fine Arts and Production and its first show, “The Pirates of Penzance.” In that time, the crew of pioneering COFAP students has succeeded in making it appear that the arts never left GCU.

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Scottsdale Healthcare and GCU Partnership Boasts Devoted Nurses

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing collaborated with Scottsdale Healthcare to offer a pre-licensure nursing program at the SHC University campus. The program launched in January with 24 students – all women. GCU also offers RN-BSN and MSN cohorts at their campus.

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Zari Le’on Brings Riveting Dance Performance to GCU

March 10, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Student Recreation Center and the Zari Le’on Dance Theater were a perfect fit Wednesday night. The intimate, second-floor Sanctuary proved just the right space for the troupe from Santa Cruz, Calif., which is spending an artist-in-residence week with the University’s Dance Department.

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The Making Of The Frogs: Episode 1

March 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production will be performing “The Frogs” April 1-3 and 8-10 at the GCU Pool. Hop along with the cast and crew to see how they create this unique (if not slightly soggy) production. Reserve your lily pads now by emailing [email protected]

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Dance Dept. Hosts Guest Artist Zari Le’on This Week

March 07, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Anyone up for a “kinetic sermon”? That’s what Zari Le’on Dance Theater is promising to deliver at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary, on the second level of the Student Recreation Center. And Le’on, of Santa Cruz, Calif., can hardly wait to start preaching.

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Meet the GCU New Life Singers

February 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s New Life Singers put faith and fun together in an outstanding worship choir. Meet Gabe, their fearless leader and GCU’s Campus Music Minister as he leads these talented students on their New Life Journey.

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GCU’s Ethington Theatre Presents: Comedy of Errors

February 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts & Production presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 20. For tickets, call the Ethington box office at 639.8880.

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Ageless Love Songs Highlight Choral Concert

February 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Music Department’s “Love Through the Ages” concert at First Southern Baptist Church supplied faithful renditions of more than a dozen love songs — most of them show tunes, and many of them popular before the choir members’ parents were born.

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