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For Laughs, You Can’t Beat ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

September 06, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

“You Can’t Take It With You,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that opened the Ethington Theatre Series over the weekend, is every bit as entertaining as last year’s opener, the musical “The Pirates of Penzance.” And, just as “Pirates” was bolstered by first-rate performances from several GCU alumni, the comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman has a show-stealing turn by 1990 graduate Michael Hegeman. Friday night’s premiere played to a nearly sold-out theatre.

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Alumnus Returns to Ethington Stage for Season Opener

August 30, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Any actor can dream of Broadway. Mike Hegeman dreams of a small, 300-seat theatre in west Phoenix — more than 20 years after he performed there as a college student. Forgive him, then, for pinching himself when the curtain is raised Friday on “You Can’t Take It With You,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that opens the Ethington Theatre Series for 2011-12 at GCU.

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Four Choirs Raise the Roof in Gospel Concert

January 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Psalm 100 speaks of making a joyful noise to the Lord, and four GCU choirs took the passage to heart at Ethington Theatre on Tuesday evening. “Gospel and Song!” brought together New Life, the Canyon Singers, the Canyon Chorale and the CBM Ministry Gospel Choir for an hour of uplifting music, much of it a cappella and all of it rhythmic and passionate.

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Ethington Season Sets Sail With a Winning ‘Pirates’

August 30, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Like an old friend who has been away for too long, the College of Fine Arts and Production formally reintroduced itself to Grand Canyon University over the weekend with the premiere of the high-spirited Gilbert and Sullivan musical “The Pirates of Penzance.”

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“Path to Pirates” Episode 3 – The Lead Cast

August 18, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

Ahoy! GCU’s first musical of the 2010-2011 season won’t just be ANY musical. The cast of The Pirates of Penzance will be comprised of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Many of the leads for this production will be alumni of GCU’s original College of Fine Arts (some of whom are now professional actors). Climb aboard, and meet the incredible cast of this swashbuckling musical!

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“Path to Pirates” Episode 2 – The Production Team

August 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production is kicking off the school year with an, “AARG!” The Pirates of Penzance will be premiering August/September, 2010, at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre. In this episode, get to know some of the people “behind the scenes” who are making this production possible!

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“Path to Pirates” Episode 1 – Auditions

August 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts & Production will be producing the Pirates of Penzance! Get an inside look at how this classic musical comes together and serves as the “maiden voyage” of the revived College of Fine Arts & Production!

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Season of Five Productions to Bring Ethington Theatre to Life

June 03, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

The much-anticipated revival of the College of Fine Arts and Production under the direction of Pensis, its dean, will put Ethington back on the map for theater lovers. An ambitious, five-show schedule for 2010-11 will open on Aug. 27 with the popular comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance.”

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GCU Theatre Series for 2010-11

June 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Fine Arts and Production announced its schedule for the GCU Theatre Series for 2010-11. The Pirates of Penzance August 27 7:30 pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Pirates of Penzance August 28 7:30 pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Pirates of Penzance August 29 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Pirates of Penzance September 3 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Pirates of Penzance September 4 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Pirates of Penzance September 5 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 22 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 23 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 24 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 29 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 30 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre All in the Timing October 31 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol November 26 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol November 27 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol November 28 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol December 3 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol December 4 7:30pm 2010 Ethington Theatre Inspecting Carol December 5 2:00pm 2010 Ethington Theatre The Comedy of Errors February 11 7:30pm 2011 Ethington Theatre The Comedy of […]

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